Hypnobirthing Merseyside - Teachers' Directory
Maureen Collins – Midwife – Mother – Grandmother – Passionate Advocate for True Choice in Maternity Care
I have been a midwife for 40 years and worked in both hospital and community settings. I have managed a Midwife Led Unit, was an Associate Lecturer, a Supervisor of Midwives Head of Governance, Head of Midwifery for One to One Midwives. I have also worked in the USA for seven years and it was there that I very first heard about the amazing childbirth programme called Hypnobirthing.
I currently work as a Midwifery Consultant, a Visiting Lecturer and a Hypnobirthing Trainer for KGH working acrosss the county training midwives and birth workers in the wonderful KGH programme.
I have taught Hypnobirthing to around 2000 couples and each and every one have found their inner strength to follow their birthing instincts, to remain in control of the process whether thats was through normal birth or through assisted birth. Hypnobirthing prepares you for whatever turn your birthing take, it will inspire you, it will motivate you, it will instil in you the belief in yourself as a woman, the power of choice, self determination and ultimately an empowering, fulfilling experience.
I have a Masters Degree in Biomedical Ethics, a BA(Hons) in Health Studies/Health Promotion, Registered Nurse and Registered Midwife Qualifications. I have spoken at conferences in the UK, US and China.
Hi I'm Kim, I qualified as a hypnotherapist in 2015 but had to take a break when I became pregnant, I knew instantly that I wanted to have a hypnobirth after learning about it. The whole encounter was so wonderful and empowering, I couldnt get enough and wanted to pass on my experience so I completed the KGHypnobirthing course to share this amazing adventure with new parents and enjoy teaching them about hypnobirthing.
My name is Jeanette Dean, and I trained in Midwifery following the birth of my 3 children. I worked in a Caseloading model of care, and am now an Independent Midwife. I have been teaching KG Hypnobirthing for nearly 4 years, and am passionate to share the knowledge that a calm, relaxed birth is possible.
I'm Jo Taylor, a hypnobirthing mum myself to Aaron in 2014 and Julia in 2018, KGH made a profound difference to my knowledge, understanding, mindset and belief system surrounding birth, so I qualified to pass it on!
On a personal level I chose and experienced two beautiful home water births. On a professional level, I advocate for education and choice and women trusting their own intuition in knowing what is right for them.
Having supported dozens of pregnant women and partners for a couple of years now, I have seen the positive impact my classes have in helping couples take ownership of what they want for their birth experience.
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I am passionate about supporting individuals and couples to prepare for their birthing journeys and to tap into their own instincts and resources, whatever circumstances surround their pregnancies.
My passion for hypnobirthing was first ignited during the birth of my first child, my daughter, who is now 5. I was introduced to the hypnobirthing techniques by a friend, who gave me a book to read, and this was the basis of my birth preparation for my first child. Whilst I admit that at this stage I was a little sceptical, the techniques that I had learnt helped me to achieve a natural, calm water birth in a midwife led unit, which left me feeling in awe of the whole process and more importantly, my own strength. For my subsequent births I totally embraced the concept of hypnobirthing, having seen and experienced the benefits first hand. The relaxation technique, calm state of mind, and belief in my body, that i had developed during my second pregnancy helped me to achieve the most beautiful water birth in the comfort of my own home and surrounded by my beautiful family.
The birth of my third child was also just as beautiful- a drug free water birth, during which (as cliche as it sounds) I felt almost elevated onto another level. Completely empowered! I cannot say my births were pain free, but manageable and not at all dominated by pain or fear.
I now want to help other women feel the same way about the birth experiences, and it is so simple to achieve. It is about becoming connected to ourselves as women and trusting what and who we are.
I am passionate about helping women to see the strength and capability within them during pregnancy and birth. Deep down we already know how to birth our babies and have been doing so for centuries. It is our divine feminine power within us. I simply want to support you to tap into this power and knowledge.
