Courses & FAQ'S

The complete Hypnobirthing & Birth Preparation

Private 1:1 Course | £250

This is a private 1:1 course taught in the comfort of your own home. It is a complete antenatal education that will leave you and your birth partner feeling informed and confident about your birth. 

 You will learn:

  • The brain and birth
  • What your body is actually doing during contractions and how to support it
  • How to release any fears that may in some way be associated with childbirth, and thus avoid the ‘Fear-Tension-Pain Syndrome’
  • How to relax deeply and quickly using breathing techniques, visualisation and deep relaxation
  • How to stay calm, relaxed, and in control throughout your labour
  • How to promote the production of your birthing hormones
  • How to trust your body to work naturally and in harmony with your baby
  • Practical preparation for birth
  • How to prepare a birth plan so that you can be better informed and feel in control of your birth
  • The knowledge and power to navigate birth should you require intervention or assistance
  • Positions to help you birth your baby more easily and comfortably
  • Breathing techniques to manage contractions and to relax between contractions
  • Breathing that works with your body to maximise your body’s own natural expulsive reflex, so you may birth your baby gently

Essentials of Hypnobirthing

Private 1:1 Course | £125

This is a condensed 1:1 short course that consists of 2x 2.5 hr sessions. This is an ideal short course with the essential hypnobirthing and birth prep education; perhaps for those nearing their due date or who want a refresher in hypnobirthing. Despite being a shorter course, we still fit in tons of vital information that will leave you feeling informed and confident about your birth. The price includes you and your birth partner.

  • The brain and birth
  • What your body is actually doing during contractions and how to support it
  • How to release any fears that may in some way be associated with childbirth, and thus avoid the ‘Fear-Tension-Pain Syndrome’
  • How to relax deeply and quickly using breathing techniques, visualisation and deep relaxation
  • How to stay calm, relaxed, and in control throughout your labour
  • How to promote the production of your birthing hormones
  • How to trust your body to work naturally and in harmony with your baby
  • Practical preparation for birth
  • How to prepare a birth plan so that you can be better informed and feel in control of your birth
  • The knowledge and power to navigate birth should you require intervention or assistance
  • Positions to help you birth your baby more easily and comfortably
  • Breathing techniques to manage contractions and to relax between contractions
  • Breathing that works with your body to maximise your body’s own natural expulsive reflex, so you may birth your baby gently

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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Hypnobirthing is an birth preparation method in which you learn vital information, including (but not limited to) your choices, pain relief options, how fear impacts birth and ways to reduce it, what’s happening in the body, writing a birth plan, and how to practice breathing techniques to use during labour to feel calm and comfortable.

This is combined with the ‘Hypno’ part which relates to listening to Hypnosis to help transform your deep rooted beliefs about birth and your ability to birth, to more positive beliefs. 

Whether it's your first pregnancy, you're preparing for a VBAC, you're thinking about a homebirth or anything else, Hypnobirthing is a game changer. 

The researched benefits include women feeling more in control and relaxed, less need for pain relieving medication, shorter labour, as well as reduced rates of Cesarean births, episiotomies and other medical interventions.

Hypnobirthing does not promise an easy or certain type of birth; every body and every birth is unique and we all experience the sensations of childbirth differently. However the understanding and tools you gain can help you feel more comfortable, in control and relaxed.

Yes. The mp3 tracks you will receive are Hypnosis for birth. Each session will also include a Hypnosis script. Listening to these whilst pregnant works to build positive associations for birth and rewrite the negative imagery and associations with birth that we so commonly have.   

There are lots of myths and misconceptions when it comes to Hypnosis. Hypnosis has been used for decades as a therapy and has many benefits. People can be wary of Hypnosis thinking that it is an altered state and one is out of control. Hypnosis is actually a natural state of deep relaxation and focused concentration. All hypnosis is self-hypnosis, so whilst you are open to positive suggestions, you have full control of yourself. 

The complete Hypnobirthing and birth preparation (Private and Group): 

Session 1: 

  • Why its important to prepare for birth
  • Background to hypnobirthing
  • The brain and birth
  • Birthing Muscles
  • Mammals
  • The 'Hypno' bit
  • The breath
  • Breathing technique to welcome contractions
  • A Lovely Stream Relaxation Script

Session 2: 

  • The hormones of birth
  • Maximising the role of birth hormones
  • Language for birth
  • Core of Protection Script

Session 3: 

  • Releasing negative thoughts
  • Pebbles on a Beach Script
  • Anchors
  • Birth plan
  • Preparing for birth
  • The birthing environment
  • Your birth team

Session 4: 

  • The birth partner's role
  • Decision making
  • Signs of labour and comfort measures
  • As labour progresses
  • Breathing technique for during contractions
  • Birthing your baby
  • When the journey to birth changes
  • Placentas! The 3rd stage 
  • Optimal cord clamping
  • The magic hour

The Essentials of Hypnobirthing:

Session 1: 

  • Why its important to prepare for birth
  • Background to hypnobirthing
  • The brain and birth
  • Birthing Muscles
  • Mammals
  • The 'Hypno' bit
  • The breath
  • Breathing technique to welcome contractions
  • A Lovely Stream Relaxation Script
  • The hormones of birth
  • Maximising the role of birth hormones
  • Language for birth

Session 2: 

  • Releasing negative thoughts
  • Pebbles on a Beach Script
  • Anchors
  • Birth plan
  • Preparing for birth
  • The birth partner's role
  • Decision making
  • Breathing technique for during contractions
  • Birthing your baby
  • When the journey to birth changes
  • Placentas! The 3rd stage 
  • Optimal cord clamping
  • The magic hour

Yes, I encourage birth partners to join the sessions and they are included in the price. Traditionally birth partners are a husband, partner or father of your baby, but that's not always the case. Some people have their mum, friend or sister supporting them. Whoever your birth partner is they will be welcomed. 

Birth is as much a journey for birth partners as it is for the person giving birth. Birth partners can sometimes feel helpless or like a ‘spare part’ during labour. These classes will leave birth partners feeling confident about the crucial role of providing emotional and physical support. Together you can feel prepared and excited for the the beautiful journey of bringing your baby into the world.

I understand life is not always simple, and if they really can't attend the classes with you for whatever reason, thats okay; you can tell them the key info and still be an incredible birth team together.

Anytime between 23 - 32 weeks is ideal. This allows enough time to take in and practice what you learn. Practicing the relaxation and breathing techniques during pregnancy means they'll become instinctive when you need them during birth. 

If you're past 32 weeks pregnant the Essentials of Hypnobirthing course may be more beneficial for you as it is a shorter course.