Hypnobirthing Merseyside - Teachers' Directory
“How we give birth matters- and not just for the day itself. An empowering, confident start can have a lifelong impact on the physical and emotional health of both mum and baby” Milli Hill
I have a dream………..that all women can have the birth and postnatal care they want and deserve…….that they feel in control, supported, informed, loved, nurtured and listened to.
Are you pregnant? Is that what you want? Do you think you will get it?
I have been working with women and their families for over 25 years and yes, hear and have been involved in positive, loving stories about birth and beyond but more often than that I hear the other side. The “failure to progress” the “emergency caesarean” the “I wasn’t allowed” and the worst “I thought my baby would die if I didn’t. “
Women will see their midwives and be prepared for the birth by antenatal appointments and classes. A woeful 10-15 minutes to discuss your worries, fears, what ifs, wishes and wants, classes consisting of a few hours of preparation and discussion on pain relief and a few words on when to call the hospital for advice on when to go in. Classes are very much directed to women who will be birthing in hospital and rarely to women who will be using a birth centre or having a home birth.
If this is enough for you then great, but I often feel frustrated on talking to women who have had their baby and hear the words…..”I wish I had been more prepared” “I wish I had known I could have done that” “I felt out of control” “No one seemed to listen to us” “I didn’t think it would be like this after I had the baby!”
Having worked for the NHS as a community nursery nurse, midwife and health visitor I cannot praise the work of doctors and midwives, but they too are frustrated and saddened by the fact they cannot give women what they want.
A positive birth and supportive postnatal period has so many benefits initially and for the future…..the bonding process, hormone health, baby’s brain development, healthy mental health for both mum and baby and a reduction in the risk of postnatal depression.
I can offer you and your partner this, especially if you have suffered trauma or a negative experience previously. My skills, compassion, empathy and training in hypnobirthing, antenatal, labour, postnatal care and infant feeding will give you the tools and confidence to have the birth you want.
There is such a lot of strong evidence that supports the fact that women birth better when they have continued support. Caring for women as a midwife was so very important to me as I trundled into work for those long 12 hour shifts……but I often left those shifts feeling powerless, saddened, upset and frustrated. This then begs the question, if I feel like this, how must parents feel?
Being a hypnobirthing doula for me is about re-educating, informing, supporting, nurturing, loving, guiding, reassuring and putting parents back in control of their own pregnancy, birth and beyond.
Hypnobirthing. The Duchess of Cambridge reportedly used hypnobirthing to help her stay calm and in control of her births and it is becoming increasingly popular. The evidence shows that if a couple hypnobirth through their labour it can create a calm and peaceful environment by reducing adrenaline and increasing oxytocin which in turn can reduce discomfort and lead to a less painful birthing experience. It reduces the likelihood of intervention, medication and induction. In a nutshell it helps women birth without fear. Fear causes tension which causes pain.
Doula Support. This support is individually tailored to your own individual needs, wants and wishes. Helping and supporting women and their partners on their choices and helping them understand what choices they have during labour and birth. Helping, supporting and reassuring them to listen to instinct which can improve the chance of a natural birth and decrease the likelihood of a c section by 50%! Evidence on having doula support shows a reduction in labour by an average of 2 hours. This calm and controlled environment is facilitated by massage in labour using wonderful calming essential oils, rebozo techniques (a Mexican sling/scarf to support the bump and help baby snuggle into their optimal birthing position) and important breathing techniques. Doula support means nourishment, reassurance, positive affirmation, belief and love to name but a few. Making tea, lighting candles, looking after other little ones are among my duties. Postnatally I will support breastfeeding, can shop, take the dog out and often just sit with the baby while mum gets a few hours’ sleep.
Please contact me for further information.
It’ll be great to hear from you.
I am a passionate midwife qualified since 2008, with a wide range of experience - mainly on Delivery Suite caring for mums to be and their families.
