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Carol Watkinson – BirthWithin

Derbyshire S44 6RG, England

Hi, My name’s Carol, I will teach you how to BirthWithin with confidence.

I am a Continuity NHS Midwife working within Chesterfield. I’m a qualified Antenatal Educator, Hypnobirthing Practitioner and Pregnancy & Labour Massage Therapist.  I will gladly teach you how to prepare you mind and body to naturally and confidently Birth from Within.

🤰📚 Drawing from over 26 years of dedicated service within the NHS as a former Nurse and current Midwife, my role is to seamlessly bridge gap of understanding between the natural physiology of birth and the guidelines set forth by the NHS and national standards.  My aim is to equip you with the knowledge and confidence to navigate your birthing experience with clarity and assurance. By offering a blend of practical wisdom and evidence-based research, I will empower you to make informed choices that align with your individual birthing preferences no matter where or how you choose to birth.

👩‍👧‍👦 As a qualified Antenatal Educator, I am dedicated to empowering expectant parents with the knowledge, skills, and confidence they need to navigate the journey of pregnancy, childbirth, and early parenthood. Whether this is your first-time of becoming parents with perceived ideas of labour and birth, unsure of what the role of the birth partner is or a returning family that need to revisit your birth experience in a new light. I offer comprehensive classes and/or 1:1 sessions designed to prepare you for every aspect of the birthing process. From understanding the stages of labour to learning practical techniques for relaxation and discussing analgesia options, my antenatal education program covers it all. I am here, dedicated to help you birth from within.

💆As a certified practitioner of Robazo Massage, through Sophie Messanger, I am equipped with the skills to promote relaxation, alleviate tension, and enhance your body’s natural ability to birth with ease. With gentle yet effective massage techniques, I create a nurturing environment for you to connect with your body and prepare for the rites of passage of birth and parenthood so you can Birth from Within.

🤰🌿 As a certified Biomechanics teacher, through Molly O’Brian, Harnessing the power of biomechanics, offer an insights into optimal body positioning, movement, and alignment during pregnancy and childbirth. This knowledge allows me to tailor personalised techniques to suit your individual needs, ensuring a smoother, more comfortable birthing experience for you and your baby. I will teach you how you can make space for you and your baby to Birth from Within.

🌟 Nurture Your Pre Pregnancy & Pregnancy Journey with Personalized Therapy 🌟

As a certified practitioner of Pregnancy Aromatherapy Massage and Reflexology Therapy, I am thrilled to announce that I’ll be offering personalised 1:1 sessions starting in May 2024. These therapy sessions are designed specifically for preconception and expectant mothers like you, they are crafted to provide gentle, nurturing support for both your body and mind. From easing physical discomforts to promoting relaxation and reducing stress.  These Therapies offer a holistic approach to prenatal and antenatal care, helping you feel grounded, balanced, and at peace as you prepare to welcome your little one into the world. Embrace this opportunity to honour yourself and your baby with soothing, therapeutic sessions tailored just for you. Pre book your session now and get ready to embark on a journey of deep relaxation and connection with your body and baby. Your well-being is worth every moment of care and attention. 🌿🤰


Hello and Welcome to BirthWithin.

If you are passionate about achieving a more positive, relaxed birthing experience then you are in the right place.

I believe Birth Preparation and Hypnobirthing helps reduce fears or anxieties surrounding childbirth. Witnessing first-hand, how transformative and empowering hypnobirthing can be. I know BirthWithin will help you achieve a calmer and more confident birth, not only for you, but for your birthing partner and your baby.

I had the privilege of giving birth to my two daughters at home in a birthing pool with the support of my birthing family. The comfort of my own home, a safe birthing space and the uninterrupted post birth care was so personal and precious.

My knowledge and experience will be shared with you, in a tailored way, that meets your individual needs and goals. You will be guided through techniques that will help you prepare your mind body and baby for birth, calmly and confidently.

When I’m not at work or running my private classes, I’m with my family. I live the usual mother’s life of two teenage girls. We have a Lhasa Apso who loves walks in the Peak District or farmers fields near where we live.  Past adventures have lead me down the paths of life as, A passionate children’s and toddler play group leader, Running all distances, the furthest is Man v Coast 26 miles of Cornwall’s coast line. Walking / Running the Peak Pilgrimage and the 3 Peaks in Yorkshire.  Water-skiing, Wakeboarding and SUP Boarding has been an annual family favourite. Camping trips in my self renovated very old campervan have given us plenty of memories to hold onto.  I will try most things in life.

