Christine Duffill - Leto Therapies
- Leto Therapies
- 131 Westbourne Avenue
- HU5 3HU
- East Yorkshire
- Contact Details:
- 01482 491280
- 07532 013036
- Leto Therapies
I've worked as a midwife for almost twenty years and am very excited to be able to offer KG hypnobirthing throughout East Yorkshire. I am also a massage therapist and a clinical aromatherapist, specialising in pregnancy, birth and beyond.
I've worked as a midwife for almost twenty years. Most of my career was spent on a Birthing Suite where I was so lucky to have supported hundreds of families in welcoming their babies. I use all the knowledge and skills I gained as a midwife and hypnobirthing teacher to ensure that I provide the very best and most current information regarding pregnancy and birth. This is presented in a clear and unbiased way so that you can make your own informed choices and take control of your birth. I passionately believe that all women should experience the best possible birth and that those who are well prepared, are the most likely to succeed.
I love teaching hypnobirthing, to witness how it empowers, raises confidence and self belief is incredibly satisfying. We know that birth can be unpredictable so I don't promise a pain free birth but I can promise that whatever twists and turns your birth presents you with, hypnobirthing will help you remain calm and positive.
Over the last ten years I've practiced clinical aromatherapy and massage, specialising in pregnancy, birth and beyond. Both aromatherapy and massage offer huge health benefits for mums and their babies and can perfectly complement hypnobirthing.
KG Hypnobirthing is a complete antenatal course that adapts to the needs of the individual parents. Research has demonstrated that its use reduces the need for medication and the likelihood of medical intervention during labour. It involves the use of powerful and proven techniques, including guided relaxation, positive affirmations, breathing and massage techniques. These techniques allow the body and mind to work in harmony, focusing on the positive and releasing the negative in order to increase the mother’s confidence in her body’s natural ability to birth. Even if birth doesn't go as planned, this results in a gentle birth into a calm atmosphere with all it's associated benefits for all the family.
Personal experience and research has demonstrated that fathers can feel uninvolved during the birth of their child. Hypnobirthing encourages full involvement by the partner, allowing them to play an active and invaluable role throughout pregnancy and during birth. The couple becomes a mutually supportive team.
'It is so good to find Hypnotherapy available locally for pregnancy and birth. After assisting so many women to have good birth experiences through Hypnotherapy myself, I am sad that I no longer have the capacity but very pleased that Chris is out there for women again. Having known Chris for a number of years now I see Chris as a kind and gentle person who is committed to making birth an enjoyable experience and would be a great support to anyone on the childbirth journey.'
Julie Flint, Midwife, Lecturer and Supervisor of Midwives.
BIRTH OR RILEY
'Christine’s pre-birth advice helped me to achieve a natural, positive and calm birth experience, even after being induced. She has such a thoughtful and kind manner and lots of fantastic advice to share, all of which really helped in the moment when we were in hospital. I would certainly recommend hypnobirthing and working with Christine to any expectant parents!
I had taken hypnobirthing classes to learn relaxation and breathing techniques to help me achieve as natural a birth as possible. However, two weeks before my due date we found out that I needed to be induced for medical reasons. I was very nervous about the induction and thought it would mean an end to my hopes for a natural birth and I would end up with multiple medical interventions.
Christine’s support and advice was so valuable, especially at this tricky time. With her experience as a midwife as well as being a trained hypnobirthing teacher, Christine helped me to understand the medical options so that I was more informed about my choices, but – more importantly – she also taught me how to use all the hypnobirthing tools and techniques my husband and I had learnt to stay as positive, active, mobile and calm as possible even in a more medical setting. It was exactly what I needed. As a result, I felt much stronger going into hospital and I knew what I needed to do to stay in control and keep ‘in the zone’. Once the surges/ contractions started, I used the yoga ball, I moved constantly, we walked around the hospital and I listened to music and relaxation mp3s on my headphones. Everything happened very quickly after that and within 6 hours of my waters breaking, our beautiful baby daughter was born. The midwives respected our wishes brilliantly and supported us to achieve a natural birth with no pain relief offered or further interventions needed.
Apart from the initial induction and the continuous monitoring of baby’s heartrate, we managed to have the natural birth experience we wanted and it was an amazing feeling. Powerful, without being painful. Our daughter arrived happily into the world and latched on within the first hour as we enjoyed a lot of skin-to-skin time immediately after her birth.
Christine was so understanding, so knowledgeable and so supportive. She balances an incredible sensitivity with impressive expertise so that you feel immediately more confident about the situation. Christine’s support and the hypnobirthing approach helped us to stay calm and positive throughout and helped my husband provide the perfect level of comfort and encouragement'.
Thank you Christine!
(I love this story because it perfectly demonstrates the benefits of hypnobirthing even when things don't go to plan. It also highlights the importance of remaining positive - Christine)
For more testimonials go to www.letotherapies.co.uk
Take place in my home within the peaceful, leafy 'Avenues' area of Hull and usually consist of no more than three couples at a time. The course entails 10 to 12 hours of teaching and discussion. Classes can run over four sessions on consecutive weeks, or you may find it more convenient to attend two longer weekend sessions. Group sessions suit those who wish to meet other hypnobirthing couples to share support and experiences.
GROUP CLASSES FOR FRIENDS
Do you have friends interested in KG Hypnobirthing? I'd be happy to teach you in one of your homes, at a time that suits you. Price: dependent upon how many couples wish to attend but it would be cheaper than the normal group sessions! Contact me to discuss.
Take place within your own home, if preferred, at a time to suit you. Offering privacy, convenience and a very bespoke service.
The course includes:
• The KG Hypnobirthing relaxation CD (Colour and Calmness)
• The KG Hypnobirthing handbook
• Course handouts and scripts
• On-going support and advice throughout your pregnancy, you’re always welcome to pop around for coffee and a chat. I love talking birth! Alternatively, you can contact me by e-mail or telephone
I offer free information sessions on hypnobirthing so that you can decide whether you wish to pursue the course. This also provides you with the opportunity to meet me. Why not contact me and we can meet for coffee (and cake!)
A £50 deposit secures your place on a course. I offer flexible payment for those who would prefer. Just contact me to discuss.
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