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. You care about your baby. You care about your birth. And you know the difference a better birth can make to you.
So together we’ll put the ‘hypno’ back into hypnobirthing. Go deeper into the mind-body connection of birth. And deeper into the logic to release any stress or fear and find a more gentle path to carry you into parenthood.
And want to make it easier for you. So support is on going. You can call me any time. And because I go the extra mile to make your Hypnobirthing perfect for you. Anything is possible.
Hypnobirthing techniques can be adjusted – just for you.
And if you can’t make a class? You can catch up with another group. Or top up with a luxury private class.
So join a course and start enjoying pregnancy, feeling relaxed about birth. Feeling confident in yourself, your birth partner & your plans.
See your full hypnobirthing course content at the end of this page.
Hypnobirthing group course
£219 In person classes
All classes are now via Zoom. In person classes are suspended. 4 or 5 week courses.
Birth partners welcome at no additional cost.
Online Hypnobirthing Classes
Evenings or weekends
Free Hypnobirthing Class
Online via Zoom
Pregnant people only. Hypnobirthing Relaxation, Mindfulness and Tips. A perfect taster or a relaxing top up for my Hypnobirthing clients!
First Wednesday of each Month (look out for extra pop up classes!)
8pm – 45mins
Perfect for Feb/March Due dates
4th, 11th, 18th, 25th Jan & 1st Feb
Feb/March – Hypnobirthing
Perfect for Spring due dates
8th, 15th, 22nd Feb & 1st, 8th March
March – Hypnobirthing, Tuesdays
Via Zoom – Perfect for Late April, May/June Due Dates
2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th March
April/May Hypnobirthing – Thursdays
Via Zoom – Perfect for June/July/August Due Dates
22nd, 29th April & 6th, 13th 20th May
Whilst everything is online I’m not a planning a weekend course (Zoom fatigue & all that!) but if 2 days of Zoom interests you? Just give me a call or email me here.
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
- 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 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.
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).