Hypnobirthing is a birth preparation course that gives you the tools to be in control of your birth and help you to remain calm, in control and relaxed.
This course has been created by a midwife and is one of only two that has been accredited by The Royal College of Midwives (RCM).
The optimum time for hypnobirthing sessions is from 20 weeks, however you can attend a course at any stage of your pregnancy - it's never too late to start learning these techniques.
Your body instinctively knows how to birth a baby. When your mind and body are out of sync, you might create resistance within your body which may hinder birthing.
Through hypnobirthing you will learn to realign your mind and body to encourage this natural process. These easy to learn hypnobirthing techniques will guide you to listen to and trust your body.
I will give you the confidence to approach your birth with a positive mindset and to prepare for your baby, whichever path your birth may take.
My hypnobirthing courses in Woodley, Berkshire are informal, calm and peaceful: groups are small and are suitable for anyone expecting their first or subsequent baby. You can also have a member of your support circle present for them to benefit too.
Private courses are available and are ideal for anyone who is unable to attend the evening sessions or who would prefer a 1-2-1 setting. Furthermore, I am happy to plan the days and times around your availability – daytime, evenings and weekends.
During the hypnobirthing course, you will learn techniques to build your confidence by utilising positive affirmations and visualisations to develop a calm and peaceful outlook. You will also learn breathing techniques to help you relax in your pregnancy and to manage any discomfort associated with labour. Additionally, you will learn how to turn any negative thoughts to a more positive outlook as you prepare for the birth of your baby.
The hypnobirthing techniques you’ll learn on my course become life skills and many women have told me that they continue to use them postnatally.
My hypnobirthing course benefits birth partners as they too will learn some great ways to provide you with a positive birthing environment. Their love and support will increase your endorphins and the very important ‘love hormone’, oxytocin.
Hypnobirthing has been shown to ground the mother in a calm and positive mind-frame throughout pregnancy and birth. Key benefits include:
The mothers I have supported commented that they feel calmer, stronger and much better prepared mentally as they approach their birth. Using the hypnobirthing techniques, they managed to remain calm and think clearly to make the right decisions for them and their babies.
You’ll also receive a goody bag with the course handbook, a pack of affirmation cards, mpeg audio files and a couple of little gifts from me to make sure you continue your hypnobirthing practice and work towards a calm, positive birth.
If you’re unsure if Hypnobirthing is right for you, maybe try a free taster session. This is an opportunity for you to meet me, find out a bit more about my courses and ask questions.
These group sessions take place in Woodley, Reading with a maximum of 4 mothers in each group.
The price includes yourself and, if you want, another member of your support circle.
These sessions are only for an individual mother but you can also bring one member of your support circle too. These sessions take place in Woodley.
These sessions are perfect if you are an individual mother having a subsequent baby.
A 3 session course designed especially for anyone planning a caesarean birth. This will provide you with the information you'll need leading up to and for the day of your birth.
This session is perfect if you've attended one of my courses previously and would like a reminder of the techniques (or another hypnobirthing course and want a new experience). We will also reflect on past experiences.
If you’re unsure if Hypnobirthing is right for you, try one of my Free taster sessions. This is an opportunity for you to meet me, find out a bit more about my courses and ask questions. This taster session is a 1 hour virtual meeting. Get in touch to find out more.
If you’re unsure if Hypnobirthing is right for you, try one of my free taster session. This is an opportunity for you to meet me, find out a bit more about my courses and ask questions.