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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, Complementary 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 complementary  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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'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.

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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 have been supporting women to learn the skills of hypnobirthing for over 4 years now and my first hypnobabies are about to start school! 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. 

Charlotte Griffiths-Stent (read more)
Location: Northumberland
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I’m Charlotte and I run Bloom Birthing. I am a mum, qualified KGHypnobirthing teacher and antenatal educator working across Northumberland. My great passion is supporting families in feeling informed and prepared for their birth so that no matter what path it takes you can feel positive and in control. 

I live in Alnwick, Northumberland with my husband and daughter. I first moved to the wonderful county of Northumberland when I was 15 and attended the Duchess High School. Many years and cities later, we ended up living in Leamington Spa, which is where I gave birth to my daughter. Still having family in Northumberland, we decided to make the move back home in November 2019 – and I love it! I love living in the countryside and I love being near family.

I was very interested in learning all about birth for my own pregnancy. My desire to become an antenatal teacher came when I realised that the decisions I was being faced with were not as black and white as I thought. There are many choices to make in the process of labour, but sometimes information is not presented in a way that promotes choice. I want to help families feel confident in their own knowledge, strength and instincts.

After working with families teaching antenatal for a little while, I felt drawn to train in hypnobirthing. The two go hand-in-hand, but I wanted to provide new families with tried and tested techniques for getting into the calm and relaxed state that I talked about so much in my antenatal classes. 

My inspiration for a career change and moving into the birth world was also influenced by time in Leamington Spa. Warwickshire has a vibrant pregnancy and birth community. I feel passionate about bringing a piece of that to Northumberland and contributing to a supportive network for women and families.

I look forward to working with more and more families across Northumberland.

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