Hypnobirthing West Sussex - Teachers' Directory
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.
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.
I received my Midwifery degree with distinction in 2011 from The Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen before moving to London to work in a large maternity unit. The majority of my time was spent within the Midwifery Led Birthing Unit facilitating mostly waterbirths before caseloading my own antenatal women in the community. Fed up of city life I then relocated to village life, firstly in Surrey and now settled in Lindfield (West Sussex). With the move came a new job in in the surrounding community providing antenatal care, postnatal care, homebirths and antenatal education sessions to the women in my care. I qualified as a KG Hypnobirthing instructor in early 2017 after witnessing women using the techniques in labour. I was astounded at how calm, relaxed and confident they were for their own birth and it inspired me to try and provide these tools to the other women in my care going forward. I have also since used these skills for the births of my two children, Euan and Iris. I found that these skills were key to me achieving relaxed and positive birth experiences, even with the need for a medical induction with my first birth.
In my spare time you can either find me on long walks with the kids accompanied by my busy Border Collie Pippa or tending to my chickens in the garden. I can't wait to meet you all and support you on your very special journey.
I am a mama of one hypnobirthing rainbow toddler, Emily, and two babies too precious for this earth.
After feeling a lot of fear and anxiety around birth, especially with the added worry of my prior losses I wanted to find a way to make my experience with my daughter better. KG Hypnobirthing was that piece of the puzzle I had been missing. I really enjoyed my birth and decided that I wanted to help other mama's have a positive & calm experience too, so here I am.
In 2015 I also qualified with a degree in paediatric nursing, which has given me further depth and understanding around child development, anatomy and physiology.
I am so passionate about hypnobirthing and want to share this course as far and wide as I possibly can! It is so logical, underpinned by science and attainable by everybody - even if you have already had a non-hypnobirthing baby.
Sandy is qualified as a BSc Hons Midwife (RM). She is also a chartered member of the Cipd (HRD) Training and Development, and an accredited Hypnobirthing Teacher DipHb (KGH).
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