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 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.
I am hugely blessed to live in rural Wiltshire with my husband Owen, and our daughter Isabel. We have a dog, a pony, ducks and a front hall full of muddy wellies. My background is in the outdoors and therapy. Originally I trained as a horticultural therapist, before moving in to the field of equine assisted therapy.
Currently I am a full time Mum. I support my wonderful husband, enjoying raising our daughter, and try to keep the house tidyish and the garden weed free. This is a big surprise to me having previously been focused and career driven!
We had a lovely straight forward homebirth with Isabel. My full birth story is on my website in case it is of interest to you. Please be reassured KGHypnobirthing is relevant and useful in every birthing situation. We had a beautiful homebirth, if you are planning a beautiful C Section or a beautiful hospital birth KGHypnobirthing is still totally relevant to you.
My dream is to see women empowered to have the birth of their dreams. It can feel like an uphill struggle, I am here to support you.
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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