Where the magic of birth begins
All Hypnobirthing Classes are online via Zoom
Oxford Hypnobirthing Classes - now all via Zoom due to Covid
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My promise to you
Your birth experience matters. And Hypnobirthing parents are amazing! You care about your baby’s birth. You care about your birth experience. You know that a better start can make all the difference to your well-being. And you’re smart enough to know that any promises of a 100% perfect birth journey would be a joke.
So when you choose a hypnobirthing course with me? You are choosing to go deeper into ‘hypno’ of hypnobirthing. Deeper into the mind-body of hypnobirthing. And deeper into the wonderful logic of birth.
And I’m all about making it easy. Easy & flexible. So support is on going. You can call me any time. And because I go the extra mile to make your Hypnobirthing convenient and perfect for you. Anything is possible.
Hypnobirthing techniques can be adjusted – just for you. And if you can’t make a class? Let me know.
You can hop between courses. Start on one & finish on the next. If you miss a class, catch up with the next group. Or ‘top up’ to mix with luxury private classes.
When my diary is full I recommend only the best alternative hypnobirthing teachers. Or I’ll add an extra course.
See your full hypnobirthing course content towards the end of this page.
Free Hypnobirthing Class
Online via Zoom
Pregnant people only. Hypnobirthing Relaxation, Mindfulness and Hypnobirthing Insights. A relaxing taster or a relaxing top up!
First Tuesday of each Month
8pm – 45mins
Pregnancy Pilates & Hypnobirthing
Online via Zoom
An evening of Hypnobirthing & Pilates! This event with Alex at Self & Body Fitness includes Prenatal Pilates focusing on hips, back and releasing tension. And a hypnobirthing session in which I’ll indulge you in deep Hypnobirthing relaxation.
Dates: On hold due to pregnancy!
7.30pm – 90mins
Positive Birth During the Pandemic
Online via Zoom
It’s an unsettling time for everyone. And with so many changes to our maternity services? And all the unknowns? You’re not the only one concerned about birth. This lovely new class will not give you the answers. But we can help direct you to good information. Reduced your stress levels. And make a smart plan for lone birth or distanced baby bonding for partners. This will be co-hosted with Doula Sam Vaughan, free to my Hypnobirthing couples and a token fee for everyone else.
Investment: £9 (free to my clients)
7pm – 90mins
Hypnobirthing group course
£219 – In person classes not running
All classes are now via Zoom. Birth partners welcome at no additional cost. Need flexibile dates? Just ask.
Investment: £149 Online Classes
Evenings or weekends
Pregnancy Pilates & Hypnobirthing
Next date TBC
November Hypnobirthing – Mondays
2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd Nov
Nov/Dec Hypnobirthing – Thursdays
19th, 26th Nov & 3rd, 10th Dec
December Hypnobirthing – Wednesdays
25th Nov, 2nd, 9th, 16th Dec
Whilst everything is online I’m not a planning a weekend course (Zoom fatigue & all that) but if 2 days of zoom interests you? Please give me a call or email me here.
Oxford Hypnobirthing – course content
10-12 hours of Oxford Hypnobirthing expertise over 4 classes.
If you need even more flexibility over dates & times I recommend Private Hypnobirthing – contact me to secure your dates.
- Hypnobirthing logic
- Mindset of birth
- Birth hormones
- How your body births
- Hypnobirthing effect
- Hypnosis demo
- Hypnobirthing relaxation
- Birth affirmations
- Relaxation MP3 use
- Hypnobirthing practice
- Mindful Practice
- Hypnobirthing breathing
- Up breathing
- Visualisations during surges
- Relaxation scripts
- Glove anesthesia
- Short cuts to calmness
- Natural Pain Relief
- Comfort measures
- Perineal massage/Epi-No
- Reduce Tearing
- Optimum position
- Breech babies
- Back to back babies
- Due date fallacy
- Informed birth & consent
- Navigating the system
- BRAINs & risk
- Tens machine
- Water birth
- Gas & air (entenox)
- Opioids & Epidural
- Stretch & Sweep
- Induction of labour
- Instrumental birth
- Gentle C-section
- Confidence Relaxation
- Hypnosis for a busy birth environment
- Signs of labour
- Birth place choices
- Home birth
- Early labour signs
- Fake false labour
- Birth environment
- The car journey
- Vaginal examination
- Established labour
- Mobile, rest & wee
- I want to go home
- Transition & Crowning
- Down breathing
- Golden hour & bonding
You will receive:
The KG Hypnobirthing MP3 Colour & Calmness.
