Hypnobirthing Gloucestershire - Teachers' Directory
"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!
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 Giselle, I am a practising Midwife (BMid) and a qualified KG Hypnobirthing practitioner (DipHb(KG)). I was introduced to hypnobirthing as a student midwife and my interest has developed throughout my midwifery career. Despite what the name suggests, hypnobirthing is not stage hypnosis or hippy nonsense! I have found that the KG hypnobirthing technique encourages evidence based information, healthy scepticism and taking responsibility and control over your own birth.
I have found that women who practice hypnobirthing in pregnancy tend to have calmer, quicker and more comfortable experiences, whether the method of birth is a caesarean, instrumental or a normal delivery.
I provide these antenatal courses in the South Gloucestershire area, surrounding Wotton-Under-Edge.
‘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)
Hi, I'm Lara. I am a mum of two and a community midwife. My passion for hypnobirthing started during my midwifery training when I completed a dissertation on 'fear of childbirth' and the effects that hypnobirthing can have in instilling confidence in women and their ability to birth. I have been a midwife for over 6 years and I am passionate about empowering women and their family. Prior to midwifery, I was a spa therpist, specialising in holistical therapies. During this time I learnt the importance of breathing techniques to aid relaxation and the importance that this can have on the human body both physically and mentally. Outside of my worklife, I am a wife and mum to two wonderful children who are my world.
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.
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