Read what some of my parents have to say about BabyBien courses:

Just finished our 4 week baby massage course with Kate and loved every minute of it. being a first time mum during a pandemic has been difficult and lonely at times and so I loved our Thursday morning sessions. not only did we get to learn a new skill to benefit our bubbas but it was also a time to connect with other mums and utilise Kate's expertise at the same time. Baby massage has been a great addition to our bedtime routine and Ayla loves being pampered. It's really calming and a lovely time to share with your baby. Highly recommend!


"Hi Kate,I just wanted to say a massive thank you!!! Hypnobirthing helped me so much and gave me the best birth experience. After listening to your MP3s every day in the lead up to birth I know they helped me stay so calm and focused and not lose sight of my goals. Every midwife commented on how well I managed the process and the pain and respected that we were hypnobirthing. I felt empowered, confident and in control throughout.  It's the best thing I did while pregnant and I loved my birth experience. I have a super content and relaxed baby too. His heart rate during birth never went up - he was so happy and relaxed and still is now he's in the outside world. Thank you again!!!”


I could not have got through the labour without using the techniques you taught us on the course. I managed to have a natural birth and only got on the gas and air when I was 10cm!  

In the run up to my due date I listened to the mp3's each day and that really helped me to keep my anxiety at bay and to keep me feeling positive. On the way to the hospital I was listening to the birthing script and I was completely zoned out and calm.

I'm so pleased that we did the course and would recommend to any mums and dads to be!

Thanks again for all your help and support.

Louise & Steve

Hi Kate. The hypnobirthing proved so so so helpful, both during preparation of birth and during. In fact I gave birth whilst the tracks were playing in the background. Hearing the affirmations between my contractions helped so so much, and gave me the confidence I needed.The breathing techniques also helped.I just wanted to thank you so much for the classes. I honestly don't think I would have had such a quick and relatively calm birth without the techniques I learned through hypnobirthing. I honestly would recommend it to anyone! It gave me the confidence in my body that I needed. Thank you!


"What a lovely baby massage course! It was so lovely to spend quality time with my baby learning techniques to calm and relax her. Kate provided a warm and welcoming environment which was completely baby led.

I met some lovely other mums and we all got on very well during the course, so much so we often over ran due to lots of 'Mum chat'. Thank you so much Kate!"



'I did the BabyBien 4 week massage class in September 2020. Would highly recommend! Kate was extremely well organised, comfortable environment and Kate is lovely & a great teacher. So pleased we did it."


'Thank you for the baby massage course- I really enjoyed it! You created a really calm, friendly and relaxing environment both for mums and babies. I felt very safe throughout and you went out of your way to make sure you followed all the guidelines. 

All the best for the future!


"I gave birth with no pain relief or interventions. The first part of the labour I was in the water but had to get out for the pushing stage.

I listened to your main hypnobirthing track on a loop throughout the contractions and used visualisations and it helped so much! That part was very calm and special, the bath was by the window and we were able to watch the sun rise over the mountains by lake Como! 

My midwife was amazing, she loved my visual birth plan!

Thanks so much Kate your course made a huge difference for me!" 


Baby Jess was born Saturday morning at home and what an amazing experience. I managed to use the relaxation and breathing techniques you showed us in our workshop. Plus we created a wonderful birth environment. It was such a calm experience and the midwives said I managed to keep very calm during the birth. Everything went to plan. Thank you so much for leading such a great workshop. We had the best birth we could ever have wished for.


“Kate’s baby massage course was a great way for me and my newborn to get to know each other and spend a quality time together in the early days. Kate has such a calming influence and soft voice that kept all the babies happy. I shall miss a Wednesday afternoon at yours Kate, not just for the tea and biscuits! Thank you"


"Absolutely fantastic massage course. Great pace and Kate was a fantastic teacher and host. You made us and our little ones feel so welcome in your home.

Would highly recommend to everyone. Thanks Kate!"



"I really enjoyed the baby massage course. Kate was so lovely, informative, relaxed and professional throughout. Would highly recommend :)"


"The whole experience was very positive and without a doubt the hypnobirthing helped. Iain and I used relaxing breathing techniques and methods we had learnt with you to keep me calm throughout. Thank you for all your guidance and support to enable this to happen for us.”


I honestly went into birth feeling so confident in my body, having really embraced the MP3s and listening everyday. I believed my body could do it and my god it did! It was literally the perfect birth. I couldn't have felt more in control of the whole process and my body. I can't thank you enough.


Kate’s day workshop is the best thing I have done during my pregnancy. Both my husband and I feel more confident and excited to meet our baby now. My husband feels he will no longer feel useless during labour and knows how he can support me. I feel more empowered and confident that it will a positive rather than terrifying experience. 6 weeks to go and I have stepped up my meditations. I also recommended it to the mums in my nct class.


'Thanks for helping to kick start the thought process, giving us food for thought & allowing us to realise that this is in our control.'


'I thought it was all great. Kate was excellent, lovely manner, very friendly. I will be recommending to others!'


