Hypnobirthing South - Teachers' Directory
I'm Lara, I am a birth doula and a KGHypnobirthing teacher. I am also training as a breastfeeding counsellor. Having my son has been completely transformative, both because I am utterly besotted with him, but also because I found birth such a profound event. I would describe myself as a bit of a birth nerd, I'm completely fascinated by the science behind birth and how life-saving modern medicine in birth can be - but I'm also struck by how we have forgotten that our bodies know exactly how to give birth, like any other mammals, and that in forgetting that we have disrupted the hormonal dance in a birthing woman that supports her in achieving a natural birth. It is a human right for women to be able to choose the kind of birth she would like, of course medical situations influence our choices, but I strongly feel even when a woman has limited choices that these choices should be hers and should be supported. It was in understanding the physiology of birth and the rights of the birthing mother, that I decided to become a doula and a hypnobirthing teacher, so that I could support women to have the birth they want. I also think women are beyond incredible that our bodies are so powerful and gentle at the same time - basically women rock!
Hi, I’m Rachel, founder of Barefoot Birthing. I hope you're feeling well during your pregancy.
I first discovered hypnobirthing whilst pregnant with my daughter. After her fantastic birth I had a light bulb moment - hypnobirthing and proper birth preparation is a BIG deal. After my son's homebirth, I was hooked on all things birthing, and there was no question that I wanted to share this incredibly logical, profound, and life-changing concept with other mums-to-be.
The impact of a positive birth experience for mum and baby should never be underestimated. A healthy baby is not all that matters, mothers matter too.
I have found my passion in working with countless new mums and had the honour of assisting many of them to bring their beautiful babies into the world. Through my practice in midwifery, I have seen firsthand the amazing effect hypnobirthing has on a labour and birth, and am passioniate about spreading the techniques!
I am anaesthetic midwife, which basically means that I am a nurse specialist in anaesthesia and a current student of midwifery. I have been calming mothers in the most terrifying situations of their lives for years, and have also worked with newborn babies and young children going through serious medical and surgical rough patches. For you, this translates as a mountain of practical knowledge and experience to help guide you and open up options for you and your birth. As a hypnobirthing teacher, I won't be invoking my medical training, but I use my skills and lived experience to deliver a pragmatic, gentle, eveidence-based and empowering course. I know that knowledge is power and I will pass mine on to you by the bucketload; and I have witnessed just how paralyzing fear can be, especially in childbirth, so I will teach you how to step out of anxieties, how to keep yourself calm (and each other!) and find your inner strength to discover just how much you are capable of. Questions and skeptics and enthusiasm are all welcome!
After having prepared a hypnobirth and given birth to my first baby at home, I became fascinated with the birth process and the power of a woman's body. Coming from Spain, where giving an epidural to mums is part of a routine and cesarean rates are high, I didn't know how empowering giving birth could be.
I thank KG Hypnobirthing for opening my eyes and help me discover this passion in me. Now I want every possible woman to have the amazing experience and joy I had when giving birth to Arthur. I want women to come through birth empowered and remember it for life as one of their happiest moments. I want couples to work together on this and be prepared for birth and to have the best outcome. You owe it to yourselves.
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