Hypnobirthing Suffolk - Teachers' Directory
Hi. I'm Verity, a lawyer, birth aficionado and mum of two boys (and therefore proud owner of a terrifying number of toy cars, trains, tractors and diggers...)
After a difficult birth with my first baby, I did a hypnobirthing course and had an absolutely magical homebirth with baby number two with no pain relief apart from a birthing pool and a bit of swearing at my husband. And all this was despite being an absolute cynic and having a hefty 9lb 1 baby.
Before having children my take on giving birth was pretty accurately summed up by Miranda from Sex and the City: "When this gets going, don't let anyone get all cheerleadery on me. I don't want any of that, you can do it, push push" And actually I still have that view as with hypnobirthing YOU are your own cheerleader and doing a hypnobirthing course will equip you with all the tools you need to know that you CAN do it (without any overzealous support from the sidelines).
I consider it an immense privilege to empower women to have the best birth possible for them.
So if you want a no-nonsense course which gives you and your birth partner the facts about birth and the options open to you and think that I would be a good fit for you then get in touch. (And if your birth partner needs any encouragement then the good news is that the course I run from my home is only 150 yards from a pub...)
I cover the North Essex/Suffolk region including:
- Bury St Edmunds
I was first inspired by Frederick LeBoyer's book- Birth without violence over 10 years ago.
I found through journeying back through my own birth (which happened spontaneously through massage and breathe-work)
I discovered just how powerfully my own birth had imprinted upon me and truly understood the importance of empowering and supporting wherever possible, each couple's choices and enhancing them.
I then began attending births after pregnancy massage treatments and I have been inspired in empowering birthing journeys ever since.
I believe it can ensure the best chances for a calm conscious birthing journey can be experienced for every birthing mother, partner and the baby who is entering the world. This work comes from my heart and I truly aim to make a difference on so many levels.
I am truly in love with my work as an advanced therapist in pre and post pregnancy massage, as well as in offering active birthing skills and now to be able to offer hypnobirthing my life purpose is enhanced even further.
I have been inspired by Ina May Gaskin's approaches, Michel Odent and Elena Tonetti's inspirational work in natural birthing and would recommend you take a closer look.
I also offer support for infertility using unique visualisation, reflexology, massage and breathe connection, to reduce deep levels of tensions within the body which can play a part in imbalances in the first place. This can be offered as part of IVF or when looking to conceive naturally.
I look forward to meeting you!
Hypnobirthing is becoming recognised more and more as an effective method of childbirth as it helps the mother have a far more relaxed and less stressful birthing experience, leading to a more relaxed baby. You can .
Our teacher are trained in recognised hypnobirthing techniques and are highly experienced in teaching these methods to expectant mothers for their childbirthing. Each teacher has been trained and assessed individually to certify them. They have all signed up to our code of practice, covering principles and ethics, and including the promotion of good practice when teaching hypnobirthing. Teachers also commit to working to increase understanding about the benefits of natural childbirth techniques in order to build its wider usage around the country and beyond.