Hypnobirthing Lancashire - Teachers' Directory
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.
Hello, my name is Amy.
I am a midwife working within the local area, I live with my boyfriend and our dog Benny.
As a midwife I have lots of experience of witnessing pregnancy and birth. I am adaptable to the desires of parents to be and their needs. I am enthusiastic about natural, comfortable birth and aim to support parents to be to undertake the KGH course to give them the best possible support at this life changing time.
Depsite seeing a lot of pregnancies, I am still fascinated by how amazing pregnant people are and how their bodies adapt to their growing baby.
I hope to provide you with a KGHynobirthing course that will surpass all of your expectations and help you to achieve the best birth possible.
I'm based in the gorgeous northern town of Ramsbottom, I'm a Doula UK Recognised Birth Doula and the Northern Teacher Trainer for KG Hypnobirthing. My clients live throughout Manchester, parts of Lancashire and Cheshire and further afield via skype or zoom.
Meeting your baby for the very first time has the power to be one of the most magical and transformative events in your life. Setting up your birth so that you feel love and calmness helps the birth hormones flow effectively. Your body takes over and you can tap into your instincts that know how to birth a baby. That is what I can help you with.
In general, people know so little about birth and I am on a mission to change that!
I leave no stone unturned so you'll know everything you need to know to have the best experience possible. If you have a birth partner (which, these days, is usually but not always dad), I have a strong emphasis on teaching them what to do so they are not just a spare part. They will know what best to do to help you faciliate your baby's birth in the best way.
This helps you all bond together and start parenthood feeling strong.
Please get in touch. In the first instance, we can chat to see what it is you are looking for and what I can do to help you achieve that and we go from there.
Sending you Love,
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.
With over 35 years experience of working with pregnant women and their birth partners, I am a mother of 3 grown up children and have personal experience of self hypnosis during my own births (Hypnobirthing). I am a midwife. I have given birth at home and in hospital. In the 1980's I was truly inspired by Dr Michel Odent and Ina May Gaskin. Together with my own experiences this led me to become a doula accredited by Michel Odent.
I later trained as a midwife. As a doula I worked in the North West of England. I have a strong passion to enable and support mothers (and partners) to have a positive birth experience.
In my role as a doula and midwife I have been privileged to have witnessed many calm and beautiful births unfold, many using self hypnosis or Hypnobirthing. I have been fortunate to have observed many water births, home births,and hospital births, including VBAC (vaginal birth after caesarean).
For over 35 years I have supported and empowered women and their birth partners to make informed choices regarding their labour, birth, feeding and early parenting. I currently work within the NHS as a midwife in a midwifery led unit and in community.
I originally trained in The Mongan Method (USA HypnoBirthing). I am now also practising The Katharine Graves (KGH) UK Hypnobirthing. I teach 4 classes or a more condensed course over 2 separate days. I understand that people have busy lives, so as far as classes go, I can be flexible to accommodate your individual needs, either in a small group or on a one to one basis,
In addition to my Hypnobirthing teaching role I work privately as a reflexologist, offering -
Pre conception and Fertility enhancement with Reflexology and Fertile Body Method of Hypnosis.
Reflexology in Pregnancy
Reflexology for all womens health and relaxation
I offer private Antenatal Classes, preparing for labour and birth, helping you to do a birth "plan or preference sheet", role of the birth partner and much more at dates and times to suit your busy lives.
In addition to this I offer sessions to prepare for when your baby is born, which include breastfeeding and the postnatal time ie life with your new born, early parenting, bonding, parenting roles, what is normal, changing nappies,bathing baby etc.
Please contact me to discuss your personal requirements and my availability.
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 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 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!
I'm Jo Taylor, a qualified KGH Practitioner and a dedicated and passionate teacher in positive birth and women's empowerment in birth. As a two-time hypnobirthing mum, to Aaron in 2014 and Julia in 2018, KGH made a profound difference to my knowledge, understanding, mindset and entire belief system surrounding birth.
My courses with Wonder Wombs Hypnobirthing bring birth education, information, positivity and deep confidence to pregnant women and their birth partners across Lancashire and the North West. I offer additional support packages within my course prices which are designed to benefit you further on your journey into motherhood.
- my unlimited 1:1 support via phone or email for the duration of your pregnancy
- a KOMU post-natal digital kit with expert midwife guidance to help you during the first six months after birth
- ongoing access to the members area of my website packed with additional resources.
Hypnobirthing is designed for all women and all births and fully prepares you for every aspect of labour both mentally and physically. It releases fear and tension and builds confidence in your ability to birth your baby feeling calm and in control. Teaching a simple physiological approach to birth and recognising the ways the mind affects the body in labour, hypnobirthing enables our bodies to produce the hormones we need so our birth muscles can work in harmony with them and birth can progress comfortably.
Benefits of hypnobirthing include reduced intervention rates, reduced use of analgesia, increased natural births and increased positive birth experiences.
I teach private classes, group courses and online courses as well as refresher sessions if you have taken a recognised hypnobirthing course in the past.
- Group courses take place at Heskin Pemberton Primary School in Heskin, near Chorley.
- If you would like to book a private or refresher course I can either travel to your home or you can visit me at my hypnobirthing office space or home if you prefer.
Any time from 20 weeks is ideal to attend so feel free to get in touch for a no obligation chat or to book or register your interest for a course. Full details are also on my website.
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.
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