Hypnobirthing Derbyshire - Teachers' Directory
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'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.
Hi, I’m Laura! Let me tell you a little bit about me and how I came to teach hypnobirthing. I graduated from university with a first class law degree and went on to co-run an online retail store. When I first became pregnant, a wave of anxiety suddenly hit me regarding the birth. It was almost as if I’d blanked out that part of having children, but now it was my reality, getting closer and closer! I knew I needed something to help me out and build my confidence, so I undertook a hypnobirthing course and it was everything (and more) that I’d hoped it would be. I gave birth to my first child, Reuben, and from that moment everything changed. I had not only had the most incredible, empowering birth, but I realised that this was something I needed to help more women experience. If little old me (afraid of childbirth and with a pain threshold of zero) could do this, then anyone could do it! I realised it wasn’t a fluke after my second successful hypnobirth with Jenson, my second child, and so I knew I needed to get myself into gear. That’s when Hypnolistic Birth was born. So now my job is to help you beautiful pregnant ladies embrace my philosophy that you can have a positive birth experience with the right preparation and tools to get you through it. I will provide you with extensive knowledge of pregnancy and labour; to eliminate fear, build your confidence, and enable you to make informed decisions that are right for you and your baby.
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.
I work as a birth and postnatal doula, working with women to empower them to make the choices that are right for them, their birth and their family.
Understanding how the body works during labour and being able to offer techniques that compliment the process, made KG Hypnobirthing a natural next step for me.
I love supporting all kinds of women through pregnancy, birth and into motherhood. My personal experiences often see me working in some ‘niche’ areas as well as mainstream. These include
Working towards improving perinatal mental health: I am passionate about supporting good maternal mental health. I have put my money where my mouth is, and have founded PND Mummies CIC, which is a social enterprise that supports women with their perinatal mental health. All profits from my birth and postnatal doula work goes directly to PND Mummies CIC to help fund ongoing work.
Pregnancy After Loss support: I have experience of recurrent miscarriage and understand the level of anxiety that comes with subsequent pregnancies. I can support you through this.
Medical Trial support: I have experience of being part of medical trial during pregnancies and can support you if you find yourself in a similar situation.
Hello, my name is Sarah. I am the face behind Exhale Birth Hypnobirthing. I am happiest when discussing all things pregnancy, bump and baby. Welcoming your baby into the world is life changing, when this is a calm and exhilarating experience, it is truly profound. Through relaxation, visualisations, and positive affirmation achieving this is not only possible, but simple and joyful. Parents to be, and birth partners can leave feeling refreshed, ready for baby and equipped to navigate the choices ahead of them. It is important to me, that you leave a course fully equipped with in depth antenatal care and understanding. The physiology of natural birth is wonderful, and you can expect to explore this, along with all the other choices available. No matter how your baby arrives, and what birth experience and journey you have, there is a place for KGHypnobirthing. We are here to help you relax, advocate and understand your choices. Most importantly you will be in a positive, calm and tranquil frame of mind. Exhale Birth is dedicated to providing all the support you need, during your course and beyond, for a personal service tailored to your needs. Please feel free to get in touch to ask me any further questions.
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.
I'm Emily, a mother of 3 based in Belper, Derbyshire. Following the birth of my first child I became passionate about all things birth related! I went on to complete my training with NCT in 2016 and have more recently undergone doula training with Developing Doulas in 2020 at a similar time to training with KG Hypnobirthing. I have had 3 empowering birthing experiences and I believe that the hypnobirthing ethos, preparation and information all aided my experiences and helped me navigate the options, decisions and choices that were right for me.
All of our teachers have been trained with the KG Hypnobirthing RCM accredited 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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