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Esme Backhouse – Bumps & Births Hypnobirthing

Bumps & Births Hypnobirthing was created by Esme, a qualified midwife and KGHypnobirthing teacher. KGHypnobirthing is an RCM (Royal College of Midwives) accredited course and all of the content and teachings at Bumps & Births Hypnobirthing is based on KGHypnobirthing. 

Being a midwife and mother, Esme is able to offer you an honest and realistic approach to birth and the current maternity system in the UK. This course will help you to prepare for all eventualities of birth, know what your rights are and how to have conversations with your care providers. It will help you to prepare for an optimal birth, whilst accepting that your plans can and do change throughout pregnancy and labour, and to be prepared for that.

My name is Esme, the founder of Bumps & Births Hypnobirthing. I am a qualified midwife in the UK, KG Hypnobirthing teacher and a new mum, currently living in France.  I am not practising as a midwife at the moment due to living in France, therefore all courses are online. The huge benefit to this is that I can spread the word about Hypnobirthing worldwide, and continue my passion of supporting pregnant women and their family remotely! I am still a current member of the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) and strive to keep up to date with current birth matters and the NHS. I have worked in three different NHS trusts; Leeds, Oxford and Exeter, broadening my knowledge and experience of how different NHS trusts can work. 

Bumps & Births Hypnobirthing started because I am passionate about empowering expectant parents to have a positive birth experience. Being a midwife I have seen firsthand how impactful the mind is during labour and from witnessing women and their birth partners use hypnobirthing techniques, I was compelled to learn more and go on to teach hypnobirthing. I believe that every woman deserves to feel empowered and in control during their pregnancy and birth, whatever that birth looks like, and I am committed to helping you achieve that. I look forward to being a part of your beautiful journey.

Please look at my website for more information.

On this course you will learn all about the physiology of birth, how your body works on a muscular and hormonal level, and techniques to help support your body and mind to be more relaxed and comfortable during pregnancy and birth. It is a full antenatal education, with 10-12 hours of teaching, split into 4 sessions taught via Zoom (or a platform of your choice if 1:1). 

1:1 online course – £285

Group online course – £260 

The price includes:

Katherine Graves Hypnobirthing book

MP3 relaxation audios 

Detailed course booklet, including your own relaxations to read at home