Gina Potts, PhD - ZenBirth
- CT1 2NZ
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ZenBirth is a leading provider of KG Hypnobirthing across London and the Home Counties, and Worldwide via Skype.
Gina Potts teaches group classes in Canterbury (CT1) and Whitstable (CT5), East Kent. Private classes available across Kent and Worldwide via Zoom.
Have a beautiful birth. Have a ZenBirth.
I am Gina Potts, founder of ZenBirth, a leading provider of KG Hypnobirthing in Kent and the South East. I am a hypnobirthing mother of two beautiful hypnobabies, and I have been teaching hypnobirthing since April 2011.
I first found out about hypnobirthing from a friend late in my first pregnancy. I read the book, and I knew immediately that hypnobirthing was for me. I passed the book along to my husband and he was also enthusiastic about the hypnobirthing approach. We took semi-private classes and when on to have a beautiful 'zen' birth experience with our son. You can read all about it on my website (www.zenbirth.co.uk).
I am passionate about hypnobirthing and supporting couples to have positive birth experiences. I hold a Diploma in KG Hypnobirthing (accredited by the Royal College of Midwives) and a Certificate in HypnoBirthing (Mongan Method). Additionally, I am an NCT-trained Breastfeeding Peer Supporter. And I regularly undertake on-going study and continuing professional development. I was a member of the KG Hypnobirthing Steering Group, an active member of the Hypnobirthing Association (UK), and have also been member of the HypnoBirthing Institute (USA).
Please feel free to contact me for a chat.
Hypnobirthing can help you to have a positive experience of childbirth, and enables you to have the best possible start to family life. I teach the complete hypnobirthing programme, either privately or in small groups, ensuring parents-to-be have plenty of personal attention.
The course syllabus includes: how the mind effects the body and what this means for labour and birth; physiology of pregnancy, labour and birth, and how the birthing body works; how a birthing mother can use her natural abilities to birth comfortably; preparing both mind and body for an easy, natural birth; specific and highly-effective breathing and relaxation techniques; opportunities to experience and practice deep relaxation and self-hypnosis; fear release and building confidence about labour, birth and becoming a new parent; effective positions for labour and birthing; massage techniques to help deepen relaxation; how to avoid artificial induction and why this is important; creating your birth plan and the ideal birthing environment for you and your baby; breastfeeding information and tips for new parents; and more...
With your course booking you will receive: the hypnobirthing book; audio recordings; course manual packed with information, self-hypnosis scripts and more; assistance with any questions or concerns about pregnancy, labour and birth; and caring support from your hypnobirthing teacher from the time of your booking until your baby arrives, and after.
'From the off, Gina made me feel calm and her enthusiasm and solid belief in the practise filled me with confidence...It was comforting to have someone to talk to and share my fears with. I shared things with Gina that I had not spoken about to anyone else. I was now looking forward to giving birth and instead of being afraid of the pain, I was embracing the fact that each surge would be one step closer to meeting my baby... Gina was part of my daughter's birth so will always be special to me.'
'Gina is very well prepared and knowledgeable and I really liked that she had a lot of up-to-date material and research. I like my research! I would have no hesitation in recommending her to anyone else and have already mentioned her to one of my local midwife team.'
'Our gorgeous son arrived and he is just perfect! My labour was quick and the hypnobirthing really helped. Surges started at 12.30am, I arrived at hospital at 3.30am, 8cms dilated, was in the pool for most of the time... Left cord pulsating and we both had lots of skin to skin... I didn't need any stitches or anything. So I am sure that the hypnobirthing must have helped! The midwife respected our birth plan and I think we did really well!! We were even joking as I was crowning! Thanks for everything :)'
For more testimonials and birth stories, visit www.zenbirth.co.uk
Group and Private Courses available. Please visit the website for the course timetable.
The course content includes:
◦ physiology of pregnancy, labour and birth, and how the birthing body works;
◦ how the mind effects the body and what this means for labour and birth;
◦ how a birthing mother can use her natural abilities to birth comfortably;
◦ understanding and using self-hypnosis to improve labour and birth;
◦ preparing both mind and body for an easy, positive birth;
◦ specific and highly-effective breathing and relaxation techniques;
◦ opportunities to experience and practice deep relaxation and self-hypnosis;
◦ fear release and building confidence about labour, birth and becoming a new parent;
◦ effective positions for labour and birthing;
◦ massage techniques to help deepen relaxation;
◦ how to avoid artificial induction and why this is important;
◦ creating your birth preferences and the ideal birthing environment for you and your baby;
◦ breastfeeding information and tips for new parents;
◦ and more...
The course also includes the following:
◦ The Hypnobirthing Book by Katharine Graves;
◦ audio recordings;
◦ course manual packed with information, self-hypnosis scripts and more;
◦ assistance with any questions or concerns about pregnancy, labour, birth and breastfeeding; and
◦ caring support from your hypnobirthing teacher from the time of your booking until your baby arrives, and after.
Expectant parents are encouraged to enrol on their hypnobirthing course anytime from the 20-week scan. Most couples tend to start between 26-33 weeks. However, it is never too early or late in pregnancy to learn and effectively use hypnobirthing techniques for a better birth experience.
It is ideal to attend the course with your partner/birth companion, however expectant mothers who attend all or part of the course on their own can equally benefit from hypnobirthing. When you book, your place is for both you and your partner/birth companion.
Located in: Kent