Hypnobirthing Derbyshire - Teachers' Directory
I'm Laura Wilkinson, KG Hypnobirthing teacher and mum of three. My interest in Hypnobirthing began when I discovered that a couple of my friends had used the techniques to achieve a far more relaxed birth than I had previously believed possible. The more I learnt about Hypnobirthing, the more fascinated I became. Two of my children were born via planned C-Section but both were very different experiences. I learnt that with planning, preparation and calmness how this could dramatically alter your birth experience. Having heard of these wonderful empowering stories, I decided that I wanted to help women have the best birth possible and trained to be a Hypnobirthing teacher with Katharine Graves. I am now qualified to teach the KG Hypnobirthing course, the only Hypnobirthing course to be accredited by the Royal College of Midwives. The course was so amazing and I found myself asking why isn't everyone doing this?! The Happy Birthing Co. was born to spread the word of how truly incredible birth can be. I want to pass on the message of positivity and empowerment to women to trust their minds and bodies. I can't wait to share this with you and make all your birth dreams come true.
Hello, my name is Carole and I have been trained to teach the Katherine Graves method of Hynobirthing. I am an experience midwife and qualified complementary therapist. I work occasional shifts as a midwife at the local birth centre and I run my business Optimum Birthing. I teach Hypnobirthing and provide complementary therapies for pregnant mums. I feel very privileged to be able to accompany women and their partners through the final part of their childbirth journey. For me, to be part of that special moment when they finally meet their baby for the first time is truly magical. I live with my husband Chris in Macclesfield, our two grown up children have flown the nest and set up homes of their own. I really wish that hypnobirthing had been around at the time of their births, as I know that I would have loved hypnobirthing my babies.
I am a Mum to Arlo, my very own Hypnobirth Baby! His birth was calm and positive and I wanted to shout it from the rooftops, because so often these birth stories aren’t heard. I want to help others realise that birth doesn’t need to be feared, it can be wonderful and empowering.
As midwives we are lucky enough to support women and their families through pregnancy, birth and as new parents. We both saw first hand the difference hypnobirthing made to women's (and their partner's) experience using maternity services. We are passionate about couples achieving the right birth for them and found focusing on physiology, relaxation and decision making tools learned through KG hypnobirthing optimises their chances of a positive pregnancy, calm and confident birth experience and a smoother transition to parenthood.
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I’m regularly in the room with a birthing person, it's my arena! That means you are learning from someone with a wide range of recent real-life birth experience.
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My name is Katie, I am the founder of Birthcare. I am a practising midwife, KG Hypnobirthing teacher, NCT antenatal practitioner, and a mother of my two daughters Holly and Chloe. I have been supporting parents-to-be since 2010, and have a passion for promoting positive birth experiences. As a midwife, I have supported women birthing at home, in birth centres and consultant led delivery suites, and most recently my career has led me to specialise in mental health where I now support a vast amount of women with anxiety or fear of birth, or those whose previous birth experience has left them feeling scared to do it again. Hypnobirthing is always my first recommendation as I know it works and have seen the incredible results it can achieve on the whole family’s experience.
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I am Theresa and I qualified as a midwife in 2006 and since this time, I have dedicated my life to guiding, supporting and educating women in order to enhance their birthing experience. I believe in a holistic approach to pregnancy and childbirth. In 2012 I embarked on a new path- HypnoBirthing. The priviledge I feel to be a part of a womans journey during pregancy, birth and beyond- is amazing! I can’t think of anything else that would give me this amount of satisfaction.
As an in-demand midwife Hypnobirthing Specialist, I am committed to two main principles: providing the highest level of service I can, and ensuring that my prices remain competitive and affordable. This focus on price and service is why so many of my clients are so loyal to me and are happy to recommend me to others.
I have personal experience of pregnancy, labour and childbirth. Therefore, I can relate to women who are going (and due to go) through each of these experiences. I used breathing techniques throughout labour and birth and have first-hand experience of how powerful that can be. I was very much aware of and in tune with my body and followed it instinctively. I felt very pleased with my birth experience and wanted to know more about hypnobirthing which led me to KGH and the teacher training course.
I have learnt an unbelievable amount of information and insight in to our current birthing system which I was totally blind to. I have first-hand experience of giving birth in a medicalised setting (in our current birthing system) and since learning more from KGH I realise that I was not being fully supported to have a physiological birth.
I had only briefly read about breathing techniques during pregnancy but never did a formal hypnobirthing course and so was not in a position where I was aware of my choices, aware that I even had choices, or aware of ensuring that I knew all the information before consenting to procedures. We learn a lot about the power of language and on reflection I can see how I was never made to feel like I had a choice.
After experiencing what I believed to be a positive birth story, I wanted to help others achieve that. Having learnt what I now know, I feel even more determined and empowered to instil confidence and empower Mum’s to be (by teaching KGHypnobirthing) so they can have THE best birth experience possible and come out the other side of birth truly feeling at peace with how it went. To do this, every expectant Mum needs to be taught KGH!
To see how far birthing has come and what the medicalisation of birth has meant and continues to mean has truly shocked me and simultaneously empowered me. I want to be part of the birth revolution and help change it!
All of our teachers have been trained with the KG Hypnobirthing Teachers Training course.
They have all signed up to our code of conduct which requires they adhere to best practice at all times and work to promote the popularity of natural birthing methods overall, and hypnobirthing in particular.
Hypnobirthing is an effective method of birthing as it helps to create a relaxed and calm mother which in turn transforms into the delivery of a relaxed and calm baby. Its use is becoming more widespread and we continue to work to raise awareness and further increase its use. More detailed information on hypnobirthing can be found here.
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