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!
Find out more about what exactly is Hypnobirthing, how you can benefit from hypnobirthing and how it works on our ‘What is Hypnobirthing’ page.
A completely pain free labour is possible with hypnobirthing, however every mother is different. It should be noted that the techniques are more successful with practise.
According to findings published by the Hypnobirthing Institute, around 65%-70% of hypnobirthing mums do not need any form of pain relief. A further 20%-25% only require something mild, like gas and air. The remaining 5%-10% usually experience ‘special circumstances’, where medical intervention is required.
Over a 2 year period, 69% of women I taught did not need any form of pain relief during labour. In the rare events when a medical intervention was required, birthing mums said that the hypnobirthing classes still really helped them remain calm and positive. You can find out about individual birthing experiences on my blog.
Mothers who opt to give birth without an epidural deliver their babies faster, heal quicker and are able to regain movement within hours. During the birthing process, having full control over your body is extremely beneficial. It should also be noted that any drugs ingested by the mother can pass on to the baby.
The most optimal time to start the 4-week Hypnobirthing course in York is between the 20th and 30th week of your pregnancy. If you are past week 30, please do still get in touch as I should be able to fit you in, especially if you are up to 36 weeks.
Practising at home is of vital importance. Self-hypnosis and deep relaxation are acquired skills and must be practised at home to gain as much experience as possible. During the four-week course, you and your birthing companion will learn how to fully prepare for the birth. Mums practice in between classes and after the course to ensure that they become confident and relaxed.
Hypnobirthing is suitable for everyone. The goal is to make mum-to-be and their partners feel ready, confident and relaxed in order to have the most amazing birthing experience.
Even if this is not your first pregnancy and you already have experience giving birth to a newborn, this course will help you gain an insight into a completely different approach to childbirth.
Online hypnobirthing classes are also very beneficial for mums who have had c-section previously and wish to have a vaginal birth (VBAC) with this pregnancy. This course will help them relax and chase away any anxieties.
Hypnobirthing course can be completed by mums who wish to have both home or hospital birth.
Yes. Hypnosis is just a state of mind when the brain stays aware, but relaxed. Self-hypnosis is an acquired skill which can be easily learned during the online hypnobirthing course in York.