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!
Hypnobirthing often gives couples the confidence to opt for a home birth preferring the privacy and peaceful, familiar environment. Otherwise there is the New Cross General Hospital for birth centre and labour ward births. The birth centre offers a more ‘home from home’ approach with a focus on natural birth. I would recommend that you take a tour of the hospital and birth centre for further information – see links below:
New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton Road, Wolverhampton, WV10 0QP
In addition to Hypnobirthing, there are a variety of complementary therapies and services available in Wolverhampton for you and your baby, leading up to the birth and also post-birth. I have put together a list for you below, with everything from pregnancy yoga to osteopathy and homeopathy.
National Breastfeeding helpline – Tel: 0300 100 0212
NCT Breastfeeding Line (8am-10pm)- Tel: 0300 33 00 771
Breastfeeding Network Supporter Helpline – Tel: 0844 412 4664 (9.30am-9.30pm)
Breastfeeding Network Bengali/Sylheti Helpline – Tel: 0844 856 4003 (9.30am-9.30pm)
La Leche League Breastfeeding Helpline – Tel: 0845 120 2918 (24 hrs)
Association of Breastfeeding Mothers Helpline – Tel: 0844 4 122 949(9.30am-10.30pm)
Pregnancy yoga is a fantastic way to improve strength and prepare the body for birth, in a gentle manner during pregnancy. It can help with breathing exercises and can develop a calm environment for your baby to grow in.
NAC, Dunkley St, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Tel. – 07779595119 or 01902 741515
Email – [email protected]
Massage helps to stimulate your blood flow during pregnancy which means your baby gets what it needs more quickly and efficiently. It can also be a relaxing exercise for both you and your baby, combatting stress and calming your body after childbirth.
Reflexology is a therapy that uses reflex points on the hands and feet to ease aches, pains and tensions elsewhere in the body. It can be very helpful for pelvic pain and backache associated with pregnancy, and for easing any stress or anxiety in your mind and muscles.
Many women suffer from joint pain in their knees and ankles as they struggle with extra weight, as well as problems in the neck and back. Osteopathy helps with problems you may face during pregnancy by working the joints, bones and nearby muscles.
Deansgate, 62-70 Tettenhall Rd, Wolverhampton, WV1 4TZ. Tel. – 01902 332200
Using natural treatments, homeopathy and acupuncture can be highly beneficial for a variety of problems including stress, depression, aches, pains and general wellbeing. You should consult your doctor or medical professionals when using homeopathic treatments alongside traditional medication.
The Whitehouse, 194 Penn Road, Wolverhampton, WV3 0EN
Tel. – 01902 620 622
Email – [email protected]
Looking after yourself and your growing baby can be hard work during pregnancy. Nutrition is a vital part of maintaining a healthy body and home for your child. Nutritional therapy looks at the best ways you can absorb vitamins and nutrients, as well as helping with problems such as cravings, heartburn and morning sickness.
Tel. – 07899 902481
Learn more about what Hypnobirthing is, how it can be of help, and how it works on our ‘What is Hypnobirthing’ page.
As an acquired skill, the success of hypnobirthing depends largely on how much practice you put in. A pain-free labour is possible with hypnobirthing. The Hypnobirthing Institute found that about 65%-70% of hypnobirthing mums need no form of pain relief. Similarly, 69% of my students over a 2 year period didn’t need any, either. The Institute also found that 20%-25% just needed mild help, like gas and air, while the remaining 5%-10% normally experience ‘special circumstances’, and would need medical intervention. My hypnobirthing students who experienced special circumstances confirmed that hypnobirthing was still very helpful even if they were induced, or needed a caesarean. Read about individual birth-story experiences on my blog.
Mothers who deliver without anaesthetics move freely, walk and easily change positions during labour which is beneficial for birth. Mothers can deliver faster as they stay connected with their birthing bodies. Research shows that epidurals prolong labour time and increases the chances of further interventions. Parents should note that drugs ingested by the mother also affect the baby.
Hypnobirthing provides the best opportunity for a drug-free birth which is much more beneficial for both mother and child.
It is best to start the 4-week course between the 20th and 30th week of pregnancy. The course is also fine to start up to 36 weeks so please do still get in touch if you are more than 30 weeks.
Yes. As acquired skills, self-hypnosis and deep relaxation are more effective with practice in between classes. The 4-week course keeps you and your birth companion prepared, relaxed and confident. It is best to take the course at least 4 weeks before your due date to enable you to have enough time to practice.
Hypnobirthing is for those who desire to feel prepared and confident about birth. These could be first-time mums, mothers on subsequent births, or mothers who have never experienced vaginal birthing. Hypnobirthing is suitable for birthing at home, in the hospital, or any birth centre.
Basically, hypnosis is about going into a state of relaxation where you are quite aware of your surroundings and can communicate effectively if necessary. Self-hypnosis can be easily learnt and improved throughout the duration of your course.
However, the course is not just about learning self-hypnosis. It is actually a whole philosophy and pregnancy and childbirth approaches. The relaxation techniques learnt also helpful after childbirth to relax and release stress.
Hypnobirthing is also beneficial for your baby as they feel exactly what you feel which means you being calm will keep them calm even in your womb. Endorphins can only be released when the body is in a calm state, and are found in the placenta and umbilical cord. It can also help the baby comfortably adjust to life after birth. Research shows that babies born naturally are usually more alert and more interested in sucking and breastfeeding behaviours.
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CDs and MP3s on the market are only really useful for relaxation during pregnancy but not as effective during childbirth as doing an actual course. The courses that I teach help you learn very important techniques for birth and give you the understanding and skills necessary for success.