Hypnobirthing Lancashire - Teachers' Directory
I have 3 children and have worked in famiy support all my adult life. I have been a Doula since 2011 and set up as a not for profit in 2014. I have recieved various pots of funding in order to provide support to all families. Running Snowdrop Doula CIC providing free support across Lancashire and the UK.
I am also a qualified Counsellor/Psychotherapist, specialising in Trauma and perinatal mental illness.
I’m Katie and I trained with KG Hypnobirthing in 2020. I am a trained and qualified baby massage and baby yoga instructor and first aid trainer. I am based in Bury, where I also run baby massage and yoga classes and first aid sessions for parents at local venues through my business Blissful Babies.
Having come across lots of mums that didn’t have positive birth experiences, it made me want to do something to help and to get the message of hypnobirthing out to my local community. As a mental health practitioner, wellbeing is really important to me and I want to help parents prepare for the birth of their baby in the most positive and supportive way.
I have worked with children and families for over 15 years and I continue to work in a senior management position within a large primary school.
I am passionate about supporting parents and love the work I do.
Hi! I’m Kirstie, a qualified KG Hypnobirthing teacher and owner of feelgood parenthood. I’m also a mama of two hypnobirthed babes, and a huge advocate for informed, positive birth.
My own experience of hypnobirthing led me to train as a teacher, because I truly believe that EVERY woman (and birth partner) has the right to a positive birth experience – however that looks to them – and that means feeling informed, calm, and empowered to birth the way they want to. That’s where KG Hypnobirthing comes in; it’s the first step on your way to feelgood parenthood!
I am passionate about supporting individuals and couples to prepare for their birthing journeys and to tap into their own instincts and resources, whatever circumstances surround their pregnancies.
My passion for hypnobirthing was first ignited during the birth of my first child, my daughter, who is now 5. I was introduced to the hypnobirthing techniques by a friend, who gave me a book to read, and this was the basis of my birth preparation for my first child. Whilst I admit that at this stage I was a little sceptical, the techniques that I had learnt helped me to achieve a natural, calm water birth in a midwife led unit, which left me feeling in awe of the whole process and more importantly, my own strength. For my subsequent births I totally embraced the concept of hypnobirthing, having seen and experienced the benefits first hand. The relaxation technique, calm state of mind, and belief in my body, that i had developed during my second pregnancy helped me to achieve the most beautiful water birth in the comfort of my own home and surrounded by my beautiful family.
The birth of my third child was also just as beautiful- a drug free water birth, during which (as cliche as it sounds) I felt almost elevated onto another level. Completely empowered! I cannot say my births were pain free, but manageable and not at all dominated by pain or fear.
I now want to help other women feel the same way about the birth experiences, and it is so simple to achieve. It is about becoming connected to ourselves as women and trusting what and who we are.
I am passionate about helping women to see the strength and capability within them during pregnancy and birth. Deep down we already know how to birth our babies and have been doing so for centuries. It is our divine feminine power within us. I simply want to support you to tap into this power and knowledge.
I'm Jo Taylor, a hypnobirthing mum myself to Aaron in 2014 and Julia in 2018, KGH made a profound difference to my knowledge, understanding, mindset and belief system surrounding birth, so I qualified to pass it on!
On a personal level I chose and experienced two beautiful home water births. On a professional level, I advocate for education and choice and women trusting their own intuition in knowing what is right for them.
Having supported dozens of pregnant women and partners for a couple of years now, I have seen the positive impact my classes have in helping couples take ownership of what they want for their birth experience.
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I am the mother of two wonderful sons who were both born quickly and calmly in birth pools at home using hypnobirthing.
I came to hypnobirthing on a parents course while pregnant with my first. I always knew I wanted a home birth and I was fairly confident about giving birth, but I had heard a few “horror” stories and so I wanted to ensure I full prepared myself so I knew what to expect.
Everything in the course made perfect sense and I loved taking the time out each day to relax knowing that it was going to help me achieve the calm, comfortable birth I wished for. And it worked!!
The course also opened my eyes as to how society in general perceived birth and to how the ‘system’ worked in the maternity care services and I was saddened by the facts that women often feel nervous or even scared about labour/birth when it should be one of the most exciting times of a womans life and that some women do have a very negative experience of childbirth and this just didn’t sit well with me. We all know that birth can deviate from our “ideal” but whichever path a birth takes, whether it be completely natural, an induced labour, instrumental birth or even a C-section, it can still be and should be a very positive experience, where the woman feels in control, is given all of the information and options and is supported in all her decisions. These thoughts and feelings are what gave me the incentive to want to do more. To be able to inform and empower women and to help them achieve a birth experience that they will treasure for the rest of their lives is the reason why I love doing what I do and I am so privileged to be a part of their journey!
My own evolution towards KGHynobirthing is what inspires me to create an empowering experience for KGH mums and their partners. I became passionate about understanding the stress response within the body when I experienced an extreme, stress induced, anaphylactic reaction around 7 years ago, after working and pushing too hard, both physically and emotionally. This led to my practice and dedication to the depths of yoga, meditation and mindfulness and began a continuing journey of self-discovery and development of awareness. From my initial Yoga teacher training in India, I went on to study Yoga Nidra, Pregnancy Yoga & Yoga for Immune & Respiratory Health, the knowledge from each of these courses and experience of them, has helped shape me, and led me back to my original passion for helping and connecting with others. I discovered KGHypnobirthing through my drive to create a nurturing environment throughout pregnancy, birth and beyond, for both mother and baby.
I have two grown up sons who are now married and 3 grandchildren. I became interested in hypnobirthing when my daughter in law became involved with hypnobirthing to help her with her second pregnancy. I was able to witness how hypnobirthing helped her and how calm and relaxed she was.
I was fortunate to undertake the KGH Hypnobirthing diploma and assisted the local NHS maternity service to develop a service for the pregnant women in the Wigan area.
I saw at first hand how women enjoyed the sessions with their partners and who they reported their positive birth stories.
I am looking forward to leading more sessions with women to meet their individual needs.
I am able to offer
• one to one sessions in the comfort of your own home
• group sessions
• Special “BabyMoon” sessions at local Spa
• Talks to local groups
• Mother and baby and pregnancy events
I have been a midwife for 26 years and respect the entire process of birth absolutely. I have helped at the birth of many hundreds of babies in many settings. The mind is the most powerful organ in the body and by easing the way for a peaceful mind, Hypnobirthing will allow women to have a positive birthing experience.
Through listening to all the mothers I have met I have found that around the time of childbirth women often seek therapies and techniques that will help them to remain calm and focussed during pregnancy and birth. I believe that Hypnobirthing is the most powerful technique that a woman can learn.
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