Private Hypnobirthing Classes
Laura was amazing and always there with resources and answers to all my questions about giving birth and how best to manage the process to have the most positive experience. The hypnobirthing techniques we went through definitely helped me during labour and my induction was an amazing positive experience.
- Carine C, first time mum, South London
Since becoming a doula, I've been lucky enough to support over 30 births, in a variety of settings. One thing I’ve noticed time and time again is that people who’ve used hypnobirthing tools during their pregnancy and labour have had a far more enjoyable, comfortable and empowering experience than those who didn't - whether their birth went to "plan" or not.
That’s why this year I decided to become a hypnobirthing instructor with The Calm Birth School, to help even more people have the birth experiences they deserve.
Hypnobirthing is a powerful tool. It has the ability to transform not only your birth, but every single area of your life, through deep relaxations, specific mindfulness techniques and carefully crafted visualisations. I will teach you and your birthing partner (if you have one) all of the techniques you need to stay calm, relaxed and in control throughout the remainder of your pregnancy, during your own unique birth and into your early days, weeks and months of parenthood - and beyond.
I will provide comprehensive, evidence based birth education, to help you understand exactly how birth physiology works, what your options are and crucially, how your hypnobirthing tools can help you embrace every moment. As an experienced doula, I will share the resources, tips and tricks I use when supporting my clients through birth.
What do I get: private 1:1 courses
You’ll receive 8 hours of face to face teaching time, either in 2 x 5 hour sessions, or 4 x 2.5 hour sessions either via zoom or in the comfort of your own home (I will travel up to 90mins in any direction from TN9).
The course content will explore:
Your beliefs about birth: where they come from and how they might affect your birthing experience
What constitutes a positive birth experience? And how can you achieve this?
The physiology of birth, including how your body, uterus and baby work in unison,
The hormones of birth: how they can impact your birth and the positive steps you can take to support them
The pathway to birth and all of the various choices you have along the way
The 3 main stages of birth: how to spot them and what to do when you're in them
Choosing where to have your baby: home, birth centre, hospital, other
Choosing your birth team: partner, mum, independent midwife, doula
How to be an amazing birth partner, including advocacy skills
Comfort measures, including natural and pharmaceutical pain relief
Tried and tested massage, aromatherapy and accupressure techniques to improve your experience
Special circumstances including induction, hospital transfer, assisted and caesarian birth
What to pack in your hospital bag
Writing your birth plan and your contingency plan
Hypnobirthing science and tool kit
The science of hypnosis and how you can use it to help plan for a positive birth experience
The power of affirmations and how to write your own
The power of visualisation and how they can be applied in any birth scenario
The importance of language
How to stay calm and in control if things change
Four powerful breathing techniques to see you through pregnancy, birth and beyond
The fourth trimester
Postpartum care and the importance of the first 40 days
Mindful breastfeeding education and techniques, including meditations and affirmations
Baby care: what's normal and what's not
How to maintain a sense of self during the newborn fog
Writing your fourth trimester plan
You’ll also receive:
✨The Good Birth Practice Goody Bag
✨The Calm Birth Book by Suzy Ashworth
✨5 x Calm Birth Hypnobirthing MP3s
✨2 x 40min 121 follow-up Birth Coaching calls
✨All of my practical knowledge as a birth worker, mindful breastfeeding supporter and postnatal doula
Investment: £400 (£320 via zoom)
(If you have another couple who would like to take part in the training on the same day, please let me know so that I can arrange a discount)
Mini courses are also available over 2x2 hour session. Investment: £200 (£160 via zoom)
To find out more, or to book a free 30 minute chat, please get in touch below