Hypnobirthing Yorkshire S - Teachers' Directory
I am a dedicated and passionate midwife who has been practising since 2008. I have worked in all areas of midwifery including community and in birth centres. My main goal when working as a midwife is to keep a woman’s birthing experience as ‘normal’ as possible, even when their experiences are ‘not going to plan’. This is through different methods such as encouraging upright positions, advising massage and a homely atmosphere. During the time that I have worked as a midwife, I have cared for many couples who have used hypnobirthing as a tool to give them the best labour and birth experience possible. I was very inspired by these experiences, as I frequently cared for women that seemed so calm, their labours often progressed quickly and the women often used less pain relief than those not hypnobirthing. Along with this, the birth partners also appeared well informed and very supportive. These experiences inspired me to becoming a KG Hypnobirthing Practitioner, as I also wanted to be able to share these amazing, powerful techniques. I work part time as midwife now and part time as a Hypnobirthing Practitioner to give couples the flexibility and best availability for their classes. During my spare time, I go hiking, practice yoga and I am involved in a local midwifery group who are campaigning for a much-needed free standing birth centre in South Yorkshire. I love to travel and I have been lucky enough to spend time in different countries such as Madagascar, where I have gained many different experiences and have had my practice influenced.
After qualifying as a midwife at King's College London, I went straight to work for a caseload team in South London. This brilliant job - based at St Thomas' hospital - gave me the opportunity to work with women from their booking appointment, through the birth, to the early days of parenthood. I have now assisted at well over 100 births, at home and in hospital settings. It is always a privilege to support mothers at the time of birth, and I have seen, time and time again, the great strength and love that women bring to their own unique birth.
I was convinced of the benefits of hypnobirthing long before becoming a midwife. My sister, after a challenging first birth, used hypnobirthing to prepare for her second. The result was a overwhelmingly positive natural birth experience for my sister, which, in turn, transformed my understanding of what birth could be like. I have now witnessed many times the positive effects of hypnobirthing, and strongly believe in its benefits, however a birth unfolds.
Having studied languages to degree level at the University of Cambridge, I speak French and German fluently, and would encourage any mothers to get in touch if they would like classes, or more general support, in these languages.
I recently moved up to Sheffield, where I continue to work as an NHS midwife and qualified KG Hypnobirthing teacher. I practice meditation myself, and have experienced first-hand its benefits for my physical and mental health. On my days off, I head out to the Peak in pursuit of beautiful landscapes and rocks - my other great loves, and the reason for my move up North!
Hello I’m Karen, I am a full trained and accredited Hypnobirth practitioner and mum of two beautiful babies, I have had 3 hypnobirths, all very different paths, but each one was a wonderful experience.
I am passionate about empowering couples to have a calm and peaceful birthing experience, whatever happens. I want to encourage women and their partners to understand that child birth is not always what is portrayed in the media, every birth is different, its how you approach them and deal with them that can be the same in any circumstance – calm, relaxed and empowered.
I cover Sheffield and the Peak District, but also offer Skype courses nationally or internationally.
Have a look around the website and please feel free to send me a text, give me a call or an email with any questions.
Providing support and care for women and families during pregnancy and childbirth isn't a job for me, its very much a part of who I am. I had a previous lengthy career working in a bank in Sheffield but gave it up to move to London to pursue my dreams of becoming a midwife.
I have never felt such a sense of pride or motivation for what I do until I found my calling and strive to ensure a woman always feels empowered, informed and in control of her birth. This is what led me to my interest in antenatal education and in particular, KG Hypnobirthing.
I am passionate about what this course provides, having seen first hand I can say undoubtedly that KG Hypnobirthing is a powerful tool that helps expectant parents feel confident, relaxed and informed about the exciting journey into parenthood.
