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Hypnobirthing Lancashire - Teachers' Directory


Nicole Rajan-Brown (read more)
Location: Oldham, Tameside, Rochdale & surrounding villages
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Hi, I’m Nicole! KGHypnobirthing teacher, Mum and birth fanatic!

I used hypnobirthing during my pregnancy and the birth of my son. My husband and I found it made a massive difference to our outlook on the experience, and it empowered us to be in control and confident. Despite a difficult pregnancy, we had the most wonderful experience. 

My background is in language, having studied and researched linguistics for many years.  As such, I understand the importance of the words that we choose, and the impact, both good and bad, that language can have an our experiences and relationships.  I’m passionate about changing the language we use surrounding birth to positive

Having been involved in local maternity services, I have seen first-hand the difference hypnobirthing makes. I’m excited to support you in your pregnancy through hypnobirthing. Every parent is entitled to a calm, confident and empowered birth experience! I look forward to working with you to achieve that. 

Stacey Smith (read more)
Location: Billinge Wigan Lancashire
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Laura Alves (read more)
Location: Preston
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Hello, my name is Laura and I am a mummy of two and I live with my husband in Preston, Lancashire. I set up The better birthing company as I am passionate about working with women to enable them to believe that they can do it! They can have the best birth for them and be in control and knowledgeable and fully prepared. I use daily KGHypnobirthing with both my births which were both very different but I found it has made me enjoy and be able to look back on my births in a positive way and that's what I want for other women.

I am also a birth and postnatal doula and have an unhealthy obsession with cake and a fan of a gin or two xx

Claire Metcalfe (read more)
Location: Lancashire
Phone: 07862220768
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Hello, I’m Claire and I am a practicing midwife and qualified nurse. I work both in the community, seeing pregnant ladies in clinics and at home, but also at the hospital where I look after ladies and babies in delivery suite and on the ward. As a community midwife, I am so lucky to attend many beautiful homebirths and privileged to be able to share many magical moments.

As well as being a nurse and midwife, I am also a qualified KGHypnobirthing trainer and aromatherapy practitioner.

I am a mother of four children and was fortunate to enjoy all straightforward, vaginal births with no intervention. The emotional nature of birth and women’s powerful bodies fascinate me. The way the mind influences the body and how we can utilise tools for the most positive outcomes is a truly beneficial skill to learn in preparation for your special day.

I am energised and enthusiastic about the changes that can be made by using KGHypnobirthing techniques in the run up to birth and I would love to share my knowledge with you.

Leanne Newsham (read more)
Location: Preston, Lancashire
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A BETTER WAY TO BIRTH.

 

Hello, my name is Leanne... I am a qualified KGH teacher, Hypnobirthing Mama & owner of The Lancashire Hypnobirthing Co.

I am an advocate for informed choice during birth and for supporting all women to have the best child-birth for them.  By looking further in to HypnoBirthing and being here, you are already ensuring that you have all of the information, so that you can make informed decisions on what is best for you and your baby.  The benefits of HypnoBirth for mum and baby are lifelong - so welcome! and remember, YOU'VE GOT THIS. 

I always knew there had to be another way, a better way to approach child-birth.  I found it frustrating that after announcing I was pregnant, more women would come to me with horror stories of birth than they would happy stories.  So many spoke of the fear that I should be feeling about having to ‘push it out’.  I felt deflated and a little scared.  I hate the ‘one born every minute’ culture that has been created in today’s society…that somehow child-birth should be feared, that it isn’t natural and women’s hopes for it should be controlled and prohibited.  I wanted to look back on the birth of Evelyn with amazement, pride and happy memories…and I do, thanks to HypnoBirth.

I went on to have the most INCREDIBLE experience welcoming Evelyn in to the world with my husband, Jason.  I then went on to study with Katharine Graves and qualify as a KGHypnobirthing Practitioner (The KGH training course is accredited by the Royal College of Midwives and they are training many of our NHS Midwives across the country, too!)