I have seen first hand the power of hypnobirthing, in that where the mind leads, the body follows; and I am very keen to promote and encourage this. I believe that all women, with the right mindset and guidance can achieve the best and most positive birth experience for them.
My name is Rachael, I am a mum to my beautiful daughter Bobbi born May 2017. I am a strong believer that with the right focus, mindset and practice our body can do anything...especially birth our baby. I have become a KG Hypnobirthing teacher as I believe all women have the right to a positive birth. More women need to stand up to and switch off from negative birth stories and start their birth journey right. KG Hypnobirthing gives you the confidence to do this and paves the way to a relaxed birth. I am incredibly proud to teach this course.
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 KG Hypnobirthing course to share this amazing adventure with new parents and enjoy teaching them about hypnobirthing.
I have been a qualified midwife for 10years now and have worked in all areas of midwifery including hospital, community, teaching in Universities. I am also a qualified lecturer in Midwifery and have a PGcert qualification. I especailly love the promotion of normality and hypnobirthing adds another dimension to deliver a relaxed enviornment to deliver your baby. I would love to share this knowledge with you as parents to be to aid you to achieve the birth experience that you want.
I am a trained midwife, health visitor and...of course...KG Hypnobirthing teacher.
During my own pregnancy, I was very nervous about labour/birth so I researched methods of having a calm, confident and natural birth. I was so pleased to find KG Hypnobirthing! My husband and I completed the sessions together, did the relaxations and other preparations at home and I am very pleased to say that we had the most wonderful birth experience as a result. I can honestly say it was the best day of my life. I felt calm, confident, and in control.
Following my Hypnobirthing training, I am very excited to offer expectant parents the same level of knoweldge and expertise that I received, and, following our sessions together I can assure you that you will be feeling more calm, more confident, more prepared and even excited (wouldn't that be great?!) about your forthcoming birth.
Nurse, Midwife and mother of 2. I am professional and passionate and happy to discuss KG Hypnobirthing with you
Hello I’m Jenie and I am a fully qualified KG Hypnobirthing practitioner, birth and postnatal doula. I am also a mummy to two gorgeous little girls who I birthed using hypnobirthing (once in hospital and once at home).
I want to help other mummies be to have a positive experience of birthing their baby so they can look back on the time feeling positive and empowered.
I am based in Southport but cover South Lancashire and Merseyside. I offer private hypnobirthing courses in the comfort of your own home and groups.
I also offer pregnancy relaxation courses and stand alone sessions at Massage Therapy Rooms by Aimee, Birkdale as well as various workshops throughout the year.
I have a passion for helping families achieve a positive birth experience and offer support as a birth and postnatal doula (bump, birth and beyond support).
I have completed the full KG Hypnobirthing Practitioner training which is accredited by the Royal College of Midwives and I am a member of the Hypnobirthing Association which is FEDANT (Federation of Antenatal Educators) approved. I have completed the Developing Doulas Birth and Postnatal course and am a mentored doula working towards becoming a Recognised Doula with Doula UK.
I have also completed multiple Rebozo training courses, Closing the Bones and attended the Aromatherapy in Childbirth course which is accredited by the Royal College of Midwives. I am also a Breastfeeding Peer Supporter for Breastfeeding Support Sefton.
KG Hypnobirthing Teacher Training Course – Royal College of Midwives Accredited
Developing Doulas – Birth and Postnatal Doula Training Course – Doula UK Approved
Rebozo Training – The Rebozo Element/ The Doula Element Training
Rebozo Training – Selina Wallis – Magical Birth and Unlocking Birth
Aromatherapy in Childbirth – Royal College of Midwives Accredited
Aromatherapy Hand Massage - Day Course
Rebozo Online Early Adaptors Course - Ongoing Learning - Sophie Messager
Breastfeeding Peer Supporter - Breastfeeding Support Sefton
Closing the Bones Training- Sophie Messager
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.