You’re pregnant……. congratulations!
Hopefully you’ve had a good pregnancy and are feeling like a goddess?? No?! Well you aren’t alone if you’re struggling through it; sickness, tiredness and the baby sapping all your energy can often make it difficult to feel like you’re blooming.
And it’s totally normal to swing between feeling amazing and feeling awful (that will probably continue throughout your journey into motherhood!)
But at some point during your pregnancy, your attention will turn to the fact that you actually need to give birth. You begin to wonder how on earth a baby is going to come out of your vagina, and how you will cope with the excruciating pain that everyone is always telling you about.
How will I cope?
Your friends and family have probably taken great pleasure in telling you their horror stories about birth and just how awful it is, how out of control they felt. And you’ve watched TV shows like One Born Every Minute where most of the women lie on their back, screaming throughout their entire labour & swearing at their birth partner for getting them into this mess.
But you know it has to be done, and plenty of women go on to have more babies…..so it can’t be that bad, can it?
I was in your position when I was pregnant with my first child in 2013. I didn’t feel like I was good at coping with pain & I hate feeling out of control. I wanted to give myself the best possible chance of giving birth naturally and after spending hour upon hour on various baby forums and Google, I came across hypnobirthing. I started to read all these positive stories and found some really beautiful births to watch on YouTube. I was more than intrigued by the whole thing and decided it was definitely something I needed to know more about.
If it works for me, it can work for anyone!
I took a private course and was totally hooked. You can read all about how I used the techniques to birth both of my babies - I couldn’t imagine giving birth without it. Since the birth of my first baby, I have made it my mission to try and reach as many women as I can to tell them that there is a different way to prepare for birth.
The You, Me & Baby course is a fresh, new approach to hypnobirthing. I will teach you all the important stuff about birth; how your body will work during labour, and all the amazing hormones that are released to help baby on its journey to meet you. I also explain all the things that you can influence to help make your baby’s journey that bit smoother. Then of course, there is the hypno-bit…..
You may have heard of hypnobirthing before and been put off by the name. It all sounds a bit ‘out there’ and not your cup of tea? But in reality, the hypno part of the course is just learning how to help your body relax really deeply, so that you are able to allow your body to do what it needs to in order to birth your baby.
There is nothing ‘hippy dippy’ or ‘woo woo’ about it. It is just about understanding how your body works during labour. And learning ways to cope with it. Simple!
Allowing your body to practice relaxation on a regular basis should be a big part of your birth preparation.
Your birth toolbox
After learning some of the theory, we then spend a large part of the course focusing on the practical tools and techniques you can use on the day to really stay calm and in control throughout your labour.
This is the part where the birth partners really learn exactly how they can help you and begin to realise they have an important part to play.
Let’s keep it real
Hypnobirthing isn’t a magic wand. I am not promising you a pain free birth, or a ‘natural’ birth. You may not spend the whole birth in a zen-like state and then breathe your baby out in silence. Birth can be unpredictable, but what my course teaches you is how you can stay in complete control no matter what happens.
I also spend some time explaining why the current maternity system doesn’t always provide you with the information you need to make important decisions relating to your birth. I have an extensive library of useful information on topics such as Group B Strep, Breech Birth, VBAC, induction of labour, Caesarean birth and many more.
Does it work?
The benefits of hypnobirthing have been proven with clinical research: Women have shorter labours, less reported pain, less need for induction of labour, a lower incidence of post-natal depression, reduced need for surgical delivery (Caesarean or forceps/ventouse).
What’s not to love about it?!
You will go away from my hypnobirthing course with the confidence to make the important decisions surrounding your birth, decisions that you are happy with. You will understand all the things you do have influence over, ways to help give you and your baby the best chance at a smoother birth. Tips and tricks that most women aren’t aware of.
So what's included?
You will get:
- 6 hours of teaching (value: £240)
- 4 hypnobirth mp3's (value: £35)
- Course resource pack (value: £10)
- Email support from me until the birth
- Learning all the tools to have a positive birth (value: priceless)
Total course value £285