Hypnobirthing Classes in Oxford
Want to feel GOOD about birth?
Fully prepared with hypnosis techniques
Confident with Knowledge
Tooled up with pain hacks
REST & RELAXATION
WELCOME TO HYPNOBIRTHING
Relax: This photo was taken less than an hour before birth!
I’ve never walked into anything with the confidence I did that day.
Birth was the most calm, loving and empowering experience of my life. It went smoothly with zero complications, zero ‘pain’ relief & zero tears! Not once did I wish it was over. I loved every second.
Small Group Hypnobirthing Classes
Hypnobirthing is the most proactive way to prepare for your baby’s birth.
And everything you do. Starting now…
Can make a BIG difference.
Because the origins of Hypnobirthing are far more than ‘relax’ and you’ll be fine.
The big research into hypnobirthing showed that relaxation, breathing techniques and crucially – hypnosis for birth – led to better births, less pain and fewer interventions or iatrogenic harm.
So my group hypnobirthing course in Oxford give you all the tools of hypnobirthing – plus real hypnosis for birth techniques along with the brain-body hacks you need for pain.
My Hypnobirthing courses are for people who feel better, knowing HOW? & WHY?
This is where confidence lives, relaxation rules, and where the smiles & support flow as freely as the fun!
So if you find yourself wondering HOW? or WHY? Or what can make birth better for ME?
Join my course!
“How you approach birth is intimately connected with how you approach life”
– William Sears
The birth was amazing! And so positive! Just a tens machine and hypnosis!!!
My mum is a retired midwife and she’s blown away with pride for Claire. She keeps saying she’s in AWE of her!
Take my suggested due dates with a pinch of salt, there is always wiggle room !
Classes are in Oxford or Online!
- Birth partners are welcome, no extra charge, they need this as much as you do
- But birth partners are not obligatory, you are a person in your own right
- Suggested Due Dates are just suggestions, you know
- No dress code, yoga pants are not the law
- NCT gets you friends, Hypnobirthing finds your soul
- Be comfy, be happy, have fun
- Busy minds, busy lives & busy people are especially welcome!!
Want to spread your Hypnobirthing Course payments out?
Please pay in full using the book buttons above if you can. But please use this 2 payment option if it’s more helpful!
Complete your Hypnobirthing enrolment form after setting up payment below so I know which course you are booking. And I look forward to working with you soon!
What you get
Please note that with various Hypnobirthing class formats available, course length & content may differ. So just pop me an email and get ready for a fast and lovely reply!
Class 1 – The Big Easy
Described by past client’s as ‘a lesson in life’. Let’s demystify Hypnobirthing & birth and get you fired up for a fabulous birth! The way the mind works and how it affects your life, not just ybirth. So this is time to relax and reset, build your confidence, knowing where birth fear and pain come from, and prepare yourself with the techniques to stop them in their tracks.
You’ll learn everything from Hypnobirthing Anchors, to Glove Anaesthesia, to dial down pain and the Breathing Queen. And I’ll teach you the medical hypnosis (hypnobirthing pain techniques) that you won’t find in books.
Class 2 – The Game Changer
You’ve got skills honey! So applying the principles of normal birth, let’s talk Hypnobirthing for c-section, Hypnobirthing for induction and create your zone. Your biological & emotional needs are THE SAME however you birth. So bring all your techniques together as we think about the practicalities of Hypnobirthing any type of birth on your big day. We’ll talk right to choice, right to decline, how to speak up without being birthzilla and owning your right to be one as well!
This is using your Hypnobirthing whatever paths you choose, whichever paths your birth goes down and giving you the knowledge to keep it as close to what you really want. And most of all, how to be proud of medicalised birth as well.
And let’s talk about baby! This is your baby’s journey too, so learn how to get even more out your Hypnobirthing and nurture those first precious moments too.
Plus hypnobirthing relaxations & birth hypnosis techniques each week. So you can be confident with your decisions, techniques, affirmations, breathing, Hypnobirthing MP3s, and free flow hypnosis.
