Claire Moon - Yumi Yoga
- Yumi Yoga
- CF23 5AA
- Contact Details:
- 07957 204 177
- 07957 204 177
- Yumi Yoga
Hi I'm Claire:-) I am a fully qualified KGHypnobirthing Instructor, Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga Teacher and Baby Massage Instructor with a passion for helping mums, dads and babies to achieve the best possible birth for them and the most wonderful start in life. I am very privileged to have have been teaching prenatal and postatal classes since 2005 and just love being involved in such this very special time for both men, women and, of course, their little ones. I learn something new from every parent I meet and bring that new knowledge to every course I run. I also bring elements of pregnancy yoga which I find complement hypnobirthing beautifully. I have met many wonderful people through hypnobirthing and yoga, and lots amazing hypnobabies! I am a fully qualified Hypnobirthing Instructor, Yoga Teacher & Baby Massage Instructor. I have trained extensively with Katharine Graves KGHypnobirthing, The British Wheel of Yoga, Birthlight, Yoga Alliance, IAIM (International Association of Infant Massage) and am a member of FEDANT (Federation of Antenatal Educators) and REPS (Register of Exercise Professionals). I have been pacticing yoga since 1995 & teaching since 2003 and regularly attend workshops and training courses to further develop my personal practice and teaching skills.
Hypnobirthing is a complete antenatal training programme, designed to help women and their partners / birth partners to enjoy a more positive, calm and natural experience of childbirth. Using simple yet effective relaxation, breathing and self-hypnosis techniques we will help you to feel more in control and to release any anxiety or fears you may have about the birth of your baby. Hypnobirthing techniques are soundly based in establish anatomy, physiology and psychology and we will help you to understand how your body and mind works during labour and how the Hypnobirthing techniques actively help you to work in harmony with these systems. We will also give you lots of practical information surrounding birth to help you and your partner / birth partner to be more informed about your birth choices. Our aim is to help you build confidence and remember that childbirth is something to be celebrated, a natural experience that women’s bodies are designed to do - often Hypnobirthing mums successfully birth their baby without any need for intervention or artificial pain relief. The birth of your baby can be a very positive and empowering experience - we cannot promise you the perfect birth, however we will give you the tools to work together to make a positive difference during your pregnancy, your labour and to your baby.
Benefits of Hypnobirthing include:
Hypnobirthing is a positive way for mums to be to connect with baby and prepare for birth. She will learn techniques to help her to relax and remain calm and confident before birth and during labour. Specifically to birth, being calm helps encourage natural hormone production of oxytocin and endorphins which work together to create more effective contraction and the body’s natural pain relief. A relaxed woman will birth more effectively, will need less pain relief and there is less chance of intervention and more chance of going into labour naturally. She will also learn more about the process of labour itself so she can make informed choices along the way.
For Father / Birth Partner:
Hypnobirthing is totally inclusive of partners and helps them to be completely involved during pregnancy and the birth of their baby. Fathers will learn how to help his partner relax and have a more calm experience of birth. He will be more informed about the process of labour, helping to feel more relaxed about the birth and be able to play an active role with the health professionals during labour. He can also use the techniques to help him relax too!
Baby will benefit from mother being more relaxed during her pregnancy as there is a hormonal transference during this time – if mum is more relaxed, baby is more relaxed in utero. Also if baby is born in a more calm, natural environment they are more likely to be calm after birth which will lead to them feeding better, sleeping better etc. Because there is less chance of intervention with hypnobirthing mothers, this also means that there is less chance of complications for baby during and after labour.
Yumi Yoga’s Hypnobirthing Courses are suitable from 20 week pregnant onwards - however it is never too early or too late to start your Hypnobirthing practice :-) Courses are designed for pregnant women with their partner / birth partner, however, it is possible to attend the course on your own if they are unable to join us or cannot make all the sessions.
Claudia & Laurence - proud mummy & daddy of baby Santiago:
"My little Santiago was born on Thursday the 22nd of May at 20:14. Claire can you believe that only 24 hours before I was at your yoga class.
How did it go... unfortunately not according to plan, but thanks to all the practice of both yoga and hypnobirthing techniques it was just amazing. The whole process started around 3 am, but 3 :45 am I had my 'show' and by 1:30 pm my water broke.. That's when things took a different path as the water was green. Yes, with meconium. After I spoke with the birth centre at Lewisham hospital they recommended us to go straight to the labour ward. By the time I got to hospital the midwife said that i was 9 cm dilated...she was fantastic, Laurence gave her our birth plan she read it and said it would be better to try to get Santiago as natural as possible..Following Laurence's lead she encouraged me to breath my baby down...The process was fine, but started to slow down a bit and the specialists (who were also aware and respectful of our birth plan) came to offer different options as we needed to get Santiago out ASAP. She kept encouraged me to breath my baby down as she could almost see his head. In the end, I was put on the drip to accelerate the surges for the last stretch... Santiago was then received by a paediatrician who checked him and said everything was fine with him as he didn't eat any of the meconium. The hypnobirthing techniques and yoga exercises did play a big part of my day and it was closer to what we wanted. I didn't experience any pain and stayed very calmed. The people at the delivery room could not believe that I didn't use any sort of pain relieved, not even after they put me on the drip for the last half an hour of the labour...
THANK YOU very very much, you helped me loads in having an amazing birth (in spite of the meconium) and Santiago was born calmed and healthy.."
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