Hypnobirthing Hampshire - Teachers' Directory
Hello there, My name is Susanna, I am a qualified KG Hypnobirthing teacher and mum of two living in a small village in Hampshire with my husband J-P and our two sons. I'm passionate about expecting parents understanding their opportunities to expereince a positive and empowering birth and teach both 1-2-1 and group hypnobirthing classes from my home in Bentworth, throughout North Hampshire and the surrounding area as well as online.
My Hypnobirthing journey started when I was pregnant with my second child. Whilst I was vaguely aware of Hypnobirthing when pregnant with my first, I dismissed it as 'hippie jargon' under the misguided assumption that I was not the sort of person it was aimed at. I could not have been more wrong. Whilst my first birth was relatively uncomplicated it was chaotic, out of control, and ill-informed.
The birth of my second son was entirely different. Employing Hypnobirthing techniques, my husband and I worked together to create a calm environment where I was comfortable, confident and completely in control. I have no doubt that had I attended a KGH course prior to my first birth, it would have been a very different, positive and empowering experience.
So convinced was I by Hypnobirthing and it's techniques, that I decided to train as a practitioner during my second maternity leave and I am now delighted to be able to offer both group and private KGH classes in North Hampshire and the surrounding counties.
With my own first hand experience of childbirth both with and without Hypnobirthing, I have a deep understanding of the difference KGH can make to a mother and her partner, both during pregnancy as well as birth itself. Teaching evidence based techniques in a logical and practical manner, my aim is for you to continue your pregnancy feeling informed, confident and calm so you may experience the best birth for you and your baby and have your own positive birth story.
I'm Abby, the founder of Honest Hypnobirthing, mum of two wonderful children, and a qualified KGHypnobirthing teacher.
I live in a small village in Hampshire with my family, we spend our time exploring the outdoors and seeing family and friends.
When pregnant with my first child I did hypnobirthing with my mother (a trained hypnobirthing specialist and midwife of 30 years). This launched me into the wonderful world of empowered, informed and better births.
Through my pregnancy and birth I was able to benefit from the practice and decided to train in this incredible profession to share the benefits of hypnobirthing with other women.
I am now KGHypnobirthing qualified and used this method for my second pregnancy and birth to great success.
I am in a privileged position to be able to share this wonderful practice with other expectant mothers, to show them that they can have a profound impact on the outcome of their baby's birth. No matter what your birth looks like hypnobirthing can help you, and your baby. I look forward to telling you more about it all!
I cover both Hampshire & Wiltshire and am based in between Winchester and Andover.
I am a mama of one hypnobirthing rainbow toddler, Emily, and two babies too precious for this earth.
After feeling a lot of fear and anxiety around birth, especially with the added worry of my prior losses I wanted to find a way to make my experience with my daughter better. KG Hypnobirthing was that piece of the puzzle I had been missing. I really enjoyed my birth and decided that I wanted to help other mama's have a positive & calm experience too, so here I am.
In 2015 I also qualified with a degree in paediatric nursing, which has given me further depth and understanding around child development, anatomy and physiology.
I am so passionate about hypnobirthing and want to share this course as far and wide as I possibly can! It is so logical, underpinned by science and attainable by everybody - even if you have already had a non-hypnobirthing baby.
Hi, I am Kirsty and I am a fully qualified and insured KG Hypnobirthing teacher, Breastfeeding Peer Supporter and before having lots of children, a Primary Teacher.
For the last 11 years I have been passionate about supporting mothers, working to develop my knowledge and skills in how I may do this. Hypnobirthing became a big part of my pregnancy with my third child and the skills I attained accompany me and my family even now. Interestingly, my third child was the most relaxed baby! My experience in volunteering across the NCT, the NHS and running my own new mums group shows just how passionate I am and how much I enjoy supporting new mums and mums-to-be! With first-hand experience about how hypnobirthing can affect attitude, choices and feelings about birth, I decided to extend my teaching career into hypnobirthing and I love it!
