Hypnobirthing Northern Ireland - Teachers' Directory
Hello! My name is Leslie, and as a doula and KGHypnobirthing teacher, I am passionate about all things pregnancy, birth and postnatal.
Being a mum of 3 (my first was stillborn, followed by two healthy rainbow babies) I know how precious the time around pregnancy and birth is and how crucial it is to be supported, empowered and connected. I believe that every woman deserves to have a positive birth experience in a way that is meaningful to her as this is not only a memory that she will carry with her, but it will positively impact the birth of her as a mother, the developing family and the postnatal period.
Through my course, I aim to provide non-judgemental support and evidence-based information so that every woman is mentally prepared for the journey into motherhood and she embarks on this journey feeling empowered and confident in her body, her baby and her abilities. Birth is such an amazing life-changing experience, and is one that should be treasured.
Hi, and first of all congratulations if you are pregnant and welcome if you are simply intrigued. I am Emma and a busy mum to five children aged 7, 5, 4 ,2 and 9 months. Our house is definitely chaotic but full of fun and plenty of love.
I have experienced five very different pregnancies and births. I have had a water birth, a birth on an obstetric ward, others in the midwifery led home from home unit, some on time, some overdue and I have even had babies in different hospitals.
In the latter stages of my fifth pregnancy a midwife mentioned hypnobirthing to me. This was not something I had never considered as I always felt I was relatively calm during my previous labours. However I began to practice the techniques and over time felt more prepared for my impending birth. I wanted to be in the home from home midwifery led unit and preferred no interventions.
However as we know things don't always go to plan and due to medical reasons I ended up needing an induction. I can honestly say the birth that should have been the most painful and traumatic was the most calm beautiful birth I have experienced. Using my relaxation techniques I remained completely calm and comfortable, in my own little bubble. I allowed my body and mind to release all fears and quietly breathed my little boy into world. It was a very special experience that led me to train as a hypnobirthing teacher. Now I would feel privileged to help you on your journey to enjoy your own amazing pregnancy and birth xx