Hypnobirthing Berkshire - Teachers' Directory
I am a birth and postnatal doula and a mother of two. I trained to become a doula a year after my second was born, and back in early 2018, I qualified as a KG hypnobirthing instructor. I have extensive experience supporting mothers in a variety of birth settings and am committed to providing parents with the calm support and guidance they seek in order to make your birthing experience as positive as possible. My support is enhanced by my hypnobirthing tutoring and I have seen first hand how hypnobirthing contributes to better birth outcomes. Please feel free to get in touch if you would like a chat about hypnobirthing.
Hello, my name is Grace Collins. I am a Doula UK birth and postnatal doula and a qualified KG Hypnobirthing instructor. I offer one to one and group antenatal and hypnobirthing workshops. Please visit www.essenceofbirth.co.uk or www.you-birth.com for more information on the free taster sessions and workshops I offer with my doula colleague Nuria Pozas.
Hi, Congratulations on your pregnancy! My name is Julie, I am the founder of The Blossoming Birth Company, mum 2 two grown up girls and a Nanna to a wonderful little boy. I have been a midwife all of my life, being with women and their families is such a priveleged position, it is truly magical.
I know how important it is for women to feel informed, loved and supported during her pregnancy and then on into her labour and birth. Whether it be her first or tenth baby, whether her birth is a planned c-section or home-birth, the way she is supported and nurtured should not differ, that is, and always has been my approach to being alongside a woman during this miraculous time.
With my course I will ensure you have information, you laugh, you understand and you enjoy learning about what lie ahead. I and you will have the benefit of my midwifery experience, which is there to enhance the wonderful training I have experienced during my KGHypnobirthing course. My aim is simple..... you will leave my course feeling confident in your body, your mind and your ability to choose what feels right for you.
I cover Surrey, Berkshire, Middlesex.
My name is Charlotte and I am a KG Hypnobirthing Teacher and Doula based in West Berkshire. I am also Mum to 3 wonderful children, wife to 1 wonderful husband and a complete & utter birth nerd! When I had my first baby 13 years ago my passion for pregnancy and birth was born and I knew that somehow I had to do something to support & empower women to go on to have the positive births that they deserved.. just like I had. My second birth was equally as calm, relaxed and magical (she was born in her sac!) and I was even more determined to change the negative mindset that so many pregnant women find themselves in - that birth is a medical event & is going to hurt! I then trained to be a Doula in 2010 and was privileged to support many women through their pregnancies, births and early days of motherhood. Baby number 3 wasn't far behind and again my positive mindset, confidence, calm & relaxed attitude and understanding of the task ahead made for another quick, peaceful birth!! Being Mummy then took over my life and I had to put Doula duties on hold until my children became more independent... and then I discovered Hypnobirthing! I couldn't believe it, it was everything I had believed in and had practised with my own babies with scientific evidence to back it up and even better.. I could become a teacher! I didn't really have to consider it and soon trained to become a KG Hypnobirthing Teacher which is honestly the most wonderful "job" and I feel so lucky to be able to make a difference to pregnant women, their birth partners and their whole experience of pregnancy, birth and beyond.
I have been working in my own practice for many years as a Reflexologist specialising in all aspects of the fertility journey. I have close links with my Acupunturist husband and we have worked with many couples and individuals. I love hearing my clients tell me about their birthing experiences and I am so proud to be part of their moment. I have had four children and my births were the best experiences of my life, this is why I am a KGHypnobirthing teacher. My practice is based at home where clients can relax in a welcoming and calm enviroment. Do give me a ring to ask any further questions you might have.
My name is Joanna Williamson and I am a mother of three, midwife and KG Hypnobirthing teacher. I used KG Hypnobirthing for the birth of my son last year and my incredible birth experience has made me keener than ever to share with others what I learnt on the course. I love teaching and supporting women and their partners on their journey to parenthood or indeed to a growing family! Having largely worked on labour and postnatal wards, I look forward to a change and becoming a community and home birth midwife.
Hi, my name is Louise and I live in Sandhurst with two of my three boys and our dog, Harry.
Take a look at my website http://www.thepeacefuldoula.co.uk
I gained my Hypnobirthing Diploma at KGHypnobirthing, “The Gold Standard” of the hypnobirthing world. A programme designed by the guru of Hypnobirthing, Katherine Graves and delivered by the aspiring Nancy Keen. I completed my Doula Training underneath the guidance and instruction of the very experienced Kicki Hansard at the BirthBliss Academy..
After having spent 20 years in the Corporate world, and my children able to be more independent, I was in the perfect position to reconsider my future career…..
One evening I was sat chatting with my girlfriends, who know me well. We were trying to figure out what I would ‘love’ to do and be good at. We talked about how practical I am, how I make people laugh, how I get on with everyone and seem to calm people, especially babies, and how I have a nurturing and comforting nature. I had always wanted to be a midwife, but it was way too late for me to go back to Uni!
It was then that one of my girlfriends who had just had a baby said “I’ve got it, you would make an amazing Doula” …….. and that’s how my incredible journey began.
I absolutely love what I do. Being able to help couples have the very best experience possible, before, during, and after their baby is born is simply magical for me.
