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Hypnobirthing Berkshire - Teachers' Directory


Vanessa Hodge (read more)
Location: Burnham
Phone: 07455 363262
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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: 

http://www.birthconfidentlywithvanessa.co.uk/About-Us.html

Mandy Mole (read more)
Location: woking,
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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.

Kirsty Higham (read more)
Location: Marlow and surrounding, High Wycombe, Beaconsfield
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Erika Townend (read more)
Location: Berkshire Surrey and North Hants
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Running a busy home with two children, my partner and work as a Doula and Hypnobirthing Instructor, it can sometimes be tricky to balance life. I often find in these moments that I make myself take some “me time”  and put to use the fantastic hypnobirthing techniques that I was taught by Katharine.
I very quickly remember how to slow everything down and gain perspective. Often I find my mind wandering to the women I am working with and I feel ….energised ….inspired ….in awe ….full of expectation ….and confident in our and their ability......then its game on!

Emily Baker-Wheeler (read more)
Location: Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey & online
Phone: 07554 017760
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Hi I'm Emily, a friendly local doula in Berkshire, Hampshire and Surrey. I offer antenatal & KGHypnobirthing classes and birth & postnatal doula services. Check out my website emilythedoula.co.uk

I used KGHypnobirthing with my first baby, who I had at home. After experiencing the incredible power of our minds and bodies as birthing people, I trained so that I can help and guide others on their journey to parenthood.

Before becoming a doula, I was an artist making window displays for Anthropologie in London and before that I was teaching Art & Design to college students in Cornwall. I am creative and detail oriented and I thrive on helping others achieve their goals; be that through teaching, making shop windows look their best or just lending an ear to a friend to work through a problem together. 

 

I would describe myself as a quiet extrovert, I gain energy from being with people but I don’t need or want to be the centre of attention. I have always been interested in other people and their stories. Once I am invested in people’s stories, I want to support till the end, so I offer continued support for parents who complete my course.

 

The values to which I hold myself are authenticity, patience, being positive or constructive, non-judgemental, considered, well informed, and open minded. 

Rachel Clarke (read more)
Location: Surrey
Phone: 07547209524
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My special interest is supporting couples with a second/subsequent pregnancy who may have had a negative or traumatic birth experience or have had mental health challenges. I believe you've got this Mama. Hypnobirthing can be compared to sports psychology for birth. I am a birth coach who can provide you with: - 1) knowledge about what is happening & what to expect (the antenatal education) - 2) understanding your fears & exploring them with evidence, a different perspective & your chance to tell your story - 3) give you the confidence to navigate the journey through labour & birth, however you plan to birth, whatever your circumstances. My name is Rachel and I founded Hey Mama. I'm a Mama to one incredible toddler, an accredited hypnobirthing teacher, former student Mental Health Nurse and passionate about supporting women to birth positively whatever story they have - whether that is previous mental health issues, grief, pregnancy loss, birth trauma, IVF, or you are fearful of how you will ever manage to give birth. Whatever your personal journey, a unique tailored Hey Mama course will support you to have a positive birth story and post natal period. Teaching either in the therapeutic settings of Brighter Spaces in Guildford or in the comfort of your own home, which ever is most convenient to you, a Hey Mama course will be tailored to your needs. What is included in the course price?* When you book a course* with Hey Mama you will receive: An exclusive Hey Mama Pack which includes: - A 100% organic cotton Hey Mama Hypnobirthing Tote Bag - The Hypnobirthing Book by Katharine Graves - Hey Mama Parents Course Pack - Three Relaxation MP3s to download & use at home - Lots of other goodies to promote relaxation & calm *Private, condensed & group courses only. Ongoing support after the course right up until your birth - you can decide on emails, scheduled phone calls or messages. Whatever works for you! Hey Mama Hypnobirthing gives you the tools to relax and calm you throughout motherhood and life! Book a FREE consultation call today! https://www.heymamahypnobirthing.com

Grace Collins (read more)
Location: Reading and surrounding areas
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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.

