Hypnobirthing Perthshire - Teachers' Directory
I have been a midwife for 5 years and first came into contact with hypnobirthing 2 years ago. I have worked in 2 different health boards. One of which is a standalone birthing unit. This unit provided care to women who had no complications and were keen to have as natural a birth as they could achieve. Therefore many women adopted that school of hypnobirthing as a method to allow a natural birth. I watched with wonder as many women came through our doors in so much control and with so much knowledge on pregnancy and birth. I watched gentle, calm, uncomplicated birth unfold with little to no aid from myself. It was inspirational even to be a part of; hence the reason I became a hypnobirthing teacher. I want all women to have this experience and be able to feel empowered for their pregnancy and most importantly birth.
Hello, my name is Claire, I'm married to my lovely Husband, Graham and together we have two beautiful children; Georgia and Ryan.
I’d love to take a little moment to tell you how I found my love and passion for Hypnobirthing. It all started because I had rather a traumatic delivery with Georgia and this sadly affected me for some years after her birth. When I fell pregnant for a second time, I was extremely lucky to meet an incredibly kind midwife at my 16-week appointment. She quickly noticed my fears and anxiety and suggested I look into Hypnobirthing - I will forever be grateful to this very special lady.
This is where my journey towards the birth I'd always dreamed about began. I studied KGHypnobirthing and from the very first session I was converted to this logical, science-based approach to birth. Everything made so much sense! I loved the fact that my Husband felt empowered to have more of an active role, and the practice we had in the lead up to the birth of our baby boy brought us closer together. It was such a special time in our relationship.
I had a water birth with my little boy and he was born swiftly and calmly within a few hours of me going into labour. I only had a little bit of gas and air and one slight intervention was needed. He was so relaxed when he arrived that he didn't cry. It was honestly the best moment of my entire life and one that I still re-live over and over again. It really was AMAZING!
Whilst on maternity leave, I discovered that not only had KGHypnobirthing changed my life but it had also become my passion. I needed to help other women understand that birth could be something to look forward to and be met with confidence and calmness and that a positive experience is most definitely achievable and so, I decided that I would look into training to become a KGHypnobirthing Teacher.
I was trained by Katharine Graves herself and I am now qualified to teach the KG Hypnobirthing course, which is accredited by the Royal College of Midwives. I am also a member of The Hypnobirthing Association.
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