Hypnobirthing Gloucestershire - Teachers' Directory
‘I feel so very fortunate to have trained in the KGHypnobirthing Royal College of Midwives accredited course, inspired to support birthing mothers and their partners in achieving empowerment in their births' Lauren Kiddell – KghMybirth
My name is Lauren Kiddell, a mother of two (one of each!) a committed friend to many, a wife and someone who likes to be busy.
I have been blown away by the responsibilities becoming parents affords and the impact we have in this role, not only in terms of our own lives but by way of the powerful choices and decisions we make before our children are even born, shaping not only the start but their entire lives.
I am not ashamed to say, in my professional life and even after our decision to become parents, I have always preferred to be the one in control and within a role where I can lead, influence and support others in their choices.
Becoming a KgHypnobirthing Teacher gave me the chance to do this, as well as expand my knowledge and professional interest in childbirth.
My aspiration to become a midwife will be pursed with earnest when my children are older, more independent and less in need of their mum!
I feel so very fortunate to have benefited from attending a Hypnobirthing course myself, prior to the birth of my first child, as well as enjoying the empowerment of Hypnobirthing during my second birth too.
You can read about my two contrasting birth stories, both amazing experiences in very different environments. (www.kghMybirth.co.uk)
I am currently a practising Midwife working at Southmead hospital, with experience in a variety of different birth settings. Throughout all the births I have had the pleasure to be a part of, it has become very clear that education can make a massive difference to women's birth experience. I strongly believe that the techniques learnt as part of the KG hypnobirthing course can empower women to have calm and serene birth. I am passionate about changing the way women look at birth, building confidence, positivity and better birth experiences.
I was a midwife from 2011 until November 2017 where I am now able to dedicate my full attention to hypnobirthing and hypnotherapy. I was a midwife for 6 years on the community for the NHS and also as an Independent Midwife working for a Social enterprise. This was my passion knowing I could offer the 1:1 care to all parents. I will return as a midwife in time however for now I can concentrate on empowering parents to achieve the birth they so wish.
Previously I was a police officer in Merseyside I have transferable skills to offer each parent I come into contact with and to know you are in good hands is going to increase your enthusiasm to know more about the ways in which Hypnobirthing can empower you.
Now concentrating on the holistic path my aim is to offer parents the opportunity to experience the amazing techniques that come with Hypnobirthing.
The experience and expertise I can offer will empower you to make those all important decisions about the care pathway you wish to include for your own birth experience. To offer the time to a parent and their birth companion, to listen to their needs and to make them aware of the choices they are able to make is all incorporated within the KG Method.
I am a practising midwife with a wealth of experience in all birth settings (home, birth centre and obstetric units).
Whilst I have had the privilege of attending hundreds of births, what strikes me most is the difference I observe in women who have practised hypnobirthing compared to those who haven’t. These women tend to have calmer, quicker and more comfortable experiences, whether the method of birth is a caesarean, instrumental or a normal delivery.
I want to help bring these positive experiences to women and in 2017 went on to complete the Katherine Graves hypnobirthing course (accredited by the Royal College of Midwives). I provide these antenatal courses in the South Gloucestershire area, surrounding Wotton-Under-Edge.
I am passionate about all things birth and parenting. I truly believe it is possible for women to have a better birth experience and that they should be given proper support and informed choice in their pregnancy and birth.
I am a fomer Product Development Manager for a blue chip company and I found Hypnobirthing after the birth of my first child. I recieved a post dates induction at the end of my otherwise healthy pregnancy which resulted in a highly drugged and medicalised birth. I was left feeling particularly traumatised and reached out to a hypnobirthing teacher for support. When I fell pregnant with my second child I vowed to be fully informed and well prepared for my birth so I completed the course practice and this time approached the birth with confidence and calm. Unfortunately I developed a rare condition of the placenta which resulted in a C section at 35 weeks. However my Hypnobirthing practice was invaluable, it helped me approach my surgery without fear, know how to make the best of my situation and bond with my son after birth. I bounced back quickly and harboured none of the ill feelings I had towards my first birth expereince. I was exactly the way it neede to be and I call it my 'beautiful c section'.
I want couples to know that their birth does not need to fit a certain mold to be a wonderful experience. I will support them regardless of their birth plan, but I often find that after they complete the course and dealt with their fears they do achieve a comfotable and natural birth.
Please contact me to book your free consultation.
My name is Kate, and I am a practising midwife working in Gloucester Hospital where I had all three of my children. I originally trained as an antenatal educator and then went on to complete the KG Hypnobirthing training which is a hypnobirthing course accredited by The Royal College of Midwives.
My name is Mary Harris and I trained with Katherine Graves in London. I came to hypnobirthing through Yoga; having specialised in teaching pregnancy yoga for over 25 years I wanted to take this work further. I originally trained as a nurse (SRN) which included some midwifery. I have always felt a great affinity with pregnant women and babies, and have been fortunate enough to experience giving birth to my own three children which included two home births. I now have the joy of six wonderful grandchildren. Since working with KGHypnobirthing I feel I have so much more to offer women in the field of pregnancy and birthing, and I have seen what a difference KGHypnobirthing makes to parents and their babies.
My name is Mary Harris and I trained with Katherine Graves in London. I came to Hypnobirthing through Yoga; having specialized in teaching pregnancy yoga for over 25 years I wanted to take this work further. I originally trained as a nurse (SRN) which included some midwifery. I have always felt a great affinity with pregnant women and babies, and have been fortunate enough to experience giving birth to my own three children which included two home births. I now have the joy of six wonderful grandchildren. Since working with Hypnobirthing I feel I have so much more to offer women in the field of pregnancy and birthing, and I have seen what a difference Hypnobirthing makes to parents and their babies.
As a practicing midwife, I use Hypnobirthing as a powerful and practical tool for supporting positive birth. I believe passionately that birth makes a huge difference to women, babies, families and communities. I know that women have the capacity to birth well, on their own terms and in their own way.
I decided to complete Katharine Graves' hypnobirthing training after attending women who had wonderful hypno-births, and hearing other midwives' tales of beautiful, calm births where women were using hypnobirthing.
"My name is Fiona Maynard and I trained in KG Hypnobirthing with Katharine Graves at the HypnoBirthing Centre in London. Over many years I have built a reputation as a skilled Hypnobirthing practitioner. My greatest joy is empowering mothers and fathers to reach their goals by helping them conquer fear and develop confidence. Many of my couples have found that KG Hypnobirthing relaxation techniques are so powerful that they can become life skills long after the birthing experience!
All our teachers have trained and been assessed in the KG Hypnobirthing Teacher Training comprehensive course. As well as being tested on the training they have received, we look at how they perform using these skills, the amount of experience they have subsequently built up, and, finally, the level of professionalism they demonstrate. These factors are essential to promoting good practice within the field of natural birthing techniques and hypnobirthing particularly. We also ask our teachers to sign up to our code of best practice to demonstrate professionalism and ethical behaviour at all times.
Hypnobirthing, which helps create a more stress-free and therefore more relaxed birth for mother and baby, is a growing area within the field of natural birthing methods, as understanding increases with regard to its effectiveness and organisations such as ourselves advocate its use.