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.
My name is Claire, I am a reiki practitioner, meditation teacher, massage therapist and KGHypnobirthing teacher.
I have just had my first child after two years of fertility treatment so I understand how important a positive birth experience is. I’m so excited to share our personal journey of KGHypnobirthing and I am really enjoying practicing all of the relaxations and techniques.
I look forward to be a part of your positive birth experience and to join you on your wonderful journey.
Hi! I am Samantha Phillis and I am passionate about offering KGH hypnobirthing as part of a whole package of support i offer as a therapist and midwife.
I am Welsh and very proud of my Welsh roots but have lived in Stockport, England for nearly 20 years.
I am married to an Englishman and have 3 sons and 2 dogs! I am the co-founder and current President of a local Women's Institute. I am a tap dancer too!
I completed a Psychology degree at the University of Wales, Swansea in 1997, a PG Diploma in Counselling from the University of Chester in 2003 and a Midwifery Degree from the University of Manchester in 2018. I completed Rewind for Birth Trauma in 2019 and KGH Hypnobirthing training in 2022.
I feel strongly that maternity services need to offer trauma-informed, compassionate care and focus my professional practice as a midwife around raising awareness of trauma-informed care. KGH Hypnobirthing really fits my ethos of ensuring parents to be feel informed, empowered and confident when entering birth and early parenthood.
Hi, my name is Jo a hypnobirthing teacher and physiotherapist, alongside a mum to a gorgeous hypno boy!
My hypnobirthing journey began when I was pregnant with my son in Australia and despite initial hesitancy towards hypnobirthing prior to starting any course, it turned out to be the most rewarding and beneficial thing I could have possibly done to help enable a beautiful, calm and joyful birth. I have become an absolute convert and want to pass on the immense benefits that KGHypnobirthing can provide to help families on their birthing journeys, no matter what their past experiences or expectations are, or what birthing preference you have.
I teach in a calm, relaxed manner and I am easy going. No questions are silly questions. With my additonal knowledge on the body and the impact of stress and tension on pain levels and anxiety, I can provide a holistic approach to your learning. Having used hypnobirthing for the birth of my child, I have lived the experiences that you may be going through now and understand the importance that knowledge is power.
You can read more about my birthing story and how I can assit you here: www.innercalmhypnobirthing.co.uk
I'm a registered KGHypnobirthing practitioner, and a specialist pregnancy, postnatal and kids yoga teacher. I'm based on the Wirral and run face-to-face courses from a local yoga studio, as well as offering a one-to-one service in the comfort of your own home or online via Zoom.
Hi my name is Danielle and I'm based in Hartford, Cheshire. I have 3 children and I am a registered midwife working for the NHS. As a midwife I have witnessed first-hand how fear increases pain and has a negative effect on birth. To enable a positive empowering birth experience, you need to alleviate your fear and learn to trust your body and baby.
As a midwife I have supported many women and their birth partners during labour and birth, both in hospital and at home. I can honestly say in my experience those using hypnobirthing regardless of the birth they have experienced, have had a calmer, more controlled and positive experience than those who haven’t. I'm passionate about giving women the opportunity to take control and have a positive birth experience, as this is one of the most special times in our lives that is never forgotten. Hypnobirthing is such a powerful tool, it really isn't weird or out there as some may think. It's just teaching knowledge and relaxation techniques, to give you the birth you deserve.
I’m Kat former 121 mother and midwife assitant, currently working in the NHS supporting the health visitors teams.
I have 3 children, personally had 2 home births and used kg hypnobirthing 3rd time around after being part of such wonderful outcomes at work. I fully believe In the power the mind has on us and that we need to take time for self care. Education is a passion of mine along with women centred care. Parenting is hard work and amazing all at the same time. I have many years breastfeeding support and parenting support and want to keep using these skills to support and empower more families.
My name is Laura and I'm a mum to a very energetic little boy. Originally from Glasgow, I now live in Cuddington 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 positive and happy experience if I had been a hypnobirthing mum rather than a traumatic one.
Now I am extremely happy and proud to call this my job and I can't wait to support lots of future mums in having a calm, positive and happy birth.
I had my first child in 1998, at the time there wasn’t even waterbirth on offer let alone hypnobirthing. However my parents always spoke about birth as such a positive and exciting experience. My mum was always telling me how she didn’t recall any pain. So I went into labour relaxed and not fearing it. I had Jack at the local birthing centre, in 4 hours. In 2000 I had a fantastic home birth with Libby. Then in 2010 I had a wonderful waterbirth with Charlotte, even though she was born back to back. I totally believe, both as a mother and a midwife, that being relaxed and having confidence in your body makes the most difference to your birthing experience.
As a midwife I am highly motivated and dedicated to promoting normality and women/family centred care. I have been heavily involved with the homebirth support group and promoting waterbirth and I'm also a Reiki II practitioner.
I qualified as a midwife in 2007, during my training I won a valedictory award for “Excellence in clinical practice” and in 2009 I received 2 nominations for midwife of the year.
I am passionate about empowering women and their partners so they feel confident and in control, not only through labour but in the transition to becoming a parent.
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.
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.
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.
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