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Rachel Buckingham – The Birth Prep Co.

10 Cranborne Gardens , Upminster & online, Essex RM14 2YT, England

Hypnobirthing is a process of letting go of preconceptions, tensions, anxieties and fear around labour and birth, allowing you to approach this wonderful life event – no matter the context – feeling calm, confident, and knowledgeable about the process. The hypnobirthing techniques (breathing, visualisations, relaxation audios) help you to reframe any conscious or subconscious negative preconceptions you may have about childbirth and manage each surge and stage on the big day. 

Knowledge is power, so a sound, evidence-based antenatal education is crucial to prepare you for your labour and birth, to help you make the best decisions for you and your baby.


Hi, I’m Rachel – midwife, hypnobirthing and antenatal teacher and mum of two little ones. I’ve spent my midwifery career so far in two busy, diverse London hospitals looking after women from all walks of life, from those with straight forward pregnancies to women and babies with more complex, special circumstances. I strongly believe that knowledge is power when it comes to maternity and I’m all about giving women the tools to be confident and empowered throughout their pregnancy, labour and birth. The information I provide is impartial and ‘evidence-based’, analysing the latest research, recommendations and guidance to allow you to take the path that best suits you.

“Rachel was incredibly informative, knowledgeable and a fantastic teacher. She went through in detail all aspects of hypnobirthing and what to expect before, during and after labour. Very friendly, reassuring and open to any questions throughout. Rachel offered a lot of scientific data with valuable statistics which helped us put things into perspective and make informed decisions. Rachel also sent us some very useful course materials (slides, recordings, birth chart) and was very prompt in her communication which we really appreciated. For a 1 on 1 session, it was great value for money and we would definitely recommend it.” – Dina

“Rachel was an amazing teacher. She guided us through the ideas behind hypnobirthing and the breathing techniques, as well as answering all the questions we had around labour. Being a trained midwife she was incredibly knowledgable and really took the time to answer our questions. We found speaking to Rachel really reassuring as she was able to give us more in depth information than we had been able to read ourselves or learn on our antenatal course.
The techniques Rachel taught us were really useful during the labour and meant we had a calm birth, where both me and my partner felt informed and in control throughout.
I would highly recommend sessions with Rachel for any first time parents to be.” – Hannah



I offer 1:1 sessions via Zoom, from the comfort of your home. Sessions cover hypnobirthing and optional additional antenatal education with an emphasis on looking at the scientific evidence behind what is on offer during your pregnancy, labour and birth, Courses range from £49 – £199 depending on the number of sessions chosen (between 1 and 4). Please refer to the website for more information or get in touch.