I recommend Charlene’s Relax Into Birth Online Course to parents in as an add on to more traditional antenatal classes.

Relax Into Birth is an online hypnobirthing and relaxation course of pre-recorded content, run by doula Charlene Yared West. It can be completed anywhere, at any time, at your own convenience.

Relax Into Birth offers a comprehensive line-up of pre-recorded content of:

  • Over 250 minutes of video course content, including a ‘doula in my pocket’ guide for dads / partners
  • 13 (and counting!) downloadable audio hypnobirthing tracks, including breathing techniques, mindfulness practice, fear release and daily visualisations to help you prepare for a calmer, more comfortable birth
  • Many downloadable PDFs

Sign up HERE today for this great addition to your birth preparation.

Meet Doula Charlene

Charlene is the founder of the Relax Into Birth online course and is a WOMBS-trained doula. She has spent eight years teaching HypnoBirthing courses in Cape Town. She is a Hypnotherapist (non medical) and has a degree in Journalism and writes for a host of South African women’s monthly magazines, including Longevity and the Life Healthcare group of hospitals. She also offers holistic massage using Colour Therapy through Reflexology and Usui Reiki Ryoho for pregnancy and the postnatal period.

When Charlene fell pregnant, she could not believe or trust her body to attempt natural birth, but through education and encouragement, she changed from planning an elective caesarean in hospital to having a homebirth with an independent midwife and doula in attendance.

Mother and wife / Bachelor of Journalism, Rhodes University / Diploma in Hypnotherapy with Psychotherapy, Essex Institute / HypnoBirthing Childbirth Educator / WOMBS Birth and Postpartum Doula / Founder of Relax Into Birth Online