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Katherine Ellwood – Simply Hypnobirth

Hi, I am so excited to be able to offer hypnobirthing courses to the ex-pat community in Belgium or indeed anywhere in the world online!  I have a great insight and understanding of how it feels to have a baby in a country that is not your own, a solid knowledge of Belgium maternity services and an absolute passion for empowering you to birth your baby in a way that is safest and best for you.  And, I can sign post you to support networks and services to ease your journey through the  the early days of parenthood and beyond.


I am committed to empowering women to have a positive birth experience and that no matter how you birth your baby you feel calm and safe.  Sharing the wonders of hypnobirthing with you would be my greatest pleasure.

Before coming to Belgium I was a qualified nurse with 25 years practical experience and a Master of Studies in Primary and Community Care from Cambridge University.  Studying for a Diploma in Antenatal Education from the University of Bedford (UK) kept me busy as we settled into life in Belgium.  I was a Prenatal Teacher for the BCT for 5 years.  I qualified as a KG Hypnobirthing Teacher in August 2020.

When I am not teaching I sing, grow vegetables, make pickles and jams, drink beer (it is Belgium after all) and share my life with my husband, daughter, a rather smelly dog and 2 cats.

“The delivery was very calm and a positive experience – I felt very empowered when we left the delivery room. I think the hypnobirthing class helped us to stay focused on keeping the experience relaxed and to work together as a couple. Thanks again for leading us through the principles and techniques.” EB

“The online hypnobirthing classes with Kate were great. We learnt all about hypnobirthing and discussed how we ideally wanted the birth to go. We also learnt a lot about the physical side to birth, which we didn’t know before as we hadn’t completed any prenatal courses with our first child. I particularly enjoyed practising the relaxation techniques, it helped me to unwind at the end of a long day and focus on preparing for the birth.”

“Thank you again for introducing us to hypnobirthing and I hope you can share this with many other couples in the future to de-bunk the myth that childbirth is difficult and painful and instead can be empowering and calm.”

“Looking back I feel proud that we managed to stay calm, use the tools at our disposal and make decisions bases on the actual situation and not solely on our expectations.  I would like to thank you for the hypnobirthing course and tips.  These are skills we will carry with us through life.”  ML 10 2023

“It brought a new perspective to the entire process of giving birth. We are way more prepared to embrace it as a nice journey in which at the end we will see a little bunch of love, rather than a painful process.”  PC 09 2023 



Full 12 hour private course in your home

Full private or group online courses

Find out more about KG Hypnobirthing by taking part in a 1 hour online taster session.  Held monthly online.  Please check my website for future date!