Hypnobirthing is a full antenatal education course, with an emphasis on positivity and fear reduction. My hypnobirthing course teaches evidence-based and factual information about birth. You will learn how the mind and body are connected and why this is so important in labour and the birth of your baby. You will complete my hypnobirthing course equipped with techniques to practise in the lead up to and use throughout labour and birth. You will learn tools to feel in control, ask questions and make informed decisions, preparing you for a positive birth experience whichever way you birth your baby.
Throughout the sessions we will cover: - The physiology of birth: how your muscles and hormones work - How the mind and body are connected, and why this is important in labour - Techniques to put into practise in the lead up to and throughout the birth of your baby - Tools to remain in control, ask questions and make informed decisions - How your birth partner can support you.
The full course is 8-hours long. It runs over four x 2-hour sessions.
A group course is £250. A private course is £350.
Alongside the full 8-hour hypnobirthing course, you will receive a course pack which includes: - A printed course companion - A copy of ‘Your Baby, Your Birth’ by Hollie de Cruz - 3 MP3s to listen to in the lead up to your baby’s birth My support will be on going via email and calls, as and when needed, until your baby is born.
As of May 2021, I will be teaching The YesMum Birth Project (YMBP) course syllabus. This allows flexibility to deliver my course alongside principles and values that are most important to me at the heart of all my teaching. I originally trained in the Katherine Graves Hypnobirthing (KGH) Royal College of midwives accredited course. KGH is the original UK hypnobirthing course.
I wish for you to complete a course feeling calm, in control (and hopefully even excited) about your baby’s birth. I feel strongly that preparation is key. I wish for you to learn techniques and tools that prepare you for a positive birth experience whichever way you birth your baby. I also feel strongly that my courses are as accessible to as many people as possible, see below.
I offer my courses in spoken English and sign language (BSL and SSE). I can offer private classes with flexible dates, times and locations to suit you, as well as my more affordable group classes at set times and locations. I also offer payment plans if needed.
I teach in-person group courses at Beaulieu Community Centre, Chelmsford. My group courses in British Sign Language are delivered via Zoom. Private courses are arranged between us at a mutually convenient location or via Zoom. I can teach in person in and around Chelmsford, Essex as well as in Norwich, Norfolk.
I strongly encourage your birth partner to attend the course with you. Your birth partner plays a huge role in the lead up to and during your baby’s birth. My hypnobirthing course will equip them with all the knowledge and techniques they need to be able to do this and be your greatest support! Having said that, if you are not having a birth partner or they cannot attend the course for any reason, you will, of course, be most welcome to attend by yourself.
I recommend beginning a course any time after 20 weeks of pregnancy. If you are further along, do not worry, it is never too late to start!
I offer free mini taster sessions over Zoom for you to ‘get a feel’ of what a course is like and for you to ask any questions you have. This also allows us to get to know each other first; it is important to me that you feel comfortable and choose the right person to support you through your hypnobirthing journey. Please email me to enquire further.
Taking the course is just the very beginning of your hypnobirthing journey. You will complete this with plenty of tools and techniques to put into practise in the lead up to your baby’s birth. This is a really important part of hypnobirthing. My support also continues all the way up until the birth of your baby, as and when needed, by email and phone.
To book onto one of my hypnobirthing courses you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me on 07740797337.