My goal is to create a community, a safe haven where like-minded women can support each other through pregnancy, birth and beyond.  I strive to deliver an informative, evidence based course in a calm, relaxing environment where parents feel supported, cared for and confident so that they can make positive choices throughout their birth journey.  I am constantly developing our courses based on new research and evidence, client feedback and my personal interests, which at the moment is focused on supporting pregnancy after loss.

I can't wait to meet you! xx

Michelle Bromley-Hesketh (read more)
Location: East Lancashire
Phone: 07931214574
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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. 

Jennifer Higgins (read more)
Location: Aughton, Lancashire
Phone: 07379988653
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Hi, I'm Jennifer, based in Aughton, Lancashire, mum to two small children and very flexible with my 1-2-1 sessions. I was a qualified midwife until just after my second child when I realised I wanted to assist women achieve a more positive birth exerience through birth preparation and hypnobirthing having experienced it myself.

Both of my children were born at home using relaxation and hypnobirthing techniques and I believe in choice, respect and options.

I have also recently qualified in the 3 Step Rewind Technique to help women and partners who have experienced traumatic birth or pregnancy events and am able to offer this technique as a stand alone service to help life the symptoms of PTSD for Traumatic Birth Recovery, or as part of Birth Preparation and Hypnobirthing Course.

Bev Partington (read more)
Location: Bolton
Phone: 07434734759
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After 37 years as a practising midwife, I remain as passionate as ever about promoting birth as a natural and very special event. I have recently retired so have been able to channel my skills and experience in helping ‘soon to be mothers’ like you best prepare for birth. Experience has taught me a mother’s body is perfectly designed for birth, yet mothers have a tendency to work against it. I believe KGHypnobirthing is the perfect way for me to empower you with knowledge and skills to help you achieve the best birth for you.

I am professional in my approach, trustworthy, warm and friendly (so I’m told!). I will support you from first contact on enquiry, throughout pregnancy and for the first month after birth. I will provide you with a chance for birth reflection within my support period, both as a positive means of birth recovery and as a celebration. We will also have fun along the way

I hold both a teaching and counselling qualification and have extensive experience in teaching Antenatal Education, Active Birth and Relaxation, along with providing De-brief, Birth Reflection and Breastfeeding Support.

Please don't hesitate to ring me should you have any questions at all,  or wish to discuss a tailor made session.

Kati Edwards (read more)
Location: Manchester
Phone: 07967622884
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My first Hypnobirthing baby was born in 2011. I was so blown away by the course and the knowledge I acquired, I knew I had to share this with other women. I actually don't think it's fair to send women to give birth without this information.

In 2013, I bought a 5m bell tent and used it as a PosItive Birth Space attending festivals such as The Green Gathering and Solfest sharing the techniques and signposting pregnant women to great sources of information.

In 2015, I trained as a KGHypnobirthing teacher and doula leaving my career in the NHS in Neuropsychology to help women have better birth experience full time in 2016. I have since become a Teacher Trainer for KGHypnobirthing.

Being a doula, I have a good understanding of how the maternity system works and how best to help you navigate it. I have one foot in the system but not both feet so this enables me to give you truly independent information.

 I have  appeared on BBC1, BBC Family and Education and BBC 5Live talking about how what I do can help women who have previously had traumatic birth experiences to experience better ones. 

I write spoken word poems mostly about birth and have performed them at birth conferences both nationally and internationally.

Workiing with women and their partners at this special time in their lives is both a privilege and a pleasure.

Most people come to my course expecting some deep relaxation so they can access their innate birthing wisdom, but realise the course I teach is actually much more than this.

The course educates the conscious mind about birth including birth physiology and how to access and create more of the hormones you'll need to give birth. You'll gain an understanding of the evidence base as well as knowledge of our current local maternity system and how to work with it in a way that's right for you.

Should you be interested in working with me, please do get in touch. In the first instance, we can chat to see if we are a good fit for working with each other and we can go from there.

With Love and Super Birthing Vibes,

Kati x

 

Emily Sheppard (read more)
Location: Lancashire, Cumbria, North West
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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!

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