I am excited to talk to you and walk alongside your new chapter in your life. Call me. I’m waiting for you.


“I cannot recommend hypnobirthing enough, and would 100% recommend Carol to do the job!

She’s incredible and I’m so pleased that she was part of our journey, I honestly don’t know what we would have done without her.”

– Jess, Mum.


“I am a very black and white person as you have guesses after spending quite some time at our house with hypnobirthing sessions.

When my partner first talked about hypnobirthing, to be honest, I was 50/50 but I will always give everything a try. By the time the last session came, i was feeling so much better & confident about when the time came for us to go into hospital. (Obviously, I did it all like was said… hahaha).

Literally, every step of the way i was flicking through mental notes of what we had spoken about during the sessions. Times got panicky for me but I kept my cool and calm with your techniques, words and breathing throughout, which I feel passes over to her during birth.”

– Oli, Dad.


“Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your support over the course of my pregnancy.

                                                                                 I found this pregnancy incredibly difficult after everything we have had to face,                                                                                           but your help and guidance made a huge difference.

                                                                                Helping me through every step, and how you took the time to explain things.                                                                                                                                                            You always seemed to know just what I needed to hear at the right time.                                                                                                                                                                                          Which helped me cope hugely with my anxieties and fears.                                                                                                                                                                    You helped me have such a positive birth experience, it has really meant the world to me.                                                                                                                                                                      I now feel I can move on from my previous grief and trauma                                                                                                 and open a new chapter in my life. Thank you”.

– A Mother


“From our very first session, I felt we were in safe hands. Your kindness and patience has reassured & given us so much confidence, especially as a first time mum. Thank you for always being on the end of a message for guidance. You have completely exceeded all we thought this experience would be. I feel I have had the loveliest pregnancy and birth and we owe this to you.”

– Toni & Charlie.


“I wanted to say a huge thank you. Your help, support and guidance turned my labour and birthing story to such a fantastic one.”

– Anna & Sam.

“I just wanted to say thank you for all your support throughout my pregnancy journey. You made mine and James’s experience very special and we are so grateful.  The NHS are so lucky to have midwives like you!.”

-Naomi & James.


“Thank you for helping my family Grow. Plant these and think of all the families you have helped.

(Forget me not, seeds as a gift).

– Emily & Matt.


“Thank you so much. You made me feel so calm, supportive and informed, and I feel this has made such a difference to my postpartum experience too.

I really couldn’t have wished for a better experience”.

– Tash & Jess.


“Thank you so much for being amazing.

You helped me so much with my fears and always putting my mind at ease which I will be forever grateful for.”

– Sophie


“Thank you for your gentle approach, clear explanations and kindness.”

– Francesca


“Thank you for your support and making this experience as stress free as possible”.

– Sarah & Matty


                              “From when I first met you to now. You have been so kind, thoughtful and personal. It really helped me relax and feel comfortable.                                                                                                                                      Thank you for listening to all my questions and concerns.                                                                                                                            Please don’t change and just keep being your wonderful self. Thank you for making a difference.

– Della


BirthWithin: Birth Preparation Course.


To give you the Confidence to Birth from Within by helping you to reduce fear, anxiety, tension, and pain during your pregnancy and childbirth experience.

To give you the control over your choices in pregnancy and birth.


Birthing Techniques:

You will be taught, how to control your breathing, focus your mind, and visualise a positive and peaceful birth experience.

How your body prepares for birth, Understanding the different phases of labour. How your baby and your body birth.

How a supportive, reliable and intuitive role of your birthing partner is during pregnancy, labour and birth.

How this all leads to a more positive and quicker healing experience to the start to parenthood.



Sign up to a 5 week Course with BirthWithin.

The 1st four Sessions will last 3hrs. (This can be personalised).

The 5th session is offered as a Birth Debrief post birth Session.



In the comfort of your own home with 1:1 teaching or via zoom.

*For a home teaching session, this needs to be within Derbyshire.

Group Classes Need to be booked in advance: Minimum of 3 Couples.

@ Palterton Village Hall.


BirthWithin: Therapy Sessions 30 – 60mins.

Available now:

  • Additional 1:1 Antenatal Preparation Sessions
  • Raboza Therapy


Taking Booking for May 2024:

  • Pregnancy Aromatherapy Massage
  • Pre Conception and Pregnancy Reflexology


For a 15 min Free Consultation

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