Baby Bumps

Welcome to Baby Bumps – Antenatal Hypnobirthing classes in Crystal Palace, Beckenham, South East London & Kingston Hospital


Hello! Delighted that you’ve landed here and congratulations on your pregnancy.

I’m guessing you’re here because you have already heard great stuff about hypnobirthing through the media, and/or friends or colleagues who have used it and have gone on to have relaxed pregnancies and positive birth experiences.

Despite this, perhaps you or your partner are feeling a bit put off by the name ‘hypnobirthing’ and are wondering what it’s all about?

… Or maybe you’ve read a book or two, know the deal, and just want to get on with it.

You’re keen to get on a decent course but you’re pretty busy and evenings are usually full, or you work late. You don’t want to leave things to chance, instead you want to get going so you feel as prepared and ready as possible for the biggest thing you will ever do, (or will do again for second or more births!).

I had pretty much all these concerns too.  Over the years the above, plus the concerns below, are what I notice come up all the time…

  • Feeling unsure about what to do to help yourself feel in control and clear headed, whatever turn your birth takes.
  • Feeling overwhelmed by all your options – or not being sure what options you have.
  • Birth partners being unsure about what they can control versus what they can’t – and how to deal with all of this whilst keeping calm.
  • Wanting to get shot of all the negative, niggling thoughts about labour and birth that you’ve heard, read, been told or been led to believe is true so you can start feeling excited and positive about your birth. Or if it is your second baby, wanting to have a different experience this time around.
  • And for some, maybe you’ve already paid out for another antenatal course but would also like to learn about hypnobirthing too (short ‘add on’ courses are available for this purpose)

If any of these resonate with you, or if you just want to relax into a place of knowledge and have a feeling of being totally prepared, then it is great that you are here! And the fact that a calm birth and a positive mindset is even on your radar means you are half way there already.

What is Hypnobirthing?

Well first may I say that it is completely logical, even though the name may not allude to that!

Hypnobirthing is a combination of deep relaxation techniques, education on how your body & mind are linked and how you can use this to optimise your birth experience.

At Baby Bumps Hypnobirthing you will of course leave well versed in all the hypnobirthing techniques having tried them all out during your course. You’ll also have a full understanding of the physiological side of birth – so what helps and hinders labour and what you, and your birth partner, can do to prepare for a for a positive experience, however that may look to you.

Birth can be unpredictable and can’t always be planned for in a precise way, so it’s important to know all your options, as if you don’t know your options you don’t have any.

We will chat through the pros and cons of all the options that may be offered to you on the day or in the lead up to your baby’s birth. Together we’ll look at the choices you may need to make, so you can make informed decisions, with a clear head.  Information is presented simply, is evidence based, up to date and most importantly is useful!

“Excellent course. The amount of information provided, different perspectives given. Chance to discuss and address fears. They way it was so positive and has given us tools to take away. Jackie’s sessions have given us so much more confidence about the birth and how we want to go about it. We are actually now really looking forward to the the birth!” Emmy & Ira

Baby Bumps’ courses are relaxed, super friendly and tailored to your needs.  I’ve had the absolute pleasure of working with well over 450 parents and so I am privileged to know what you want & expect from a good, well thought out course. No two parents will have the same views or ideas on how they’d like their baby’s birth to be, and so we will spend time chatting through exactly what you would like to cover so I can ensure you leave feeling excited, positive and ready for your birth.

All courses include a copy of my book ‘I’m Expecting a Baby: A guide to the process, facts & options for pregnancy & childbirth’ (which can be found on Amazon here: ) – its foreward is written by Mark Harris, Midwife and author of ‘Men, Love & Birth’ and you can read what one Midwife thought of the book here and what another Midwife thought of it here Also included is the Katharine Graves book – ‘Hypnobirthing‘, a folder of handouts, extensive follow up information not only on the hypnobirthing side of things, but also on ‘labour & birth’, ‘life with your newborn’ and ‘postnatal recovery’. You’ll receive 5 breathing, relaxation and fear-release MP3s and support up until your baby is born should you want it.

You also receive access to lots of exclusive discounts such as reduced prices on reflexology, baby reflexology courses, baby massage courses, paediatric first aid courses and maternity/newborn photography packages and independent midwife care with Neighbourhood Midwives. More info on all of these great benefits can be found here.

One of the best things about attending a Hypnobirthing course is sharing the journey with other like-minded parents.  Having a support network is lovely and something that is encouraged once the course is finished, as well as a reunion once all the babies are born.

You can attend a full 8 hour course, or for those of you who are running out of time or are struggling to coordinate diaries with your other half, there is also a shorter 4 hour ‘Quick Start’ course available – which also works very well as a NCT or NHS ‘add on’ class.

“I really enjoyed the hypnobirthing and found it very reassuring. Whilst I’ve found my other antenatal course very useful as well, to be honest, if I’d only just done these hypnobirthing sessions I feel that would have been OK.” – K.L.

There is the option of a ‘postnatal bolt-on’ session which is 1.5 hours long, is tailored to your needs and takes place from your home. Typical things covered here are safe sleep, bathing, nappy changing, first 24 hours – and anything else you want to cover.

All courses can also be taken as 1:1 options in person or via Skype so if Hypnobirthing is something you want to prepare with then there is always a way.

There’s no time like the present to take action and get booked onto the right course for you. You’ll receive the first 3 MP3s right away so you can make a start on preparing for a positive birth today!

Got questions? Questions are great & it’s important to get them answered and feel good about your decision to book onto a course. Feel free to get in touch to have a chat through the course content, the benefits of the different types of courses available, or anything else.

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Areas we cover are the following and surrounding: Crystal Palace SE19, South Norwood SE25, Streatham SW16, West Norwood SE27, Dulwich SE21 & SE22, Honour Oak Park SE23, Herne Hill SE24, Forest Hill SE23, Crofton Park SE23, Beckenham BR3, Penge SE20, Bromley BR2, Anerley SE20, Kingston KT2, KT3, KT4, KT5, KT6, KT9,