Hypnobirthing in Cheltenham and the Cotswolds
I offer hypnobirthing classes in Cheltenham and the Cotswolds. Group hypnobirthing classes are available as well as private hypnobirthing classes for couples.
While pregnancy is usually a joyous event, the prospect of giving birth can sometimes give rise to anxiety. This can be the case for first babies, or where the first birth was less than ideal.
Hypnobirthing is the use of self hypnosis during labour and birth. Hypnobirthing can be extremely helpful in reducing the fear and anxiety associated with childbirth and helping you to stay calm and in control through the whole experience.
The techniques of self hypnosis are easy to learn, anyone can do it even if you have no experience with hypnosis or relaxation techniques at all.
However this programme is so much more than just a couple of hours teaching relaxation techniques, it is a total childbirth preparation programme encompassing all that you need to know to prepare for the birth of your baby.
Some people worry that because it is a Hypnobirthing course it will be "airy fairy" but I think you will find this a very practical and hands on learning experience, covering all eventualities.
Hypnobirthing is suitable for anyone, whether you are having your first or second baby, having a home or hospital birth, planning a VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) or indeed a planned cesarean. The course content is flexible and can be tailored to your unique needs.
What are the benefits of hypnobirthing?
The benefits of hypnobirthing will of course vary but if you complete the workshop and practice the techniques at home:
What is covered in the course?
The Hypnobirthing course I offer is so much more than just relaxation and breathing. It is a complete childbirth preparation programme encompassing all you need to know. The content includes:
Unlike many hypnobirthing teachers I am a fully qualified hypnotherapist with a full time practice specialising in womens health. In addition to hypnobirthing I also help women with issues such as anxiety, infertility, and postnatal mental health.
I also have the added advantage of being an experienced birth doula and certified childbirth educator (since 2001), so I have plenty of hands on experience of helping couples through the life changing experience of becoming parents.
I am trained and certified by the KG Hypnobirthing institute and follow their curriculum in my teaching.
I have also previously trained with Marie Mongan of the HynoBirthing institute (2004).
You can be very confident I have the knowledge, skills and experience both in hypnosis and childbirth to offer you the very best support through your pregnancy and birth.