Mary-Anne Constable - MummaPod
- 72 langham road
- TW11 9HJ
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Hello! My name is Mary-Anne. I live in Teddington and I am a mother to two beautiful children: Max, hypnobirthed in the birth centre at UCLH, in 2016 and Molly months, born at home, in Teddington in late 2018. Both births were incredibly empowering and honestly, the best moments of my life. I didn’t believe my second birth could top my first birth – but it genuinely did! I am also happily married to my giant James (6:6!)
It was after giving birth, the first time, that I knew my career would be supporting other women in their pregnancies, births and transitions to motherhood. I want others to have empowering pregnancies and birth experiences.
I am truly passionate about pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period.
MummaPod was born shortly after my son, in 2016 and I have been a well established and experienced hypnobirthing teacher since, which can be seen in my collection of testimonials and positive birth stories.
MummaPod has since evolved and I am also now delighted to offer my birth doula services and postnatal doula services alongside my hypnobirthing teaching. I offer one to one hypnobuthing courses, in the comfort of your own home or mine, small group hypnobirthing courses in Teddignton and refresher courses (for subsequent children who want to refresh their hypnobirthing).
MummaPod are also delighted to offer teh additioan services: (a one stop shop for pregnancy, birth and beyond, offering the best resources available in West London).
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.
Hypnobirthing is absolutely amazing, I don’t think you will meet someone that has done it who didn’t find it hugely beneficial.
It is so much more than what you ever expect it to be, it is about reprogramming your subconscious mind to have a positive image and view of birth, it teaches you methods that allow you to enter a deep sense of relaxation, it gives you tools to navigate the birthign system, mehtods of how you can feel in control of birth and a full entenatal education.
A hypnobirthing course will really help you prepare for a calm, comfortable and gentle labour and birth, in which ever way you birth your baby.
“Having done a private Hypnobirthing course with Mary-Anne, throughout my pregnancy I had no nerves, nothing but excitement and positivity for what was to come and I honestly believe it was because Mary-Anne’s informative, hilarious, warm and positive attitude to birth and pregnancy formed the foundations for my journey to start thinking about birthing my baby. As a result, I spent 9 months (plus my labour) feeling powerful, confident and fearless. Pregnancy was just amazing and our birth even more amazing. We were able to deal with an intense labour with positivity and good spirits and despite our baby being back to back we were able to have our dream birth, in the water, with no pain relief. As a result of Mary-Anne’s course, both me and my husband were so educated and informed that we were able to stay calm and in control throughout the 26hr labour (24 of which were spent in the comfort of our home, just as we had dreamed). My husband thought that the course was even more helpful for birthing partners, equipping them with a unique set of tools and knowledge to allow them to be an anchor of calm, playing a crucial role in the birth, as he was for me. Together, we birthed our baby in the most calm and empowering way imaginable and we owe much of that to Mummapod”
“This course was genuinely life changing. Mary-Anne is a fantastic Hypnobirthing coach and instantly put us at ease when we started the course. We really weren't sure if it would be the right kind of birth prep course for us, but her frank, honest and funny manner were exactly what we needed in order to relate to the content. Thanks to her course we feel prepared and excited about the birth of our baby and we have the tools to approach it with confidence and knowledge. As someone who struggles with anxiety I can honestly say that since doing this course I feel calm, I no longer allow other people's experiences or fears sink in and effect how I feel about our baby's journey into the world, and I am excited to go through it! Thank you for changing our lives for the better, we really cannot thank you enough”
“ Hypnobirthing was key for me throughout this process. The course and practise up to the birth really helped me to focus on the breathing, remain calm and relaxed in order to promote oxytocin to aid the labour process. I would definitely recommend Mary-Anne’s course to all Mums-To-Be!”
“I really can’t describe how helpful the hypnobirthing training was on the day. It meant that the whole of the first stage of labour was entirely manageable and relaxed for both of us. It remains one of the most empowering and transformative experiences of my life and I was already planning my homebirth with the midwife, the very next day! Thank you so much for holding our hand through the prep - couldn’t have done it without you.”
“I cannot recommend Mary-Anne's hypnobirthing course more. I was very anxious about the prospect of birth and worried about what would happen, but Mary-Anne helped both myself and my husband feel incredibly prepared, informed and very calm. Throughout the birth of our daughter, we were both calm throughout and this helped enormously even when things did not go exactly according to plan. For anyone who is remotely worried or anxious about birth, give Mary-Anne a call”
“I worked with Mary-Anne in 2018 in preparation to welcoming my daughter earthside in the summer. I cannot recommend enough how much of joy it is to work with her. She is down-to-earth, honest, and very supportive; just the sort of person you want to educate on the beautiful possibilities of birthing. Five stars for this woman!”
Private one to one sessions available, small group sessions available in Teddington and refrehser courses available for those who want to touch up on thier hypnobirthing. See website for more details
Located in: West