HYPNOBIRTHING IN BERKSHIRE AND SURREY

Hypnobirthing: a brief introduction

Hypnobirthing in Berkshire and Surrey blends birth physiology and relaxation techniques to make bringing a baby into the world a more comfortable and ultimately positive experience.
Covering as far as Windsor, Ascot, Bracknell, Camberley and Reading. 

Couple in labour using calming Hypnobirthing skills

The surprising bit?

 

Hypnobirthing is entirely logical and based on scientific fact. It’s simply the psychology of birth and the study of birth physiology – it’s about learning how to best nurture your birth hormones and navigate your instincts. Parents who have invested in hypnobirthing have cited the following pluses to me in recent years:

 

  • The potential to shorten labour.

    No promises, but gentle hypnosis during birth may help shorten the first stage of labour. This stage involves both early and active labour, when contractions become longer, stronger and closer together as the cervix opens.

  • Fewer interventions.

    Evidence-based research has shown conclusively that hypnobirthing can help mothers to avoid medical intervention. If you’re more in control of your choices and birthing environment, you naturally relax into the experience. This encourages supremely relaxed muscles and allows your mind to clear and operate in a new and powerful way. A relaxed mind equals a relaxed body.

  • Natural pain management.

    If you’re trying to go drug-free, hypnobirthing may help. The more relaxed you are, the less likely you are to need pain-relief.

  • Feel in control.

    When you’re fully relaxed, you have far less to fear from childbirth. This can give you a confidence boost and give you a sense of control that lots of people don’t expect from the experience.

Additionally, hypnobirthing can be a powerful tool in combating the flooding of the body with adrenaline and the “fight or flight” instinct that comes with it. When your body senses danger or anticipates fear, it can automatically go into shut down resulting in discomfort, panic and, of course, pain. Hypnobirthing can help release oxytocin (the “love hormone”) that in turn results in the kind of relaxation and calm that can keep you centred, focussed and, most importantly, relaxed.

The key thing to understand is this: relaxation techniques aren’t just lovely extras to make the birthing room a more pleasant place. Relaxation is absolutely essential for a smoother experience and, statistically, a natural birth.

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Your experience with me

Hypnobirthing uses tools and techniques that will serve you well through life, not just your birth experience.
My sought after online hypnobirthing course is a fully comprehensive antenatal course designed to help you and your birth partner understand how the uterus works on a physical, muscular level, as well as on a hormonal level. I’m committed to preparing you for a comfortable, calm pregnancy and inspiring confidence during the birth in an attentive, caring yet completely professional way.

Hypnobirthing in Berkshire and Surrey group classes (currently taking place entirely online) are completely science-driven and are designed to improve your chances of natural birth.
Based in Sandhurst, I offer personal, information-packed hypnobirthing classes, limited to a maximum of 3 couples. Classes include a huge amount of antenatal knowledge, so my clients rarely need any other form of antenatal class.

This is a run-down of my sessions…

HYPNOBIRTHING SESSIONS

GROUP CLASS OPTION

Currently, all of my group classes are taking place virtually due to lockdown guidelines. Watch this space for updates!
Online classes run on Thursdays from 7.00pm-10.00pm 

BOOK ONLINE HERE

10-hour Group Hypnobirthing Course

4 x weekly 2.5-hour sessions

4 downloadable MP3s of relaxation sessions to use during pregnancy and to prepare for the birth

I’ll also equip you with notes to support the KG Hypnobirthing method (and much more)

Personal email and phone support from me right up until your labour starts

Optional but recommended The Hypnobirthing Book by Katharine Graves (a truly brilliant read for an additional fee)

This course offers 4 extra downloadable MP3s completely free, giving you 8 in total. Just as a little “thank you” for choosing me as your hypnobirthing expert.

£299 per bump

You might prefer to have a private course with me, that’s totally fine! In fact the majority of my clients have taken private sessions. Currently, all of these classes are taking place virtually due to lockdown guidelines but watch this space!

Breath-taking Bespoke 10-hour 1-2-1 Hypnobirthing Course

4 x weekly 2.5-hour sessions 
at a time and place that’s convenient for you.

8 downloadable MP3s of relaxation sessions to use during pregnancy and to prepare for the birth

I’ll also equip you with notes to support the KG Hypnobirthing method (and much more)

Personal email and phone support from me right up until your labour starts

Optional but recommended The Hypnobirthing Book by Katharine Graves (a truly brilliant read for an additional fee)

This course includes 4 extra downloadable MP3s completely free. Just as a little “thank you” for choosing me as your hypnobirthing expert.

£379

Calming Bespoke 5-hour 1-2-1 Hypnobirthing Course

2 x weekly 2.5-hour sessions
At a time and place that’s convenient to you.

8 downloadable MP3s of relaxation sessions to use during pregnancy and to prepare for the birth

I’ll also equip you with notes to support the KG Hypnobirthing method (and much more)

Personal email and phone support from me right up until your labour starts

Optional but recommended The Hypnobirthing Book by Katharine Graves (a truly brilliant read for an additional fee)

This course includes 4 extra downloadable MP3s completely free. Just as a little “thank you” for choosing me as your hypnobirthing expert.

£189.00

Peaceful Bespoke 2.5-hour 1-2-1 Hypnobirthing Class

1 x weekly 2.5-hour session
at a time and place that’s convenient for you.

8 downloadable MP3s of relaxation sessions to use during pregnancy and to prepare for the birth

I’ll also equip you with notes to support the KG Hypnobirthing method (and much more)

Personal email and phone support from me right up until your labour starts

This course includes 4 extra downloadable MP3s completely free. Just as a little “thank you” for choosing me as your hypnobirthing expert.

£159

When you book one of my hypnobirthing courses, I also offer a little discount on one of my gorgeous bespoke birth photography sessions in your home (complete with 5 hi-res digital files). To discover more about my birth photography sessions, click here.

TASTER SESSIONS:

If you are not sure that hypnobirthing is right for you, come and try a taster session where you and your partner can find out more about hypnobirthing classes and how it can help you in labour and birth?

Offering Hypnobirthing in Berkshire and Surrey means that I can come to you or we can meet online.

Come and get to know me, chat through some key points, watch a birth video, experience a relaxation session and get all your questions answered.

Lasting an hour-long, this taster gives you a better understanding of what to expect.

The cost is £25 for the session which will be refunded if you decide to book on to the course.

A 1:1 private taster session is also available for £40 in the comfort of your home and allows for privacy subject to national guidelines.

You can book a taster by contacting me to register your interest and I can notify you of planned sessions.

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