The Hypnobirthing Book by Katherine Graves, with forward my Michael Odent.
The KGH Official folder of course notes, Hypnobirthing scripts, affirmations, posters and stickers.
Exclusive offers for Pregnancy & Newborn photography with Alice Radford. Pregnancy Reflexology with Caroline Dearlove. And McTimony chiropractic at Espina with Tamsyn Lay. Keep a look out for new doula & birth photography offers I’m working on!
And my ongoing support throughout your pregnancy.
When should I start classes?
Starting a hypnobirthing course between 25 - 30 weeks is the most usual with 30 weeks being the most popular. Hypnobirthing gives you knowledge & skills to use in pregnancy and birth so increasingly, people are starting earlier. This gives you plenty of time to practice & make full use of my ongoing support. Plus if you miss a class, we have time to catch you up on the next course!
But ultimately it's your choice. I've been booked to start from 17-41 weeks!
It's never too late for Hypnobirthing & it will always be helpful.
Free classes classes can be attended at any stage of pregnancy.
Can my partner come to class?
Birth partners are encouraged to attend your hypnobirthing course with you. There is no additional charge for them and they will learn just as much as you.
Free Hypnobirthing classes & Prenantal Pilates are for pregnant people only - no partners.
Is Hypnobirthing dangerous?
Good question! Short answer YES - but only for a very small number of people. Before booking Hypnobirthing or any pregnancy mediations/relaxation class you must contact me if you:
- Suffer with Psychosis or;
- Have a needle phobia
Neither of these conditions will automatically exclude you from Hypnobirthing / Pregnancy Meditation. But it is vital you speak to me (or any other hypnobirthing teacher you want to work with) before booking. And you will be advised to speak to your medical provider.
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 else, there are risks with Hypnobirthing. The likelihood of being at risk is very low. But if you don't notify your hypnobirthing teacher of any contraindications? The risk of hypnobirthing may become high.
So please tell your Hypnobirthing Teacher if you suffer with psychosis or have a needle phobia (many needle phobics are excluded from this risk group but we need to speak with you to be sure).
Can I do Hypnobirthing classes alone?
Absolutely. Clients attend alone for various reasons.
If you have a partner who can't attended classes but intends to be at the birth, I suggest you pass on what you've learnt. Get them involved with your hypnobirthing practice. They would also benefit from reading The Hypnobirthing Book.
Some people bring a parent or friend who is going to be at the birth. And again, if not coming to class, just tell what you want & what you'd like them to do on the day.
Hypnobirthing works just as well if you don't have a birth partner. After all, this is about you! Whilst some hypnobirthing relaxations are designed with a birth partner in mind, there are lots of variations & alternatives.
Private or Group Hypnobirthing classes?
Group classes are a nice way to make new connections and are more cost effective. If you can't make a class, hop onto another course or upgrade to a 1:1.
Private classes give you free rein. Book your classes whenever you like & frequently or far apart to suit your diary. Private classes include the luxury of being in your home & focusing on just your pregnancy.
Support is ongoing whatever course you choose & some people make really great use of this generous offer!
Does Hypnobirthing help birth trauma?
What a good question.
A difficult or complex birth does not automatically lead to birth trauma. Simply feeling safe & supported during birth can make the difference between a traumatic birth & a positive birth.
If you've experienced birth trauma, yes, hypnobirthing can help reframe that but some people need more and find Hypnotherapy and in particular - The Rewind Technique - beneficial.
Are your hypnobirthing classes LGBTQ+ friendly?
Absolutely. I'm delighted my classes are so popular with parents & couples within the LGBTQ+ community. Hypnobirthing is a fabulous tool to use during your baby's birth.
Whether you opt for Group Hypnobirthing classes or private classes its useful to know your preferred words, titles & pronouns. My name is Stephanie but I use Steph (she/her).