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Jacqui Kingswell And Natasha Oakley Join Forces To Launch Wellness Platform For New And Expectant Mums

Co-founders of The Pilates Class, A-list Pilates instructor Jacqui Kingswell and entrepreneur Natasha Oakley, have joined forces again for a revolutionary new venture: The Birthing Class.

Enlisting the help of the world’s leading doulas, nutritionists, and fitness experts, the duo have created an online platform designed to empower new and expectant mothers. Members will have access to over one hundred educational videos divided into six key stages: preconception, trimester one, trimester two, trimester three, labour, and postpartum. 

A team of internationally renowned doulas, Nikita Alilapa, Nina Phelan, and Anna-Maria Boelskov, have been chosen to suit individual mothers’ needs. Guiding members through each stage of motherhood, there is a breadth of content on offer covering labour education, breathwork, and pain management techniques. The expert team of doulas also offer birthing partners guidance on how to provide emotional and physical support during labour.  

In addition to this, members will have access to an extensive library of pre and postnatal Pilates training by Jacqui Kingswell, easy recipe ideas from certified nutritionist Lola Ross, and expert advice shared by midwife Frances Wilson and obstetrician gynaecologist Dr Nadya Chami. 

The Birthing Class has been in the making since 2023, inspired by Jacqui’s own experience of birth and motherhood. The internationally renowned Pilates instructor, whose clients include models Kaia Gerber and Shanina Shaik, welcomed her first child, Theadora, in October 2023. 

“My first pregnancy was a whirlwind of emotions. I was so happy that we fell pregnant but also completely overwhelmed with uncertainty,” Jacqui tells THE INARRA. “There was so much information at my fingertips, but it was difficult to decipher what was trustworthy or reliable and what advice aligned with my values.” 

“Trying to navigate my way through this time was daunting. I was left wondering how so many women figure it all out on their own,” she continues. “This is when I realised the need for an informative platform with all the holistic advice women need in one place. And so, The Birthing Class was born!”

“During pregnancy I practised Pilates, mindfulness, and educated myself on birth. With the knowledge I had, I was able to feel empowered. I want other women to feel excited and confident going into their birth too and that’s exactly what The Birthing Class offers.”
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The Birthing Class is the second business venture to have been dreamt up by Jacqui and Natasha. The close friends and business partners famously co-founded The Pilates Class amid the pandemic, a multi-million dollar subscription website and app offering Jacqui’s signature Pilates classes. 

Now, Jacqui and Natasha are on a mission to create a global community for new and expectant mothers, empowering women with the tools, advice, and support needed to make the right decisions for them.

“During pregnancy I practised Pilates, mindfulness, and educated myself on birth. With the knowledge I had, I was able to feel empowered,” Jacqui reflects. “I want other women to feel excited and confident going into their birth too and that’s exactly what The Birthing Class offers.”

“Everyone’s pregnancy journey is unique and it really is, in my opinion, life’s most wonderful and wild adventure,” she adds. “I can’t wait to connect with other women and create a platform that brings us together.” 

 A 12-month subscription for The Birthing Class costs $189 (USD).

Sign up to The Birthing Class and follow @thebirthingclass on Instagram for updates. 

 

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