HYPNOBIRTHING

If you're expecting a baby, you've probably spent a fair amount of time thinking about giving birth. It's completely normal to feel apprehensive about what to expect or worried about how you'll cope. This is where my hypnobirthing classes can really help!

What is hypnobirthing?
In a nutshell, hypnobirthing is an evidence-based* set of tools and techniques which you and your partner can use to help you to relax your mind and body and reframe the way you think about birth. Hypnobirthing has nothing in common with stage hypnosis – you will be in control all of the time, conscious of your surroundings but able to reach a state of deep relaxation to help you in labour.

By using hypnobirthing to prepare for the birth of your baby, you’ll also be getting to know your body, your mind, your baby and all of the options available to you. As well as the amazing relaxation, breathing and fear-releasing techniques you'll learn, during the course we look at decision making and how to navigate the maternity system so that you feel confident and prepared. As well as this I'll help your partner to be the most relaxed and confident birth partner you can get!

And the fab thing is that even if your journey to birth changes, which we know it can sometimes do, everything you've learnt can help you to stay calm and to have a really positive experience. 

 
If you'd like to know about about the hypnobirthing courses I offer, scroll down to find out more...

​* Research shows that using hypnobirthing techniques in labour may shorten the length of the first and second stages, shows less need for pharmacological pain relief and a lower rate of interventions.

CLASSES I OFFER

I offer The Little Birth Company Full Hypnobirthing Course (8 hours) or the 3-hour Hypnobirthing Workshop.

Both are 1:1 courses are either on Zoom or face-to-face in your home if would prefer (the room would need to be well-ventilated and we would need to be able to be 2m apart). 

FULL HYPNOBIRTHING COURSE (8 HOURS)

£290 (PRIVATE 1:1 CLASSES)

The full hypnobirthing course (usually 4 x 2hr sessions) is an antenatal and hypnobirthing course all rolled into one - everything you need to know to feel fully prepared to welcome your baby into the world! This is a private course which can be completely tailored to you and your birth partner at times to suit you. 

 

What will you learn?

The physiology and process of birth and the hormones involved

How to release any fears around childbirth

How to relax deeply using breathing and visualisation techniques

How to stay relaxed, calm and in control during labour

How to trust your body to work naturally and in harmony with your baby

How to prepare a birth plan

The knowledge and confidence to navigate any interventions should you need them

Positions to help your feel comfortable during labour and birth

How to be an amazing birth partner and provide invaluable support during labour

You will also receive: 

A course booklet

7 relaxation MP3s to use at home in the lead-up to birth

A goody bag including a pack of positive affirmation cards

Support from me via phone/email

3-HOUR HYPNOBIRTHING WORKSHOP

£120 (PRIVATE 1:1 CLASS)

This mini hypnobirthing course is perfect if you're already doing antenatal classes such as NCT or NHS but would also like to learn how to use hypnobirthing to feel fully prepared for birth. It's also great as a refresher if you've done hypnobirthing before. I will chat with you before the workshop so that I can tailor the content to suit you.

What will you learn?

Key hypnobirthing techniques including breathing and relaxation

How to release any fears around childbirth

The physiology of birth

Birth plans

 

You will also receive:

3 relaxation MP3s to use at home in the lead-up to birth

A course workbook

Support from me via phone/email