KG Hypnobirthing is a complete in-depth antenatal training programme designed to release fear and build confidence during pregnancy and birth.

Midwives and hospitals benefit from the more calm and straightforward births as a result of KG Hypnobirthing, with shorter labours and fewer interventions.

Helps them to cope better with labour, whether normal or needing extra help, and in particular to feel more in control of what is happening to women, which is known to be important.

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Hypnobirthing For Hospitals, Midwives and Obstetricians

We offer special rates for practising midwives and practising obstetricians and competitive price structures for in-house trainings in hospitals.

To enquire about rates for practising midwives and practising obstetricians click here

KG Hypnobirthing is the hypnobirthing of choice for midwives and obstetricians, having trained over 500 throughout the country. The course has met the stringent criteria to receive accreditation from the Royal College of Midwives so midwives can use attendance as their professional cpd.

We have trained birth professionals in KG Hypnobirthing in many hospitals, including top London teaching hospitals such as UCLH, Kings College Hospital, The Royal London, The Portman, St Michael’s Bristol, St Mary’s Manchester, Liverpool Women’s and  many others throughout the country.

KGHypnobirthing at Southmead Maternity Hospital

We have received excellent feedback from couples and received some wonderful birth stories too. Couples feel empowered, their birth partner feels that they have a real role and confidence in the birth process. Read more

midwives and hypnobirthingThe results speak for themselves from hospitals, midwives, mothers and fathers & we invite you to read our testimonials and birth stories. Our happy clients, both parents, teachers and midwives are the true testament to how well Hypnobirthing works.

Katharine Graves, founder of KG Hypnobirthing and the Hypnobirthing Association has developed and adapted the course over the years in response to the latest research, client feedback and the needs of mothers and babies.  Her outstanding knowledge and skills have resulted in KG Hypnobirthing, a comprehensive, in-depth antenatal course being accepted as the premier UK course for professionals and parents alike.

Today Katharine concentrates her time training Medical Professionals and Teachers, and writing and speaking about Hypnobirthing and Natural Childbirth, and she also still teaches the hypnobirthing she loves to couples.

KG Hypnobirthing is a complete antenatal training that is simple, logical and profound.

As well as being the leading training in the UK for hospitals and midwives, the course covers active birth and mindfulness, and we have been told that it is the most comprehensive and in-depth training available.

KG Hypnobirthing provides a complete support system to help you establish hypnobirthing in your hospital.

The results and benefits are exceptional:

Attending the KG Hypnobirthing teachers' course was one of the best decisions I've ever made.  Read more

Panicos - Registrar in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

  • Professional Development

    Midwives report that it renews the vision that brought them into the profession and gives them greater job satisfaction.

    Hospitals that we have trained as hypnobirthing hospitals have reported that, although very naturally some members of staff were sceptical at the beginning, within a year everyone is on board because they have seen the difference that hypnobirthing makes.

    This does wonders for staff morale, saves midwifery time, and creates a positive change of ethos in the department.

  • Improved Birth Outcomes

    For Mothers hypnobirthing helps them enjoy a more comfortable birth, and for many this has meant a shorter and more straightforward labour.  For some it has actually been a pain free birth. Even when labour takes an unexpected turn, the hypnobirthing training a mother receives prior to birth will help her, and we often receive very positive reports even after an induced labour. There are many benefits for the mother even if she is having a planned caesarean.  If a mother experiences birth as calm, gentle and drug-free, then so does her baby. A responsive and healthy baby is ready to bond with its mother and the medical and developmental advantages of this are significant. Good feeding and sleeping patterns often go hand in hand with hypnobirthing.

  • Financial Savings

    The unit benefits from the financial savings due to shorter labours with less interventions.

    From the figures from the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust:

    A 5% reduction in caesareans brings a considerable saving.

    A 10% reduction makes a very substantial saving.

    Fewer complications mean shorter hospital stays and less midwifery time. This releases funds for other projects in the department.

What Does the KG Hypnobirthing Course Cover?

Our specialist hospital division has been carefully put together to give you the best possible training.  Every hospital has different needs and priorities so we will listen to you, and tailor a training that will work for you in your hospital.

An overview of topic areas is shown below.  If you wish to know more details about any of these areas please contact us.

  • Web-based Training

    Hypnotherapy for Hypnobirthing is an online module that is streamed onto your computer. This module provides loads of practical information essential to you throughout your KG Hypnobirthing career.  Presented as web based learning it will give you all the background knowledge you need to gain maximum benefit from the KG Hypnobirthing Teacher Training Module.


    This is one part of the course that is sometimes under-estimated. It is important for teachers to have an understanding of and practice in hypnotherapy before they start to teach couples hypnobirthing, otherwise they will just be repeating the material by rote. To have a brief explanation is quite different to having spent time actually being shown the hypnotherapy techniques. We provide you with the best possible training, and you are provided with an in-depth manual to refer to after the course.

    1. An introduction to hypnotherapy
    2. Achieving the maximum effect
    3. Laws of the mind
    4. Induction techniques
    5. Deep confidence
  • Course Trainer

    KG Hypnobirthing Teacher Training Course is taught by an experienced specialist hypnobirthing teacher who is either a senior midwife or else has in-depth knowledge of midwifery.


    This module is the core of the course and we go through the content of the course, exploring why it is constructed as it is, and explaining how to teach it.

    On this module you are given a copy of The Hypnobirthing Book, the KG Hypnobirthing relaxation CD, Colour and Calmness, your teaching folder, and a copy of the handouts you give to parents when you teach.

    There is also a section on getting going as a new KG Hypnobirthing teacher, which includes information on marketing, insurance, etc. This is enormously helpful when you start teaching.

    1. What is KG Hypnobirthing?
    2. The mind/body continuum
    3. How to achieve the best possible birth
    4. How hypnobirthing is best used for birth in hospital and at home
    5. The implications of the choices you make to achieve the birth you want
    6. Setting up your practice with our support
  • Assessment

    There is an open book assessment which will provide you with a final opportunity to go through all the course material when you have finished to make sure you have everything you need to know at your fingertips.

    KG Hypnobirthing Diploma

    Once you have completed the assessment you will receive your diploma.

Why KG Hypnobirthing?

Our team has the track record and experience to provide your hospital with world class training in Hypnobirthing. We have trained numerous midwives and helped hospitals implement Hypnobirthing into their day to day running. Katharine Graves herself has over a decades experience teaching to numerous parents and more recently with her successful teacher training course. For more details about the background of KG Hypnobirthing and our experience in this field please click here.

From our initial contact to completion of the course, KG hypnobirthing were professional, flexible, accommodating, very well supported by the latest midwifery evidence and above all inspiring.  Read More

Lorraine Millward - Practice Development Midwife

To view some results and feedback from our hospital training please click here.

Contact KG Hypnobirthing for Special Rates for Hospitals, Practising Midwives and Practising Obstetricians

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The Sunday Times The Guardian Radio 4 Woman's Hour Prima Baby & Pregnancy OK! Mother & Baby  The Telegraph Daily Mail


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