Gaining a diploma in KGHypnobirthing has enabled me to set up BreatheBirth, running classess for groups and couples privately. I am now able to support you and your birth parter, for a positive, comfortable and empowering birth experience. As a qualified Breastfeeding Peer Supporter, I can support you on your postnatal feeding journey if you require it.
I'm mother to two grown children (29 & 17) who were born in hospital and home respectively. I'm an Independent and NHS caseloading midwife and travel internationally to support birth. I'm an activist and ardent supporter of the rights of parents to have the birth they choose. I am an Infant Feeding Specialist and Tongue Tie practitioner and am passionate about supporting early bonding and attachment to optimize early brain development. I am very well read and up to date on current research. I love to signpost people to the support and information they need to enhance their parenting journey.
My name is Louise, I am a mother to my daughter, Ottilie, full time member of the Royal Air Force and founder of Birth Calmly Hypnobirthing. I am also a certified Katharine Graves Hypnobirthing practitioner, a qualification which is accredited by the Royal College of Midwives.
I always knew I wanted to be a Mum, and so to find out I was expecting our little bundle of joy in January 2018 was truly magical. I had a wonderful pregnancy and was really excited at the prospect of becoming a mother for the first time, however it was during my pregnancy that I was told many negative birth stories which left me feeling anxious and scared.
I recall very early on in my first trimester that a family friend described the birth of her children as the most ‘empowering experience’ of her life, and it was at that moment where I really started to invest in myself and discovered hypnobirthing. The more I read about it, the more I wanted to try it, and so in my second trimester my husband and I embarked on our hypnobirthing journey together.
We attended a 1:1 private session and at first, were both very sceptical, doubting that it would work, however I soon realised that it was entirely logical. To have my husband with me during the course and experiencing it together, meant we could prepare as best we could for the impending arrival of our baby. His dedication and unwavering support throughout the rest of my pregnancy and during labour was vital and really did make my birth experience so much more empowering, something which I will forever cherish.
If like me, you know what you want from your birth experience – to feel calm, positive, and supported, to minimise the chance of any medical interventions and remain in control of your decisions; then you need to make sure you’re equipped with all the right tools to make it happen.
As a KGHypnobirthing practitioner, I wish to inspire and provide couples with the knowledge and practical tools to enable them to have a more positive and calming birth experience. This includes the use of any pain relief and where and how they choose to birth their baby.
I have always had a strong passion for all things pregnancy and baby related. I spent most of my working career as an admin Officer in an infant school. However, with a pregnant daughter during lockdown, I decided to re-train in something that i love and that can help others during one of the most important times in their lives.
You deserve to have a brilliant birth experience.
Many women approach birth feeling fearful in some ways, not surprising given the negative stories flooding our media and what we might have heard (or not heard) about birth from family and friends growing up! And because of the pressures on our wonderful NHS maternity services, many women end up going along the ‘conveyor belt of care’, not knowing their options and birth rights.
This needs to change and I want to help!
Hypnobirthing is as much about releasing fears and the toolbox of relaxation techniques as it is about the science of birth, and the many choices and options available to you, to help you have the best possible birth experience– whatever that looks like for you.
My other mission is Postnatal Wellbeing and supporting parents (whether for the 1st or 4th time!) in the incredibly beautiful but intense early days and weeks postpartum. Having experienced anxiety before having children, and again when my daughter was born, I feel really strongly about equipping parents with practical tools to navigate this momentous transition with confidence and calm.
I am a mum of two toddlers and live in Winchester, Hampshire. I can often be seen in town pushing a double buggy with a sleeping boy and a chatty toddler girl. As well as running after my two, I love going for park runs (on my own preferably ☺) and walking in the countryside where my husband and I get to properly talk! Am I a parenting expert? Absolutely not, I am a complete work in progress! I try my best, I make mistakes, I try again tomorrow, I have regrets, I feel guilt, I feel resentful, I feel guilty for feeling resentful, I laugh a lot, and I cry sometimes too. I strive to be a GOOD ENOUGH mum because parenting is a bit of a rollercoaster that is going too quickly for my liking, and I want to enjoy the ride, even if I have my eyes closed sometimes i.e. completely winging it!
