What do you do when you’re shopping for clothes?
Seriously. You’re on the high street. What do you do? Browse a few shops? Try clothes on for size? And then (if you’re like me) go back & buy the first thing you saw!
So maybe you just googled Free Hypnobirthing.
Or Hypnobirthing for free.
Maybe you’re looking for Hypnobirthing Classes & want to try before you buy?
And you found me! Steph McGee & Oxford Hypnobirthing.
Free hypnobirthing classes – seriously?
Yes! – It started in 2019 at my Oxford Hypnobirthing venue.
24 pregnant people spent a fabulous evening learning the secrets of:
- Hypnobirthing induction (not to be confused with induction of labour!)
- Deep colour anchoring & use of hypnobirthing anchors
- Mindfulness for birth
And they wanted more! So I ran another free hypnobirthing class.
And I gave them:
- Gentle fear release with indirect hypnobirthing relaxation
- Water & wave visualisations for strength & resilience building
- And a gorgeous tropical island relaxation
What to expect on your free classes
It varies. But if you’ve not joined us yet, here’s what you’ve missed:
- Strength building relaxation
- KG Hypnobirthing relaxation
- Float away stress relaxation
- Confidence relaxation
- Fear release relaxation
- Positive Change relaxation
- Up breathing
- Down breathing
- Rectangular breathing
- 7-11 breathing
- Bubble breathing
- Bumble bee breathing
- Mindful finger breathing
- Bonding for partners during lockdown
- How to manage lockdown birth fears
- Stress response & sequencing
- Sequencing to stop the stress response
- Breathing baby out
- Positions for birth
- Birthing instinct
- Colour anchoring for birth
- Hypnobirthing practice tips
- Home birth
- Hospital birth
- Spires birth
- And everything else you’ve asked me about!
Do you want a positive birth?
Join my Hypnobirthing classes! Invest in a full hypnobirthing course from £149 or try a free class. Taught by me. Supporting you.
Is it Free Hypnobirthing?
These are free online Hypnobirthing classes. But not a free Hypnobirthing course. Hypnobirthing is a 10-12 hour modern antenatal course with a heap of hypnosis for child birth (plus hypnobirthing book, MP3s, notes and ongoing teacher support – you’ve got me on speed dial!). And we can’t do that in an hour.
One study showed that free hypnobirthing only gave 50% results. Why? Because most people don’t fully invest in something that’s free.
So by joining a full course? You’re motivated to do your hypnobirthing practice. Committed to layering your hypnobirthing learning. And you want to invest in the birth reframing process. And most useful of all? You come to class.
But are free Hypnobirthing classes good?
Yes. All Hypnobirthing is worth it! And free hypnobirthing courses are usually offered by your local NHS midwives in places local to you. But whether they offer free Hypnobirthing or free Mindfulness for Birth? These courses they are usually short. They are on a budget, you know? So these are shortened down, cut down versions of a full course.
So like an Olympic athlete won’t win gold by sitting on the sofa. Or by doing ‘a bit’ of training on occasional weekends.
For a great Hypnobirthing experience? I recommend you invest in your hypnobirthing. Invest in yourself. Invest in your birth. And do a full hypnobirthing course.
The only Snag?
Pregnant people only. So this freebie is just for pregnant women, pregnant trans men & pregnant non-binary people. No partners (unless they are pregnant as well).
Your partners are very welcome on my Hypnobirthing courses though!
Freebie are all about the preggies!
If you’re on a low income & in receipt of certain benefits? Ask your nearest hypnobirthing teacher if they can help. Hypnobirthing teachers have over heads, costs, insurance, registrations etc. And of course the usual household bills. But if a space is still left on a group course? They can suggest suggest you make your best offer. But please only ask if you are on a low income – saving for a bugaboo or maternity leave does not count.
Free Online Hypnobirthing classes
Date: First Tuesday of each 8-9pm
I wanted to say how much I enjoyed the session last night. And how much I gained from it. My husband said I was glowing when I finished & I genuinely felt that it calmed me. I especially liked the breathing technique using the hand. It was very powerful & I can see a use for it hether pregnant, with a newborn or a testing toddler! An excellent hypnobirthing skill.
The session tonight was lovely, thank you very much. It was really nice to meet you in person (though virtually). I hadn’t realised how long it has been since I relaxed properly!
Free class FAQs
Can I bring my partner?
Sorry. No. Free classes are pregnant people only. Pregnant women. Pregnant trans men. Pregnant people. So if your partner is pregnant as well? They can join.
You can bring your birth partner to my paid Hypnobirthing courses though. They are encouraged to come along. The science behind being a good birth partner is amazing & they will benefit just as much as you!
When should I do Hypnobirthing classes?
My Free hypnobirthing & relaxation classes – after 12 weeks.
Hypnobirthing – Between 25 and 35 is most usual. With 30 weeks being the average. Most people book their place after 20 weeks.
But I’ve worked with women at 17 weeks and 41 weeks! So whatever works for you.
The sooner you start, the sooner you can reframe your thoughts on birth. The sooner you can feel more confident & perhaps even excited to give birth!
And those that start later? Wow are they motivated to do their Hypnobirthing practice!
Is Hypnobirthing dangerous?
Good question! Short answer YES. For a very small number of people. Before booking Hypnobirthing or any pregnancy mediations/relaxation class you must contact me if you either:
- Suffer with Psychosis
- Have a needle phobia
Neither of these conditions will automatically exclude you from Hypnobirthing. But it is vital you speak to me (or any other hypnobirthing teacher you want to work with) before booking.
In Hypnobirthing we teach the BRAIN decision making model:
So it’s only right that you should apply this to Hypnobirthing as well!
Like anything there are risks with Hypnobirthing. But the risk is very low. And you must ask to your Hypnobirthing Teacher about them.
Is Hypnobirthing LGBTQ+ friendly?
Absolutely! Please see the above FAQ as well.
I’m delighted that such a good proportion of my clients have always come from within the LGBTQ+ community. Typically, you book private & group hypnobirthing classes in equal measure.
And please? If you would like. Tell me your preferred language. Preferred titles. Preferred pronouns. We are all different and use of words is personal to us all.
Some examples from past clients:
- Wife not birth partner
- I want to be acknowledged as a Mummy, not a supporter
- I’m a birth partner and want to be with the dads
- We’re both birthing mummies
Me? I’m Steph (as preference to Stephanie) and my pronouns are she & her.
I'm already doing your Hypnobirthing course. Can I come?
Yes. These were created because of client’s like you! This is a chance to do something a bit different. And an easy option for hypnobirthing practice and relaxation.
If it's on Zoom, do I need to have video on?
Yes. Just for security we need to see your face. You can turn your camera/microphone off once hypnobirthing relaxations start if you like.
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