Expecting

Calm Baby and Bump
Kent.

Empowering women all over Kent to have a calm, confident and positive birth no matter where their birth journey takes them.

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About me and Hypnobirthing!
Now taking bookings for face to face, private and group Hypnobirthing courses across Kent.
I cover Herne Bay, Whitstable, Canterbury, Tankerton, Faversham, Sittingbourne and anywhere in the world by Zoom.
Fantastic, so your looking into this magical thing called hypnobirthing and you're probably wondering one of three things.
Is what I've heard true, can i really have a comfortable birth?
Is it for me and is it for any birth?
And finally what in the world is it and does it do what it says on the tin!
Well the answer is Yes! 
Hypnobirthing can change your your birth experience for the positive and we don't use Hippy Dippy practices either.  A KGHypnobirthing course teaches a woman how to work with her body , to trust her instinct and to build confidence and trust in herself. Many woman come to a hypnobirthing class because they hear negative stories about birth or may have certain fears and insecurities around birth. A hypnobirthing mother wants to change this perception so that they can release fears and assumptions and have a positive birth experience. You are investing in yourself , your baby and your birth by planning in advance so that everything is instinctual on the big day because all the work has been done on the lead up to birth. Just like you would plan for a holiday, a wedding or a dinner party. I'm sure you wouldn't leave those things to someone else so why would you do that with birth!
Hypnobirthing is for any birth which includes c-sections, home births, hospital births, unusual births and when you opt for an induction. So, any birth! Hypnobirthing is based on science and logic. The science of how your body works, the science of how your mind works and how when you get these two areas working together, you become an empowered birther.
And about me!
I'm a clinical hypnotherapist and during my training i heard about hypnobirthing. I thought it was such a brilliant concept that i decided to train with Katherine Graves of KGHypnobirthing. I love her no-nonsense approach and her commitment to helping parents birth with knowledge, confidence, to feel empowered and in control. You can access many Free resources and lots of information at  Hypnobirthing - For a More Relaxed & Comfortable Birth (kghypnobirthing.com)                            Hypnobirthing is a brilliant example of the mind and body working together  for your benefit. And it is powerful.
 
So how is Hypnobirthing taught?
I am very flexible in how i teach and offer Hypnobirthing privately on a 1-2-1 basis at your home,  in a group setting in Canterbury, Faversham and Whitstable or online. If you would like to arrange a private course either online or at your home, please contact me to arrange the best time for you. The Hypnobirthing course is around 12 hours of teaching and taught over four days. By meeting for a few hours each week, you can relax, take in the information a little at a time and also benefit from the relaxations which will positively program your mind and body for a positive birth experience. I also offer refresher courses for parents at your home or over Zoom.
 
I believe in supporting parents with essential skills after the birth of their baby and so you will receive a Free Online Complete Baby Massage Course which you can watch at home at your leisure . The baby massage course will equip you with special remedial massage techniques  and the confidence to help your baby with colic, wind, constipation, relaxation and teething.
 
*Scroll to the bottom of the page for dates, prices and other KGH teachers. 
What to expect on a Hypnobirthing course
Knowledge is power! Hypnobirthing is a powerful  tool which can help transform your birthing experience through relaxations, positive affirmations, knowing about your choices when it comes to the birth of your baby as well as a system of letting go of any fears surrounding the birth of your baby. And many people don't realise that they have these fears as they are built up over a life time and stored subconsciously. The course is interactive and we have some fun activities to do throughout the weeks you are with me.
 
You will learn the physiology of birth but also your rights and choices so that you and your birth partner will have the ability to make calm and logical decisions. You will be positively empowered and prepared  for a birth that is right for you. I truly believe that calm confident mums birth calm, confident babies and children and adults!
After being on a hypnobirthing course many mothers benefit from a shorter labour time, have less need for pain medication, mother and baby have a quicker recovery after birth and have a baby who is calmer, feeds better and sleeps better. There is also less risk of tearing and you are less likely to have an episiotomy. Birth partners also play a very important and active role in birth and by being empowered by knowledge they will  become more confident and supportive in their roles as birth partners.
 
What you will learn on the Hypnobirthing Course
Week one
You will learn about your uterus and how you can optimise the important hormones of birth-Oxytocin and Endorphins. You will understand how the mind works together with the body and we will have a look at what you want to achieve with the birth of your baby. We will end with a lovely relaxation to prepare your mind and body for birth. We have a popular saying in Hypnobirthing-'Where the mind goes, the body follows'.
Week two
This is the relaxation week, chill out week. We will look at the relaxations which are part of your course and also practice them. You will also learn breathing techniques which help keep you calm and relaxed throughout pregnancy and birth. During the second part of week two you will learn some practical skills which may help prevent tearing. We also discuss caesarean births, breech and why this may happen as well as watching a lovely video of a real hypnobirthing birth.
Week three
On week three we discuss why birth sometimes doesn't go to plan. Was it something that happened earlier on that could have been prevented? You will learn empowering questions to ask your care givers as well as some practical steps you can take to make sure you understand and have time to process information. We will go on to discuss due dates, inductions - what they are and why they are offered as well as learning about the onset of labour. We finish as always with a confidence and power relaxation.
Week four 
The final week looks at the birth partners role and how they are an important part of  pregnancy and birth. We also discuss the first, second and third stage of labour as well as the golden hour after birth. We look at birth plans as well as practical things to take with you to hospital and a breathing technique to assist with the down stage of labour. We finish with a lovely relaxation.
 
But of course, that's not the end of the course. You will be invited to join my private Facebook group where i will post materials to support your birthing journey. And remember you will also have access to a Free Online Complete Baby Massage Course which will be useful when your baby has arrived. 
You will receive

* The Katherine Graves Hypnobirthing book

*A Free online baby massage course

* Relaxation MP3s

* Parents information Pack

* A special gift 

* And of course my support throughout your pregnancy and birth and beyond.

 
Prices
Group course           £250
Group Online         £220
Private  1-2-1          £350
Private Online        £300
Refresher                  £150
 
Course Dates
4 Week  Hypnobirthing with Antenatal Canterbury 10am-1pm
Canterbury 10am-1pm
January 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
February 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
March 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
Evenings 6.30pm-9pm
March 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
Private 1-2-1 by arrangement
 
4 Week Hypnobirthing with Antenatal Faversham
Evenings 6.30pm-9pm
April 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th 
Other KGHypnobirthing Teachers
I also have access to a network of other KGHypnobirthing teachers all over the world. 
Jen Tapson is one of my recommended associates covering the Medway  area. She runs All Birth Hypnobirthing and is just as passionate about birth as i am. She teaches group courses and private courses. Her website can be found here https://jentallbirth.wixsite.com/hypnobirthing
Elizabeth Blanche from Positively Empowered Hypnobirthing is a lovely hypnobirthing teacher who can be found in  Bedfordshire. I have known her for many years and she has amazing testimonials from her Hypnobirthing mums. You can contact Elizabeth here Elizabeth Blanch - Qualified Hypnotherapist, Corporate Hypnotherapy, KG Hypnobirthing Teacher Dip.Hyp, Dip (KG) HB - www.positivelyempowered.co.uk | LinkedIn

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