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Erika Townend – Erika Townend Birth

Bracknell, Berkshire RG12, England

Basingstoke, Hampshire RG21, England

For those who know me, there are no two ways about it. I am dotty about birth, but more than that, I am passionate about women having choices and being listened to. My classes are unique and always tailored to you and your circumstances. With my many years of working with my local Trust in a senior non-clinical role, I can help you do this.

The way we birth, the way we are supported and the way we are made to feel…those feelings and memories will stay with us for a lifetime.

I provide birth support to women in a variety of ways, one of which is teaching the excellent KGHypnobirthing method, how to have a more comfortable and relaxing birth experience which benefits mum, dad and baby. This is one of the most rewarding jobs ever, and the feedback is overwhelmingly positive!

I like to keep things upbeat in the class, use various teaching styles and techniques to keep things fresh and provide loads of resources. I mainly teach private 1-2-1 group classes in Sandhurst, Berkshire, and private one-to-one lessons.

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Running a busy home with two older, almost adult children, my partner and work with my local Trust, Doula and Hypnobirthing Instructor, it can sometimes be tricky to balance life. In these moments, I often take some “me time” and use the fantastic hypnobirthing techniques Katharine taught me.
I very quickly remember how to slow everything down and gain perspective. Often, I find my mind wandering to the women I am working with, and I feel ….energised ….inspired ….in awe ….full of expectation … and confident in our and their ability……then it is game on!

“Lovely and warm who explained everything really well! Erika gave us everything we needed to know and more by providing information at each session and building our knowledge.  The scripts, I found very useful and relaxing.  I found learning about how all the muscles work and being taught how to breathe through the waves most interesting.  The course helped me to remain calm and labour at home until I felt I needed to go to the hospital.  When I got there I was 8cms dilated!”

Feel free to view some more reviews here

I have completed several CPD courses such as:

  • Doula training under the guidance of the renowned Michel Odent and Liliana Hammers at Paramana Doula in London
  • Birth Crisis workshop with Sheila Kitzinger MBE
  • Waterbirth Workshop with Liz Nightingale Independent Midwife at Purple Walnut Midwife
  • Practical skills to prevent and resolve malpresentation with Magical Birth
  • When Survivors Give Birth: Understanding & Healing the Effects of Early Trauma on Childbearing Women – Penny Simkin
  • Katharine Graves KGHypnobirthing Teaching
  • Birth Photography with Birth Becomes Her
  • Several classes with Sara Wickham