'Thank you Kate - you have made the anticipation leading up to the birth feel even more empowered.""


What a wonderful, informative day! My partner and I learnt a lot of practical and relevant information.

I left the course feeling empowered and ready for my own positive birthing experience.

100% recommend this course to any expecting Mums who want to go into labour with a positive mind frame.

Thank you Kate!


I would thoroughly recommend hypnobirthing with Baby Bien. Kate was very knowledgeable and supportive and the course was really interesting and is a great preparation for a positive birth experience.


'Lovely relaxed, informal atmosphere with the right amount of information/discussion & practical tips for relaxing.

Kate is very knowledgable and made me feel very at ease right from the beginning.'



'I had such an amazing water birth with no gas and air until 9cm dilated.

Hypnobirthing definitely worked for me, thank you!'


'The labour went pretty smoothly & quickly right up until the end - the tens machine was brilliant & lasted up until the final moments, and all of the hypnobirthing techniques helped hugely.

Thanks again for all your help & guidance!'


I just wanted to write to let you know that my birth experience was very positive and I am so grateful to you and to hypnobirthing for helping me to have such a positive experience to birth my daughter naturally with no medical intervention or drugs, which was very important to me. I was so proud of myself for being able to give birth naturally and I know that it was because my mind stayed relaxed and focused on what I needed to do as well as listening to and allowing my body to do what it needed to do. I felt no fear or anxiety.Thank you so much and I will definitely be recommending your workshops!


We loved the course, we found it very informative and useful. I had completed prior reading regarding hypnobirthing but the course content divulged further into the explanation and the why. My partner found it especially useful, saying 'it all made sense now'. Highly recommend Kate, we met some lovely couples and so reassuring to know she'll be there as support prior to the birth. Thank you.



“I'm feeling really positive about giving birth and was surprised by how supportive my husband was of this method as had previously been sceptical.

I thoroughly enjoyed the course and found the whole experience extremely informative and empowering.”



'Really enjoyed the relaxed & personal nature of the workshop. Kate is wonderful - friendly, down to earth & generous in her personal stories.

So super glad we did this!'


'I would like to thank you very much for all the support during the course as I really felt that it worked without even trying while I was in the hospital.'


'I really valued Kate's calm & open approach. Really helpful to hear her experiences (e.g. of a positive experience despite induction).

Can't believe that I'm now looking forward to the birth!"


I had a difficult first birth, so for my second pregnancy I sought Kate's advice - and I'm so glad I did! I couldn't have had a better experience second time around. The hypnobirthing helped me to remain calm and confident. I couldn't have believed I could be that strong! I had the birth I always wanted - thank you Baby Bien and thank you Kate for your calming influence, your warmth and your friendly advice. I will be forever grateful.


'Kate was very welcoming & friendly. As a birth partner (father) I didn't know what to expect from this but I greatly enjoyed it & feel I've learnt a lot of useful techniques. I feel empowered!"


'Would definitely recommend - has actually made me look forward to my baby's birth & feel like I can do it!'


'We both felt so liberated by the day & even closer as a result! We're feeling really positive about the birth & beyond, & found your thoughtful approach a real pleasure.'


Just wanted to say thank you for all your help, support and advice during my pregnancy and leading up to the birth. The hypnobirthing techniques definitely helped reduce the fear and keep me calm in the final weeks!


'Kate was very approachable & I was able to relax with her. I very much enjoyed the course & would recommend it.'


'I thought I would hate this as I'm not into touchy-feely type stuff but I enjoyed it!'


'Kate was lovely and so welcoming. All of it helped me get into a great frame of mind.'


I've never felt prouder of myself or more connected to my body - it really was a euphoric moment that I'll never ever forget. I still can't believe the experience and wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for giving me the tools, inspiration and confidence to have such an incredible birth experience. It's set me up for a really positive start to motherhood and one that has exceeded all my expectations. Thank you


'Kate was fab & hit just the right tone for me. I was completely impressed with the course and found it so much more beneficial than I expected.'


'Thank you for an amazing job that made my labour the most unforgettable moment in our life.'


'We're feeling really positive about the birth since we did the course, & feel as prepared as we can be. Now we just want to bring it on & give it a go! Thanks again for a great course - I'm recommending it to all my friends!'


“Wanted to say a huge thank you for the hypnobirthing course. We had a really good experience despite things not going entirely according to plan. We used the techniques and found it very calming, particularly when there were hiccups along the way. We also feel that the course has helped us be more relaxed, confident parents, giving us all a great start together.”


'The course made me feel very calm and peaceful, and confident about labour and birth.'


'Thanks for all your help & advice. Hypnobirthing massively helped. Listened to your tracks on throughout my labour on repeat.'


'I feel more confident, calm & in control of my upcoming birth. Kate is very personable & she made us both feel really comfortable during the course.'


'Everyone should do it! It helps to counter the TV views and scare stories from friends.'


'Kate was great, friendly approachable & knowledgeable. her own experience really added to the course materials.'


'Kate was excellent. Down to earth, friendly and a superb teacher.'


You can also read some of the positive birth stories from my clients