Hypnobirthing West Sussex - Teachers' Directory
My name is Vicki and I am a primary school teacher and hypnobirthing practitioner. I am also the proud mum to two hypnobirthing babies. Before falling pregnant with my first son, I think I had the view that birth is painful and something to be feared. However, early on in my pregnancy I started to challenge these views and this is when I came across hypnobirthing. The more I read the more it began to make sense to me. Having grown up on a farm I was so used to seeing animals give birth and began to question why it is any different for humans than any other mammals. I excitedly signed up for a hypnobirthing course with my partner. After the first session exploring the history of birth and the science behind it, I was hooked! I left each session with a 'lightbulb' moment and was talking about hypnobirthing to anyone who would listen. My partner began quite sceptical, however we left each session more and more excited to practise the skills we were learning. I felt like the relaxations helped me to connect with both my partner and my baby. I no longer felt afraid to give birth - something I never thought I'd say. Three years on, and two positive births later, I decided to train as a KGHypnobirthing practitioner to help other couples to have a positive birth experience. Hypnobirthing is now listed on the Worthing hospital maternity notes as one of the methods for pain relief therefore hopefully more and more women are hearing about how to change their births. Hypnobirthing just makes sense to me. It is simply listening to your body, understanding the physical process and using relaxation techniques to release fear. I would love to work with you and thank you for visiting my page.
When I was first pregnant, I was utterly terrified of giving birth – I am a total baby when it comes to pain and I over-worry and over-think everything (you can imagine what pregnancy did to me!). I always had to be in control of situations to feel safe. Fast forward 8 months and after doing extensive research and learning Hypnobirthing I felt calm, confident and in control by the time I went into labour. I still felt a bit nervous, but I felt WAY MORE excited. I had a really positive birth with my daughter, even though it didn’t go 100% to plan. Now I’m a qualified Hypnobirthing teacher, I am so passionate (and a bit obsessed) with helping women have the positive and empowering birth they deserve, for themselves, their partners AND their baby. No matter how their baby is born.
From a young age I have always been in awe of pregnancy and birth.I began my degree in midwifery in 2017 and have loved every moment of it. Before becoming a student midwife I worked as a maternity assistant in the Brighton area supporting women in the hospital area. Now I work in the Worthing Area as a student midwife and have a good knowledge of both NHS Trusts.
Take a look around my website and find out more about the services I offer. Please feel free to contact me if you have any queries.
My name is Nicky and I run West Sussex Hypnobirthing on the beautiful south coast.
I have two children of my own, and I learnt hypnobirthing in 2014 when I was pregnant with my first! Even though my births were not textbook hypnobirths, I found the techniques so helpful even when things were going 'off-plan'.
I now provide hypnobirthing, pregnancy relaxation and postnatal support around the Western Sussex south coast area.
The classes are relaxed, unbiased and inspirational, to provide you with the information you need to have an empowered birth, and journey into parenthood. I am passionate about all things birth, and most of all supporting women. I want all women to go into birth feeling confident, supported and responsible for their own decisions.
We are both mums and practicing midwives working in a local hospital. We have both become fascinated with the unquestionable benefits of hypnobirthing following the birth of Pat's grandaughter when we first saw the wonderful calming effect it had and since then we have been hooked!
We have cared for many women using hypnobirthing techniques in all kinds of births and been amazed with its power and have also loved seeing how it brings couples together to really prepare together for the birth of their babies.
We are trained to teach the KGH programme of hypnobirthing and the training undertaken is accredited by the Royal College of Midwives.
I'm a mum of 4. I had my first baby in 2001 and that's when I became fascinated by pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding. I had assumed that it all just happened as nature intended but that's not quite how things went.
Then I saw friends having birth experiences that left them feeling traumatised, they struggled with breastfeeding and often didn't get the support they needed to overcome the challenges they faced. I didn't understand what was going so wrong, so I started reading and became involved with groups that support pregnant and new parents.
But I wanted to do more, so I started training as a Breastfeeding Counsellor after the birth of my second baby. I went on to become an Antenatal Teacher and KG Hypnobirthing Teacher as well.
I have worked with parents-to-be in both individual and group settings. I have supported parents in a wide range of situations, including twin pregnanices, pregnancies after a traumatic previous birth experience, IVF pregnancies, single parents and same-sex couples.
Hi, my name is Stacie and I am a midwife originally from Birmingham but now living in sunny West Sussex with my wonderful partner, two step-children and a golden retriever!
I qualified as a midwife in 2007 and since have been in different roles including completing a Master's degree in 2015 focused on mental health during pregnancy. I strongly believe in the importance of mental wellbeing- it is at least as important as physical health. I am currently a specialist midwife at a local NHS Trust, my focus on quality improvement in the maternity service.
I am passionate about ensuring women have positive and fulfilling birth experiences. I've seen so often during my midwifery career the fear of childbirth and I have always been in awe of the power of the female body to birth babies. I want to help give women the confidence in their bodies and their partners the confidence to support the woman to bring their baby into the world. There is nothing more special than being a part of this magical journey.
Hello, my name is Sally. Qualifying as a clinical hypnotherapist has led me into many areas of hypnotherapy. Training as a KGHypnobirthing teacher quickly became one very exciting area for me to develop and enjoy.
I have two children and only wish that I had heard of hypnobirthing back then, (fifteen years ago!) to have had a better understanding of the natural birth process and how our bodies work and why would have been wonderfully beneficial.
After the birth of my second child I trained as a childminder which I moved on from as my children got older. Hypnotherapy has given me the privilege of helping people with a vast range of issues and KGHypnobirthing has expanded that privilege to empowering mothers to have gentle and natural births for themselves and their babies. An experience to be treasured.
I am Cranleigh based and also cover the surrounding villages nestled in between Horsham, Guildford and Dorking: Abinger, Albury, Alfold, Broadbridge Heath, Chiddingfold, Coldharbour, Dunsfold, Ewhurst, Forest Green, Godalming, Holmbury, Holmwood, Ockley, Peaslake, Rudgwick, Shalfold, Shamley Green, Sheere, Slinfold, Walliswood, Wonersh, to name a few!