I live in Sheffield and am a Mum of three. Before I came to hypnobirthing I spent 15 years working for the emergency services. My third child was my first hypnobirth and the difference between that and my previous births was astounding. I can say first hand that hypnobirthing absolutely works! So much so that it inspired me to become a KG hypnobirthing qualified teacher and help other women have the same experience. A big focus for me is educating Mums to be (and their partners) about their birth choices in order for them to make informed decisions about the birth they want. Hand in hand with this I focus on how to put these choices across to care providers so they can work with parents to achieve their wishes. I am open to everyone’s different ideas and needs. Whatever sort of birth you would like I would like to help you achieve it. For more info please see my website calminthebirthroom.weebly.com
I worked as a general and sick children's nurse and health visitor for many years, and especially loved teaching pregnant women and after the birth of their baby. During the pregnancy and birth of my own 3 children, I read as much as I could and used breathing and visualisation techniques and know how powerful these can be.
After a few years as a Solicitor, I decided to train in Complementary Therapies, and since 2006 I qualified in Reflexology (including Maternity Reflexology), Reiki, EFT, Hypnotherapy, NLP and Hypnobirthing. I learned just how powerful the Mind-Body connection is and how we can change our response or improve our health by thinking differently.
My aim is to bring Hypnobirthing as a technique of choice for as many women who wish to birth their babies in a more calm, positive and empowering way. I look forward to working with you to make your baby's birth truly memorable.
My classes are available in Sheffield and Leicestershire.
As well as being a qualified nurse and midwife, having worked as a midwife for over 30 years, I am a mother of 3 grown up children. I worked as a community midwife for 18 years and a caseload midwife for 10 of these caring for my families throughout their pregnancy, birth at home or in hospital and postnatally up until their baby was a month old. a high number of the women on our caseload had their baby at home, but we also cared for women with more complex pregnancies in hospital. Over the past 15 years I have qualified in a number of complementary therapies which I have incorporated into my midwifery practice, such as Massage, Shiatsu, Aromatherapy, Reflexology and teaching baby massage. I offered a course of baby massage to the team's families which I really enjoyed, especially as I could see the babies grow and develop after 1 month of age! I also worked as a complementary therapy midwife with a colleague at the Jessop Wing hospital, one day a week for 7 years.
I now work on labour ward and love caring for famiies having their babies and feel passionate in promoting a positive birth experience. Each birth is unique and I feel priveledged to be with the family at this special time.
I have now completed the Hypnobirthing course and feel excited about teaching this to couples.
Mama of 2 boys, from Yorkshire, now living in Essex. My life goal is empowerment of women and their families In birth and early motherhood. No matter how you look at it, it's a super challenging time, it takes a village that most of us don't have. I'm building one for my mamas (*no actual bricks*).
I am mum to five adult children and now working as an Antenatal Hypnobirth Teacher in Sheffield and North Derbyshire.
I am also very proud to be part of the KG Hypnobiirth Teaching Team and able to offer the RCM accredited KG Hypnobirthing teachers training course to Midwives, Mothers and Hypnotherapists in the North of England.
As a Midwife, Health Visitor and Hypnotherapist, I have enjoyed a long career of preparing couples for birth and early parenthood, both within the NHS and privately.
I have been teaching hypnosis for childbirth in various forms since 1984 and I used hypnotic techniques for the births of all my children.
I'm a qualified Hypnotherapist as well as a KG Hypnobirthing teacher. I am also a very proud mum of twins (teenagers now!). The powers of the mind has always fascinated me as well as birth! Coming across Hypnobirthing was a magical combination of both and the more I learnt, the more I wanted to learn. I am now in a position to pass this knowledge onto you. The world of midwifery is always changing and keeping myself updated and on top of the latest news is always my aim, so you can rest assured you will be receiving the best and latest information. I am a member of The KG Hypnobirthing Association as well as AIMS (Association for Improvement in the Maternity Services). I am also a professional member of the National Hypnotherapy Society and abide by the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) code of ethics. I am also registered with ICO (Data Protection Register)
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