Hypnobirthing Northumberland - Teachers' Directory
I'm Liz, the Knowledge Navigator of New Arrivals. 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 bespoke to your 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. It's always going to be a birthday, so I aim to support making it a calm and joyous welcome to the world.
I am a country bumpkin; born, bred and still bumbling along happily in West Northumberland. This beautiful rural community is where I continue to share knowledge and skills through my classes. I am frequently in Allendale, the North Tyne Valley, and around Hexham, Corbridge, and Newcastle.
JANINE SWINDALE IS A QUALIFIED MIDWIFE, CLINICAL HYPNOTHERAPIST, HYPNOBIRTHING INSTRUCTOR, COMPLIMENTARY THERAPIST, ANTE NATAL EDUCATOR , POST NATAL PRACTITIONER, BREAST FEEDING COUNSELLOR, DOULA AND BABY MASSAGE TEACHER
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'.