Hypnobirthing Bristol and Bath - Teachers' Directory
I have two children and another arriving before spring. I have a Foundation degree in Birth and Beyond through the NCT and I spent a year teaching NCT courses before I decided to make a change. I feel that working one to one with single couples and single parents is where my passion lies. During my degree I specialised as a breastfeeding counsellor as well as an antenatal teacher and so KGHypnobirthing is just one of the courses I offer. I have also trained as a Doula and will begin working postnatally next year. I have worked as a family photographer for a few years now and so also offer this service. I will be offering Reiki healing soon as well. I believe that becoming a parent is one of the greatest experiences and an awesome change to transition through and so I wanted to offer a group of services that can bring a truly holistic approach to those who choose to work with me.
I'm a trained nurse and midwife and mother of three. As a midwife of 28 years I have experience in working in hospitals and Midwife led Units. For the last fourteen years I've worked as a Community midwife and have cared for many women having home births. I wish to help and support women and couples through the wonderful, awe inspiring, life changing event that childbirth is, however that is achieved.
Hi, I’m Laura, a qualified KGHypnobirthing teacher DipHb (KG), proud hypnobirthing mum, registered midwife BSc (Hons) working within the NHS in Bristol and the founder of Little Passengers. I now live in the stunning surroundings of the Mendip Hills in Somerset with my husband and little boy, after 12 years of loving life in vibrant Bristol.
With years of experience of caring for women in labour in both midwife-led and high-risk obstetric settings, and attending home births as a community midwife, I see teaching KGHypnobirthing as a natural extension of this wonderful role. I am passionate and skilled in supporting women and their families to have a calm, positive birth experience and transition to parenthood and I know first-hand that hypnobirthing helps to achieve this. I see that those women (and partners) that have practised hypnobirthing are different. They are confident and empowered. They are open-minded and trusting of their bodies, able to let labour progress as nature intended it, gently but powerfully. It led me to seek out & use hypnobirthing for my own pregnancy and experience a birth that I can enthusiastically say I enjoyed. I feel so lucky to be able to say I loved giving birth, despite not all circumstances surrounding my pregnancy being ‘low risk’ and despite all the ‘baggage’ around birth complications and intervention that I carry as a midwife! I teach KG Hypnobirthing because I want others to feel about their birth the way I do about mine. And if it worked for me, then it can work for you!
I believe every pregnant woman needs to know about the difference hypnobirthing can make. I so commonly care for couples who arrive in labour already fearful of what’s happening and the ‘things’ that may go wrong. So it makes sense to me to reach out to couples during pregnancy and help enable women to eliminate those anxieties and doubts, to trust their instincts and be able to leave all the ‘what if’s’ to the midwife in the labour room. What an enormous a privilege it is to teach KGHypnobirthing and be able to help make such a truly special time for couples even better.
I'm an experienced psychologist and Hypnobirthing mum of 3 with personal experience of birthing, both with and without hypnobirthing training.
I built my hypnobirthing practice following ten years plus NHS experience of course facilitation, specialising in CBT and Mindfulness based groups for all types of anxiety.
I can work with parent pairs, individual parents or with groups of parents and birth partners to overcome past experiences, fears and phobias and build confidence in your personal choices and unique birth preferences.
Please take a look at my website for detailed information about my skills and practice.
Over the years as a midwife, I have supported a considerable amount of women during the birth process. Women who are hypnobirthing are fearless, confident and birth better – I want all women to have this positive birth experience and this prompted my enthusiasm to teach. I have worked in all maternity settings including wards, obstetric units and even did some training in rural New Zealand! I am currently working as a community midwife in Bristol – helping women in their pregnancies and those choosing to birth at home. I am also a breastfeeding peer support worker, assisting women however they choose to feed their babies. I live in Cheddar and in my spare time I enjoy walking the dogs and doing all things horsey!
I am currently a practising Midwife working at Southmead hospital, with experience in a variety of different birth settings. Throughout all the births I have had the pleasure to be a part of, it has become very clear that education can make a massive difference to women's birth experience. I strongly believe that the techniques learnt as part of the KG hypnobirthing course can empower women to have calm and serene birth. I am passionate about changing the way women look at birth, building confidence, positivity and better birth experiences.
I am Dany, KG Hypnobirthing teacher, a qualified midwife since 2004 and mama of three. My clients describe me as nurturing and kind, which is exactly the service I will provide for you. I discovered the amazing power and calm confidence of women who used Hypnobirthing -whilst caring for women in labour. I was inspired to find out more and was trained as a midwife to care for women using Hypnobirthing. I then used Hypnobirthing for my last baby and I was amazed how calm yet empowered and assertive I was. I breathed my baby out and felt elated! I brought her skin to skin and breastfed almost immediately. I want other mothers to feel nurtured in pregnancy and to experience an empowered, calm, positive birth. This can be in any place of birth home, a birth centre or delivery suite!
