I first came across hypnobirthing around 10 years ago when I discovered, with elation, that I was finally pregnant for the second time. Whilst I was of course delighted, I was not looking forward to the birth at all.
A friend told me about hypnobirthing – something I’d never heard of. I did my research, attended a course and then spent the rest of my pregnancy relaxed, feeling in control and having tools to hand to turn to if I had a wobbly moment. I even dared to look forward to the birth!
My daughter’s birth was calm, and whilst it was not a walk in the park, I would say it was pretty easy, comfortable & quite honestly incredible.
I felt like Superwoman afterwards 😀 and I think every woman should feel this way following her baby’s birth.
I think that starting parenthood either for the first time, or again, on the ‘good foot’ having had a birth where you felt involved, knowledgeable and in control is so important for everyone.
My experience made me become very interested in all things birth, and amazed at how well hypnobirthing works. I decided to train with the National Childbirth Trust (NCT) – the only university-accredited qualification for antenatal teachers – gaining a Level 5 Diploma in Antenatal Education and the highly respected Licence-to-Practise in 2012 via the University of Bedfordshire. I then went on and trained as a Hypnobirthing Instructor with Katharine Graves.
The best part of facilitating hypnobirthing & NCT sessions is couples ending the course feeling knowledgeable, clear on their options, confident and as ready as they can be to meet their baby.
Take a look at the testimonial page to read some lovely birth stories direct from the parents themselves
My passion for getting the message ‘out there’ about women’s choices around their babies’ births is what inspired me to write my book ‘I’m Expecting a Baby: Your guide to the process, facts and options for pregnancy and childbirth’ which is available via Kindle or paperback here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01NCMIQVK
In addition to all things pregnancy and birth, I am also a Reflexologist with over 14 years’ experience specialising in Fertility and Pregnancy Reflexology and running Baby Reflexology courses for parents. I also offer Baby Massage courses and when you sign up for a hypnobirthing course you receive discounts on all of these options too.