At Birthlight we give great importance to laying solid foundations for early swimming and to imparting babies with a lifelong enjoyment of moving in water. Yet our central interest has always been with ‘connection’ and interactive communication, what we call ‘water parenting’. This can start long before birth during pregnancy.
Our main focus at the conference will be how to use the properties of water to facilitate ‘happy learning’. Recent findings in neurophysiology support gentle practice and bonding experiences within the aquatic environment.
We invite all those interested in a gentle interactive approach to aqua natal exercise, water birth and baby/toddler swimming. Join us in order to foment greater public awareness of the ways in which water can contribute to foundations of health and wellbeing (physical, psychological and mental) for babies and their families.
Our conference will be hosted at Girton College, Cambridge University, in beautiful grounds and with a warm pool. Across a two-day conference, plenary sessions led by eminent speakers will be complemented with special focus sessions, films and practical workshops.
College conference facilities only allow for a limited number of places and it is advisable to book early in order to secure a place. The UK Birthlight team is based in Cambridge and we are happy to prepare a warm welcome for all conference delegates. There will be opportunities to visit one of the most prestigious old European universities, that is a leading center of excellence in scientific research as well as a beautiful city.
Our conference programme is currently taking shape. Speakers are being confirmed, so please make sure you do not to miss our early bird registration options.