Group Classes

All Hypnobirthing is online via Zoom. And I’m giving you more than ever!

Are you ready for birth?

Do you want REAL hypnosis?

Hypnobirthing skills, tips & tricks?

The genius brain hacks no one else shares?

And ME on speed dial?

 

THEN THIS COURSE IS FOR YOU

 

Warning: This relaxed photo was taken less than 1 hour before birth x

Steph was amazing! I can’t thank you enough for your support at such a vulnerable time being pregnant. I whole heartedly say there is no way my birth would have turned out the way it did without you. Thank you Steph, for empowering me to tap into my instincts and being an amazing teacher.

Linzi

My promise to you

‘We all know a good birth matters. It’s good for you. It’s good for your baby. And it’s good for partners if you have one.

So if you’re feeling the pressure? You’re not alone.

Truth is?

A ‘good birth’ is different for all of us.

 

And Birth Autonomy is vital.

Because what matters most is choosing your own path. Finding your own birthing calm. Creating your own safe, relaxed, supported space to give birth. Being listened to & supported in your own birth decisions. And knowing how to confidently use your Hypnobirthing whatever happens. Whoever you’re with.

 

And that’s where Autonomous Hypnobirthing is different.

“Remaining in control in labour & birth means being able to adapt calmly & peacefully to a sometimes rapidly changing situation, having the ability to refocus at each twist and turn without fear or distress but with calmness & confidence.” – Vanessa Jane King-Hodge

I just breathed my baby out! Hypnobirthing allowed me to go with the flow of pregnancy & birth! It put me in a positive, calm & accepting state of mind which was so important. Especially because this was my first pregnancy and I didn’t know what to expect from labour!

Namvula Renee

Singer/Song writer

I believe in Autonomy & Birth Hypnosis

Before we had Hypnobirthing?

We had hypnosis for birth.

So hypnobirthing (when it first started) was hypnosis for birth plus good quality antenatal knowledge & birth empowerment.

Hypnosis was the foundation of Hypno-birthing.

But when I trained in main stream Hypnobirthing, the first thing I noticed?

 

NO HYPNOSIS.

Surprising, right?

 

But hypnosis is a specialist area. Hypnosis is an art & a skill that takes time for hypnotherapists to learn – years.  And hypnosis for birth has a stack of evidence behind it. Hypnosis is powerful – a game changer.

But relaxations are easy. Hypnobirthing relaxations are easy to teach. And anyone can teach it. Which means mainstream hypnobirthing has been stripped back to just the basics.

Don’t get me wrong. Mainstream hypnobirthing is good. But Hypnobirthing that teaches you hypnosis for birth? Is a game changer.

 

So that’s why I teach Autonmous Hypnobirthing.

Hypnobirthing with hypnosis for birth.

Because hypnosis makes a BIG difference.

Hypnosis is an art.

Hypnosis is a game changer.

Hypnosis has been used to treat pain (and fear) for thousands of years.

So as well as Hypnobirthing. I’ll guide you through building your hypnosis. Finding your flow. Trusting your subconscious. Discovering the deep control that comes with your own hypnotic space and knowing how your brain works.

I’ll be honest about birth. I love it!

What does a calm birth look like?

Birth is work.

So if someone’s promising you calm & confidence?

Is that just setting you up for failure?

So we’ll talk about real birth. How to navigate it. And you to use your Hypnobirthing.

We’ll talk good birth and positive birth.

How to have a good birth if you’ve been told your body or you choices are no good or ‘too’ much.

And how to prepare incase your best laid plans go out the window.

So you can find a more gentle path through birth

Let’s make this easy for you. My support is on going. And I’ll go the extra mile to help.

Sign up and relax. You can start enjoying your pregnancy. Start to feel prepared & relaxed about birth. Be confident in yourself, your birth partner(s) & your plans.

See your full course content at the very bottom of this page.

The freebies are at the end as well.

Steph McGee at her computer tas she teaches online hypnobirthing

Hypnobirthing group course

Online Hypnobirthing classes via Zoom.

Birth partners welcome.

Contact me for payment plans.

