The body in birth - FREE talk

How you can physically support yourself in labour?

Join Tessa for an hour's talk on a look at the body in birth; historically and now. Understand how past studies and practices affect how your labour is monitored and why women are usually depicted as lying down rather than choosing upright positions for birth.

I give practical tips for during pregnancy to support your baby's position in utero on movement, posture, pelvic floor and professional support.

"Wow! Lots of interesting information and funny how I was seeing being induced as an intervention but not a stretch and sweep... sooo yep, given me lots of food for thought!! Birth plan writing tomorrow and will be showing [my partner] all the moves / tips on asking for cordless sensors etc if I do have to be induced!! Thank you for all the help!!" Joanne Shearsmith

Your Instructor

Yoga with Tessa
Yoga with Tessa

I am a British Wheel of Yoga teacher and have been teaching women for 15 years now, specialising in Pregnancy and Mother and Baby Yoga. I have taught nearly 1000 pregnant women in that time.

I sit on the Maternity Voices Forum at the Royal Berkshire Hospital and have contributed to publications such as Mother and Baby Magazine, Juno and Green Parent on the topic of pregnancy and birth.

Before my second child arrived I was a post-doctoral researcher based at the Bristol Royal Infirmary. I also make what I teach as evidence-based as possible.

For my full biography, with complete listing of qualifications please visit

Course Curriculum

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The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
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