I'm a Registered Midwife and have worked in all areas of maternity. I am passionate about supporting women's choices and helping them to achieve the birth that's right for them.
I'm a mother of two adult boys and slave to a naughty dog and a haughty cat.
I love teaching and feel enormous gratitude that I am able to witness the transformation that women and their families go through as they journey through pregnancy, birth and beyond.
My name is Charlotte Brown, a qualified and experienced nurse and midwife. I became a Registered General Nurse in 1990. This led me to further train and qualify as a Midwife - a job that I found very fulfilling.
I worked in three leading hospitals - two of them in London - as well as benefiting from a years experience working in Australia. Before relocating from London I was a Band 7 Sister Midwife at the prestigious and world famous Lindo Wing in St Marys' Hospital London.
I have helped many women through pregnancy and birth. My experience of childbirth is very diverse and includes home birth, water birth, breach and twin deliveries.
Having moved to Bath I then decided to train as a doula. I undertook two courses - one with British Doulas and one with Doula UK.
After having several clients who had used hypnobirthing successfully, I decided to train with KG Hypnobirthing, achieving my Diploma.
Whilst working on delivery suite I became interested supporting women who used Hypnobirthing, and was amazed how women were able to cope using the techniques. When I became pregnant I completed a course on Hypnobirthing and used it to amazing affect, I can honestly say that I don't think I would have coped as well without it. Now as a Community Midwife I've had the pleasure of supporting many women in their home who choose to use Hypnobirthing to further aid their relaxation.
My name is Beverley and I am privileged to have been trained to teach the KG method of Hypnobirthing, as well as be a member of the Hypnobirthing Association. As a mother of 3 children I have experienced first-hand the benefits and beauty of Hypnobirthing during the pregnancy and arrival of my 7 grandchildren. I am passionate about teaching and sharing the benefits of Hypnobirthing with other parents to be, empowering them with confidence and techniques to maintain a positive and relaxed state of mind throughout the pregnancy and labour to ensure every aspect is a wonderful experience. The course provides both the mother and birth partner with all the knowledge needed to make informed choices, to relax and release any fears or apprehensions, giving them the knowledge and confidence to work naturally with their body to experience a calm, beautiful and joyous birthing experience. The knowledge gained from the course not only empowers parents to be to have the very best experience of child birth, it also assists in making positive long lasting changes in every aspect of life and has far reaching benefits for both your relationship with your partner and your baby. Alongside my Hypnobirthing practice, I have worked as a diabetes specialist nurse with over 28 years working for the NHS. I am also interested in ‘Mindfulness’ – both personally and professionally as there are many benefits of learning to be/live in the moment, rather than spending time worrying about past and future events. I believe this compliments the ethos of Hypnobirthing
Emma started teaching hypnobirthing after requests from her pregnancy yoga students, gained her hypnobirthing qualification with the Hypnobirthing Association and Katharine Graves and then put what she had learnt into practice during her own pregnancy and labour.
She completed her yoga teacher training with the Sivananda organisation and pregnancy training with Yoga Campus. She is also a qualified reflexologist, trained to the highest qualification level with the Central London College of Reflexologists and is also an Emergency First Response (CPR) and Secondary Care (First Aid) Instructor Trainer.
She is fully insured and a member of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council, the national voluntary regulator for complementary healthcare practitioners in the UK.
She is passionate about informing and empowering couples through her hypnobirthing courses to have a positive birthing experience which is uniquely right for them.
Hypnobirthing Bristol and Bath
Looking for a trusted, qualified hypnobirthing teacher in Bristol, Bath or the surrounding area? Local members are listed below, including their contact details, biographies, course dates and websites. Each of them is trusted by us to help you have the birthing you wish for.
Why Choose a Hypnobirth?
Hypnotherapy during birth makes an easier and more relaxed experience, and all of our members are committed to training expectant mothers in these methods.
All our teachers are trained in our RCM accredited KG Hypnobirthing Teacher Training course and have been through our rigorous testing programme to ensure their competency. This also means that you can be reassured that any teacher will meet our demanding standards and give you the service and support you are looking for.
Our Core Principles
All of our teachers have signed up to our set of principles to promote quality training and practice in this field, with a view to enhancing the childbirth experience for mothers. Core to this is the promotion of natural birth techniques to ensure it reaches a wider audience and becomes better understood as an alternative method of childbirth.