NEW! The Birth Project Online

Do you feel worried thinking about birth? You are not alone. Giving birth is for real. With Anna Wilsby Frisk as your expert guide, you and your partner will feel more at ease with your own tools and strategies.

"Profylax" means to be proactive, preventive, in Swedish, i.e. how to prepare physically and mentally to prevent problems and get the best possible outcome. Instead of hoping for an easy birth, prepare for that Marathon!

The Birth Project | Your Birth Coach Online

Treat yourself and your partner (or supportperson) with The Birth Project and prepare for birth with your guide and expert Anna Wilsby Frisk. The Birth Project - is a completely new and extended course with video-lessons and live online Q&A with Anna. The Birth Project includes not only everything you need to prepare for birth (both you and your birth partner), but also:

  • How to handle and minimize pain.
  • How to diminish fears and find your focus.
  • How to push as softly and effective as possible
  • Checklists and summaries for you as her birth partner
  • Key strategies coming home with your baby.
  • How to take care of your body and minimize complications.
  • Access for 9 months

The Birth Project is a childbirth course which you and your partner (or the one who is going to be with you) can do online wherever you have an Internet connection (WiFi). Your courseleader and birth coach is Anna Wilsby Frisk, the founder of the successful concept AnnasProfylax and the company Profylaxgruppen. For the last 20 years she has, together with her collegues, educated more than 67 000 parents in her original and unique concept, a course where you as well as your partner (or support person) will get useful tools for your birth and become a true team.

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Do you have the possiblity to participate in a physical course? Se coming courses here or at the end of this page.

Research show that if you and your partner feel calm and confident, know what to do, the result and experience will be better. Not rocket science, we know, but what that means is that it as important for you as her partner to be prepared.

"Your birth is important. It will effect your whole life. Well prepared, it can become an empowering experience, instead of something you just survive." Anna Wilsby Frisk

In this course Anna will guide you through five modules that cover:

  • The Birth Process (what happens and basic breathing techniques)
  • The Role of The Partner (how to give her the best possible support, massage, positions and pain relief alternatives)
  • Mental Strategies and Tools (how to diminish fears, find and keep your focus both mentally and physically)
  • The Birth, Baby and Body (how to take care of your body and get a good start with your baby)
  • Meditations and Audios (easy access audios and meditations for the different breathing gears and mental focus)

Most of the exercises are practical, but there are some written assignments and exercises which also can be downloaded. You will get access to summaries and a positive birth affirmation video for your daily inspiration. Whenever you need you can pause the different parts or do it again.

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Do you have questions? Send us an e-mail to  for more information.

Coping Techniques with Better Results

Anna Wilsby Frisk is the woman who started this unique way of preparing for birth in Febuary 2001. Several studies have been conducted based on her concept. The content in AnnasProfylax is also based on scientific evidence as well as her own experience as a doula and birth practitioner.

"I do not only want you to like the course and have a good birth - I want you to have a good result. Happy baby, body and birth!" Anna Wilsby Frisk

Apart from educating pregnant couples and mothers, she also has seminars and certifies midwives, nurses and doctors. Two books, this webcourses and training videos has been produced over the years. ”I truly believe every woman and every man is worth having a birth where they can feel in control and that they have their own tools. If you have the possibilty to join a course it´s perfect, but it is also possible to learn by reading or watching this online course.” says Anna.

This is how one woman, mother of two, described Anna and her new book:

”I only want to say that Anna Wilsby Frisks touches you on a whole new level. I feel it in my heart, and I am so grateful that people like her exists. Someone who dares to grab life and really see it, and helps others do the same. Beautiful is what it is.” (Anna Sandström)

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Unlimited Access for Nine Months (9 months)

From the moment we receive your payment, you have free access to the seven different films and written coursematerial that the course consists of. For nine months you can do and re-do the course as many times you want. If you later on are going to give birth again, you will get a 50% discount as a former buyer.

Conscious Adaptive Breathing

Contractions are different, some stronger and longer than others. Anna teaches what she calls conscious adaptive breathing, i.e. how you adapt your breathing to every contraction. The Birth Project has different themes and parts:

  1. Deep breathing and relaxation – The first part of the birth process
  2. Medium, second gear breathing – The second, active part of the birth process.
  3. Shallow, third gear, breathing – The third and most intensive part of the birth process.
  4. Mental preparation – What we focus on expand. How can you prepare mentally and how does your thoughts affect you and your birth?
  5. Massage – Calming massage and grips in different positions. Effective massage gives good painrelief and produces the important hormone oxytocin.
  6. Coaching – What you as her partner can do, say and think when she gives birth. How can you give her the best support?
  7. Pushing – How can you learn to push as gently and effective as possible? Learn which muscels are at work and how you can practise beforehand.

Bonus: Coming home with your baby and how to get the best possible start.