Investment: £229

Online Hypnobirthing Classes

Evenings 7-9.30pm

12 full hours

What you get

 

5 Themed classes

Class 1 – Mind the Bump

Week one we start at the beginning. How birth works. How your brain works. Why sometimes they get it wrong. The things you need to make birth better. The hypnosis myths. Real hypnosis. And why the hypno in hypnobirthing is your best friend.

Class 2 – The Big Easy

All the advanced hypnotic techniques to specifically support everything from pain relief to fear to deep deep deep relaxation. Glove anaesthesia & the amazing ways it works. And we’ll take your breathing to a whole other level while we’re at it. Why affirmations are your new best friend. And I’ll geek you out on your Hypnobirthing anchors. As always, I’ll give you the whys.

Class 3 – The Game Changer

Why everything you know about pain is wrong. And how to get rid of fear in a few seconds. How to use the sensory nature of pain to be happy, healthy and perhaps even pain free. And let’s talk pain relief. From mindfulness, hypnosis & natural techniques all the way up to Hypnobirthing through epidurals. Your place of birth – from home to MLU to hospital – and the effect they have on pain.

Class 4 – Intervention City

With only around 10% of UK births being completely intervention free this is worth talking about. How to navigate the birthing system. How to keep your birth positive in the face of unexpected change or medical concerns. How to stay firmly at the centre of your choices, your medicalised birth, positive induction or gentle cesarean section. And use your hypnobirthing with confidence whatever birth you choose.

Class 5 – Hello Baby!

What to expect as natural labour unfolds. And the possible variations of it. How to nurture yourself in the latent stage. How listen to your body & instincts in established labour. When to call the midwife. Trouble shooting those curve balls. Birth itself. The golden hour & your first taster of mindful breastfeeding.

All this with hypnobirthing relaxations & birth hypnosis that we build on each week. So you can be confident with your decisions, techniques, affirmations, breathing, Hypnobirthing MP3s, and free flow hypnosis.

 And More

A 30 minute private session

An optional pre-course zoom chat. Let’s set the intention & talk about your hopes, fears, need to knows & what you want your birth to look like?

Ongoing support

Not to be sniffed at. Most teachers only give this to their private clients. Sure, you might not need it. But it’s priceless if you do.

Progressive Hypnosis

You get all the usual Hypnobirthing relaxations. But you get real hypnosis for birth as well. Week by week we’ll develop your skills, your confidence & your own internal hypnotic stories.

The Hypnobirthing Book by Katherine Graves

With forward my Michel Odent this book includes 3 Hypnobirthing MP3 relaxations. Start practicing & learning now so we can move straight on to bigger things! Do you have the book & MP3 and don’t want another? Use code BookNotIncluded to save £10 (and the planet).

Course folder of notes & posters

I’ll email these pdfs before you start. The folder contains useful links so please have a good look through!

Email Drop

Throughout your course I’ll send you gems like:

The calm & comfort email: A list of all the gorgeousness your class conjures up in class 2 

The birth film email: Hand selected positive births (everything from free birth to hospital birth & beautiful epidural births). 

The cesarean email: Inspirational cesarean birth videos & person centred cesarean blogs

The Resources email: Links to all the knowledge bases I wouldn’t want you to be without

Exclusive Discounts

Valued at well into the £100s. These discounts include Sam Vaughan Doula, Caroline Dearlove, Espina Chiropractic, Your Midwives and my very own Mindful Breastfeeding Classes.

All this with a full antenatal hypnobirthing course, hypnobirthing relaxations, affirmations and breathing techniques as well as progressive & free flow hypnosis.

This course is for you if:

 

You’re a worrier, over-thinker, procrastinator, over worker or perfectionist.

You’re a confident birther & want that magic all over again.

You’ve been traumatised by your own birth experience or someone else’s.

You’re more worried about your partner than yourself.

You’re more at risk because of isms & who are.

You want a teacher who’s there for you before, during and after your course.

 

 

If you’re ready to invest in your birth?

THIS COURSE IS FOR YOU

Want to spread your Hypnobirthing Course payments out?

Hypnobirthing needs to be accessible. So whilst I ask you to pay in full if you can? When you book in advance, you can spread the payments out. If you don’t see what you need, contact me.

How to avoid the Ring of Fire

A one off hypnobirthing class all about the DOWN & OUT. Click book to read more.

