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I discovered HypnoBirthing whilst pregnant with my first daughter: I was looking for information about natural birth and found more and more stories of women giving birth in a relaxed and pain-free way, and in environments where the mom and baby were the main actors and not the obstetrician. These women had in common that they were using HypnoBirthing.
My husband agreed to join me on the course although he was sceptical about it at first. Let me tell you he came out of the course a changed man and is now a big advocate of Hypnobirthing!
Giving birth to my daughter was an amazing, empowering, and peaceful experience - so much easier and enjoyable than I would have ever imagined. Having such a positive and rewarding birth experience made us bond strongly and prepared us better for parenthood. On the day of my daughter's birth, all the knowledge and tools that I had learned made so much sense. I took a leap of faith and decided to believe that my body was indeed perfectly designed for an easy birth, and the result was so rewarding: a natural, gentle birth for both my baby and I, where my husband had a central role.
I have since had our second daughter, of course using our HypnoBirthing teachings, and again it was a wonderfully positive and calm experience for everyone.
I am passionate about sharing the philosophy and techniques of Hypnobirthing with families so that they have their best birth. Birth is the beginning to many things, and a gentle and safe birth not only means that a contented baby is born, but also a strong, confident, empowered mother.
I trained with the wonderful Katharine Graves in London, and I am fully certified Hypnobirthing Institute - The Katherine Graves Method practitioner, a course accredited by The Royal College of Midwifes (RCM). I am an affiliated member of the Hypnobirthing Association.
Hypnobirth is a complete antenatal class that teaches you everything you need to know to make the best choices for you and your baby, as well as giving you the right conditions for a gentle, safe, and comfortable birth.
You will learn how to combine deep relaxation, breathing techniques and visualisation to help you relax and go within yourself. By understanding how the mind and body works, you can learn to support your body and the wonderful hormones that are there during birth - namely oxytocin and endorphins - as to have a comfortable birth, often described as pain-free by Hypnobirthing mothers. This is combined with the important work of letting go of any preconceptions and building your confidence.
Hypnobirthing also gives you the tools to be able to make informed choices and allows you to be in control of your birth rather than blindly turning your birthing experience over to your doctor or midwife.
It is a well-established and recognised method that is effective, logical and simple - it allows the mind and body to work in harmony, and gives a central role for the partner in the birthing process. Hypnobirthing does not promise a perfect birth, but gives the tools to help the mother and her partner to achieve an empowering, calmer and gentler birth for their child whatever the circumstances.
Thank you so much Olivia for everything! Really! I'm so sure that I wouldn't have been so calm and positive without your teachings! Just had my first surges last night and the up-breathing technique and thinking of it as an empowering feeling rather than 'pain' really helped make them bearable! So I am so grateful for you for that!
I felt extremely confident, the course really changed the way I felt about the ‘pain’ and ‘fear’ of birth. From the moment I was in the hospital I felt surprisingly relaxed, even with the small complication I had.
Both my partner and I suggest you should become a doula! As your lovely, positive personality is so encouraging, and would be invaluable for any pregnant woman! You really are inspiring Olivia!
Sheena & Alex
Hice un trabajo de parto en casa fantástico y una vez en el hospital, sólo tardé dos horas en dar a luz!! :)
Tuve el parto natural que quería!!!
Pepe y yo te estamos infinítamente agradecidos por tu ayuda! Sin ti no lo hubiéramos logrado!!
Lene y Pepe
The course is designed for the mother and her birth partner - may it be her husband, partner, friend or family member -and takes place over 12 hours. The sessions are typically 3 hours long and run over 4 weeks, but can be arranged in the way that suits you best. These can be scheduled during weekdays or weekends.
During the course you will be given your own copy of the Hypnobirthing Book by Katharine Graves, the relaxation CD, and the course folder with all the written material you will need for your own practice.
I also offer Hypnobirthing refreshers course for parents with a previous Hypnobirth experience.
All services include ongoing support by phone & email.
Located in: Luxembourg