Teaching pregnancy yoga I noticed how receptive pregnant ladies were to deep relaxation, breathing techniques and visualisations. I had such positive feedback from the benefits of this in pregnancy and birth that I wanted to learn more. After reading about hypnobirthing I knew I had found what I was looking for and the Katharine Graves course fulfilled everything I had hoped for.
Hypnobirthing is a complete package for birth preparation, not only teaching mothers or couples all about the birthing process, but how to enjoy the experience and bring baby into the world in a calm, drug free way. Fathers or birthing partners are shown the importance of their role and are given all the tools to help and support in an effective way. Practising the techniques together forms strong bonds between mother, father and baby.The course covers such diverse, yet important topics from “how to understand the health care options available and making the right choices” to “massage”, from “the power of the mind” to “water births”. The course is relaxed and enjoyable and the positive outlook and energy that forms the backbone of the learning experience ensures you leave feeling confident and smiling.
The course is 12 hours and is run as 4 sessions, usually over 2 days. On reserving a place on a class you will be sent the Hypnobirthing Relaxation CD, Colour and Calmness. At the class you will also be given The Hypnobirthing Book and a folder of handouts to guide your practice at home. After the class I am there for you to answer questions by phone or email.