In addition to being a KG Hypnobirthing teacher, I’m a certified life coach and NLP Practitioner. NLP is all about understanding how our experiences in life get processed and stored within our subconscious and are the basis of all of our beliefs, thoughts and behaviours. NLP is hugely powerful in unearthing and tackling deep rooted beliefs that limit us and this is so relevant for pregnancy and childbirth. KG Hypnobirthing focusses on letting go of fear, assumptions and preconceptions about pregnancy and birth and replaces them with information and confidence. Shifting the idea that birth is something you ‘do’ and helping you understand that you can simply let go and allow your body to do what it is designed to do. The tools and techniques of NLP complement this beautifully.
At the start of my first pregnancy I had all the usual fears about childbirth. The girls in my family are all petite and, thanks to stories shared by my mum, I was so scared of the pain of birth and of tearing. But I remember the exact moment my thoughts and fears about childbirth changed - it was the point in the KG Hypnobirthing course when I learned what the muscles in the uterus are actually trying to do during labour and what it is that can make this painful verses really quite comfortable. Once I understood this and realised that, left to run it’s natural course, your body has got this process sorted, my focus shifted entirely. I stopped worrying about the pain and began enjoying the process of looking after myself, learning to relax and just taking things as they came. My birth was really quite lovely - I laboured at home, then travelled to my local birthing centre, had a natural birth in the pool and afterwards enjoyed a wonderful night snuggled up with my husband and baby boy. No drugs, no drama, and no tearing.
My name is Charlotte and I am a KG Hypnobirthing Teacher and Doula based in West Berkshire. I am also Mum to 3 wonderful children, wife to 1 wonderful husband and a complete & utter birth nerd! When I had my first baby 13 years ago my passion for pregnancy and birth was born and I knew that somehow I had to do something to support & empower women to go on to have the positive births that they deserved.. just like I had. My second birth was equally as calm, relaxed and magical (she was born in her sac!) and I was even more determined to change the negative mindset that so many pregnant women find themselves in - that birth is a medical event & is going to hurt! I then trained to be a Doula in 2010 and was privileged to support many women through their pregnancies, births and early days of motherhood. Baby number 3 wasn't far behind and again my positive mindset, confidence, calm & relaxed attitude and understanding of the task ahead made for another quick, peaceful birth!! Being Mummy then took over my life and I had to put Doula duties on hold until my children became more independent... and then I discovered Hypnobirthing! I couldn't believe it, it was everything I had believed in and had practised with my own babies with scientific evidence to back it up and even better.. I could become a teacher! I didn't really have to consider it and soon trained to become a KG Hypnobirthing Teacher which is honestly the most wonderful "job" and I feel so lucky to be able to make a difference to pregnant women, their birth partners and their whole experience of pregnancy, birth and beyond.
I am a qualified hypnotherapist and counsellor and can offer you a relaxing and safe space to learn in. I have two teenage children and love to work with others to help develop that fundamental relationship that you will have with your baby right from the word go
I have had many roles within my adult life, including carer and bus driver! For the last 3 years I have been working within Information Governance and Data Protection within the NHS. After the birth of my son I completely and whole heartedly knew that I needed to train to be a KGHypnobirthing teacher.
In 2007, I gave birth to my daughter using Hypnobirthing following my own course with the inspirational Katharine Graves herself. It was my own life-changing, positive birth experience then which led me to change career direction and bring the benenfits of Hypnobirthing to Bournemouth.
In 2010, as well as passing my hypnotherapy diploma with distinction, I qualified to teach Hypnobirthing. I haven't looked back since then and love helping expectant parents on their journey to calm labour and birth for themselves and their babies.
There are a number of hypnobirthing accredited teachers situated across the county of Hampshire. Our members cover Eastleigh, Andover and Alton, to name but a few! Contact our professionally trained practitioners for information on hypnobirthing courses in your area on the above details.
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