Hypnobirthing Cambridgeshire - Teachers' Directory
Hi, I am a qualified hypnotherapist and NLP practitioner as well as a Hypnobirthing teacher. I know from my own birthing experiences I went into labour completely uneducated, unprepared, scared and negative about birth. My second birth was completely different and it was an amazing experience which still gives me butterflies to think of now. I am so passionate about helping people. As a hypnotherapist so have dedicated my career to helping people get over there fears. Hyonobirthing I feel is a privilege, to be part of possibly the most exciting part of someone’s life is an honour.
Having grown up in a large family, as the middle child of nine, I scarcely recall a time when I wasn’t surrounded by babies or pregnant women. It seemed natural for me to follow suit. I started my family young and was blessed with five children, and now a brood of wonderful grand-children.
I always knew that I wanted to be a midwife. However, when I left school, it was routine to train as a nurse before specialising in midwifery. For many years I balanced a career in nursing with bringing up my children. In due course, with support from my kind, patient and supportive husband and my then teenage children, I qualified with a degree in midwifery in 2007.
Becoming a midwife has been the best choice I ever made.
For the last ten years I have worked in a busy maternity unit in Huntingdon. I currently manage a large community caseload with regular shifts on the labour ward. I am fortunate enough to have been present for the birth of hundreds of babies, with each woman’s birth story being unique.
I support women throughout their pregnancy and see them at home with their new baby afterwards. Ensuring women and their partners are well prepared for labour, giving birth and beyond is an invaluable and enjoyable part of my job.
I have been a nurse and midwife for over 40 years making the move into education 5 years ago. I am currently a senior lecturer in midwifery at Anglia Ruskin University and still work clinically as a midwife at Peterborough City hospital. I have been passionate about the promotion of normal birth my whole working life and was instrumental in creating the midiwfe led unit at Peterborough with a fellow midwife. Whilst it won't promise you a perfect birth KGH offers strategies that can help empower women and their families to take control of their pregnancy, labour and birth.Within hypnobirthing there are many techniques and strategies that are equally useful for dealing with the stresses and strains of everyday life. Here at Athene we offer flexibility with our 1:1 classes as they can be done here or at your home and at a mutually convienient time. Our group classes offer the chance to meet other parents to be and are held in Tansor. My other great passion is holistic therapies. When not working I have my own buisness which offers a wide variety of treaments from massage to bridal hair and make up.
My husband and 2 daughters have lived in the growing community of Cambourne since 2000.
I have worked as a birth and postnatal doula since 2009, I hold a level 5 foundation degree in Antenatal and postnatal education, am a qualified NLP practitioner specialising in the 3 Step Rewind technique , I trained wtih BabyCalm and the school of Babywearing and have completed lots of online learning modules with the University of Warwick. All of which has helped me support many families through pregnancy birth and their early parenting experiences
I am keen and excited to be running hypnobirthing sessions currently online via Zoom to small groups or in a more private one to one setting. Enquiries through my facebook page CamBirth Support or email.
I am a KGH qualified and fully insured hypnobirthing teacher based in Yaxley, serving Peterborough and the surrounding areas. I am passionate about empowering couples to take control of their own birth experience, through teaching the process of childbirth and instilling confidence. I offer one to one classes in the comfort of your own home. Please visit the Confident Birth webiste for more information.
I am a Midwife working privately within my community to support women and families through pregnancy, birth and postnatal time.
I have a passion to ensure women have care and education which is centred around them and their specific needs. I endeavour to provide this with kindness, enthusiasm and with a sprinkling of humour!
A little about me.....
My name is Claire and I am a mother of three children, a practicing midwife and the founder of Baby Bird Midwifery Team, which offers unique additional midwifery services to families. I am a qualified KGHypnobithing facilitator and I can offer group classes at a local venue in locations of my clientele within Cambridgeshire and the surrounding areas or private 1~1 sessions in the comfort in your own home, running at a relaxing pace.
You may wonder why.....
I became a midwife after having my 3 precious Children and as I soon found out what was good/poor care. I wanted to be ‘with woman’ providing exceptional care and compassion, while sharing the most exciting, but daunting at times, journey into motherhood and parenting with them; being their strong approachable advocate endeavouring to give families my very best care. My journey in wanting to become a hypnobirthing Instructor is simple, I wanted to assist women & partners wanting an additional tool to help them in pregnancy, labour & birth with feeling calm & confident in achieving the type of labour they wanted with positive results. I provide my education for you with common sense, humour and mixed teaching concepts which is adapted to any type of learner you are, while also explaining the ‘whys‘ of how things work. I believe this helps you understand why you are doing the things that is required easier.
Where you can find me.....
For the last 8 years, I have been working on the Delivery Suite as a Maternity Support Worker. It is a privilege to be part of a family's special day and each time, I find it humbling to be involved in providing support to whoever requires it in whatever way. Working alongside midwives to support women and families sparked my interest in hypnobirthing.
I have a Level 3 Diploma in Maternity and Paediatric Support accredited by City and Guilds and an Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Health, Maternity and Paediatric Support. I have a special interest in Mental Health and Wellbeing and I am a Mental Health First Aider and Crisis Volunteer.
Can I tell you a little about my journey?
I feel it’s important that we get to know each other.
I am the granddaughter of a midwife.
She came to this country from Estonia many moons ago, and with her she brought old earth wisdom around birth, and the inherent power of women. It took me years to understand that I also carry this wisdom in my bones… as well as many years of study, professional training and experience, plus births of my own, and the many modern challenges of motherhood.
After being involved in a road accident in 2009 I faced a crossroads in my life. I left the corporate world and became an auxiliary nurse supporting midwives in a busy maternity unit.
I knew I had found my calling.
After the birth of my first child (pre eclampsia and induction of labour) I underwent doula training. From this, I flew, supporting many women through births, alongside my day job on the maternity ward.
It was around this time that I began to notice how natural therapies seemed to be lacking from the unit. Too quickly drugs were used for painrelief, when my instincts told me there were other ways.
I took drastic action.
Shaving my thick, waist length chocolate brown hair, I raised over £2000 in sponsorship, with which I bought an aromatherapy kit for the maternity unit to use through the different stages of labour.
Whilst pregnant with my second child I sought the support of a doula, and for the first time, used a hypnobirthing technique to aid the process.
Hypnobirthing came as a revelation! Not only was my resistance and pain dramatically reduced, but my connection to the depth and mystery of labour was deepened so much.
Finally, after years of hard work I qualified in my dream job, becoming a fully fledged midwife, and I am now blessed to work at …. HOSPITAL??
Shortly afterwards, I became a qualified KGHypnobirthing practitioner, and this is what I offer to you.
Why am I doing this?
As a mother myself and a practising midwife hypnobirthing I believe these techniques learnt are of huge benefit to all in birthing experience. With a calmer mother and more informed birthing partner the baby is birthed into a loving serene environment. The baby is more settled, improving the possibility of breast feeding, and early post natal bonding.
To become a recognised member of the KG Hypnobirthing, all of our practitioners have been through an assessment in order to determine their expertise and professionalism. Once it is established that they meet our high standards, they are then invited to join.
Each member is skilled in at least one of the different methods for teaching hypnobirthing to expectant mother and is firmly committed to natural childbirth wherever possible. They have also signed up to our code of conduct, which requires they use best practice at all times and promote natural childbirth and hypnobirthing whenever they are able to.
Hypnobirthing has long been acknowledged as an effective method of childbirth as it is beneficial to both mother and baby. KG Hypnobirthing continues to increase understanding of how it works, thereby making it a natural choice, and we have more information about hypnobirthing here.
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