Hypnobirthing Derbyshire - Teachers' Directory
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.
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!
Hello, my name is Carole and I have been trained to teach the Katherine Graves method of Hynobirthing. I am a practicing midwife and qualified complementary therapist. I am employed part time within the NHS as a midwife, working at the local birth centre and I run my business Optimum Birthing, which provides 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 nearby. 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.
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.