Jenny Smith

Birth Rehearsal Session

A tailored birth rehearsal session, where we explore and rehearse the type of birth you would like.

Birth Rehearsal Session - from £100

The birth rehearsal session is an exciting session where we explore your wishes and choices for birth with yourself and your birth partner.

Once you have developed your personal “utopia birth plan” we explore how you will achieve it by then practicing”.

This does not mean “we take the baby out and put it in again”, but it gives you a practical run-through of coping techniques, such as arranging your environment visualizations, rituals, breathing and snuggly bits.

It also explores if labour changes direction and how you can keep as much of your utopia plan as possible.

This session is about getting as close as possible to emulating your birth whilst thinking, in a positive way, about all of your options in all types of birth.

Details of the Birth Rehearsal Session

Booking: At home. This can be in UK or abroad.

As many as you would like.

To be agreed between mother and Jenny.

Birth rehearsal session:
£100 per hour.


What clinical care do you give me in labour?

In normal pregnancy and birth I would follow guidance in the surveilance in both mother and baby. If any abnormality occurs within labour you would be transferred to the labour ward to ensure safety of yourself and your baby, and obstetric and neonatal teams would be involved, as required.

I would continue to be your midwife throughout labour and birth.

What environment would I have in labour?

As far as possible, I would always try and keep the environment as calm as possible, allowing for mobility in labour and use of water if chosen, supporting you with a ‘head uterus’ connection and relaxing breathing techniques and body relaxation methods.

"When a small complication was found late in my pregnancy, Jenny was right there with me and talked me through everything with love and care, and gave me as much time as I needed to process everything and decide how I wanted to move forward.

She TRUSTED me at every stage, and when the birth was in a more medical setting than we had originally planned, I didn’t even notice it, as Jenny created such a calm and peaceful atmosphere that the birth was still the most natural and gentle process."