English-speaking antenatal or pregnancy classes & groups are fairly difficult to come across in Ibiza but are on the increase. Many Catalan pregnant women often get advice from their own families so without family here, information can be scarce and conflicting. If you would like to recommend an antenatal or postnatal group or online site please do let us know by sending us your comments.
Recommended by Sofia and Alpay
Luci Stewart is a Qualified Midwife, Certified HypnoBirthing® Practitioner. She has four years experience working as a midwife in the UK and after moving to Ibiza two years ago, she decided to bring Hypnobirthing to the island, as there is no one else currently practicing it. Classes help women overcome fears of birth, teach women relaxation, self hypnosis, visualisation and breathing techniques, and invlove the birth partner so that they feel empowered and confident with supporting mum. Classes run for 5 weeks and are 2 and half hours long. Group classes with up to 4 couples cost 250 euros per couple. Individual classes cost 350 euros per couple.
tel: + 34 616 542 243 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
“Luci thank you so much to being with us in this important time of our life. You are a great midwife and a very nice person. We have been very happy to practice with you HypnoBirthing. Thanks to you our daughther Aurelia is one of the happiest babys in Ibiza.” (Sofia and Alpay, Feb 2014)
Recommended by Filippa Tredal
Trixie Leining is a qualified doula (trained in New York through DONA, Doulas of North America) who offers childbirth preparation courses.
"When I was expecting my first child, Trixie supported me during my whole pregnancy. She answered all my questions, and gave me useful tips and advice on my upcoming birth. It felt very good and reassuring that she was always there, whatever I needed to ask or run by her. She made me realize that I am in charge of how I want my birth experience to be and that I do have choices and rights in childbirth. I used the advice she gave me to make my proactive choices, and my first birth turned out to be an amazing experience. Trixie is very proficient and pedagogical. I highly recommend her services" (FT, November 2015)
Great fitness group for post pregnancy. This is a fun fitness classes involving children, in Ibiza run by Mirella Clark and three other "fitness mums". Together they cover all aspects of health and fitness. Classes are held in the studio, in playgrounds and on beaches. Great way to make friends too