I've used hypnobirthing myself and know first hand how much of a difference it can make to birth. I offer realistic and honest advice because I know that birth doesn't always go the way that you want it to (however much planning or positive thinking that you do) and will teach you practical tools and techniques to help you stay calm and in control whatever path your birth takes.
I've been teaching hypnobirthing since 2013 and have lots of experience to help guide you through and prepare for a better birth experience. I’ve worked with hundreds of couples over the years and I love my job (because it is a lovely thing to be able to help women feel confident and have a positive impact on their birth!).
I keep all my group classes small for a reason. I like to create a relaxed, informal and welcoming environment for you where you can feel comfortable, ask any questions you have and feel like you are getting the personal attention that you need. I think that my couples, parents and babies all benefit from an intimate group where everyone is noticed, rather than getting lost in a large crowd. I maintain this personal relationship after the class and am available right up until the birth of your baby to offer support and advice when needed.
I've been where you are now. I've felt the anxiety creeping up as I got nearer and nearer to my due date and I know how it feels when people share their horror stories on sight of your bump (hmm... thanks for that). I was nervous about the birth, not knowing what to expect (& everything I did know didn't sound very appealing) and anxious that I wouldn't be able to cope with the pain. I felt out of control and wanted to find a way of preparing for birth that would help me feel back in control.
That’s when I came across hypnobirthing and everything changed for me.
I had my son, Jonah, in November 2012. It wasn’t the birth I'd planned (I had hoped for a water birth but ended up needing to be induced) but it was a totally amazing experience. Thanks to the hypnobirthing techniques that I’d practised during my pregnancy, it was a relaxed, beautiful and positive induction birth. I stayed calm and in control and it was the perfect birth for me and my baby.