Hypnobirthing Norfolk - Teachers' Directory
Hi there, I'm Charlotte. I'm a mother of three, stepmother of two more, ex-lawyer and completely obsessed with anything birth related. I came across hypnobirthing when expecting my third baby and it's safe to say it totally changed my life.
In my first two pregnancies I was clueless. I read birth books written by celebrities which consisted mostly of what to wear and what to buy and watched One Born Every Minute on repeat. That was it. I went on to have two long, traumatic and (in hindsight) unecessary inductions of labour and came away from each experience feeling desperately sad, overwhelmed and violated.
Fast forward eight years and when expecting my third baby I was determined to do things differently. I attended a hypnobirthing workshop, practiced relaxation, self hypnosis, made numerous birth plans, read every positive birth story I could lay my hands on and went on to have an incredible, positive, magical, gentle c-section on Christmas morning 2017. As cheesy as it sounds wasn't only my daughter that was born that day, it was a whole new me.
I decided shortly after she was born that I had to help other mothers like me. I had to teach women that traumatic, painful, medicalised birth is not a foregone conclusion and that there IS another way, another amazing way. I researched, I planned, I studied (not easy with a tiny baby) I quit my job as a lawyer and after an inspirational course with some wonderful women I gained my diploma in KGHypnobirthing and here I am.
I want to help you. I want to empower you. I want to give you the tools to have the most incredible birth experience. I want to give you, your birth partner and your baby the best start together. I want to help you have the birth you long for, whatever shape or form that may take. It doesn't matter whether you dream of giving birth at home, in a hospital, in a corn field, I want to help you achieve your goal. I want you to look forward to your baby's birth with excitement, not anxiety. I want you to feel confident, in control and calm and once you have your amazing little bundle of gorgeous baby in your arms I want you to know that you owned it, that you made informed choices that were right for you and you took control and you made your birth what you wanted it to be.
So, in a rather large nutshell, that is me and that is how I want to help you. Please do click through to my website for more information or give me a call or text for a chat. I can't wait to hear from you and start you on your way to the birth experience you deserve.
My name is Amy and I love all things to do with antenatal care and babiesI am a qualified nurse who has an ambitious passion for supporting other mums and expectant mothers. I was introduced into the Hypnobirthing world when I had my daughter, and knew straight away that it was something I definitely wanted to be involved in. Throughout what turned out to be a challenging pregnancy with her, I found myself seeking to make the most of every opportunity I had. As it turned out, it was the least traumatic and most euphoric experience I could have wished for! I want to bring this to other women, and share my love for Hypnobirthing! I want to help you have the best experience you can possibly have on the day.
I am on the border of Norfolk, Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire, and also visit Chelmsford, Essex on a regular basis so am able to broaden my horizons when teaching.
I'm a Mum to two fantastic sons, and having had amazing births with them in 2011 and 2013 using hypnobirthing, I am now passionate about educating parents on how birth works and what methods you can use to remain relaxed and confident throughout pregnancy and birth. I live with my partner, two sons and our two cats in Hellesdon, Norwich, where I run my friendly & relaxed classes from.
Having completed a hypnobirthing course as an expectant parent in 2011, I originally trained as a teacher in 2012. After the birth of my second son in early 2013, I then gained my KGHypnbirthing Diploma in 2014. I have been fortunate to train with Katharine Graves on two occasions now, most recently in January 2017.
When not chatting to anyone who'll listen about the incredible natural birthing process, you can usually find me behind my camera indulging in my other passion - birth photography, or out and about with my family.