Hypnobirthing Wiltshire - Teachers' Directory
I have been privileged enough to be a Midwife working mostly in a birth centre over the past 5 years and lucky enough to support thousands of women through pregnancy, labour, birth and the postnatal period. Empowering women with knowledge, confidence and the ability to make their own decisions is of utmost importance within my own ethics and practice.
I am also a qualified Health Visitor and I have had the opportunity to work with many families: Watching the Mum's, Dad's and children grow. The postnatal period is where you learn on the job and whilst you can surround yourself with many books, family, friends, internet pages and health professional advice: Just remember you know what is best for you and your baby: Your instincts are better than anyone else.
I have undertaken further training in maternal mental health and aromatherapy; Along with KGHypnobirthing. I believe that by giving you up to date evidence based knowledge that will have realistic expectations of birth which will help you achieve the birth that you want. Visit www.bumpstobabbas.com for more blog posts, evidence based birth articles and birth affirmations.
I teach in Swindon, Calne, Royal Wootton Bassett, Devizes, Chippenham, Melksham, Trowbridge, Lyneham and Marlborough.
I am hugely blessed to live in rural Wiltshire with my husband Owen, and our daughter Isabel. We have a dog, a pony, ducks and a front hall full of muddy wellies. My background is in the outdoors and therapy. Originally I trained as a horticultural therapist, before moving in to the field of equine assisted therapy.
Currently I am a full time Mum. I support my wonderful husband, enjoying raising our daughter, and try to keep the house tidyish and the garden weed free. This is a big surprise to me having previously been focused and career driven!
We had a lovely straight forward homebirth with Isabel. My full birth story is on my website in case it is of interest to you. Please be reassured KGHypnobirthing is relevant and useful in every birthing situation. We had a beautiful homebirth, if you are planning a beautiful C Section or a beautiful hospital birth KGHypnobirthing is still totally relevant to you.
My dream is to see women empowered to have the birth of their dreams. It can feel like an uphill struggle, I am here to support you.
Since I was a young girl, I knew having children was always a key part of my future, however (in the spirit of honesty), giving birth absolutely, unequivocally terrified me! I had watched women in labour in TV dramas, and One Born Every Minute became a regular binge watch for me when it started! (A very bad move for a woman already petrified of giving birth …)
Naturally, from the moment we knew we were expecting our little bundle of joy, my mind shot to instant panic, worry and uncertainty about what was to come.
This was until I came across KGHypnobirthing! On researching, I learnt that this was a method fast becoming very popular with women in various areas of the world and celebrities.
I took a 1-2-1 KGHypnobirthing course, learnt the techniques and practiced throughout my pregnancy, and I have never looked back! After an incredible birth experience that I never imagined possible for me, having always suffered terribly with anxiety, I have qualified as a KGHypnobirthing teacher in order to help other women to release their own fears and embrace the wonderful physiology of birth.
‘I feel so very fortunate to have trained in the KGHypnobirthing Royal College of Midwives accredited course, inspired to support birthing mothers and their partners in achieving empowerment in their births' Lauren Kiddell – KghMybirth
My name is Lauren Kiddell, a mother of two (one of each!) a committed friend to many, a wife and someone who likes to be busy.
I have been blown away by the responsibilities becoming parents affords and the impact we have in this role, not only in terms of our own lives but by way of the powerful choices and decisions we make before our children are even born, shaping not only the start but their entire lives.
I am not ashamed to say, in my professional life and even after our decision to become parents, I have always preferred to be the one in control and within a role where I can lead, influence and support others in their choices.
Becoming a KGHypnobirthing Teacher gave me the chance to do this, as well as expand my knowledge and professional interest in childbirth.
My aspiration to become a midwife will be pursed with earnest when my children are older, more independent and less in need of their mum!
I feel so very fortunate to have benefited from attending a Hypnobirthing course myself, prior to the birth of my first child, as well as enjoying the empowerment of Hypnobirthing during my second birth too.
You can read about my two contrasting birth stories, both amazing experiences in very different environments. (www.kghMybirth.co.uk)
I am a qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist with a diploma in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (DSFH) and I’ve also gained the prestigious Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (HPD) which is considered to be the ‘gold standard’ award for hypnotherapy. I studied at The Clifton Practice, Bristol, one of the countries leading accredited courses.
I also have gained my KG Hypnobirthing Teacher Training Diploma (DipHb KGH) which enables me to teach a complete antenatal programme for new parents.
I received hypnotherapy myself having suffered with severe anxiety and post natal depression after the birth of my first child. This therapy was life changing and is the reason I trained to become a hypnotherapist, it’s also why I have a particular interest in HypnoBirthing and ensuring no one has to go through what I have.
With a background in management and as a parent of two young boys, I understand the stresses and strains of everyday life. Now, as a Solution Focused Hypnotherapist, I am passionate about helping others to gain positive control, to help them reduce their stress levels, increase sleep and bring positivity back into their lives.
Using current research in neuroscience, I will help you to develop an enhanced and continual sense of well-being, control and happiness.
I live in rural Wiltshire with my husband and our chickens. We have grown up children, two daughters and a son, two son-in-laws, three grandsons and a granddaughter. All four births were joyful and empowering with the last two born at home in the birthing pool with family around.
I feel very passionate about empowering parents and providing them with all the relevant information that they need in order to make the right choices for themselves and their baby.
Bringing a baby into the world in a calm and relaxed way can work wonders in terms of their subsequent development. A happy, content newborn in a happy mother's arms has got to be a good combination for a closer bond between mothers, their partners and their baby.
Every parent and baby should be able to have the best possible birth experience - a joyful, calm, gentle time for everyone. I really enjoy working with couples and empowering them with the knowledge and techniques to enable them to achieve this - even if a natural birth is not possible.
Hypnobirthing is becoming the favoured birthing method by a growing number of mothers as they become aware of it and how it can help them achieve a relaxed and stress-free childbirth.
All our KG Hypnobirthing teachers have undertaken a comprehensive course and assessment allowing them to teach our method. They are skilled and professional teachers keeping our expected high level of quality.
Teachers are also asked to sign up to our core code of ethics, agreeing to adhere to good practice at all times and also confirming that they will continue to promote natural birthing for childbirth and hypnobirthing as an effective choice for mothers.
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