I've just found a great venue for a course which will help people in Surrey or South London. This week I visited The Banstead Centre which is in a really convenient position just off the M25. There's plenty of parking there, and I'm delighted that The HypnoBirthing Centre can start courses there in the summer. It plugs a gap in the provision of courses in that area, and is in a relaxed and quiet setting. Have a look at the website for details of dates www.kghypnobirthing.com.
Katharine's Hypnobirthing Blog
I wanted to reproduce this story in full, as its something quite remarkable and very inspiring for those of us that believe strongly in the benefits of natural child-birth, for both baby and mother. Liz did a HypnoBirthing course with me a few months ago, and ended up walking into a hospital situation she wasn't happy with. However she had the courage and conviction to take things into her own hands and achieve a healthy natural birth on her own terms.
Here is Liz's remarkable HypnoBirthing story...
A US hospital has started offering HypnoBirthing to its mothers for the first time, and the first birth has been predictably a great success. A great story here in the New Jersey Times, it looks like sanity may finally be catching on!
What is HypnoBirthing?: "Graves, Katharine. (2007, October 22). What is HypnoBirthing?. EzineArticles. Retrieved January 18, 2008, from http://ezinearticles.com/?What-is-HypnoBirthing?&id=794366"
Katharine Graves is the teacher at The HypnoBirthing Centre, where she runs HypnoBirthing Courses in London and Southern England for expectant couples.
For this post I have found a nice HypnoBirthing story posted by Carol Yeh-Garner from San Diego in the US, on her "Well Lived Life" blog. Please read and enjoy this post - yet another great story about HypnoBirthing.
Of course I particularly liked the bit at the end where the mother said:
embracing ennui: "To Those Medical Personnel Who Will Be Attending My Labor and Delivery:
I'm a first-time, hypnobirthing mom, and I'd appreciate any consideration and thoughtfulness in working with me and with this birth plan. I understand that I am nowhere as experienced and knowledgeable as the hospital’s nursing staff when it comes to labor and delivery, but there are a few things which I would like to work for in my own personal labor and delivery experience."
A really nice story which talks about Independent Midwives and HypnoBirthing:
Hello my little boy: "The other thing I invested in was going on a Hypnobirthing course. I am so glad I did this as well because the techniques and tips we learned there helped make my labour a chilled out and manageable one.
This is just to say that I'm away for a ski - the first time in years and I'm so looking forward to it. I'll be back on the 14th of January ready for the next HypnoBirthing Courses, which start:
- In Teddington on January 19th.
- At the Triyoga Centre in Primrose Hill on January 20th.
Here is a link to a great HypnoBirthing site in the USA. Kim Wildner pracices HypnoBirthing in Wisconsin USA, but here has an interview and a little other information that should interest anyone considering HypnoBirthing.
See extract from a post below from Kim....
Not here, because I'm off skiing for the first time in several years on Sunday, but there's lots to do before then. Since the New Year the phone hasn't stopped ringing for HypnoBirthing couples, and it looks like I'll have to cut down a little on 1 to 1 client work just to keep up with the HypnoBirthing demand!
I'm very excited about the progress of my second grandson Nicholas Peter Graves who was born to my daughter in law Trudy and my son Arthur on October 30th. I will be able to visit them again on Monday and see how the little darling is getting on after teaching the Teddington course on Sunday, and obviously looking forward to seeing how much he's grown in the week since I was him last.
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