KG Hypnobirthing is a complete in-depth antenatal training programme designed to release fear and build confidence during pregnancy and birth.

Covid-19 and KGHypnobirthing

We would like to re-assure all our parents and teachers that we are taking Covid-19 and your health seriously. We understand that some of you will understandably be feeling more anxious at this time. At KGH we are here to help and support you and although the situation is fluid and changes almost daily, it is important - for both you and your baby - to stay calm in these unprecedented times. You can still use the KGH techniques you have available to release any fears and anxiety. All our free resources can be found here.

Parent face to face course

Due to the latest updates and advice from the Government, all face to face courses have either been postponed, or the format has changed and will run as a remote course online. If you have booked onto Katharine Graves’ April parents' course at St Thomas’ hospital, you would have already received an email with the details of the rearrangement – please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have not.

KGHypnobirthing Online Course

If you are currently pregnant, we have our amazing value online parents course which you can sign up to here. This is a full 12-hour KGHypnobirthing course, including a digital copy of Katharine’s The Hypnobirthing Book and all the audio relaxations you need to prepare for your positive birth. Once you sign up, you will have access for 12 months and it is a great way to focus and stay calm during the time building up to your baby’s arrival. Hypnobirthing teaches you skills you can use life, not just the birth of your baby! 

Teacher training

If you would like to train as a KGH teacher, just book a course as normal and if we do need to cancel/postpone the course, you can transfer to another course at a later date in the year.

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Please see our statement surrounding  all existing course bookings here

Oxytocin

Ask yourself - what happens when you panic or are afraid? You produce adrenaline instead of oxytocin. Oxytocin is the hormone of calm that has other beneficial effects for you and your baby. It even strengthens the immune system – which is so important right now. Using the KGH ‘up’ breathing is the quickest and simplest way to calm the nerves - three lovely long, slow breaths. Notice the thoughts that enter your mind rather than just reacting to them. If you have a negative thought, I suggest you put them on a white fluffy cloud and watch them drift on its way. You can even blow it gently to help it on its way.

Use the positive statements you have been given and make sure they are put up all around your home. If you haven't already, sign up to our daily positive statements email. Listen to one of the KGH positive and relaxing audios. There are so many ways to focus the mind towards your baby at this unusual time. If you need us, we are here for you, so do get in touch.

Stay healthy and safe.

Love,

Katharine

 

The Science of Love

Making Love on Valentine's Day!

On Valentine's Day, the focus is on love, love, love and lots of it! If you’re expecting a baby, then making love happen (and not just in the biblical sense) can support you and your birth partner in experiencing a positive pregnancy and birth.

Sharing the Love - Valentine's Day Flash Sale!

To share the love on Valentines Day we will be sharing a coupon code for a one off 24 hour sale for our online course.  Watch our social media channels for more details.

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Radio 2 discussion on refusal of epidurals

The discussion on the Jeremy Vine's Radio 2 show today (Tuesday 28th January 2020) expressed various different views, most were from individuals talking about their personal experiences, all of which are valid.  But let’s look at the facts. 

For most women birth is the most agonising and painful experience of their lives.  Healthcare professionals are kind people who want to relieve the pain.  One of the ways of doing this is with an epidural. 

Why are women requesting epidurals?

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KGH at the RCM conference 2019

The Royal College of Midwives conference 2019 was, as ever, the biggest gathering of midwives of the year.  This year it was in Manchester.  I wondered why there were ten police vans parked outside and police on rooves, down manholes, everywhere.  Surely midwives are not so very likely to be the object of a terror attack?  Then I realised it was in preparation for the Conservative Party Conference in the same conference centre the following week!

The KGHypnobirthing stand in the exhibition was inundated with attention. 

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Birth Right Biscuit Recipe

Our trainer and KGHypnobirthing teacher, Nancy Keen from Birth Right Hypnobirthing, has a go-to biscuit recipe which she can whip up quickly and is always popular with parents attending her course.  Nancy says making these biscuits is quicker than going to the shops to buy some! Here is Nancy's recipe. Enjoy!

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Happy Father's Day

For Father’s Day this year, we want to highlight the wonderful and important role of fathers and partners during the pregnancy and birth of their baby. Most fathers nowadays wish to play an active part in every stage of the growth of their baby and support their partners however they can – practically, emotionally and researching options together. Gone are the days when the father stayed outside the birth room or went to the pub with his friends to await the news of the new arrival.

Make the most of our resources for fathers and partners and the new articles and videos we have added to our website for you.

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MaMa conference success

Having just returned from this year’s MaMa conference, I am reflecting on having met so many wonderful, hardworking birth professionals. It is inspiring to see their commitment to supporting women and their partners during the life-changing stages of pregnancy and birth.

I would like to congratulate Sarah Scarlett again on winning the Student Midwife of the Year award, which I presented to her on Saturday evening. In this interview with Sarah below, she explains the value of support networks, what motivates her and how the KGHypnobirthing teacher training course has helped her.

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Harry and Meghan Welcome a Baby Boy

Huge congratulations to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on the birth of their baby boy at 5.26am today!

A clearly ecstatic Harry announced the news outside the couples home on the Windsor estate - Frogmore Cottage - suggesting that they had a home birth.  The name and full details of the birth are yet to be revealed.

Although The Duchess of Sussex did not reveal her plans for birthing her baby whilst pregnant, she was often pictured cradling her growing tummy in a very loving and maternal way. As I stated back in December, Meghan was practicing responsive natural parenting and touching. 

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Celebrating International Day of the Midwife

As we recognise midwives on the International Day of the Midwife on 5 May 2019, I remember a wonderful day spent with Mary Cronk MBE asking her questions about her eminent career. This is particularly poignant as Mary sadly passed away in February this year, aged 86.

Having trained as a nurse at Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Mary moved to London to train as a midwife at Queen Charlotte’s in London. After practising as an NHS community midwife for decades, where she challenged obstetricians and supported colleagues with wisdom and compassion to ensure women received the best care, she became an independent midwife in 1991.

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Deliciously Ella and KGHypnobirthing

Very happy to share KGHypnobirthing with the gurus of healthy living and eating Ella and Matt. There is so much you can do when you focus on a healthy approach to life - in diet, exercise and of course birth. It's a pleasure to support them as they focus on the normality of birth.

in our first session we covered the evidence behind KGHypnobirthing, as well as the breathing and techniques to achieve the best possible birth. On the second day we go deeper into how to apply this knowledge when you actually give birth, how to work with your medical caregivers, and why this is the very best start in life for your baby. 

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Preparing for MaMa conference

It’s not long until this year’s MaMa conference and we are busy preparing to go to Scotland to meet NHS and independent birth professionals. The conference is being held in Glasgow on 3-4 May and is the largest independent annual midwifery and maternity healthcare conference in the UK.  We are looking forward to discussing various aspects of pregnancy, birth and hypnobirthing with the people who visit our stand, giving away copies of The Hypnobirthing Book and encouraging them to enter the MaMa raffle to receive a free place on the KGHypnobirthing teacher training course.

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KGHypnobirthing has been featured in:

The Sunday Times The Guardian Radio 4 Woman's Hour Prima Baby & Pregnancy OK! Mother & Baby  The Telegraph Daily Mail

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