Hypnobirthing Cheshire - Teachers' Directory
I became a midwife 18 years ago after hearing stories about friends and families births, and hearing women report that the experience could have been better if they knew more and were able to have options about their care. This was startling as I imagined that it would be crucial to offer support and information at such an important time in the life of a new family. I trained at University of Chester and worked at the Countess of Chester Hospital (where I was born!) for 16 years where I have been blessed in my career to work with so many fabulous midwives and to have of looked after hundreds of lovely families from the Chester area. I initially worked in the hospital and then after my daughter was born (I used hypnobirthing when I birthed!) I transfered to work at as a community midwife, which was amazing as I had a feeling of truly knowing the women in my care, but working part time and on set patterns of work I rarely cared for women that I knew in labour and this was the icing on the cake for me as a midwife. As continuity felt so rewarding and a better way to provide care, I left the NHS team to join the private commissioned service of One to One Midwives locally where I thrived in being able to provide the care in a different and more personal way. After several years I have needed to reduce my hours for family reasons and have left caseloading midwifery for the time being, instead focusing on the teaching of antenatal education and hypnobirthing via Confident Birth Chester.
Hi I'm Ruth, the Down to Birth - KGHypnobirthing founder and teacher. I'm a KGH mum myself and I'm really passionate about sharing the wisdom of KGHypnobirthing to all of my mums and birth partners through a fun, informative and transformative look at birth! I’ve been the soon to be mum, relentlessly searching the internet for information information information! I was "ready" but daunted for the birth of my baby. I then attended a KGH course with a local teacher and it transformed me (and my husband too actually) … My thinking completely changed and we birthed our babies the way we wanted to. Our births were completely different, but both were our births. We did it as a team, me, my husband and our babies- and it was magical. I want that for every woman I come across, I don’t care how she chooses to give birth, but I want her to feel empowered, calm and ready to meet her baby.
My name is Laura and I'm a mum to a very energetic little boy. Originally from Glasgow, I now live in Wigan with my husband and son.
After my own birth I decided I wanted to become a birth worker to advocate for mothers and help them to have the best birth experience possible.
Unfortunately I didn't know much about hypnobirthing until after my own birth experience. I fully believe my son's birth would have been a much different experience if I had been a hypnobirthing mum.
Now I am extremely happy and proud to call this my job.
I am a mum of 3 boys who teaches KG Hypnobirthing, pregnancy yoga, and mum and baby postnatal yoga. I also teach adult yoga and meditation.
I first started as a birth worker after the birth of my sons in the late 1990s. KGHypnobirthing wasn't around then, but through education and relaxation, I had some really wonderful experiences of birth. And since then I have been passionate about helping couples to find their way through the maze of appointments and hospital protocols to help them also have an amazing birth, to find their power, their knowledge and their confidence.
Originally trained as a Registered General Nurse in Scotland, home of my birth! Continued training to become a Registered Midwife and worked both in the UK and in Saudi Arabia.
Hi, I'm Amy Rooney (DipHb(KGH)), founder of Empowered Mama Birthing. My mission is to provide birth preparation classes suitable for ALL WOMEN so that however they give birth they do so feeling empowered and positive.
I'ma mummy to two hypnobirth babies - a crazy flame haired toddler and a very chilled baby. I first came across hypnobirthing whilst pregnant with my eldest. My first reaction was that I wasn't the right type of person for hypnobirthing... I was a fast paced corporate lawyer with lists coming out of my ears, surely I'd need to be more hippy and chilled to hypnobirth successfully?
Despite my initial naivety (and stereotyping!) I quickly learned that hypnobirthing was so much more than a bunch of relaxation techniques and that it was applicable to everyone and so beneficial. I went on to have two amazing (but very different) hypnobirth experiences. My passion for all things hypnobirthing was ignited and I haven't looked back.
I love helping parents to prepare for their birth experience.
Hi, I'm Steph. Midwife, mother to 3 beautiful boys, hypnobirthing practitioner and all-round birth nerd.
My love for all things birthing came long before I started my midwifery degree. I come from a strong family background of midwives and nurses. From a very young age I remember thinking "wow, a woman's body can do that!!". My flame for 'birth' was ignited and it only grew stronger.
I am so excited to share all of my knowledge and experience with you. I passionately believe that your birth experience matters. Whether that be at home, hospital or theatre birth. So if you are ready to feel empowered and in control of your birth, I would love to hear from you.
April has two children which she birthed using hypnobirthing to feel calm and empowered throughout. Since then she has a passion to educate women about positive birth. She hosts regular hypnobirthing classes, pregnancy yoga classes, works one to one with couples. She hosts a monthly positive birth groups every 1st Tuesday of the month at her cafe in Congleton, Cheshire.
April also leads blessingway ceremonies for women which are ceremonies which honour the mother during pregnancy. She also offers many postnatal classes and closing of the bones ceremony (a postnatal massage).
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Our accredited hypnobirthing teachers in Cheshire will give you the confidence to know you will find someone qualified who we trust to help you achieve the birthing of your baby that you are looking for.
Why Choose a Hypnobirth?
Hypnobirthing is a recognised method of natural childbirth which promotes a far more calm birthing through the teaching of hypnosis techniques to relax the mother. This reduces the likelihood of intervention through pain relief and also results in a more relaxed, less stressed, baby.
All of the teachers have trained in an RCM accredited KG Hypnobirthing Teacher Training and have been assessed prior to receiving accreditation from us, to ensure they meet the highest standards we demand of all our practitioners. This ensures they are highly experienced in teaching hypnobirthing methods to expectant mothers, so you can feel you are in very safe hands.
Our Core Principles
All of our members sign up to our set of core principles when they join us, demonstrating their commitment to promoting quality hypnobirthing practices. They are all also strong advocates of complementary birthing techniques who are keen to see natural childbirth grow in popularity among mothers about to give birth.