Julie Watson (read more)
Location: Surrey
Phone: 07553949031
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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.

Jemma Whelpton (read more)
Location: Central Marlow
Phone: 07577624412
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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.

Charlotte Edgar (read more)
Location: Newbury & surrounding areas
Phone: 07786986806
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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.

Joanna Williamson (read more)
Location: Maidenhead
Phone: 07973478794
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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 in 2018 and my incredible birth experience 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!  I switched 18 months ago from working on labour and postnatal wards to in the community where I now provide antenatal and postnatal care and attend homebirths.

louise Oliver (read more)
Location: London, Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey - zoom!!
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❤️ Hi, my name is Louise and I live in Sandhurst with two of my three boys. ❤️

Take a look at my website http://www.thepeacefuldoula.co.uk

My hypnobirthing course is a comprehensive antenatal Programme. During the course we will cover the physiological of birth, the hormones, what happens to your body during labour and what you can do to ensure you have a calm, relaxed and empowering experience. I only teach couples privately as I believe hypnobithing should be tailorered to individual parents.

During or sessions we will cover;

Your fears or concerns about birth.

  • The difference between hypnotherapy and hypnobirthing.
  • How much your mind can effect your body during childbirth and ways you can ensure your mind stays calm keeping your body comfortable.
  • We will talk about how outside influences can effect you and ways both you and your partner can effect them.
  • We will talk about what actually happens to your body in labour so that you are fully prepared for every stage.
  • I will teach you relaxation techniques as well as things you can do in the months leading up to the birth to ensure it is as comfortable as possible.
  • We discuss how your partner can help you both leading up to and during the birth.
  • How you can work well with your medical team to ensure you have the best possible experience.
  • We will then go on to talk about the different stages of labour and what to do during each stage.
  • we will also watch a video of a KGHypnobirthing trained mum give birth to her baby.
  • As well as many scripts and relaxation techniques proven to enhance your birthing experience.

About me

Where  do I start ........

I had always wanted to have a job that fulfilled me and made me proud. Something to do with families, mothers, babies. I really wasn't sure what it was. However, for personal reasons I was lead down a different path and worked as a Senior Exec in the IT industry for twenty years, whilst raising my three children; Cameron (90), Charlie (03) and Freddy (05).

I have always envied people who say they ‘love’ their jobs and often wondered the type of job I would love.

Having reached a pivotal point in my life I decided to explore my options and do some soul searching. Friends of mine make me smile as they call me the 'baby whisperer'. I do seem to have a calming way with both grownups and babies. I am a very relaxed and peaceful person. I cope well under pressure and remain calm at all times. A friend of mine who knows me well suggested I look into being a doula. I had heard of doulas but hadn't realised it was exactly who I was meant to be. I can honestly say it has changed my life. I don’t think of what I do as a job, I absolutely love it.  I only wish I had known about doulas when I had my three children.

I had three very different births, for many reasons, and having a doula with me would have been so empowering and comforting. My first birth came 10 weeks sooner than expected at 29+5. Cameron was born via caesarean section weighing in at 2lb 10oz (he's the 6'2" very hairy one in my pic above, who knew!!). 14 years later Charlie was born using hypnobirthing methods, although at the time I had no idea that that was what they were. My lovely midwife had said "just relax, your body knows exactly what to do, all you have to do is breathe". I trusted her, believed her words, did exactly as she said and much to my amazement it worked. Freddy came along 2 years later, I was induced this time, with much medical intervention. I wasn't aware of my choices. I hadn't made sure I was fully informed and I just went along with everything I was being told to do out of fear. Part of my driving force to become a doula and hypnobirthing coach is to ensure as many women as possible have the choices that I didn't have because I was unprepared.


