Hypnobirthing Manchester - Teachers' Directory
My name is Angela Bowman. I am a practising community midwife with both a masters and BSc in Midwifery. I have 20 years' experience of working with women and their partners throughout their birthing journey. I am a mother and a grandmother. I know as a midwife that I am truly privileged to share with women their experiences when preparing for birth and have witnessed many beautiful and calm births. I have been fortunate over the years to observe births in many settings from home to hospital (and anything in-between).
I am passionate about promoting natural birth. My interest in hypnobirthing came through my work as a midwife, from observing hypnobirths and receiving the wonderful and empowering birth stories from those women who I had suggested hypnobirthing to. Many reported that the day they birthed their baby was the best day of their lives and it was a wondereous experience. Leading many of my midwifery colleagues to exclaim how 'surprised' they were when the baby arrived with such ease.
Hypnobirthing is not 'trendy' or 'hippy'. Women have always followed their instincts, trusted in their bodies and used hypnobirthing techniques long before the term was invented. I have witnessed that when women work in harmony with their mind and bodies they create confident calm births; yet for some, fear and negativity inhibit this harmonious functioning. I believe that hypnobirthing using the KG approach will enable you with the skills and knowledge to achieve the best birth for you and your baby on the day.
I’m a qualified midwife practising in the NHS, mum to three young kids and one spaniel (who is the hardest work by far). I have a passion for the amazing process of creating and brining into the world a new life and am always in awe of women’s ability to do so. I want to help share the amazing benefits of KGHypnobirthing and show women what a wonderful experience birthing their baby can be.
I am a mum of two based on the outskirts of Manchester and Wigan. I run evening and weekend courses, plus home visits in the North West. For over 15 years I have worked in healthcare and education but most of all I enjoy working with mums-to-be and families.
I truly believe that the well-being of mums can’t be under-estimated and have experienced first-hand how wonderful KGHypnobirthing is in enabling a positive birth experience. I support mums-to-be to use this programme to help you achieve a positive birthing experience that is uniquely right for you and your baby. The comparison between birthing with and without KGHypnobirthing is profound and I believe that bringing a new baby confidently and gently into the world makes for a great start to motherhood.
It’s important to me that mums have a birth that they can be satisfied with and feel prepared and confident for the arrival of their new baby.
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 have been helping women who are seeking better birth experiences since 2012. I am a KG Hypnobirthing Trainer as well as a practitioner. I have a strong focus on helping women to be as relaxed and in control as possible when they give birth as well as enabling birth partners, usually Dad, to be the best possible birth partner they can be they so they know what to do to be helpful.
I am also an doula (professional birth partner) which is really helpful when I’m teaching KG Hypnobirthing because I have a good understanding of how the maternity system works and how best to help you navigate it.
I have appeared on BBC1, BBC Family and Education and BBC FiveLive helping women who have previously had traumatic birth experiences to experience better ones.
I have spoken at birth conferences both nationally and internationally about enabling positive birth experiences.
I am also a ‘Hypnobirthing mum.’ I used the techniques to birth both of my children to have calm unmedicated physiological births and this is helpful when hating the information because I’ve actually done it!
Learning to put yourself into deep relaxation using self hypnosis is the fastest and easiest way to help you stay in control during your baby's birth.
If you invest in my course, we'll be practicing some deep relaxation so you'll be able to access your innate birthing wisdom.
You'll gain an understanding of the evidence base as well as our current maternity system and how to work with it in a way that's right for you.
Should you be interested in working with me, please do get in touch. In the first instance, we can chat to see if we are a good fit for working with each other and we can go from there.
With Love and Super Birthing Vibes,
I am a qualified midwife with over 11 years experience working in the NHS. I have spent the last 7 years working in the antenatal clinic, caring for women throughout their pregnancies.
I live in the Stockport area and I am a wife to Paul and mummy to William and Poppy.