Hypnobirthing Hampshire - Teachers' Directory
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 very proud Mum of 4, 2 being twins
I have extensive experience working as a Nurse, Midwife and currently a Health visitor supporting families from pregnancy through birth and beyond.
I am also priviledged to be a KGHypnobirthing teacher and love empowering Mums to have confidence in their bodies and reduce the fear and anxiety that is often associated with pregnancy and birth
I believe in the natural process of labour and birth and think that the KGH method provides a fantastic structure and set of tools to explain this to parents to be. I have over 30 years of experience, working as a nurse, midwife and health visitor combined and I draw on this knowledge along with my skills gained through KGH so that I can help empower women to have their optimal birthing experience. I love working with women and feel honoured to be working within this field. I feel really passionate that women are given the choices they deserve. I pride myself in the relationships I form to ensure they are supportive and non-judgmental.
I also love teaching yoga, specialising in pregnancy, postnatal and Mum and Baby yoga
My name is Susanna, I am a mum of two and a qualified KG Hypnobirthing teacher. I live in a small village in Hampshire with my husband J-P and our two sons.
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.
You deserve to have a magical and empowering birth.
Your body is perfectly designed to birth your baby naturally. Our wonderful but overloaded NHS maternity services and their protocols mean that some women end up going along the ‘conveyor belt of care’: women do not always know their options and birth rights, and how these choices affect their birth experience. It’s so sad to hear that some women end up experiencing feelings of regret or disappointment particularly because of being misinformed or pressured to make certain decisions. Negative birth stories flood our media and our minds, and positive stories hardly get any air time. It’s unsurprising many women are fearful about giving birth.
This needs to change and I want to help!
Every mum deserves to feel relaxed and confident about her body’s ability to birth her baby. Let’s feed our minds with real, positive and inspiring stories about birth rather than the ‘One Born Every Minute’ drama! Whether you have a vaginal birth, C-section, vaginal birth after caesaran, water birth, with pain relief or without... Hypnobirthing can help and I would love to help you. Your parenthood journey should begin in the greatest possible way, and a calm and relaxed birth is such a positive start (whatever your baby’s method of entry into the world!).
I am a hypnobirthing teacher because I feel so strongly about empowering women and their birth partners to understand the options available to them and to make the best decisions for their birth.
I am a mum of two small babies and live in Winchester. 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! I get told a lot to be kinder to myself, so I am making this a priority this year, and embracing ‘good enough parenting’ so I can enjoy these beautiful and sometimes pretty chaotic early years with my babies.
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'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.
Running a busy home with two children, my partner and work as a Doula and Hypnobirthing Instructor, it can sometimes be tricky to balance life. I often find in these moments that I make myself take some “me time” and put to use the fantastic hypnobirthing techniques that I was taught by Katharine.
I very quickly remember how to slow everything down and gain perspective. Often I find my mind wandering to the women I am working with and I feel ….energised ….inspired ….in awe ….full of expectation ….and confident in our and their ability......then its game on!
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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