I was delighted to be invited to the home of Ella and her husband Matt, respectively founder and CEO of Deliciously Ella, to run private sessions of the full 12-hour KGHypnobirthing parents’ course. Deliciously Ella is a brand which is known for healthy eating, with a focus on promoting plant-based living. It therefore comes as no surprise that Ella would like a pregnancy and birth which is as natural and as comfortable as it can be. Of course, this doesn’t just happen, it is like the recipes and products which Ella has created, it is all about planning, preparation and practice.
During the first day, we covered the evidence behind KGHypnobirthing, as well as the breathing and techniques to achieve the best possible birth. On the second day we looked deeper into how to apply this knowledge during labour, how to work with medical caregivers and we learnt how to apply the techniques we had covered in the previous session at the birth. We looked at why listening to your body and being aware of your choices is the very best start in life for baby as well as for you as parents, whatever may happen on the day.
Just like the Deliciously Ella approach to food, KGHypnobirthing is about a specific mindset which is focussed on asking questions, supporting the body naturally and practising relaxations so that the body knows what to do when the time comes to have your baby.
The KGHypnobirthing parents’ course is most beneficial when it is taught face-to-face as you can ask questions and tailor it to how you would like the birth of your baby to be. I teach at St Thomas’ Hospital in London every month, but if this is too far away for you to travel to, we have an online parents’ course. We have trained many wonderful KGHypnobirthing teachers who offer the full KGH parents’ course in various locations across the country and internationally – find one local to you on the ‘find a teacher’ page.
Deliciously Ella Recipes
Ella has shared with us some of her favourite recipes she has been enjoying whilst she is pregnant:
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