Investment: £19 (suggested price)

Wednesday 7.30-9.30pm GMT

Date 15th December

Jan/Feb Hypnobirthing

Celebrate 2022 with Happy Birthing vibes!

Investment: £239

Tuesdays 7-9.30pm

Dates 11th, 18th, 25th Jan & 1st, 8th Feb

Mini Hypnobirthing

As much as we can cover in 2 class and YES this includes real hypnosis

Investment: £99

Wednesdays 7-9.30pm

Dates 9th, 16th Feb

March Hypnobirthing

Feel confident, relaxed & ready for a beautiful birth!

Investment: £239

Thursdays 7-9.30 pm

3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th & 31st March

 

April/May Hypnobirthing

Feel confident & relaxed as your prepare for birth.

Investment: £239

Tuesdays 7-9.30 pm

26th April, 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th May

 

Free Hypnobirthing

Join the 1000s of pregnant people working with me!

8PM GMT

First Wednesday of each month on Zoom

Plus a Private Facebook group

 

Oxford Hypnobirthing – course content

12 hours Online Hypnobirthing over 5 classes.

For even more flexible class times? Choose Private Hypnobirthing –  contact me

  Class One

  • Hypnosis
  • Hypnosis vs Mindfulness
  • Hypnobirthing logic
  • Mindset of birth
  • Birth hormones
  • How births works
  • Stages of labour
  • Surges
  • Seeding
  • Hypnobirthing effect
  • Neuroscience of fear/stress
  • How to get better at birthing right now!
  • Your first Hypnosis
  • Gentle fear release relaxation
  • How to use you Hypnobirthing MP3

 Class Two

  • The logic of breathing
  • Up breathing
  • Vagal Tone
  • Visualisations during surges
  • Relaxation scripts
  • Glove anaesthesia
  • Calming touch
  • Stroking relaxation
  • Anchors
  • Instinctive Pain Relief
  • Comfort measures
  • Birth environment
  • Home birth
  • MLU birth
  • Hospital birth
  • Hypnobirthing in hospital
  • Optimal position
  • Breech babies
  • Back to back babies

 Class Three

  • Due date fallacy
  • Informed birth & consent
  • Navigating the system
  • BRAINs
  • Tens machine
  • Water birth
  • Gas & air
  • Opioids & Epidural
  • Membrane Sweep
  • Induction of labour
  • Instrumental birth
  • Gentle C-section
  • Confidence Relaxation
  • Hypnosis for a busy birth environment
  • Perineal massage/Epi-No
  • Reduce Tearing

 Class Four

  • 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
  • Adrenaline
  • Down breathing
  • Golden hour & bonding

 Class Five

  • Signs of labour
  • Early signs
  • Fake false labour
  • Birth environment
  • The car journey
  • Vaginal examinations
  • Established labour
  • Mobility & instinct
  • Why you need to wee
  • I want to go home
  • Transition & Crowning
  • Adrenaline
  • Down breathing
  • Golden hour & bonding
  • Mindful Breastfeeding taster

You will receive:

The KG Hypnobirthing MP3 Colour & Calmness.

The Hypnobirthing Book by Katherine Graves, with forward my Michael Odent.

The KGH Official PDF course notes, Hypnobirthing scripts, affirmations, posters and stickers.

Exclusive offers for local birth & postnatal Doula Sam Vaughan.  Pregnancy Reflexology with Caroline Dearlove. And McTimony chiropractic at Espina with Tamsyn Lay. Keep a look out for new pregnancy offers I’m working on!

And my ongoing support throughout your pregnancy.

Hypnobirthing FAQs

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.

On Zoom, should I have my camera on?

It's up to you. If you want to turn your camera off? Turn it off.

Personally? I like the camera on. It's reassuring to know I'm talking to a real person. And it's easier for me to teach when I know you're enjoying class.

But this all about you.

So do whatever makes you most comfortable.

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:

 

  • Benefits
  • Risks
  • Alternatives
  • Instinct
  • Nothing

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).

I'm a student midwife, can I observe your classes?

Yes! I love birth workers who want to learn about hypnobirthing.

But please don't sign up to my free classes. We need to adhere to UK law.

Please email me direct telling me what you want to observe & when.

I will request consent from all course/class participants before you observe. 

During busy times (students are like buses) you will be added to my waiting list.

 

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