Hypnobirthing West - Teachers' Directory
The main face behind MummaPod: Mary-Anne Constable, a mother of two (Max, born in 2016 in the UCHL birthing centre and Molly, born in 2018 at home, in Teddington).
Mary-Anne is an experienced Hypnobirthing teacher as well as a Mentored Birth & Mentored Post Natal Doula. Historically, Mary-Anne has worked in the city, in the financial sector as well as in the Events industry for over 8 years. Her mission today, is to release fear and build confidence in you and to provide you with all the tools you need for a more comfortable, calm and positive birth experience and journey to motherhood, just as both of hers were. She trained with Katharine Graves & Developing Doulas.
I am trained in the KGH method with Katharine herself and I fundamentally believe in, and feel empowered by, the message and logic of hypnobirthing. My entire life revolves around babies! As well as Hypnobirthing I am a trained Doula,Breastfeeding Specialist, Nutritional Therapist,(specialising in preconception and pregnancy health) a 3 Step Rewind (Birth Trauma Support) Practitioner and an Infant Massage Instructor and Trainer. I know just how important the birth process is and how it can go on to impact the individuals involved forever more. Most importantly, I am a mother of 2 myself and am more passionate about the power of Hypnobirthing since having had my own wonderful experience in 2015 with my daughter, her birth is now featured as one of the official KGH birth films. It was truly amazing.
I'm a dynamic yoga teacher who initially trained in pregnancy yoga purely to feel confident in keeping a pregnant woman safe in my regular yoga classes. However the pregnancy yoga teacher training ignited a flame I didn't even know existed. Half way through the course I realised that my passion was moving in a new direction and that I could see a way to really help women during their pregnancy and birth through movement, meditation, breathing and positive affirmations.
However after a period of time teaching pregnancy yoga classes, I realised that although the sessions were helping enormously there was still something missing... every woman who went on to have a wonderful empowered birth had all done HypnoBirthing to some extent. I realised this is what was missing from my teaching. I wanted to be able to provide that missing link to all my students. I completed Katharine Graves HypnoBirthing teacher training and embarked on this wonderful journey of helping pregnant women believe in their bodies and self hypnotise in order for them to have the best birth possible.
I have had some excellent feedback from HypnoBirthing clients – whatever turn their birth took they remained calm and in control leaving them feeling empowered and positive.
It is such an honour and a privilege to be able to work with women and couples during such an important phase of their lives.
I work with single mums-to-be, same sex couples and mixed sex couples. Whatever your situation HypnoBirthing will help you to achieve a positive birth and I would love to help you on this incredible journey.
I came to hypnobirthing quite by chance as an anxious mum-to-be and it completely transformed my experience of pregnancy, birth and motherhood. I am now passionate about sharing my experience and knowledge with other mums-to-be and families to empower them to have a similar fantastic, calm and positive experience.
I have taught over 50 couples and my passion for empowering women in pregnancy, birth and motherhood only continues to grow.
I'm a qualified midwife and a former paramedic. I have a considerable experience working with parents to be and supporting them on their journey into parenthood. I'm also a proud parent to my three year old son Luis who has turned my life up side down and up again. I have been practicing KG hypnobirthing during my pregnancy and labour and have achieved a childbirth that was 'right' for me. I intentionally use word 'right' as a midwife I appreciate every woman has different expectations when it comes to childbirth. I’m a strong advocate of holistic childbirth and believe that with a right preparation all women can have a good experience regardless of the mode of delivery. As a woman, mother and midwife I strongly support woman centred care, informed consent and encourage all women to be informed and know what their options are.
My focus and passion is supporting women to have a joyful, empowered birth, whatever the kind of birth they choose.
I currently teach KGHypnobirthing, Yoga for Pregnancy, Birth Preparation and Post-Natal classes near Queen’s Park/Kensal Rise, close to NW6 and NW10 where I provide holistic support to women during the childbearing year. Private classes are also available.
I trained as a KGHypnobirthing teacher after using this method to have my first baby in 2016. I had an extremely positive and empowering birth, and I am excited and enthusiastic to help other mothers and families to achieve the right birth for them
I am also a trained Paediatric Nurse (since 2013) and still work in this field, specialising in caring for children with neurological and spinal injuries. I believe this experience helps me to give parents a better understanding of the healthcare system and give them confidence to make decisions throughout pregnancy and birth.
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.
Hammersmith, Fulham, Chiswick, Kensington, Shepherds Bush
Hypnobirthing is a brilliant way to manage your expectations and fears surrounding birth. I live and work in West London, covering lots of the local areas- Acton, Ealing, Hammersmith, Notting Hill, Ladbroke Grove, Uxbridge, Ruislip, Chiswick, Kingston. My classes are flexible and are on a one to one service taking place in my home or yours. Take a look at my website to see how I can support you during this special time www.brilhypnobirthing.co.uk Hope to hear from you, x
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