Birth Art Cafe

Birth Art Cafe from From Woman To Mother

By: From Woman To Mother  09/12/2008
Keywords: pregnancy, Maternity, Antenatal

“The Birth Art Café is a really good idea and good luck with it… Creative activities of these kinds will be of special help to any woman who has had a traumatic birth experience or who is anxious about birth” - Sheila Kitzinger

  • Meet other mums-to-be and new mums
  • Weekly gathering of women (& the occasional partner!) to share in a safe, non-judgemental way
  • Still space in our society's chaos and time to reflect
  • Enjoy the relaxing environment – and increase your oxytocin levels!
  • Paint, draw & sculpt or just chat (no pressure!)
  • Coffee & croissants or fruit and herb teas
  • Feel emotionally prepared for your upcoming birth & motherhood journey
  • Move forward after a difficult birth
  • Enhance your connection with your baby/ child
  • Have fun!

I know nothing about art.
I am so busy I haven't had time to think about the birth/ baby.
I'm worried about giving birth/ being a good mother.
I had a diffucult birth and don't know if I can do it again.
I feel guilty/ failure I didn't have the birth I wanted.

If you agree with any of these statements, you can benefit from coming.

“The Birth Art Café is an idea whose time is long overdue. Taking the time to connect more deeply with our selves which is perhaps best done by art and crafts that any woman can do, can only help us have a better birth, connect more deeply with our babies and be happier and more easeful mothers. Bravo Tamara for leading the way” ( - Internationally acclaimed author, photojournalist, visionary and birth activist)

For Pregnant Women

Thursdays 10:00-12:00 in Kings Langley
Dec 08, 19th Feb - 16th Apr, 4th Jun - 9th Jul

Thursdays 10:30-12:30 at The Yoga Hall in St Albans
8th Jan - 12th Feb, 23rd Apr - 28th May

Another way to prepare for childbirth and motherhood in an informal setting. The workshops are booked is series of 6. Come to one series or throughout your pregnancy. These sessions can be taken in addition to or instead of any antenatal classes you are already doing. It is also possible to try one class to see if you like it.

An opportunity to explore pregnancy, birth & motherhood together. Women, traditionally, have turned to other women for advice and sustenance during pregnancy. You can take part in optional creative processes to stimulate the primitive (right) part of the brain that is active during labour and birth.

Once a month all are invited to bring shared lunch and meet a professional who is involved with supporting women in pregnancy, birth and motherhood eg complimentary therapists, doulas, midwives etc

For New Mums with babes in arms

Thursdays 1:00-3:00 in Kings Langley
Dec 08, 19th Feb - 16th Apr, 4th Jun - 9th Jul

Thursdays 1:30-3:30 at The Yoga Hall in St Albans
8th Jan - 12th Feb, 23rd Apr - 28th May

To do something for yourselves. For those who want, to help integrate the birth experience through creativity and explore issues facing new mums eg feeding, sleeping, crying, exhaustion... The workshops are booked in a series of 6. Come to one series or until your baby is crawling. These sessions can be taken in addition to or instead of any antenatal classes you are already doing. It is also possible to try one class to see if you like it.

Once a month all are invited to bring shared lunch and meet a professional who is involved with supporting women in pregnancy, birth and motherhood eg complimentary therapists, doulas, midwives etc

“I also wanted to thank you for listening to me, I was really overwhelmed by all the feelings that just came pouring out (about the birth). I carried on writing things down when I came home and I was quite amazed by all the feelings that I had been suppressing.... I can work on them now that I have acknowledged them.” (After a difficult birth)

For Mums who can come without their children

Mondays 10:00-12:00 in Kings Langley

Want to learn more about the Birth Art Cafe or train to run your own? Contact Tamara Donn on

“As a doula, and a trained art historian your philosophy rings so true to me and I think what you provide to new mothers and pregnant women, in the form of your Cafe, is fantastic.” (HC – doula)

Keywords: Antenatal, antenatal classes, Childbirth, Maternity, pregnancy

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