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Hypnobirthing Lancashire - Teachers' Directory

Julie Karen Scholes (read more)
Location: Lancashire - Blackpool Fylde and Wyre area
Phone: 07790 759 528
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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.

Janet Naylor (read more)
Location: Cumbria, Lancashire, North West England
Phone: 07815807693
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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.



Margaret Houghton (read more)
Location: Merseyside and Lancashire
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Hello my name is Margaret. I am an established Advanced Hypnotherapist and a HypnoBirthing practitioner. I have been in practice since 2005 and receive many testimonials and recommendations for my work. I use a combination of  techniques to get results for my clients.  I provide complete antenatal and hypnobirthing preparation for a calm, relaxed, empowering and joyful birth. 


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!

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


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.

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. 

Leanne Newsham (read more)
Location: Preston, Lancashire
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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

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.

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


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