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Hypnobirthing Cumbria - Teachers' Directory

Rebecca Gray (read more)
Location: Barrow-in-Furness
Phone: 07514043370
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Hello my name is Beccy. I am a wife, mum of three children, NHS Midwife and KGHypnobirthing teacher.

I have many years of caring for mums and babies in all types of maternity settings. Caring for women and their families during pregnancy and childbirth is the most incredible and rewarding job and I am very privileged to be part of a womans journey to motherhood.  I am deeply passionate about providing woman and their partners with high quality information to enable them to make informed choices about their care. 

Information is power and with my course I aim to provide you with the tools to have a calm and positive birthing experience, that is the right birth for you - no matter if this is an unmedicated home birth or an elective cesarean section - and everything in between. While it is not possible to promise that every birth will go to plan, as some things cannot be predicted or controlled, I can help you develop the skills to meet your baby feeling calm, relaxed and positive.  I also aim to provide your partner or support person the tools to support you during pregnancy, labour, birth and beyond. 

I offer face to face 1-1 sessions in your own home and cover the Furness Peninsula and south Cumbria area. I can also do online zoom sessions if you live further afield. 

I also run private antenatal classes, postnatal classes and Aromatherapy at full term.

Janet Naylor (read more)
Location: Cumbria, Lancashire, North West England
Phone: 07815807693
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With over 35 years experience of working with pregnant women and their birth partners, I am a mother of 3 grown up children and have personal experience of self hypnosis during my own births (Hypnobirthing). I am a midwife. I have given birth at home and in hospital. In the 1980's I was truly inspired by Dr Michel Odent and Ina May Gaskin. Together with my own experiences this led me to become a doula accredited by Michel Odent.

I later trained as a midwife. As a doula I worked in the North West of England. I have a strong passion to enable and support mothers (and partners) to have a positive birth experience. 

In my role as a doula and midwife I have been privileged to have witnessed many calm and beautiful births unfold, many using self hypnosis or Hypnobirthing. I have been fortunate to have observed many water births, home births,and hospital births, including VBAC (vaginal birth after caesarean).


For over 35 years I have supported and empowered women and their birth partners to make informed choices regarding their labour, birth, feeding and early parenting. I currently work within the NHS as a midwife in a midwifery led unit and in community.


I originally trained in The Mongan Method (USA  HypnoBirthing). I am now also practising The Katharine Graves (KGH) UK Hypnobirthing. I teach 4 classes of 12 hours (or slightly more). I understand that people have busy lives, so as far as classes go, I can be flexible to accommodate your individual needs, either in a small group or on a one to one basis, imcluding daytime, evening and weekend courses, or in any combination of the 4 sessions


In addition to my Hypnobirthing teaching role I work privately as a reflexologist, offering -

Pre conception and Fertility enhancement with Reflexology and Fertile Body Method of Hypnosis.

Reflexology in Pregnancy

Reflexology for all womens health and relaxation

Mineral Balanancing/nutritional support using Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA)

Birth trauma support, using self hypnosis, mind and body therapy 

I offer private Antenatal Classes, preparing for labour and birth, helping you to do a birth "plan or preference sheet", role of the birth partner and much more at dates and times to suit your busy lives.

In addition to this I offer sessions to prepare for when your baby is born, which include breastfeeding and the postnatal time ie life with your new born, early parenting, bonding, parenting roles, what is normal, changing nappies,bathing baby etc.


Please contact me to discuss your personal requirements and my availability.



Emily Sheppard (read more)
Location: Lancashire, Cumbria, North West
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I am the mother of two wonderful sons who were both born quickly and calmly in birth pools at home using hypnobirthing.

 I came to hypnobirthing on a parents course while pregnant with my first. I always knew I wanted a home birth and I was fairly confident about giving birth, but I had heard a few “horror” stories and so I wanted to ensure I full prepared myself so I knew what to expect.

Everything in the course made perfect sense and I loved taking the time out each day to relax knowing that it was going to help me achieve the calm, comfortable birth I wished for. And it worked!! 

The course also opened my eyes as to how society in general perceived birth and to how the ‘system’ worked in the maternity care services and I was saddened by the facts that women often feel nervous or even scared about labour/birth when it should be one of the most exciting times of a womans life and that some women do have a very negative experience of childbirth and this just didn’t sit well with me. We all know that birth can deviate from our “ideal” but whichever path a birth takes, whether it be completely natural, an induced labour, instrumental birth or even a C-section, it can still be and should be a very positive experience, where the woman feels in control, is given all of the information and options and is supported in all her decisions. These thoughts and feelings are what gave me the incentive to want to do more. To be able to inform and empower women and to help them achieve a birth experience that they will treasure for the rest of their lives is the reason why I love doing what I do and I am so privileged to be a part of their journey!