 I completed my Doula Training underneath the guidance and instruction of the very experienced Kicki Hansard at the BirthBliss Academy.  I gained my Hypnobirthing Diploma at KGHypnobirthing, “The Gold Standard” of the hypnobirthing world. A programme designed by the guru of Hypnobirthing, Katherine Graves.

I'm a member of Doula UK. It is a self run organisation of c500 birth and postnatal doulas in the UK, Republic of Ireland, and Channel Islands. Doula UK was founded in 2001 as a not-for-profit. I abide strictly by their Philosophy and Code of Conduct. I have gone through their assessment procedure and have attained their 'recognised' doula status. Please see my profile here.

A year or so before covid pandemic I assisted in forming a new cuddle of doula's, and now volunteered as Business Operations Manager for The Doula Association for 2 years I have subsequently become a member of  The Doula Association and am registered on The Doula Directory

Due to my rather unusual background in the corporate world I am an excellent communicator, I may as well have a degree in 'winning friends and influencing people', which comes in very handy with making friends with your medical team!! I'm also told I'm an incredibly calming influence. I am punctual, flexible and completely committed to ensuring you have the best experience possible, whether it's learning the art of hypnobirthing, getting fully prepared before your baby arrives, enjoying your baby's birth, the fourth trimester when baby arrives, or all of it. I am an eternal optimist and always see the best in life. 

Having spent 20 years in the corporate world I am involuntarily organised and efficient to the nth degree. I seem to attract most of my clients from corporate or academic backgrounds. As your doula I will ensure you are fully informed with evidence based information so that you can 'control your controllables' as much as possible, leaving you will able to relax and enjoy your journey to parenthood. I also want to ensure you have fun, and enjoy your birth prep. Our antenatal sessions will be filled with 'top tips', but also leave time for a giggle.

Claire Murray (read more)
Location: Berkshire and surrounding areas
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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. 

 

Sally Underwood (read more)
Location: Surrey
Phone: 0782 444 0631
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Hello, I am Sally.

Congratulations upon your pregnancy. I am the recent founder of the Underwood Baby Academy but have been a midwife for many years. I am currently working as a midwife matron within a London NHS Trust. I started teaching KGHypnobirthing last year and it has really changed my life. I found it's simple logical and profound approach to antenatal education, inspirational and wish I had learnt about it earlier. It would have really supplemented my clinical practice and definitely assisted with the births of my 6 children!

The underwood baby academy offers various membership packages for couples to join during or after their births. Our packages incorporporate different modules - starting with KGH hypnobirthing antenatal education training, to pregnancy yoga, baby massage, first aid courses, positive parenting courses, nutrition advice, weaning workshops, discounted spa sessions, keep fit and even a pregnancy photo shoot.

We have a small team of midwives and professionals and would love to meet you and your partners at the start of your journeys to parenthood. 

Amber McFarlane (read more)
Location: Wokingham and surrounding Berkshire area
Phone: 07803807326
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Hi, my name is Amber McFarlane. Congratulations on your exciting news and the start of an amazing journey!

I am a qualified KG Hypnobirthing Practitioner, and I am currently working as a Maternity Health Care Assistant at Royal Berkshire Hospital.

Having seen hypnobirthing work for women within their labour and birth of their babies, amazed me and I found that I wanted to ensure as many women had a positive experience throughout their labour and birth even if their first experience wasn’t what they would of liked with their first or subsequent births. This has now become something that I encourage women to do when they are within the hospital or even at home.

I regularly attend courses in antenatal, intrapartum and post-natal care. From my job I am able to help you gain knowledge on what to expect from the start of your labour all the way to when your baby is born, and possibly after that too. We can also work through any fears that you may have and work through them to establish where they start and what we can do to make you feel as confident in yourself and your body. By doing this we will ensure that you and your partner are prepared for what may happen and that you are comfortable with what to expect and how to remain calm and relaxed throughout your experience, no matter how you chose to birth your baby.

Feel free to contact me for a consultation whether that is via email or by phone.

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Hypnobirthing Berkshire

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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