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.
After qualifying as a midwife at King's College London, I went straight to work for a caseload team in South London. This brilliant job - based at St Thomas' hospital - gave me the opportunity to work with women from their booking appointment, through the birth, to the early days of parenthood. I have now assisted at well over 100 births, at home and in hospital settings. It is always a privilege to support mothers at the time of birth, and I have seen, time and time again, the great strength and love that women bring to their own unique birth.
I was convinced of the benefits of hypnobirthing long before becoming a midwife. My sister, after a challenging first birth, used hypnobirthing to prepare for her second. The result was a overwhelmingly positive natural birth experience for my sister, which, in turn, transformed my understanding of what birth could be like. I have now witnessed many times the positive effects of hypnobirthing, and strongly believe in its benefits, however a birth unfolds.
Having studied languages to degree level at the University of Cambridge, I speak French and German fluently, and would encourage any mothers to get in touch if they would like classes, or more general support, in these languages.
I recently moved up to Sheffield, where I continue to work as an NHS midwife and qualified KG Hypnobirthing teacher. I practice meditation myself, and have experienced first-hand its benefits for my physical and mental health. On my days off, I head out to the Peak in pursuit of beautiful landscapes and rocks - my other great loves, and the reason for my move up North!
I am Joanna, a midwife in Derbyshire. I am passionate about couples becoming informed about physiological labour and the options available, leading to a relaxed pregnancy and positive birth experience, regardless of the unexpected turns this journey can take.
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.
Hello my name is Lily and I am a qualified KG Hypnobirthing instructor and NHS midwife. I trained and qualified as a midwife in Surrey and after working for a few years down South have moved up to Derby. Women are incredible, strong and courageous and I see this every day in my role but more and more I hear women full of fear and doubts about their ability to birth their baby and so I decided I would train with KG Hypnobirthing. I have witnessed and supported many hypnobirthing births and have seen first hand the benefits to mum, birth partner and baby. No matter how birth unfolds, hypnobirthing has supported a calm and relaxed environment with mum and birth partner feeling positive and supported in their choices and outcome. KG Hypnobirthing is evidence-based, comprehensive and has evolved over the past 14 years to create this incredibly up-to-date programme. Budding Mammas is proud to teach KG Hypnobirthing. I continue to work in the NHS, whilst also teaching and spreading the word about KGH. I am also an avid swimmer, hiker and baker using any spare time I can to escape to the Peak District (so I can eat the cake with marginally less guilt).
Hi! My name is Leanne, I am a mum of two hypnobirth babies and teacher of 10 years. I first became interested in hypnobirthing when I started to research birth stories when I was expecting my first baby, and found how empowering hypnobirthing could be. I found a course and my husband and I (now a huge convert but was a massive sceptic) left feeling extremely confident about our birth. I found my passion, something I wanted others to feel, and so I trained in KGHypnobirthing in London. I am a HUGE advocate for KGHypnobirthing and want to enable mum's and dad's to have the birth they want, being aware of their choices through delivering a full antenatal programme.
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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