Hypnobirthing Lancashire - Teachers' Directory
After 37 years as a practising midwife, I remain as passionate as ever about promoting birth as a natural and very special event. I have recently retired so have been able to channel my skills and experience in helping ‘soon to be mothers’ like you best prepare for birth. Experience has taught me a mother’s body is perfectly designed for birth, yet mothers have a tendency to work against it. I believe KG Hypnobirthing is the perfect way for me to empower you with knowledge and skills to help you achieve the best birth for you.
I am professional in my approach, trustworthy, warm and friendly (so I’m told!). I will support you from first contact on enquiry, throughout pregnancy and for the first month after birth. I will provide you with a chance for birth reflection within my support period, both as a positive means of birth recovery and as a celebration. We will also have fun along the way
I hold both a teaching and counselling qualification and have extensive experience in teaching Antenatal Education, Active Birth and Relaxation, along with providing De-brief, Birth Reflection and Breastfeeding Support.
Please don't hesitate to ring me should you have any questions at all, or wish to discuss a tailor made session.
I'm Kati Edwards, KG Hypnobirthing Teacher, the founder of Birth You In Love and a Doula UK Registered doula.
I am mostly to be found lapping up birth geekiness and talking to whoever will listen about the differences between the births of babies whose mothers have learnt to 'Hypnobirth' and those that don't.
I became passionate about helping women and their partners give birth during my first pregnancy.
In 2013, I set up 'Womb With A View'; a positive birth space at festivals connecting women to great information as to how they can help themselves give birth in the calmest, gentlest way.
In 2014, I took part in a BBC1 documentary produced by Landmark Films to help bring these ideas into the mainstream. The programme was called "Childbirth All or Nothing."
It was a fantastic show and to this day, people contact me to say watching it changed or reinforced their ideas on childbirth and led them to have a much more positive experience than they would have otherwise.
Since then, I have spoken at many birth conferences both nationally and internationally about how women can empower themselves towards better birth experiences. These have included the MAMA Conference, Scotland, the Women's Voices Conference, London, Doula UK Conference, London, Women's Right's in Childbirth, Oslo, Norway and the Manchester Homebirth Conference.
I am a fully qualified KG Hypnobirthing teacher teaching couples how they can use hypnobirthing to full effect during their babies births.
I am also on the KG Hypnobirthing Training Team teaching midwives, doulas and other health professionals how to use Hypnobirthing in their practice and also how to teach Hypnobirthing pregnant women.
I believe babies deserve to be born in the gentlest way possible and parents-to-be deserve to know what they can do to stack the odds in their favour to achieve a calm start to their baby's life.
Giving birth is easier when calm and relaxed because the muscles you need to give birth need to be relaxed in order to work most effectively. This potentially makes your labour shorter and more comfortable.
If you invest in my course, we'll be practicing some deep relaxation so you'll be able to access your innate wisdom and tap into the part of your mind that already knows how to give birth.
There will be a healthy dose of evidence based information so you'll know how birth actually works and you can work with your body as opposed to against it.
On my course, you'll gain an understanding of our current maternity system and how to work with it in a way that's right for you.
There is a strong focus on making sure your birth partner is well versed on how to be a birth partner so they are not just a 'spare part' as many dads have been historically. He'll have a very defined role and by the end of the course will be confident in how to help you.
I believe it's helpful to my clients that I have not only used these techniques personally but I see them in action in my work as a doula.
I use my background in NHS Psychology as well as storytelling to help convey the ideas in the course.
Arming yourself with the right knowledge along with practice of the techniques makes it more likely you'll be calm and confident in the birth process which is better for you and your baby.
Feel free to get in touch or to stalk me online to learn what you can to bring your baby into this world gently and calmly.
I teach in person within an hour of Manchester.
For those further afield, I use Skype or Zoom. I have taugtht clients in the Middle East and Australia and can teach anywhere with a good internet connection.
Should you be interested in working with me, please do get in touch. In the first instance, I can send out a form to see if we would be a good fit for working with each other and we can go from there!
I'll look forward to hearing from you if you feel drawn to working with me to help your baby's birth be as easy and calm as it can be.
With Love and Super Birthing Vibes,
My name is Emily and I am the mother of a wonderful son. I am a qualified hypnobirthing teacher with a diploma in Katharine Graves Hypnobirthing (KGH), which is accredited by The Royal College of Midwives.
I first came to hypnobirthing whilst I was pregnant with my first. I wanted a home water birth and so a hypnobirthing course seemed like the sensible thing to do in the hope to achieve this and I did. I had a very calm, relaxed, quick birth in water at home without any pain relief (except for the water ~ I just never felt like I needed any), even though my baby boy was completely back to back.
During the course, before the birth of my baby, I found that I had a real passion for birth and I just couldn't read enough about it. This passion continued after my son was born and so in my eyes, the next step was to train as a hypnobirthing teacher myself, in the hope that I could help other women achieve the birth that they want and that is RIGHT FOR THEM!
