Hypnobirthing Bristol and Bath - Teachers' Directory
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.
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.
I'm a Registered Midwife and have worked in all areas of the maternity services. 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.
In addition to teaching and training KGH I am also an Interntional Board Certified Lactation Consultant so I can support families postnatally however they are feeding their baby, and a Certified Women's Coach helping women feel confident, powerful and excited by their journey through motherhood and beyond.
Prior to becoming a passionate KGH Teacher, I worked for a sub-Saharan African girls' education NGO. I have also been a Peer Supporter for Mind mental health charity and a teaching volunteer for school children.
I was a loving Doula to some of my closest friends, before becoming a professional Doula, which led me to discovering the awesome effect Hypnobirthing has on labouring women, their birth partners and their babies. I knew I had to teach it!
My approach is flexible, and based on the premise that no two women are the same, no two births are the same and no two babies are the same, therefore individualsed care and utmost respect for the pregnant person are paramount.
I live happily in Warmley with my partner.
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.
I came to hypnobirthing when I was pregnant with my first child in 2016.
As a first-time mum, terrified of giving birth, I was at first a little sceptical about what hypnobirthing could offer. But, about 30 minutes into my first hypnobirthing session, I was a complete convert and I went on to have two separate incredible birth experiences of my own!
I quickly became a keen advocate of hypnobirthing and would urge every pregnant women I came into contact with to "give it a try" because I genuinely believe that every woman's birth experience can be benefitted in some way by hypnobirthing!
Following the birth of my second child, I completed my teacher training with KGHypnobirthing.
I am a positive birth enthusiast, passionate about supporting women to feel prepared and in the best possible position to give birth.
I absolutely love working with women and their partners, be it with their first baby, second, third or more (!) and supporting them in realising their own amazing birthing ability and preparing for a positive birth experience.
Whatever the perfect birth looks like for you, be it a water birth at home to an elective caesarean birth, I will support you in stacking the odds in your favour of achieving the birth you want.
Having worked in the pregnancy and postnatal industry for the past five years I took the opportunity in 2018 to build my own business, centred around women’s health.
My own pregnancy journey to motherhood was a steep learning curve but one I thrived in, so much so that my interest in pregnancy, birthing and motherhood grew. Over the past 15 years I have been combining the experience of having three children, my own professional expertise and passion for education, into a career centred around women.
I am passionate about educating women about their bodies, capabilities and choices throughout the main stages of their lives – pregnancy and birth being a huge part of the journey a woman goes through.
I teach KGH Hypnobirthing ® classes either 1-2-1 or in a group, as well as refresher courses for those that have experienced this incredible journey before. My work is based in North Somerset and South Bristol.
My name is Jenny and I am a KGHypnobirthing practitioner based in Bath. I attended hypnobirthing classes when pregnant with my son and the impact it had was so great that I decided to train as a teacher myself.
My aim is that this course makes you look forward to the birth of your baby with excitement and fills you with the confidence you need to have a wonderful birth.
Looking forward to hearing from you!
I have been working as a midwife for 4 years!
I have worked within a small hospital where I was a community midwife seeing women at home and assisting women at homebirths. I have also worked in large hospitals within a fast pace high-risk delivery suite.
Most recently gone back to my roots working as a midwife on a MIDWIFE LED UNIT, giving women a "home from home" environment.
I love empowering women throughout labour and birth and seeing couples become parents and families grow. Hypnobirthing has a positive and calming effect on the whole process - getting to grips with the changing female body in pregnancy, labour and birth and also postnatally with feeding and new parents demands.
Having seen its impact, I want to increase the profile of hypnobirthing because it is AMAZING.
Having never heard of Hypnobirthing until I discovered it at 30 weeks pregnant, I am still amazed by the experience and the path it has led me to follow.
My husband and I were intrigued about what Hypnobirthing claimed to be able to do for us and as soon as we started attending our local classes, we were instantly impressed. We learned so much more than the other antenatal classes we attended and we realised there was a very real alternative to the drama, pain and drugs portrayed on television, in films or through the media, along with friends' stories/experiences and what is generally expected by all women.
The techniques I learned in the classes quickly helped me release all the anxiety and fear that I had been feeling, so the latter part of my pregnancy became a much more relaxed and enjoyable affair!
When the big day came, it couldn't have gone better. I was calm and relaxed throughout, didn't need any pain relief at all and my daughter came out coo-ing instead of screaming, appreciating her calm entry into the world as much as we did!
As a result of my experience, I knew more parents needed to know about Hypnobirthing, so I decided to change careers completely and become a HypnoBirthing Educator in 2012, training with The HypnoBirthing Institute in The Mongan Method. I am so very passionate about Hypnobirthing, having experienced it first hand, understanding how much it can help women during their pregnancy, during labour and even long after the baby is born and watching all the couples I teach transform and go on to have better birth experiences too.
In 2020, I furthered my Hypnobirthing career by training with KGHypnobirthing, the home Hypnobirthing in the UK, so that the couples I teach can have the very best experience from the course and further increase their chances of having a wonderful birth. There is so much to gain from attending a KGHypnobirthing course and I am so happy to be teaching this UK-based programme to local mums and dads so they can experience a calm, relaxed and comfortable birth too.
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.
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