Hypnobirthing Cumbria - Teachers' Directory
My name is Janna and I am just like you; a hardworking mum, partner, sister, daughter and friend. I am also a KGHypnobirthing Teacher and a Registered Midwife with 10 years experience of caring for women having all kinds of births; pregnancy and birth are my passion! A mother of 3 who has experienced three very different births myself including a csection, waterbirth and homebirth, I used KGHypnobirthing in my second and third pregnancies and births and the difference it made was profound! I went from being tense and worried before Hypnobirthing to excited to give birth in a few short weeks. I had such a fantastic experience I would give birth again tomorrow if I could, which is why I became a Hypnobirthing teacher so I can help you to feel the same way.
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 or a more condensed course over 2 separate days. 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,
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
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.
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!
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.
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