Congratulations on your pregnancy! My name is Gillian and I am a KGHypnobirthing teacher, a practising pharmacist and a mum of two little boys living with my husband in the south side of Glasgow.
I discovered Hypnobirthing while expecting our son. As with many people who come across it, initially I was sceptical (my husband even more so!). I feel the name "hypobirthing" does the programme a disservice because it suggests it is a lot of hippy nonsense. However, I couldn't have been more wrong.
What I discovered was a logical, gentle and practical birth preparation programme that provides information, knowledge and skills to support us in preparing for a positive birth.
It provided information to understand my body and my baby, some key practical breathing and relaxation techniques and also detailed the essential role of the birth partner.
Most importantly, it prepared us to consider all aspects and potentials for birth. By giving us the skills to question and inform ourselves, we felt equipped and therefore calm, for all eventualities, which supported us in preparing for a positive birth experience.
Hypnobirthing really offered so much to my husband and I prenatally, that I was motivated to train as a KGHypnobirthing practitioner. I am passionate to support other couples preparing for an empowered and positive birth experience.
Furthermore, I am also a practising pharmacist so I am already in part of a caring profession. This background and foundation means that I value an evidence-based approach to birth preparation and this is what I found in KGHypnobirthing.