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Hypnobirthing Northumberland - Teachers' Directory

Janine Swindale (read more)
Location: Allenheads
Phone: 01434 685260
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I have been a Midwife for over two decades and am Mum to Philippa and Tom and Step Mum to Lucie and Grandma to Harry. I trained at Northumbria College of Midwifery and have a BSc (Hons) Degree in Midwifery Sciences and BSc (Hons) Degree in Social Administration. I am also a fully qualified Clnical Hypnotherapist, Complimenotary Therapist and insured to offer pregnancy treatments such as Aromatherapy, Reflexologo, massage and baby massage tuition. I can also offer Nutritional Therapy and NLP. 

I have trained as a hypnobirthing teacher with KG Hypnobithing as well as withThe Association of Hypnobirthing Midwives.

I have a strong commitment to normalising birth. "My experiences as a Midwife have helped me to deeply understand the importance of the strong mind and body connection when women are birthing. Women who are more relaxed and confident in their birthing bodies have a better birth experience. As a complimentary therapist, I see the adverse physical and emotional effects of stress and anxiety and have seen how relaxation and breathing techniques can positively improve health and well being. As a qualified midwife I can also provide an invaluable and realistic understanding of childbirth and include antenatal education within my courses linking this intrinsically to self hypnosis techniques for birth and beyond. Hypnobirthing courses can be started at any stage of pregnancy, whenever feels right for you but don't leave it too late. This is a course which will equip both you and your birthing partner with skills not only for birth but for life too." 

Hypnobirthing is a way for you, your birthing partner and your baby to have a positive, gentle experience of birth. 

The mind body connection with birth has long been acknowledged in many cultures. Cultures such as the Native Americans would use rituals and contemplation as a means of preparation for birth. 
Dr. Grantley Dick-Read, often referred to as the Father of Natural Childbirth acknowledged the connection between fear and pain as far back as 1933 in his book 'Childbirth Without Fear'. 

Lindsey Joy (read more)
Location: Northumberland
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Hello, my name is Lindsey Joy, I am the founder and owner of Bodhi Mama Ltd.

Congratulations on your pregnancy and best wishes for the birth of your baby!

I am a qualified KGH Hypnobirthing Teacher, and it would be my privilege to support you on your journey through pregnancy, birth and early parenthood. 

I have an infant son called Bodhi, a dog called Indy and a husband called Santosh – we all live in our happy little home in the Tyne Valley, Northumberland.

It’s become my goal to promote and teach the benefits of hypnobirthing since it worked so well for me during my own pregnancy and in the birth of my son.

I was trained by Katherine Graves, a leading UK expert in hypnobirthing, and have a KGH Teachers Diploma in Hypnobirthing, accredited by the Royal College of Midwives. 

My hypnobirthing course is a full antenatal training programme which is centered on releasing fear and building confidence in the natural process of birth - helping you to feel in control; calm and relaxed throughout your pregnancy and birth.

Look forward to meeting you soon - call me or email me for a chat if you like?


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“Bodhi” is the name of my son and it means enlightenment or to be enlightened.  As well as a nod of love to him and how much he has changed my life for the better, it just seemed so apt a name for my business as I believe all mamas can be Bodhi Mamas by choosing hypnobirthing.


During my pregnancy with Bodhi, I struggled with feelings of fear and anxiety.  I knew how I would like to give birth but I lacked the confidence and knowledge to express myself.  I wanted a calm and relaxed birth with as little intervention as possible but feared a loss of control of my body.  I also knew very little about what was going on in there apart from how big he was week by week in relation to a fruit or vegetable!


But then I found out about Hypnobirthing and everything changed - by doing a group course then through regular practice and with the support of my husband, I was able to replace these uneasy feelings with calmness and positivity, and developed strategies to overcome the challenges that came my way. 


I developed a new found respect for my body as I learned more about the amazing job it does; its all incredibly interesting stuff but also really empowering. 

My labour and birth went well on the whole - I had a water birth at the RVI birth centre and used hypnobirthing and the gas and air pain relief option to manage the discomfort I felt.  My husband was by my side throughout and an absolute trooper helping me to stay calm and relaxed.  I even managed to reach under the water to touch my son's head as he was coming out, unreal!  


But hypnobirthing doesn't guarantee that things will go to plan, nothing can - however it does allow you to draw on practiced techniques and knowledge to help you remain calm and give you confidence in challenging situations. I used my hypnobirthing techniques to pull myself together a couple of times when tiredness and fear started to creep in and relied on  my husband to do some advocating for me when I just needed to be quiet. 


When I'm not being Bodhi Mama, you'll probably find me and my little family doing something outdoors related like going to the beach in all weathers; gardening (I want to start growing my own veg soon); visiting a National Trust place; chasing after the dog (he's very naughty) or nap walking Bodhi!  We've also not long bought our first home so my head is always buzzing with ideas for wallpaper and better storage...


Oh, and I am addicted to Air BnB - it's like the TV show 'Through the Keyhole' but you actually get to stay there! 

Liz Swinton (read more)
Location: Northumberland, Newcastle and Gateshead
Phone: 07939360946
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I'm Liz. I have been working as a Midwife within NHS hospital settings since 2013 and have a vast range of experiences, skills and in depth knowledge that I am enthusiastic to share. I do some antenatal education/parent craft sporadically within my NHS role but I am passionate about sharing knowedge, and believe in providing better quality, individualised classes - hence the creation of New Arrivals. 

Informed choice is essential - but what does this mean? And what does this mean for you? I believe in teaching a thorough and comprehensive range of classes, which can be tailored to your specific needs. Regardless of the type of birth you may plan for, and what type of birth happens on the day, I believe you should feel empowered, informed and confident in your skills and your choices. 

I offer one to one classes in your home. I work across Northumberland, Newcastle and Gateshead and occaisionally further afield! I have also taught internationally via video calls. 

Madeleine Findlay (read more)
Location: Whitley Bay
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Madeleine FindlayMy name is Maddy and I have worked as a midwife for over 25 years. I am a mother of 3 grown ups and am a grandma. I led the very popular Parent Education service in Newcastle for 8 years. I now work (very) part time at the hospital teaching labour and birth but teach hypnobirthing privately as I love that it can make such a difference.  Women have used the techniques of focus and relaxation for many years and by practicing hypnobirthing with you I can help you make a positive impact  to your pregnancy and birthing experience. 

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