If you need the course to fit in around your diary or you prefer more of a one-on-one, personal approach – tailored to your specific needs.
Interactive and friendly online group classes where you can come together with like-minded couples to fully prepare for a positive birth experience.
For parents and babies from newborn to pre-crawling – can help with bonding, relaxation, sleep and colic discomfort.
My husband and I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Emma to prepare for the birth of our first baby. Emma’s classes were both informative and relaxing and we both feel so prepared for a peaceful, natural birth at home, thanks to our HyponoBirthing practice. If you’re interested in HypnoBirthing, I would highly recommend working with Emma.
I couldn’t thank Emma enough for teaching me and my husband the art of Hypnobirthing. Even though I ended up being induced I still used the the Hypnobirthing method and had an incredible natural birth. I couldn’t recommend Emma enough, thank you!
Emma has a warm and intuitive teaching style. She guided me through my pregnancy and helped me overcome my birthing fears and have the most empowering and rewarding birthing experience. I actually enjoyed it. For that I am hugely thankful.
The environment was positive and welcoming. The hypnobirthing course was informative, educational and provided us with the tools to have at the birth. I feel more knowledgeable and confident and my partner is now more involved in the process. We feel excited for the birth
I just want to say a massive thank you, the hypnobirthing skills you taught us on the course were invaluable during the birth. It gave us so much confidence, the whole experience was calm, anxiety free and positive.
The course was really informative and I learnt so much about birth that I never knew. It was lovely to discuss concerns and other ideas for birth with other couples. I feel a lot calmer and positive about giving birth and more confident that I can handle whatever happens during our birthing experience. I have enjoyed the relaxations so much. I am glad I have plenty of them to listen to before our birthing day.
I did not have any type of pain relief at all and the sensations I had were completely bearable. Iain was also really great, he stayed in control and calm, did the soft touch massage and was generally very soothing. I put my amazing birth experience down to the hypnobirthing lessons and doing the relaxations and birthing affirmations (almost) daily, so thank you for teaching Iain and I the skills we needed to make that happen.
Just to say many thanks. Had it not been for hypnobirthing, I would have not survived! Our baby Eden was born 23rd December and using the hypnobirthing tools saved me! I got to full dilation within 3 hours of the first sign of labour and the breathing literally took the pain away like an anaesthetic would, I was surprised how powerful it was. I cannot emphasise enough the empowerment, confidence, vital knowledge and coping tools that I gained from hypnobirthing. I rarely recommend courses but this is a must for every woman. To be candid I would advise this course is taught to every mother-to-be as standard, simply to equip women with the physical, emotional/mental skills & techniques required to undergo the powerful experience of childbirth; and to access the inner strength required for such a feat!
Visit ‘What is Hypnobirthing’ page to want to know more about Hypnobirthing, its working and other related information about it.
A completely pain free labour is possible with hypnobirthing but every woman is different so it’s not something that can be guaranteed. The Hypnobirthing Institute estimates that 65%-70% of the hypnobirthing mothers did not require any pain relief. Around 5%-10% of the hypnobirthing mothers went through severe circumstances where medical therapy was needed. The hypnobirthing technique worked for mothers experiencing severe conditions, and you can find many success stories to read about on my blog. The main purpose of hypnobirthing is to provide calmness and relaxation to the mother so that she can experience a healthy and normal delivery.
Anything you ingest directly affects your baby. It may sometimes be necessary to use pain relief, but you need to be wary of how it will affect your baby. Mothers who give birth without epidurals can move freely and can switch positions, should the baby be in a challenging birthing position. Hypnobirthing gives you better control of your body and helps you manage the surges, allowing you to breathe the baby down better. Studies show that using epidurals not only prolongs your birthing period but also increases the chances of other interventions such as forceps and vacuum release.
Between weeks 20th to 30th is the most appropriate time to start your course. In case you are late, it’s still possible to take part, so please do still get in touch. I have taught plenty of couples who were at 36 weeks.
As with any skill, self-hypnosis and deep relaxation develop over time. The amount of practice you put in will determine how successful you will be. I am available on the phone or via email if you require assistance after the course.
Anyone can take a hypnobirthing course if they want an easier, more relaxed birth. It helps you to be prepared and stay positive on your birthing day. It is popular with first time mothers who want to be fully prepared for birth, or mothers who are experiencing childbirth for the second or third time as they want their experience to be better than before. Or those mothers opting for vaginal delivery after a caesarean section. Hypnobirthing is appropriate for both home and hospital centred births.
Hypnosis is a simple process used to attain a relaxed state of mind. It is easy to learn. There is nothing strange about it. Self-hypnosis is a skill that can be acquired and improved throughout the course. This course teaches you a lot more than just self-hypnosis. It provides a whole new positive approach to birth and helps to release stress during pregnancy and parenthood.
The endorphins that your brain releases during relaxation can also pass through to your baby. They are also present in the placenta and umbilical cord post-birth. As your baby adjusts to life outside the womb, the endorphins enable them to feel calm and relaxed. Research also shows that babies born of mothers who have had natural childbirth are more alert and show more interest in breastfeeding behaviours.
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There is a wide variety of CDs and Mp3s on the market which are good for relaxing during pregnancy, but are not nearly as effective at teaching the essential techniques and skills you need.