Hypnobirthing is more than just positive thinking and breathing exercises ~ it is a complete in-depth antenatal course. It enables a woman to work with her body, which is designed to give birth. It releases the fear and negativity that she has been programmed with from an early age (from dramatized T.V births for example or stories from family/friends or even possible from a personal negative birth experience) and replaces it with calm confidence for the birth of her baby. It covers labour and birth preparation and provides women with the knowledge to enable them to be confident in their choices rather than making decisions based on fear. It teaches relaxation techniques to help achieve a calm, comfortable and often drug free birth.
Hypnobirthing is a wonderful asset to facilitate a natural birth however, it is also extremely beneficial to any kind of birth, wherever and however that birth happens. It is also beneficial to baby as the hormones the mother produces are passed on to the baby. If mother is relaxed, baby is relaxed which is especially important in labour. It also helps facilitate breast feeding right away and generally makes for a more chilled out baby afterwards as they are already accustomed to relaxing while the mother relaxed.
For many people, the word 'hypnotherapy' conjures up strange images of stage hypnotists apparently making people cluck like a chicken or eat an onion thinking it's an apple. In fact, hypnotherapy is merely the use of words used in a more focused and positive way to help people let go of some of the negative ideas they have acquired in life. It aims to induce deep relaxation (if practiced regularly) which is all hypnosis is - an induced state of relaxation! We all go into a state of hypnosis at least twice everyday (particularly when we are falling asleep and waking up) and so we know it is nothing to fear, we can not be made to do anything we do not wish to do. In this state of deep relaxation, the beneficial suggestions about birth, are able to penetrate straight into the subconscious enabling a more positive view on labour and birth.
Fathers often come to the class unwillingly and a little bit skeptical, though once they have started, they see it is logical, that it is based on science, anatomy, psychology and common sense and they go away having really enjoyed the course and being the best advocates for the method.
By using the tools, such as breathing techniques and positive visualization, language and affirmations for relaxation taught in the hypnobirthing classes, a birthing mother can easily enter into a state of deep relaxation or self hypnosis. In this state of deep relaxation, the birthing muscles are able to work as they are meant to in an efficient and effective manner.
Hello, my name is Jenie and I am a KG Hypnobirthing teacher and mummy to a beautiful little girl. I used hypnobirthing when I had my little girl and thought it was the most empowering experience of my life! I want to help other parents to be have a lovely relaxed, calm and empowered experience too.
My name is Janet Naylor. I have over 35 years experience of working with pregnant women and their birth partners. I am a mother of 3 grown up children and have personal experience of self hypnosis during my own births (Hypnobirthing). I am a midwife. I have given birth at home and in hospital. In the 1980's I was truly inspired by Dr Michel Odent and Ina May Gaskin. Together with my own experiences this lead me to become a doula accredited by Michel Odent. I later trained as a midwife. As a doula I worked in the North West of England.I have a strong passion to enable and support mothers (and partners) to have a positive birth experience.
In my role as a doula and midwife I have been priviledged to have witnessed many calm and beautiful births unfold, many using self hypnosis or Hypnobirthing. I have been fortunate to have observed many water births, home births,and hospital births, including VBAC (vaginal birth after caesarean).
For over 30 years I have supported and empowered women and their birth partners to make informed choices regarding their labour, birth, feeding and early parenting. I currently work within the NHS as a midwife in a midwifery led unit and in community.
I originally trained in The Mongan Method (USA HypnoBirthing). I am now also practising The Katharine Graves (KG) UK Hypnobirthing. I teach 4 classes or a more condensed course over 2 separate days. I understand that people have busy lives, so as far as classes go, I can be flexible to accommodate your individual needs, either in a small group or on a one to one basis,
In addition to my Hypnobirthing teaching role I work privately as a midwife, doula and maternity reflexologist, offering -
Antenatal care and support
Birth attendence and support
Postnatal care and support
I offer private Antenatal Classes in groups, preparing for labour and birth, helping you to do a birth "plan or preference sheet", role of the birth partner and much more. I also offer One to One in your own home at dates and times to suit your busy lives. In addition to this I offer sessions to prepare for when your baby is born, which include breastfeeding and the postnatal time ie life with your new born, early parenting, bonding, parenting roles, what is normal, changing nappies,bathing baby etc.
Please contact me to discuss your personal requirements and my availability.
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I’m a mother - I have four, now grown up, children. I am a qualified midwife, with a first class honours degree in Midwifery Studies, and 18 years clinical experience – in hospitals, the community and in independent practice. I currently work as an independent midwife and as a doula (professional birth support). I am qualified in a range of maternity complementary therapies. I am also a qualified hypnotherapist.
I came to Hypnobirthing through my work as a midwife. I initially trained in the Mongan Method 5 years ago, and I have also trained in Katharine Hypnobirthing. I am currently employed on a part-time basis as an “hypnosis midwife” working on an NHS/University of Central Lancashire clinical trial of the use of self –hypnosis for childbirth.
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