Hypnobirthing London - Teachers' Directory
Kirsty is a fully qualified hypnobirthing practitioner based in SW London. She is a member of the Hypnobirthing Association and the National Childbirth Trust (NCT). She has a diploma in Antenatal Education and teaches antenatal classes for the NCT. Kirsty is committed to do what she can to help people have a better birth experience. She regularly attends meetings with midwives and obstetricians at the local hospitals in order to feedback issues and keep updated with local hospital policies. Kirsty also attends study days and keeps up-to-date with current research and practice.
Kirsty has three children and has experienced birthing with and without hypnobirthing techniques. After a bad first birth experience Kirsty was terrified of giving birth a second time so undertook hypnobirthing classes. The difference between the births was unbelievable. The birth of her daughter (at home) was an empowering and enjoyable experience. Picture a relaxed, glowing mother sitting on her own sofa, nursing her newborn baby and enjoying a very well deserved cup of tea and chocolate biscuit! Contrast this to her first birth experience where she looked grey, was completely exhausted and couldn't move from her hospital bed, she wasn't even allowed to sit-up for 2 hours after the birth. Kirsty was so amazed at the power of hypnobirthing she feels that all women should be given the opportunity to have a positive birth experience. Kirsty has just had her third baby and once again had a brilliant experience as a result of using hypnobirthing techniques.
I am Gina Potts, founder of ZenBirth, a leading provider of KG Hypnobirthing in Kent and South East London. 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 am 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). I am registered and insured by FEDANT (the Federation of Antenatal Teachers).
Please feel free to contact me for a chat.
Katharine Graves, founder of KGHypnobirthing, teaches once a month in London at St Thomas' Hospital.
Hammersmith, Fulham, Chiswick, Kensington, Shepherds Bush
My love of hypnobirthing began when I used these techniques to birth my daughter. I found it to be a truly magical experience and overwhelmingly empowering. I felt in control, fearless and learnt how to tap into and follow my true instincts. The hypnobirthing techniques helped to make me calm, relaxed and taught me how to stay in the zone for a focused and controlled birth. I was so impressed by what I was able to achieve by working on the power of the mind alone, that I decided to train in KG Hypnobirthing; allowing me to empower other women and their partners.
After the birth of my daughter, Vega; I discovered baby massage and baby yoga. These techniques helped me with the bonding process, my confidence as a mother grew and I got to share experiences with other new mums.
I am Ellie, a SW London-based mother and a practising caseload midwife. I am passionate about couples becoming informed about physiological labour and the options available, leading to a relaxed pregnancy and positive birth experience, regardless of the unexpected turns this journey can take.
I am a KGHypnobirthing trained teacher, accredited with the Royal College of Midwifery. I am also a trained actor and keen yogi. Both these things help me to breathe and not take myself too seriously!
I came to teaching Hypnobirthing because I did it myself and it worked. Simple as that. I had two very different births, but both times, practicing Hypnobirthing made me feel confident and in control. It allowed me and my partner to feel at the centre of the birthing experiences, making choices we understood and felt sure were the right ones for us. Although under very different circumstances both my births were extremely memorable and unforgettable experiences.
Whilst pregnancy is a period of joyful excitement, it can also be filled with fear and apprehension, and I firmly believe there are practical strategies couples can take through Hypnobirthing to allow them to enjoy and celebrate their journey towards birth and parenthood
I am Hollie a fully qualified KGHypnobirthing practitioner
I am also a registered midwife in a very big, busy London hospital after originally training in Devon.
I have worked with woman and children in many different roles. I am very lucky to have the pleasure of supporting new parents throughout their journey as a midwife. I am very passionate about midwifery and empowering, informing women at this momentous time and being the advocate midwives are to be for the birth that is right for each individual and their baby.
Hypnobirthing produces effective, more stress-free childbirth to the mother and baby through the use of hypnosis methods to create relaxation. Our teachers are here to teach and support you, so that you can achieve this relaxation during your birthing for you and your baby.
We have teachers throughout Central London and Greater London, which means that wherever you live in the capital, you should be able to find someone who can support you and teach you hypnobirthing techniques for when you give birth. Each of them has been trained and assessed by us, so you can rest assured that whoever you choose, you will receive the best levels of support possible. If you wish to join a course with Katharine Graves she teaches once a month at St Thomas' Hospital. You can find out more details about her London Hypnobirthing classes here.
Our Core Principles
Each of our teachers also adheres to our code of practice, embracing ethics and best practice when teaching natural childbirth techniques, to enhance birthing for mothers. We also ask them to promote hypnobirthing and natural childbirth, if they do not do so already, to help make it a more widespread choice for a mother and to become more widely understood, generally.
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