Hypnobirthing Devon - Teachers' Directory
I trained with KG Hypnobirthing in February 2018. My interest sparked when I provided care for a woman, during my midwifery training, who was birthing using the KGH techniques. I then completed my KGH training to become a teacher myself.
I then qualified as a midwife in September 2018 and have since supported many women giving birth using hypnobirthing techniques. I am excited to hear from you!
My next TASTER SESSION is on Sat 8th Dec at Torre Abbey, Torquay. My next FULL KG HYPNOBIRTHING birth preparation group is on Sat 26th Jan and Sat 2nd Feb at Torre Abbey, Torquay. Please visit www.southdevonhypnobirthing.co.uk to book a place.
I am so passionate about birth and making it a positive experience for expectant mothers. Discovering hypnobirthing was the best thing that could have happened to me during my pregnancies and I love sharing it with others now.
I first discovered hypnobirthing in 2014 when pregnant with my first daughter. I was incredibly nervous about childbirth and planned to have a hospital birth and accept any medical pain relief. I made a complete turnaround after attending my hypnobirthing course and actually felt excited about giving birth! I ended up having the most powerful and empowering experience and gave birth to Isla at home in a birth pool. Fast forward to 2017 and my second baby, I felt equally excited about meeting her. She was born in the birth pool at our local hospital and I returned home a few hours later feeling exhausted but utterly elated.
My name is Hanna, I am a trained chef, youth worker, grower of vegetables and mother to Rudy-Rae.
Hypnobirthing had a very positive impact on my pregnancy, birth and journey into motherhood. I am passionate about supporting women and their own transition into motherhood. Please feel free to get in touch to chat over any thoughts about doing the course.
Welcome to GOODBIRTH KGHypnobirthing. Having the right support and finding up to date practical information through your pregnancy, will help you feel more relaxed and prepared for your birth. As a Doula, a former Midwife and a qualified Nursery Nurse I have over 25 years experience working with families and supporting births. GOODBIRTH aims to ensure that ALL parents feel safe, respected, informed and in control, wherever and whatever their circumstances. Everyone has different needs, and a private course can be individual to you, answering your personal concerns and focusing on your birth preferences.
I was privileged to attend a course at The Farm Midwifery Centre in Tennessee, USA, with the acclaimed midwife and author Ina May Gaskin and her colleagues. What I learned there shaped my Midwifery practice and continues to influence my practice as a Doula and Hypnobirthing teacher. I have complete respect for and belief in a woman’s ability to give birth naturally without intervention. If a pregnancy or labour takes a different path, and a woman does require obstetric care, Hypnobirthing will help them to feel confident and in control of their choices.
I have worked in NHS trusts and Birth Centres, with experience in homebirths, water births, births on the labour ward and in Theatre. I support pregnancies under obstetric care, including VBAC (vaginal birth after Caesarean), IVF pregnancies, multiple births, and any medical concerns.
I am a Mum of three grown up daughters and was delighted to support my eldest daughter at the births of both her babies! I am a proud Nana! This has also deepened my understanding of the needs of new parents. I chose to leave Midwifery to focus on giving true one to one care as Doula. I trained with Nurturing Birth and am a recognised Birth Doula registered with Doula UK.
As your Hypnobirthing Teacher and/or Doula I can offer non biased, non medical, practical and emotional support. Please visit my website to find out more about my services.
GOODBIRTH SERVICES INCLUDE:
Birth preparation courses.
Birth and Postnatal Doula
Breastfeeding and night support.
I cover parts of SOUTH DEVON including
· Newton Abbott
and surrounding areas.
BSc(Hons) Midwifery (first)
NNEB Nursery Nursing
Doula preparation course- Nurturing Birth
Doula UK Recognised Birth Doula and mentored Postnatal Doula
Midwifery Workshop at The Farm, Tennessee USA with Ina May Gaskin
Rebozo technique with Nicola Mahdiyyah Goodall
Breast Feeding level 3
My name is Olivia and I am currently a Registered Midwife, living in Devon. Having seen how effective hypnobirthing techniques are in creating such a calm and serene birth experience for women and their partners, I was inspired to find out more and so enrolled on the KG Hypnobirthing Teachers Training Course. I successfully obtained a Hypnobirthing Diploma, accredited by the Royal College of Midwives, which provided an enlightening experience and supplied me with the necessary expertise to begin teaching hypnobirthing to women and their partners.
My name is Sophie Annett and I have been a practising massage and holistic therapist for 13 years. I trained to become a certified Infant Massage Instructor in 2013 giving me a chance to lead many courses in this wonderful, ancient process. After using KGHypnobirthing with the home-birth of my son, I became increasingly amazed and awe-inspired by its immense power and simplicity. I knew it was a tool that I wanted to share with as many expectant mothers and their partners as possible and feel incredibly privileged to now teach it. I am easily accessible, teaching both from my home in Lyme Regis or from your home and can travel between Dorchester and Exeter easily.
My name is Sophie Laycock and I have been a practising massage and holistic therapist for 13 years. After using the simple yet hugely powerful methods of KGHypnobirthing during the home-birth of my son, I became increasingly amazed and inspired by its power and simplicity. I knew it was a tool that I wanted to share with as many expectant mothers and their partners as possible and I feel incredibly privileged to now teach it. I am easily accessible, teaching both from my home in Lyme Regis or from your own home and can travel between Dorchester and Exeter easily.
I am Mama to three boys with a background in psychology. I am passionate about birth and empowering women having had two wonderful hypnobirths myself (after a less than ideal hospital birth first time round). I am in awe of what women's bodies are capable of and believe strongly that if women and their birth partners are fully informed and equipped with the right tools, then they will have an empowering and positive birth experience wherever and however they choose to birth their baby. Nothing is more rewarding for me than helping women and their birth partners prepare for this key moment in their life.
My own pregnancy 16 years ago (I was aged 26) was all it took to inspire me to become a Midwife and then a Hypnobirthing teacher. Prior to this my background was in Complementary Health Practice. After qualifying in Midwifery, I was fortunate enough to work at The Birth Centre Ltd., Professor Caroline Flint's well known establishment. Here the vast majority of our clients were hypnobirthing. There were vast differences between these women’s labours and those I had looked after within the NHS. I immediately realised that the benefits of Hypnobirthing had a strong ripple effect, extending to the Midwife! Coming back from a hypnobirth, I would feel relaxed and refreshed thanks to being in such a positively peaceful atmosphere. I cannot imagine a more fulfilling career than supporting clients / couples and their babies through what is undoubtedly the most important time in their lives. I am very proud to have been trained by Katherine Graves herself and to be continually inspired by the birth experiences of my personal clients. I appreciate the intimacy of life. My passion is to gently facilitate the human experience in ways that point directly to wholeness, or true nature. Hypnobirthing does this very effectively.