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

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.

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

Truth is? A ‘good birth’ is different for everyone.

Finding your own path. Finding your own calm. Finding your own safe, relaxed, supported space. And knowing how Hypnobirthing really works?

That’s where I come in.

And my Hypnobirthing classes are different!

I put the hypnosis back into hypno-birthing

Real hypnosis has been stripped out of Hypnobirthing. Shocked? Me too!

The money hungry machines have made it easier to qualify as a hypnobirthing teacher by de-skilling the methods. Don’t want an unqualified person hypnotising you, right? So the highly effective hypnosis has been switched for ‘hypnobirthing relaxations‘. And now anyone can now teach Hypnobirthing. Yay! (Read that last word with sarcasm). Great for the big teaching schools, but not great for you.

Because hypnosis makes a BIG difference.

Hypnosis is an art.

And it’s a game changer.

Hypnosis has been used to treat pain for thousands of years.

So as well as Hypnobirthing. I’ll guide you through building your hypnosis. You’ll find your flow. Trust you subconscious. And discover the inner control that comes with your own hypnotic space.

I’ve trained in Hypnobirthing enough times to know:

What works vs What doesn’t.

And I give you the best.

I’ll be honest about birth ( I love it!)

What does perfect look like? Does it even exist? Birth is work. It’s call labour for a reason!And isn’t that just setting yourself up for failure?

So we’ll talk good birth and positive birth. How to create a better experience even if you’ve been told your body is no good or birth is somehow ‘risky’ for you. And how to keep it all together if your best laid plans go out the window.

So you can find a realistic & gentle path through birth

And I’m here to make this easy for you. So your support is on going. Call me any time ( as if you’d booked a private course!). And I’ll go the extra mile to make your Hypnobirthing perfect for you.

If a class clashes with nct? Catch up with the next course. Course fully booked? Contact me.

Sign up and start enjoying your pregnancy. At last you can feel prepared & relaxed about birth. You can feel confident in yourself, your birth partner & your plans.

See your full hypnobirthing content at the end of this page.

Hypnobirthing group course

Online Hypnobirthing classes via Zoom.

Birth partners welcome at no additional cost.

I throw in the occasional student Midwife for free!

Investment: £229

Online Hypnobirthing Classes

Evenings 7-9.15pm

12 hours

June/July Hypnobirthing

My only summer course of 2021

No charge for accomanying birth partners.

Investment: £229

Tuesdays 7-9.30pm

15th, 22nd, 29th, June & 6th, 13th July

Sept/Oct Hypnobirthing

Feel confident & relaxed as your prepare for birth

A Student Midwife is attending this course!

Investment: £229

Tuesdays 7-9.30 pm

14th, 21st, 28th Sept & 5th, 12th Oct

 

October Mindful Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding deserves preparation too!

Birth partners welome. Course includes book & MP3s.

Investment: £79

Thursdays 7-8.30pm

TBC

November Hypnobirthing

Last chance for a birth ready for Christmas

Investment: £229 

Tuesdays 7-9.30pm

2nd, 11th, 16th, 23rd, 30th November

Free Hypnobirthing

You read that right!

Join the 1000s of pregnant people getting Free Hypnobirthing gold dust!

8PM GMT

First Wednesday of each month & Free Facebook group

 

Oxford Hypnobirthing – course content

10-12 hours of Oxford Hypnobirthing expertise over 4 classes. Now over 5 classes!

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

  Class One

  • Hypnosis
  • Hypnobirthing logic
  • Mindset of birth
  • Birth hormones
  • How your body births
  • Surges
  • Seeding
  • Hypnobirthing effect
  • Mind-Body-Birth
  • Hypnosis demo
  • Hypnobirthing relaxation
  • Birth affirmations
  • Relaxation MP3 use
  • Hypnobirthing practice
  • Mindful Practice
 Class Two

  • Hypnobirthing breathing
  • Up breathing
  • Visualisations during surges
  • Relaxation scripts
  • Glove anesthesia
  • Short cuts to calmness
  • Anchors
  • Natural Pain Relief
  • Comfort measures
  • Perineal massage/Epi-No
  • Reduce Tearing
  • Optimum position
  • Breech babies
  • Back to back babies
 Class Three

  • 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
 Class Four

  • 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
  • Adrenaline
  • 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 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.

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).

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