Group Hypnobirthing Courses

Held monthly at The Well Retreat, Brackley - Currently Online, via Zoom

 

Hypnobirthing is taught as a standalone course over two Saturdays. The course is taught as a group, with your birth partner joining too. I will teach you in a clear and logical way what hypnobirthing is (hint - it does not actually involve any form of stage hypnosis and I will not be at any point be clicking my fingers and saying "you're under!"), I will teach you about the physiology of birth, how to work with your own natural abilities and how to work with birthing professionals to have a birth that you will remember for years to come for the right reasons. 

Classes are held as a group so that you can get to know other parents in the local area who are expecting at the same time as you so you can make friends and prepare for birth in a supportive environment. Courses take place over two Saturdays and are set at the beautiful studios at the Well Retreat in Brackley where there is plenty of space to spread out and a warm, welcoming environment. 

During the course I will teach you how to change how you feel about birth, using clear information, led by science and facts. Hypnobirthing is not 'hippy' or airy fairy, it is evidence based, clear and logical. In fact, it would be better if we could re-name hypnobirthing as 'birth psychology'. We are all familiar with the way that athletes now prepare themselves for competition, not only physically, but mentally too; where the mind leads, the body follows. Preparing the mind means clearing out the negative associations with birth by dispelling the myths and educating on the realities of birth and your body's amazing capabilities. We will learn how to have a positive experience that you look forward to as the day that you will meet your baby for the first time. During the course we will:

  • Learn exactly what hypnobirthing is (and is not!)

  • Learn how birth works and how your body is perfectly designed for the task

  • Talk about how your birth environment influences your birth and how to make it work for you, wherever that may be

  • Discuss your preferences and make birth plans

  • Learn the importance of your birth partner and exactly what their role will be for the birth so that they are an active participant, not a bystander

  • Learn how to physically prepare your body for birth (hint - yoga is excellent for this!)

  • Discuss how to maintain a calm and clear head when you may not feel it and have a positive experience, however your birth unfolds

The Investment is £200 (£150 whilst online) for a group course and includes:

  • The Hypnobirthing Book by Katharine Graves

  • MP3 Relaxation Audios

  • Parents workbook with notes and activities to complete

  • Printable PDF Birth affirmations

  • Access to a private Facebook group with other hypnobirthing parents

  • Tea, coffee and home made snacks and cake (not online!)

  • Me! I am always available at the end of the phone, WhatsApp, Facebook, carrier pigeon - however you want to contact me to ask any questions or for any support

  • Birth planning tools

  • A post birth meet up where you can chat about your birth and meet all the other babies from the group

  • Regular meet ups pre and post natal - you are welcome for as long as you want to keep coming to these

Taster Hypnobirthing Sessions 

Run monthly via Zoom - Free! 

Unsure if hypnobirthing is for you? That is understandable; as soon as you become pregnant it seems that everyone has some advice for you and it can be difficult to navigate your way through this. Therefore I run a monthly 1 hour taster session so that you can find out if I am the right course and the right teacher for you. We will look at what hypnobirthing involves, some snippets from the course and an opportunity to ask me any questions you may have. At the end of the session there will also be a little discount from any bookings made for the course - there is no obligation to book, you can attend from the comfort of your own home, so you have nothing to lose by taking part.

Refresher Hypnobirthing Classes 

1:1 over 2 evenings (approx 4 contact hours)

If you have used hypnobirthing for the birth of your first (or any subsequent children!) a refresher course may be more suitable. The first part of a refresher session involves a birth debrief, where we talk through what happened in your previous birth(s), how you felt about it and any implications that may have on your subsequent pregnancies and births. We will also discuss your previous hypnobirthing course, and what elements that you feel that really resonnated with you and what perhaps did not or required further explanation. I will then use this information to tailor a subsequent session where we work on areas highlighted as most important to you. It does not matter if you previously hypnobirthed with a different teacher, I am familiar with most courses and tailoring the structure means we can work with areas that suit your needs. 

These sessions take place over Zoom so can be at a time that suits you, I find most parents (myself included!) prefer to do these in the evening, once siblings are in bed, and the benefit of Zoom means that you don't need to arrange a babysitter!

 

If this is something that you are interested in please drop me a line to book so that we can arrange a mutually convenient time. I would suggest that we do this after your 20 week scan so that we can take into consideration any additional information gained there and/or subsequent consultant advice appointments if necessary. 

The Investment is £100 and includes:

  • The Hypnobirthing Book by Katharine Graves

  • MP3 Relaxation Audios

  • Parents workbook with notes and activities to complete

  • Printable PDF Birth affirmations

  • Access to a private Facebook group with other hypnobirthing parents

  • Follow up support

  • Regular meet ups pre and post natal - you are welcome for as long as you want to keep coming to these

© 2021 by Amy Davis

The Hypnobirthing Yoga Teacher

  • Grey Instagram Icon
  • Facebook Clean Grey