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!
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.
Hypnosis for Birth Techniques
You’ll get all the usual Hypnobirthing relaxations. But I’ll share tips & tricks straight out of hypnosis for birth & medical hypnosis as well. Develop your skills, that you’ll have for life.
The Hypnobirthing Book by Katherine Graves (Optional)
Not essential. Just an optional extra. We’ll move on to the real HYPNO your in class!
Course folder of notes & posters
I’ll email these pdfs before you start. The folder contains useful links so please have a browse!
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: Confidence boosting (hand selected) positive births films with everything from free birth to hospital birth & positive epidurals
The cesarean hypnobirthing email: Inspiring natural cesarean births & person centred cesareans
The Resources email: Links to all the knowledge bases no birther should be without without
All this an essential antenatal hypnobirthing course.
I whole heartedly say there is no way my birth would have turned out the way it did without you. I can’t thank you enough for your support at such a vulnerable time being pregnant. Thank you Steph, for empowering me to tap into my instincts and being an amazing teacher.
This course is for you if you:
Like to know why?
Are an over-thinker, over-worker or over-achiever
Procrastinate or worry
Fear pain (or birth)
Suffered a previous difficult birth
Just need something to help
If you’re ready to invest in your birth experience?
THIS COURSE IS FOR YOU
NCT class. We were asked to line up in order of birth confidence. James & I were 10/10. Everyone else was 2 or 3. It felt so good. Being that confident!
Do you want to be good with pain?
There is no such thing as ‘pain thresholds’ or other people being ‘better with pain’ than you are.
But pain is a perception. And you can learn to dial it down or switch it off!
Hypnosis has been used in pain reduction for hundreds of years!
So you need more than just Hypnobirthing relaxations to help.
You need birth hypnosis in your hypnobirthing
And I’ll teach you to literally think yourself out of pain.
This honey jam brain over body thing works wonders for anyone.
Single, coupled up or up to your eye balls in doulas or drugs.
Everyone deserves this kind of birth pain science hypnosis autonomy & control.
Good births start here
Good birth matters. It’s good for you. It’s good for baby. And it’s good for partners.
Feeling the pressure? You’re not alone.
Good birth is different for all of us.
And there is one single question I will ask that will change everything.
Because once you know the answer to this question? You can make your hypnobirthing happen anywhere. Whatever birth you choose.
You can have a positive birth experience whether you choose a homebirth, an induction or an unplanned cesarean.
If you want to be confident, looking forward to birth, enjoying your pregnancy & knowing with every bone in your body that YOUR BIRTH WILL ROCK?
So have a calm birth.
But choose an online hypnobirthing course that will give you the geekery to be as calm & in control as you want.
This is Hypnosis for Birth & Hypnobirthing.
(Not the ‘modern hypnobirthing machine’)
Learn how to make ALL of your mind feel calm
Let’s face it.
Your subconscious mind knows when you can’t do this yourself.
And you subconscious knows when you are not prepared.
Then that deep rooted knowledge sits there like a little worry worm.
Because your subconscious mind knows when there’s something missing. Or when your reliant on something that might let you down.
So if you only learn the ‘modern’ hypnobirthing methods:
Your subconscious knows
YOU DON’T HAVE CONTROL
Your subconscious knows
YOU DON’T CONTROL YOUR OWN CALM
But if you want full calm and control that keeps your whole mind happy?
Learn hypnosis for birth in your hypnobirthing
Learn glove anaesthesia
Learn to switch off pain with your own mind and even your eyes!
Use your OWN mind to switch off fear. And choose to work with your subconscious instead of in spite it.
CONTROL CAN BE YOURS
And calm is wherever you need it!
Calm is closer than you think
Everyone. Everywhere. Who’s ever had a baby?
Wants to feel calm.
And you also want control.
You want to feel prepared. And have a full tool box.
Ready with mindfulness, hypnosis & hypnobirthing techniques.
