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Holly Richardson – Birth Then Baby

Birth Then Baby , Whitley Bay, United Kingdom, NE25 0PA, England

Hello, I’m Holly!

And I teach evidence-based, hypnobirthing courses, to help you have a positive birth experience, no matter what type of birth you have.

Whether you’re looking for ways to manage sensations during labour, or practical ways to improve your birth experience, you’re in the right place.

When you work with me, you’re getting more than just a hypnobirthing teacher – I’m also a registered mental health therapist. With over a decade in the NHS and private sector, I’ve supported hundreds of families throughout pregnancy and after birth. Therefore I understand the challenges that can arise and how to manage these.

Right now you might be :

  • Burying your head when it comes to birth

  • Fearing the unknown and not really knowing what to expect

  • Constantly worrying about the pain associated with birth

  • Overwhelmed by medical interventions and choices available, or perhaps you aren’t even sure what choices you have

  • Concerned about potential complications throughout birth

But imagine:

  • Having a clear and flexible birth plan, which can adapt to different situations

  • Understanding exactly how birth works and what to expect at each stage. From when to call the midwife, to when it’s time to push

  • Feeling reassured with practical methods to reduce pain and help you to feel comfortable

  • Knowing how to make informed decisions with ease and confidence

  • Being well-prepared to navigate difficulties, should they arise

Well that’s exactly what Hypnobirthing can provide!


I’m a qualified KGHypnobirthing teacher and Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner. Which is basically a fancy way of saying I help expectant parents to work towards a more positive birth experience and I’m also a mental health therapist.

I started my journey working in mental health over 12 years ago, which makes me feel incredibly old! But during this time I have supported both adults and children to manage common mental health difficulties such as anxiety and depression.

In 2020, I started a Psychology Doctorate and worked as a Trainee Psychologist in services across the country. I have always been extremely passionate about women’s health, therefore my thesis was dedicated to understanding people’s experiences when trying to conceive.

I think that was a real eye opener for me, as it really brought to light just how little there is to support individuals when trying to conceive, throughout pregnancy, birth and beyond.

After my first year of the doctorate, I fell pregnant myself!

I was delighted and really looking forward to becoming a Mum (or Mam as we call it up here in the North). I hadn’t really thought too much about the birth, as I felt quite chilled out about it all.

However, delight soon turned to worry after I experienced a high-risk pregnancy and birth. This is where I discovered the power of hypnobirthing! Despite all the odds being stacked against me during my induction, I still got through the majority of my labour using breathing techniques and a bit of gas and air. My partner described me as being in my ‘own little world’ and honestly, I felt quite happy being there!

Since then, I have made it my aim to support individuals like you, who might be feeling overwhelmed when it comes to pregnancy and birth. Whether you’re worried about ‘losing control’ during birth or don’t really know the difference between the interventions, I totally get it and I’m here to help. I pride myself in teaching courses that are here to support you no matter what type of birth you have. Fancy a home birth? Perfect! Caesarean? You got it! I’m absolutely not here to lead you down a particular birth route, but I am here to teach you the information and techniques that you can apply whatever direction your birth takes.

I combine my expertise as a KGHypnobirthing Teacher, with my skills as a therapist, to help you not only overcome physical challenges in your pregnancy and birth, but emotional ones too.

Trust me, I understand what an emotional rollercoaster it all can be, so let me help you to take some of the pressure off.

1:1 Private Client BG

After only one session:

“I felt like I was able to let myself daydream about having a more positive birth experience, which I could not have imagined doing before the session”

I currently offer:

Group hypnobirthing classes (both in person and online)

1:1 Private hypnobirthing courses (both in person and online)