Brenda Tuer (read more)
Location: Penrith
Phone: 07851889513
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I am a wife, a mother, a grandmother and a midwife with over 20 years experience.  I am fully comitted to supporting women to achieve a birth experience that they can look back on with positivity and joy.  A good birth experience empowers parents to meet the many challenges a new baby brings with confidence.  Whilst it is not possible to promise anyone a perfect birth, as some events are beyond our control, I will support you to develop the skills and positive mindset that will help you to embrace your baby's birth so you are able to meet your baby feeling calm and confident and in control.   Giving birth is a major life event and is a period of your life that you will remember forever, the KG Hypnobirthing course increases the chances that you will be remembering your birth experience for all of the right reasons.  I hope that you invest in this course for you, your baby and your future as a family.

Denise Lightfoot (read more)
Location: Whitehaven, Cumbria
Phone: 07596921304
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About Me

My name is Denise Lightfoot, I am a Consultant Midwife with over 30 years midwifery experience.  I run 'Welcome Hypnobirthing' where I teach KGHypnobirthing. I have many years experience and have worked in all aspects of maternity care.  I can offer you support and guidance during the ‘Welcome Hypnobirthing’ groups and afterwards until your baby is born.

Denise Lightfoot RM, RN, BSc (Hons), DipHB (KGH)

Kirsty Davies (read more)
Location: Richmond, North Yorkshire
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Do you want a calm and confortable birth?

Gain the confidence and knowledge to make informed decisions about your labour as well as relaxation techniques to use before, during and after pregnancy.

Offering both group and 1:1 courses, please get in touch to find out how Simply Hypnobirthing can support you.

Kirstie Harrison (read more)
Location: Cumbria, Lancashire, Furness, North West
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Hi! I’m Kirstie, a qualified KG Hypnobirthing teacher and owner of feelgood parenthood. I’m also a mama of two hypnobirthed babes, and a huge advocate for informed, positive birth.

My own experience of hypnobirthing led me to train as a teacher, because I truly believe that EVERY woman (and birth partner) has the right to a positive birth experience – however that looks to them – and that means feeling informed, calm, and empowered to birth the way they want to. That’s where KG Hypnobirthing comes in; it’s the first step on your way to feelgood parenthood!

Leonie Portlock (read more)
Location: Wigton , Cumbria, England
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I am Leonie, a mother to 5 children, partner to a busy farmer, a Registered Midwife, actively working within the local NHS trust and qualified KG Hypnobirthing teacher. Having personally put into practice my knowledge and understanding of hypnobirthing during my own most recent pregnancy and labour with baby Bobby, I can wholeheartedly say that it enabled me to have a much more comfortable and shorter labour than in my previous labours. Baby Bobby who weighed 9lb 15oz and was also born in the birthing pool had the very best start to his life, having been born into a relaxed and calm environment, he continues to be a very chilled out and happy baby.
Within my professional life my greatest passion is to help support women and their families to achieve the birth they want. Empowering them to make informed choices throughout their pregnancies, birth and beyond. I am able to offer the KG Hypnobirthing on a one to one basis, group session or via Video link. 

Amy Herring (read more)
Location: Lancaster
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Hello, my name is Amy.

I am a midwife working within the local area, I live with my fiance and our dog Benny.

As a midwife I have lots of experience of witnessing pregnancy and birth. I am adaptable to the desires of parents to be and their needs.  I am enthusiastic about natural, comfortable birth and aim to support parents to be to undertake the KGH course to give them the best possible support at this life changing time.

Depsite seeing a lot of pregnancies, I am still fascinated by how amazing pregnant people are and how their bodies adapt to their growing baby. I now work in a slightly different role as a sexual health midwife and have a alternative skills as a result of this.

I hope to provide you with a KGHynobirthing course that will surpass all of your expectations and help you to achieve the best birth possible. 

Constanze Graf (read more)
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I am Constanze - Doula and feeding supporter AND also a wife and mother of two magical children born with confidence and calmness. 
When I came to England in 2017, I have never ever thought about hypnobirthing, homebirths or a calm birth at all. But when I was confronted with the idea of hypnobirthing because of a friend's experience, my husband and I gave it a try.
And every hour of the course brought us closer together AND gave us the confidence that we already have had everything what we would have needed for a wonderful, individual and may be even calm birth. 

The experience of my own two births BUT also many of the birth stories of other mothers when they came to me as a doula (antentally or postnatally), let me became a hypnobirthing teacher on my own.

I love what I do and it's what I can give to the world -
Confidence to trust yourself.

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