Hypnobirthing classes that are the real deal. So you know you’ve got it all for your first baby. Or maybe you want hypnobirthing thats more hard core than you did for your last baby. A smoother birth this time. Tips and tricks up your sleeve. Not panicking. Mind calm. Still. Quiet.
And you can feel knowledgeable. Prepared. Grounded. Connected with your baby. Ready for anything.
Let’s make this a positive birth experience. Turn your fears to turned into strengths. Feeling positive about labour.
And feeling empowered
Knowing you can make the best choices for you. And birth can be magical instead of painful!
Online Hypnobirthing Classes
Preparing for my first baby’s birth. I admit I was worried. But day by day, with Hypnosis for birth? I created something so amazing… that in labour? I would be able trust implicitly.
And it gave me a birth beyond my wildest dreams.
So imagine this…
Labour starts & you feel GOOD.
You feel confident knowing how to:
- Dial down pain easy as 3.2.1.
- Stop spontaneous fear in it’s tracks
- Have the birth you really want (whatever happens)
- Feel good about your choices (even if theres an unexpected twist)
- Gently and confidently tell your midwife what you want
- Feel really good that you get to GIVE BIRTH
- Use real Hypnobirthing that can carry you through
So if you’ve looked elsewhere but the ‘Modern Hypnobirthing’ machine leaves you wondering…
- Where’s the HYPNOSIS in hypnobirthing?
- Relaxation won’t be enough for ME
- How will this EVER help with pain?
You need to do my Course
You deserve a good birth
Birth deserves to be the best day of your life. You deserve to feel relaxed in your pregnancy.
And you need to be prepared. You need to feel confident. You need Hypnobirthing.
So if you’re the kind of person who likes to prepare, think things through and feel ready?
You’re in the right place.
I was induced with oral prostaglandins to comply with French law on max pregnancy time. It was otherwise a natural birth. Super fast in 3hrs from the start of noticeable contractions. Intense but pain free! No stitches. Thank you for all the classes x
Why do you need 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?
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, It’s the 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 Autonomous 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.
Join the 1000s of pregnant people working with me!
First Wednesday of each month on Zoom
Plus a Private Facebook group
4 classes. One private session. 11 hours of Online Hypnobirthing.
For full flexibility of class times & dates? Take a look at my private hypnobirthing course options.
- Hypnosis & Mindfulness
- Hypnobirthing logic
- Mindset of birth
- Birth hormones
- How births works
- Stages of labour
- Hypnobirthing effect
- Colour Anchor for pain
- Birth environment
- Neuroscience of fear/stress
- How to get better at birthing right now!
- Your first Hypnosis
- The logic of breath
- Up breathing
- Vagal Tone
- Visualisations during surges
- Relaxation scripts
- Glove anaesthesia
- Instinctive Pain Relief
- Comfort measures
- Birth environment
- Home birth
- MLU birth
- Hospital birth
- Hypnobirthing in hospital
- Optimal position
- Breech babies
- Back to back babies
- Due date fallacy
- Knowledge & Choice
- Navigating the system
- Tens machine
- Water birth
- Gas & air
- Opioids & Epidural
- Membrane Sweep
- Induction of labour
- Instrumental birth
- Gentle C-section
- Hypnosis for a busy birth environment
- Observational looking
- Sequencing for pain reduction
- Reduce Tearing
- Gentle fear release hypnosis
- Birth place choices
- Home birth
- Early labour signs
- Fake false labour
- Birth environment
- The car journey
- Vaginal examinations
- Established labour
- Mobility & instinct
- Why wee wee
- I want to go home
- Transition & Crowning
- Down breathing
- Golden hour & bonding
- Mindful Breastfeeding taster
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:
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 come to class alone for various reasons.
If you have a partner who can't come to class 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 Hypnobirthing Classes are 100% bespoke. YES we cover the Autonomous Hypnobirthing content but we have more time to focus on what matters most to YOU. 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. So make the most out of it!
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.