Our recommendation is that you do one module at a time – thereafter you can go back and forth to those parts you feel you need to repeat. The total length, included exercises, is about 7 hours (depending on how much time you put on the exercises). In every part Anna presents the subject, demonstrates the exercise herself together with the couples. After each segment you will be recommended to pause the film and do the same exercise. Apart from the different exercises we recomend you to watch the inspirational film many times.

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Practise, practise, practise…

Instead of hoping that you will get an easy birth, pretend you are preparing for a Marathon! If you feel you can handle long and strong contractions, if you know how to think to stay on track, if you know how to keep you energy high and team up with your partner – then you will have the margins in your side.

It is better to practise a little bit every day, rather than for a long time seldom. Also, DO the diffrent exercises, don´t just watch. You want the relization IN your body so that it knows what to do when it is time.

When to do the Course?

You can do the course at any time during your pregnancy, but from the 29th week the pregnancy becomes very ”real”, which is good for inspiration, and at the same time you have time to practise should the baby arrive early. Again, it is good to have time to practise, it is well invested time.

Technical Needs

You need:

  • A computer, Ipad (or other platform like it) or cellphone/smartphone with WiFi/Internet connection
  • Bandwidth/Internet speed requirement: At least 500 kBit
  • Works both on PC and Macintosh
  • No harddrive is needed since the filmes are streamed as you watch
  • If you have techincal problems or questions, do not hesitate to call us at +46-8-758 02 10.

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Courses in English on Site in Stockholm

Do you have posibility to come to Stockholm? Then you are welcome to join our English speaking classes.

Coming Courses in Stockholm 2024 - Small Groups

AnnasProfylax Pre Birth in English 4th-5th of May
Time: 10am-1pm
Location: Katarinavägen 19, Stockholm

Price: 1500kr/person

AnnasProfylax Pre Birth in English 21st-22nd of August
Time: 5.30pm-8.30pm (17.30-20.30)
Location: Katarinavägen 19, Stockholm

Price: 1500kr/person

AnnasProfylax Pre Birth in English 19th-20th of October
Time: 10am-1pm
Location: Katarinavägen 19, Stockholm

Price: 1500kr/person

AnnasProfylax Pre Birth in English 30th Nov-1st of Dec
Time: 10am-1pm
Location: Katarinavägen 19, Stockholm

Price: 1500kr/person

Click here to see coming courses in Stockhom. Book by sending an e-mail with your name and adress to  and we will send you and invoice in return. You can cancel until the course starts.

Contact us for more information at or phone +46 8 758 02 10

Recommendation from a midwife

BREATHE, RELAX, REST… Glad to hear how well AnnasProfylax prebirth web course works. Profylax means preventive – how to minimize the risk of problems occuring during birth. It is something I´m as your birth coach is passionate about. The midwife Mersa tells us about a night at the clinic in the south of Sweden:

”Last week I took care of a couple that were expecting their 1st child. During pregnancy they had practised with AnnasProfylax Web Course. The couple used the different techniques from the course during the whole birth and they had such a nice team work. The partner supported the mother with her breathing and relaxation, encouraging her when it was tough, helping her with various massage techniques. When the woman lost control of her breathing, her partner was immediately there, reminding her to breathe, breathing together with her.

They had brought with them a baby body, which the newly born baby was going to wear after birth. They also had a small teddy bear to remind them of where they were heading. Each time the contractions were threatening to knock her over, she was asked to look at the body and the teddy bear to stay on track – it worked very well. The man stayed close the whole time and kept repeating, all through birth these three words: Breathe, relax, rest. The birth took 10 hours and was completed with a beautiful birth.

As a midwife, I was very impressed by their birth and their nice collaboration. Had I known it was going to be such a beautiful birth, I would have recorded it to show in class to other parents.”


Voices About the Web Course

”Thank you so much for the online course - it has been incredibly useful!.”
Susanne and Edward

”When it was time for us to go to a Lamaze class, we couldn´t find one where we live in Kalmar (in the south of Sweden), so we decided to try out the webcourse. The positive thing is that you can do the course when you have time and at the pace you feel like. We both feel we got good tools for our birth!”

Lise-Lotte Wallin, Kalmar

”My friends talked well about AnnasProfylax, but neither my partner nor I felt like going to a course with other people. The thought of sitting and brbeathing in a group didn´t feel comfortable. Therefore the webcourse felt like a good alternative fort us. We could relax more sitting at home in our sofa doing the exercises. I think a webbased course like this one, can help more people to take the step and try it out.”

Anna Lind och Micael Flender

”My doctor said I had to lie in bed during the pregnancy, so we couldn´t attend an ordinary course. We thought the webcourse was perfectly clear, concret and a good lenght. One advantage is that you can do the course when you want to.”

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AnnasProfylax Web Course is Classified as Healthcare

According to Swedish tax policies, AnnasProfylax courses, including the web course, are classifed as healthcare, This means that if you get at deduction from work for these kind of activities, you are welcome to use the receipt you get when you purchase the course.
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