You’ve spent nine months mulling over the small stuff — nursery colours, the benefits of an econappy and the font of your baby announcement cards.
The big stuff — how the heck am I going to get this little person out?! — you’ve put firmly to the back of your mind.
Elle Dormer helps bring it front and center. The Kennington-based HypnoBirthing specialist teaches you (and your birth partner) fool-proof relaxation techniques to help you deal with each stage of the birthing process. Plus, you’ll learn to embrace and trust your instincts.
Just like Mother Nature intended.
Elle Dormer HypnoBirthing (07739 728079 or elledormerhypnotherapy.co.uk).
Stella McCartney for GapKids
What: Catwalk-inspired dresses and cool hoodies from a dream high street collaboration.
Why: Starstruck fashion.
When: Nov. 3.
Where: At Gap stores nationwide (0800 427789).
Creepy Cookery at The Kitchen of Parsons Green
What: Learn to make strawberry ghosts and pumpkin lanterns.
Why: It’s ghoulish good fun.
When: Fri., 9:30-10:30 a.m.; Sat., 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Where: The Kitchen of Parsons Green, 275 New King’s Rd., SW6 4RD (020 7736 8067).
Winnie the Pooh Storytelling
What: A reading of Pooh’s latest adventures by author David Benedictus.
Why: It’s a bear necessity.
When: Wed., 2 & 4 p.m.
Where: Fortnum & Mason, 181 Piccadilly, W1A 1ER (08456 025694).
Photo: Gilberto Santa Rosa / Flickr