I'm a registered KGHypnobirthing practitioner, and a specialist pregnancy, postnatal and kids yoga teacher. I'm based on the Wirral and run face-to-face courses from a local yoga studio, as well as offering a one-to-one service in the comfort of your own home or online via Zoom.
My name is Helen and I am a mum of two. My full hypnobirthing journey began in 2019 when pregnant with my second child. Having carried anxiety and worry my whole life about ‘labour’ it came as no surprise to me when I had a relatively difficult birth with my first child (lengthy and assisted). However I was determined to do what I could to make my second birth a more positive experience. Being a nurse with over 10 years experience, hypnobirthing appealed to me because it is grounded in scientific theory. It is an educational resource to help understand how birth works from a psychological perspective. Most importantly hypnobirthing teaches you what you can do to make sure the necessary mix of hormones and muscles required to birth a baby are able to do their job, uninhibited.
My hypnobirthing journey started when I was pregnant with my first child and a pregnant friend asked me if I wanted to join her at a hypnobirthing antenatal course. I agreed with no understanding to what I was attending. During the course the KGHypnobirthing book was suggested for home reading. The book totally changed my way of thinking, as cheesy as it sounds it empowered me to take control and ignore negativity. I learnt to relax and began to believe in my body’s ability to give birth naturally, which I achieved.
My second child was due during the 2020 Covid Pandemic. I used the relaxation techniques to keep my anxiety at bay whilst preparing to give birth it a time of such uncertainty. Both my children were born at home, without drugs or fear and left me feeling like absolute warrior.
I’ve set us this business as I want to empower other women to have the best possible birth for them. No women should spend her pregnancy fearful of the most natural process.
TIME has been lovingly crafted and created by Terri Irvin. Terri has been in the health and wellness industry for over two decades and during her career has been involved in everything from Health Spa Management and Skin Analysis, through to working with some of the top skincare product houses, both in the UK and internationally. As a Spa Consultant, Terri has trained 5-star spas all over the world and her in-depth knowledge of products & ingredients has led her to be an expert in her field.
In 2015 Terri became a mother for the first time! This was to be the most fundamental transition in her life that carved a path for the future. Balancing being a pregnant, working woman was the first challenge, but was far from the last (but you can read more about that on our blog...) Since becoming a parent, Terri's interest in the birthing journey & motherhood has grown! Treatment-led pregnancy, the bodies' 'form' during pregnancy, the passion for a safe and positive birth, understanding of nutrition and successful breastfeeding are all core to her passion to support and mentor new parents on their birthing journey.
This combination of professional expertise as well as a desire to draw on her own parental experience has naturally developed in a career in nurturing mums to be. TIME (Terri Irvin Managing Expectations) has developed a bespoke & personal treatment plan for new mothers. Through pregnancy massage you will be introduced to Hypnobirthing. This allows the body to completely relax and has many health benefits for both mum and baby!
Having a baby isn't the end of this wonderful journey... it is just the beginning. This is why we also offer a full support service.
Qualified and accredited KG hypnobirthing teachers based in Merseyside are listed in our directory for you. We trust them to give you the training you are looking for to make sure you get the birthing you want. Contact them directly for an informal chat about their services.
Why Choose a Hypnobirth?
Hypnobirthing involves training mothers in the use of effective hypnosis techniques to enjoy a more calm and relaxed birth for them and their child.
We have teachers across the UK and beyond, and we are training new teachers all the time, so wherever you live, we hope that you will be able to find one of our practitioners near you.
We have trained and assessed, carefully, all of our accredited practitioners, each teacher has extensive experience with hypnobirthing methods for expectant mothers and display a high level of skill and professionalism at all times.
Our Core Principles
We also ask our teachers to sign up to our code of ethics, which guides their conduct when teaching good quality techniques to mothers, and asks for their commitment to promoting natural childbirth more generally. They also help to raise awareness of its effectiveness in creating a more relaxed birth for both mother and child.
Please peruse our website for more information about Hypnobirthing.
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