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.
My name is Louise, I am a mother to my daughter, Ottilie, full time member of the Royal Air Force and founder of Birth Calmly Hypnobirthing. I am also a certified Katharine Graves Hypnobirthing practitioner, a qualification which is accredited by the Royal College of Midwives.
I always knew I wanted to be a Mum, and so to find out I was expecting our little bundle of joy in January 2018 was truly magical. I had a wonderful pregnancy and was really excited at the prospect of becoming a mother for the first time, however it was during my pregnancy that I was told many negative birth stories which left me feeling anxious and scared.
I recall very early on in my first trimester that a family friend described the birth of her children as the most ‘empowering experience’ of her life, and it was at that moment where I really started to invest in myself and discovered hypnobirthing. The more I read about it, the more I wanted to try it, and so in my second trimester my husband and I embarked on our hypnobirthing journey together.
We attended a 1:1 private session and at first, were both very sceptical, doubting that it would work, however I soon realised that it was entirely logical. To have my husband with me during the course and experiencing it together, meant we could prepare as best we could for the impending arrival of our baby. His dedication and unwavering support throughout the rest of my pregnancy and during labour was vital and really did make my birth experience so much more empowering, something which I will forever cherish.
If like me, you know what you want from your birth experience – to feel calm, positive, and supported, to minimise the chance of any medical interventions and remain in control of your decisions; then you need to make sure you’re equipped with all the right tools to make it happen.
As a KGHypnobirthing practitioner, I wish to inspire and provide couples with the knowledge and practical tools to enable them to have a more positive and calming birth experience. This includes the use of any pain relief and where and how they choose to birth their baby.
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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