Relaxation for pregnancy and new parenthood
I have developed my own, popular hypnobirthing course which has two main goals – realistic and up to date antenatal education using my experience as a midwife and effective relaxation techniques so that you and your birth partner can have the most positive birth experience possible! If you don’t finish my hypnobirthing course feeling like you can do anything, then I haven’t succeeded in my goal!
Hypnobirthing involves breathing exercises and relaxation exercises to prepare you for giving birth but this course is much, much more than that. You learn how to navigate the maternity system from the inside out, plus your birth partner learns how to be the best birth partner they can possibly be! I can also give you support with aromatherapy and positioning to help get baby into the best position possible to be born in as I have done extra training in both of these aspects of pregnancy preparation!
My course is different to many of the hypnobirthing courses out there because it focuses on fear releasing and rewiring any negative thoughts, but also on bonding with your baby both in your pregnancy and after your baby has been born. Some have called it ‘hypno-parenting’ – as it also has relaxation techniques for after your baby has been born which help the transition into parenthood! You also get the support from me that’s needed in pregnancy as well as the support from me and the rest of the Village Midwife community to thrive as new parents!
*Please note: you have 2 options for your hypnobirthing sessions at the moment! I am happy to teach on Zoom which means I post you your goodie bag with the course handout and materials in beforehand however I am also teaching face to face in people’s homes again. This means we would need the windows open to maintain ventilation and would need to be able to socially distance according to my COVID secure guidelines!*
Please also note that hypnobirthing sessions must be booked via email with me and paid via bank transfer, because I want to ensure I have availability and find dates that work for both of us before taking a deposit! (I use a scheduling website to make it easier to arrange dates!)
My email is: firstname.lastname@example.org however we can also arrange a phone call to discuss potential dates and answer any of your questions!
Why 1-1 Hypnobirthing?
I usually teach hypnobirthing in a 1-1 setting at your home or virtually on Zoom. This is because it helps you and your partner feel as relaxed as possible which is really important with hypnobirthing. It also gives me an opportunity to do a fear releasing exercise with you where we discuss your fears and worries about birth and the postnatal period and try to understand and resolve these before moving onto the relaxation exercises. It also means it can be flexible around your busy schedules!
The Full Village Midwife Hypnobirthing Course: £385
This involves 3 x 3 hour sessions at your home or online, around your schedule. Two of the sessions are during pregnancy and prepare you for giving birth as well as the postnatal period plus all of the relaxation techniques for pregnancy and beyond. The third session is postnatally, with your baby at home, where I can give feeding/newborn support as well as guide you through relaxations to help your transition to parenthood as well as help you bond with your baby and enjoy the fourth trimester! A goodie bag, handout and audio recordings are included as well as my ongoing support from pregnancy through to the fourth trimester for any questions you have or support you need.
Antenatal only Hypnobirthing course: £295
This involves 2 x 3 hour sessions at your home or online where we go through any antenatal education that you need as well as learning the relaxation and breathing techniques for pregnancy and giving birth. It equips the birth partner too and you benefit from my experience as a midwife as we can work on your birth preferences together as well as conquering any fears you have surrounding giving birth. Lots of people do this course as well as doing an antenatal course elsewhere as it allows me to fill any gaps in your knowledge with my midwifery as well as my hypnobirthing experience! You also can contact me by whatsapp/phone throughout to help with any decision making or for any other support.
Hypnobirthing top-up: £195
Postnatal relaxation/check in: £100
Also available: birth chat
Time to discuss your birth plan or preparations for labour in a 1-1 setting with a midwife, with support before and after as needed. The Village Midwife birth and postnatal plan templates are also provided.