Hypnobirthing Suffolk - Teachers' Directory
I am a former NHS Midwife and Nurse and have many years experience caring, supporting and empowering women during pregnancy and birth. I now work as a qualified Hypnotherapist specialising in teaching Hypnobirthing. I also work as a Complementary Therapist providing Maternity Reflexology and Aromatherapy in Bury St Edmunds, Newmarket and the surrounding areas. My introduction to Hypnobirthing was when I saw the positive difference Hypnobirthing made to a woman's experience of labour and birth
I studied at The Hypnobirthing Association under Katharine Graves, on the Royal College of Midwives approved Hypnobirthing Teaching course and I am a registered member of the Hypnobirthing Association. I am based in Halesworth, and teach classes across Suffolk.
My Hypnobirthing Story
When I was pregnant with our daughter I felt very anxious. Many of my friends and family had described their difficult experiences of childbirth and I had always felt that there must be another way. Then I found Hypnobirthing and it looked like a really positive approach to pregnancy and birth.
I found the course extremely informative on all aspects of birth and very empowering. The exercises and breathing techniques soon changed me from a very anxious pregnant lady, to a calm and prepared mum-to-be.
Hypnobirthing provided me with all the information I needed to make the right choices about the birth I wanted, the techniques for a calm and natural labour, and the best start for a new life together with my baby.
I was first inspired by Frederick LeBoyer's book- Birth without violence over 10 years ago.
I found through journeying back through my own birth (which happened spontaneously through massage and breathe-work)
I discovered just how powerfully my own birth had imprinted upon me and truly understood the importance of empowering and supporting wherever possible, each couple's choices and enhancing them.
I then began attending births after pregnancy massage treatments and I have been inspired in empowering birthing journeys ever since.
I believe it can ensure the best chances for a calm conscious birthing journey can be experienced for every birthing mother, partner and the baby who is entering the world. This work comes from my heart and I truly aim to make a difference on so many levels.
I am truly in love with my work as an advanced therapist in pre and post pregnancy massage, as well as in offering active birthing skills and now to be able to offer hypnobirthing my life purpose is enhanced even further.
I have been inspired by Ina May Gaskin's approaches, Michel Odent and Elena Tonetti's inspirational work in natural birthing and would recommend you take a closer look.
I also offer support for infertility using unique visualisation, reflexology, massage and breathe connection, to reduce deep levels of tensions within the body which can play a part in imbalances in the first place. This can be offered as part of IVF or when looking to conceive naturally.
I look forward to meeting you!
Hypnobirthing is becoming recognised more and more as an effective method of childbirth as it helps the mother have a far more relaxed and less stressful birthing experience, leading to a more relaxed baby. You can .
Our teacher are trained in recognised hypnobirthing techniques and are highly experienced in teaching these methods to expectant mothers for their childbirthing. Each teacher has been trained and assessed individually to certify them. They have all signed up to our code of practice, covering principles and ethics, and including the promotion of good practice when teaching hypnobirthing. Teachers also commit to working to increase understanding about the benefits of natural childbirth techniques in order to build its wider usage around the country and beyond.