As your Birth Doula, I will get to know you and your partner and fully understand the wishes you have for the birth of your baby. We will build a strong, trusting relationship in those first meetings, ensuring you feel completely comfortable with me being your Doula at this amazing time. I am here to give you all the practical and emotional support you need. Together we will overcome any concerns you and your partner may have. I will help you navigate the millions of sources of information available, to find you evidence-based information that is right for you and your baby. We will ensure you are both fully prepared and knowledgeable about the choices you have and ensure you are confident to enable the birth that you want, however and wherever that may be. We will finalise your birth preferences and help you to become calm and confident about the birth of your baby. We will also prepare for any changes to your preferences that may occur so that whatever the situation you are ready for however your baby’s birth unfolds. I will be with you every step of the way from the minute you call to say you want me, until your baby and you are settled and you say you are happy for me to leave. I will be hands on if you need me, helping to keep you calm and in control, or sat quietly in the corner allowing you and your partner to enjoy this amazing time together. I will protect your space and help you have a relaxed and enjoyable birth. For more details please follow this link.
As your Postnatal Doula, I will be there to during those vital first weeks while you decide how you want to parent your baby. I will never be judgemental or tell you what you should do, I will merely guide you as you develop your skills as a parent. I will be an emotional and physical support for you, your partner and your family. I will help you to feel relaxed and confident about caring for your baby. I will help in such a way that you will have more time to spend with your new baby and each other, and other children if you have them. I will do whatever I can to make your life easier. It’s different in every house and for every couple. If things go slightly off plan, I will be there to help you navigate a new direction. If you are struggling with sleep, breastfeeding or any of the other challenges a new baby can bring, I will be there to help you find your strength. You may wish to rest or spend time with other children while I care for the baby. Be assured I will always follow your wishes. My aim is to be as flexible as possible so that you will feel rested, relaxed and more able to enjoy the joy a new baby brings to your lives. For more details please follow this link.
My KG Hypnobirthing antenatal classes will quickly give you confidence in your body's capabilities. Easy to implement, the exercises are based on logical and scientific understanding of how birth, our bodies and minds work together...it just makes sense.
I aim to deliver my classes in a fun, relaxed and comfortable environment. I'm keeping my classes small and will be running them from the comfort of my home - comfy sofa's and squidgy beanbags!! Lots of tea and biscuits.
Like many parents, you probably want to find a comprehensive antenatal course that can provide you with relevant, evidence based, information, as well as give you tools and techniques to help you birth your baby in the best possible way. Whether that be a physiological birth at home or a medically supported birth in Hospital.
For more details please follow this link.
Please do look at my website https://www.thepeacefuldoula.co.uk and get in touch. Happy to meet for a coffee to see if I am be the Doula for you ……..
I teach hypnobirthing alongside pregnancy yoga, reflexology, giving classes in the Bucks / Berks area. I've been a midwife for 16 years and have a family of two, and I'd love to help you through the birthing process as well.
More information about me and my teaching on my website:
Hi, my name is Claire and I have been involved in supporting women through pregnancy and childbirth for well over a decade. I am an experienced, fully qualified midwife with a passion for antenatal education and the empowerment of women through their pregnancy and birth experience. I currently work in a busy labour ward and so am up-to-date with evidence based practise - as every good midwife should be! I also am a mother, so I can speak from personal experience of pregnancy and childbirth. I would love to hear from you, even if it is just a phone call to ask some questions to work out if Hypnobirthing is something you would like to explore further.
My name is Mandy Mole and I am a HypnoBirthing Practitioner and retired midwife holding private classes for couples from my home in Woking, Surrey and in the M3 corridor (West Surrey, North Hampshire and East Berkshire/Buckinghamshire borders). I have 30 years experience in midwifery in various hospitals and Birth Centres in West Surrey and Berkshire gaining extensive experience in ante-natal, labour and post-natal care. I am also a qualified ante and post natal exercise instructor and have been teaching privately for the past 25 years. In 2008 I became a certified HypnoBirthing Practitioner and in 2011 a baby Massage Instructor so have added that to the services I offer. I am committed to personal and professional development and regularly attend training courses. I am registered with the NMC (Nursing and Midwifery Council) and I am a member of the RCM (Royal College of Midwives) I am a member of R.E.P.S (Register of exercise professionals) and FEDANT( fedaration of ante-natal teachers) I am affiliated with The HypnoBirthing Association, and I am also DBS checked. I have private insurance through REPS and FEDANT.
Hypnobirthing is an effective natural childbirthing method which brings a calmness to mother and baby through the use of hypnosis techniques for relaxation.
Each of our practitioners has been trained in one or more of the recognised hypnobirthing teaching methods and has then been through our assessment process to ensure they have the appropriate experience and skill we require. This ensures that the training they provide to expectant mothers is of a very high quality.
All of our hypnobirthing practitioners also subscribe to our code of ethics which includes delivering only good quality training and promoting good practice at all times. They are also firm advocates of natural birthing techniques, keen to see it taken up more widely as the delivery method of choice by mothers.
We have teachers covering the following areas including Bracknell, Crowthorne, Sandhurst, Reading, Slough, Newbury, Thatcham, Hungerford, Calcot, Windsor, Maidenhead, Ascot, Eton, Wokingham, Woodley, Earlery, Winnersh and the surrounding areas.
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