Confident Childbirth Hypnobirthing West London
How do you feel about the birth of your baby? There are so many conflicting opinions about what makes ‘a good birth’ and so many stories of undoubtedly bad ones. It’s easy to become confused and fearful.
Perhaps you have a very clear idea of how you would like your baby to be born, but you’re anxious about the whole process, or some particular aspect of it.
Would you like to have the confidence and skills to have your baby your way?
Would you like to have hypnobirthing classes with someone who is very experienced and will respect your wishes and respond to your needs whatever they may be?
Since 2003 I’ve been hugely enjoying helping mothers have a positive experience of the birth of their babies. What’s important is that you feel a sense of achievement, no matter what birth you want or how it unfolds.
“As soon as she was born I said I could do it again in a heartbeat. It was the very most amazing day of my life.” LE
“It was such an empowering experience. It was quick. That initial stark arrival at the hospital to be assessed was the worst bit. I just closed my eyes and breathed the entire time. It wasn’t long as I was already 6cm by then and we went up to the birthing centre.
I used the gas and air in the birthing centre and managed to get through with that and the TENS, big belly breaths and a yoga panting technique to hold the pushes when I had to slow down.
The Hypno tools just came forward. The calm room when I had a minute to rest before the pushing, but most of all, the power and strength. I felt elated by the strength of it all. It is the hardest physical work ever. And I suppose mentally too, but all the time, I just felt in this weird zone. I could hear the people in the room but could easily switch in and out of what I wanted to hear, and speak up when I needed.
It’s amazing how the body really does just tell you what will help. Thank you so much for all the affirmations. It’s really in the prep and then it just comes to you when you need it.” DO
“If I compare how I was feeling after the birth of my daughter just over 2 years ago to this time round with my son, I feel like a completely different person. Previously I suffered extreme post natal depression, I didn’t leave the house. I was traumatised by my labour and felt completely miserable each and every day. Now just 3.5 weeks in, I’m happy, I can look back on my labour and smile I feel proud of what I have achieved and I believe that Confident Childbirth is to thank for that.” TS
Would you like to be able to trust that your body knows what to do and that your mind can stay calm? Would it be good to look forward to the birth of your baby?
You may know that fear and anxiety tend to hamper childbirth: they cause a release of adrenaline which has the power to slow or even halt contractions. Adrenaline tenses your body and causes shallow breathing – both of these effects go against the natural process.
The good news is that with a very few classes I can help you develop positive feelings of calm and confidence. This can help you relax – which in turn triggers feel-good hormones which deeply favour your body’s ability to give birth. Those hormones are oxytocin which keeps contractions going and also endorphins, the body’s own natural painkillers!
My aim is to make it much easier, more fun and more interesting than you might think to learn to feel confident about your baby’s birth.
Since 2003, when I attended a specialist hypnobirthing course with two doctors, I’ve been helping people prepare for the birth of their babies. In 2006 I founded the Confident Childbirth hypnobirthing approach and have trained dozens of colleagues in this approach. It’s a blend of hypnobirthing techniques with Cognitive Hypnotherapy skills. By the end, you will have several mp3 recordings made specially for you, and your own unique mental toolset to support you:
- during the birth of your baby
- for the rest of your pregnancy
- and as you look after your new baby
“Confident Childbirth training gave me hope and courage to take a chance and embrace the unknown. I’m not sure I would have known how to cope without the experience. I’m hugely grateful and would wholeheartedly recommend Confident Childbirth.” JE
“Expecting twins meant that I needed to prepare myself for a birth experience which might be different to that of a single pregnancy. My twins were lying in positions which meant that a caeserean birth would be the safest option. However, it was an approach which I felt nervous and unsure about. I wanted to approach the birth of my twins with confidence and calmness, not only for myself but also for them. Working with Jane helped me to feel more empowered about the upcoming birth experience. Our discussions helped me to better understand my thinking pattterns about birth and focus on those which would be most beneficial to me. The visualisations and breathing excercises which I was taught by Jane (and which I then practiced on my own) were extremely helpful to me and helped me to create an experience on the day that was positive and which I can look back on proudly.” JN
Please click on any or all of these for more information about some of the areas in which I can help you:
- Pain Control
- Fears and Anxieties
- Trust You Can Do This
- Previous Traumatic Birth
- Supporter’s Role
- Coping with Parenthood
- Teamwork with Medics
You can read more here about the flexible programme of classes which I offer and the practicalities of what to expect and how we can work together (with or without your partner, it’s up to you both).