Hypnobirthing Staffordshire - Teachers' Directory
Hello, my name is Steph, but most importantly congratulations on your pregnancy! I am a registered midwife and a mother. I had always found pregnancy and birth fascinating, which is where my midwifery career began. I work for the NHS within a trust in the West Midlands. I am based both within the community and hospital setting so I am very privileged to share the whole journey of pregnancy, birth and parenthood with many couples.
When my own pregnancy journey began I turned to a very good friend (and colleague) of mine who welcomed me to the world of hypnobirthing.
Following the calm birth of my daughter I felt so passionate about positive birth experiences that I became a qualified KG Hypnobirthing teacher myself. I kept thinking why isn't everyone doing this? I strongly believe that KG Hypnobirthing techniques enable women, and their partners, to remain relaxed and believe that they can do it!
My name is Paula Adams and I run ArohaMama, a service that includes KGHypnobirthing and massage treatments for pregnant and non-pregnant clients. I have spent a long career in midwifery practise, with a particular interest in labour & birth. I believe that all mothers can learn to ‘quieten the mind’ during labour to help the body to work at it’s best – I have seen this happen positively so many times! My intention when working with mothers is to help them realise their individual wishes, embracing the uniqueness of each. My interest in complementary therapies underpins my belief that the mind & body are inextricably linked, their interaction affecting health & wellbeing – and of course labour & birth! I aim to promote self- care for all my clients and actively use these strategies to maintain my own health & wellbeing. Aroha is a Maori word for love. I approach all mothers with positive intention and respect.
I hope you enjoy reading about my KGHypnobirthing courses.
I am Stacey! Ever since I can remember, I wanted to be a midwife as my passion is to empower families to achieve the pregnancy and the birth experience they desire. After studying at university for 3 years, I have been practising as a midwife and since been a part of many births. In July 2017 I found out I was pregnant, and having witnessed hypnobirthing mothers I decided that was how I wanted to experience my pregnancy and birth. It is beyond incredible the natural ability to grow and birth babies, however, whilst being pregnant myself I am only hearing others exchanging birth horror stories. It's time for that to change. So, I trained as a KGHypnobirth trainer so I could blog my experience to show those sceptical about hypnobirthing that when I have my baby, I will feel in control and inspire other first time mothers to reach their full potential and be proud of birth.
Hello I'm Karen, a very experienced Holistic therapist with qualifications in Reflexology, Indian head massage KGHypnobirthing, UNICEF breastfeeding support. I have also gained a wealth of experience working for the NHS for over 27 years as a Registered General Nurse and Health Visitor. I first trained as a Reflexologist in London following the birth of my daughter, having had regular treatments throughout my pregnancy to ease the symptoms and ensure I was relaxed and well for the birth. I trained at St. Marys university in Twickenham and registered with the Association of Reflexologists. I have continued to study and now specialise in fertility, maternity and baby reflexology.
I have trained as a KG Hypnobirthing teacher and I am passionate about supporting parents to improve their birth experience and share the knowledge and skills to empower them.
Hypnobirthing is a logical, simple and comprehensive antenatal programme, as well as techniques to support in pregnancy and labour it instils confidence in parents. I am also a qualified infant massage and baby yoga instructor and offer small classes or 1:1sessions.
Facebook page - Lavender Therapies Reflexology and Hypnobirthing @lavendertherapies.staffordshire
Throughout my midwifery training, I was amazed and encouraged by the remarkable women I met and cared for, reinforcing my passion to improve birth experiences for all women. When I first cared for a woman who was utilising Hypnobirthing techniques, I was astounded by her confidence in her body, her baby and her birth and witnessed firsthand what a positive impact this had. I am a firm believer in KG Hypnobirthing, having seen it's huge success in a multitude of scenarios and my aim is to assist couples, making their pregnancy journey and experience as calm and positive as possible. I completed my dissertation on the use of hypnosis as a complementary therapy and I was amazed by the quantity of positive research. I was then fortunate enough to win the Iolanthe Midwifery Trust Student Award which funded my Hypnobirthing training. I teach Hypnobirthing alongside my career as a midwife which gives me a full insight into the advantages of Hypnobirthing throughout the birthing journey.
I have been practising as a midwife in the NHS for 30 years and currently work in a maternity unit in Cheshire and am passionate about my job.
I am married with 2 daughters and two cats (they are my boys!!). I also run a Brownie unit near to where I live for 24 Brownies.
I enjoy dance fitness, karate, yoga and cycling as well as sewing and knitting.