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Group Courses
Hypnobirthing & Antenatal education

Prepare fully for your birth, ditch the fears and build your confidence that you can absolutely do this! Navigate pregnancy and birth feeling calm, informed and in control with our Hypnobirthing birth preparation course.

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June 

Course

5, 12, 19 & 26 June '24
Ideal for August - Sept due dates

Hypnobirthing & Antenatal Course 

7.15 pm - 9.30pm

St Cross, Winchester, £260

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September

Course

4, 11, 18 & 25 Sept '24
Ideal for Nov-Dec due dates

Hypnobirthing & Antenatal Course 

7.15 pm - 9.30pm

St Cross, Winchester, £260

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July

Course

1, 8 & 15 July 
Ideal for Sept-Oct due dates

Hypnobirthing & Antenatal Course 

6.30pm - 9.30pm

St Cross, Winchester, £260

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August

Course

21 & 28 August 
Ideal for Oct-Nov due dates

Women-only Hypnobirthing Course

12.00pm - 2.00pm

St Cross, Winchester, £160

How will the Hypnobirthing & Antenatal course help you?​

  • Release any fears or negativity that you have around birth and actually feel excited about giving birth! 

  • Remain relaxed, calm and in control during your birth experience with a toolbox of relaxation techniques 

  • Feel supported by your birth partner and care providers

  • Feel prepared, know your options and make informed decisions - even if things don't go to plan!

  • Feel equipped to navigate the NHS maternity services to create the best possible experience for you and your baby 

  • Make local friends due at around the same time as you in a relaxed, small group setting - Great support (and fun!) in the early days of parenthood and well beyond

'Hypnobirthing, in the heat of labour, was not for me about candles, breathing, meditations etc. It was about knowledge, empowerment, how to make decisions for me, how to change my mindset, and how to feel in control. It was also, in a major part, about how to help my husband feel he was supportive, gave him a role, made him feel able to stand up for me.' First-time mum

What is covered in the Hypnobirthing & Antenatal Group Course?

SESSION 1

 

What happens to the body during birth & what can help:

-The logic of Hypnobirthing

-Positive not perfect birth

-Resetting your birth brain

-The importance of language  

-The Power of the Mind 

-Physiology of Birth

-The Birthing Hormones

-Relaxation

SESSION 2

 

Your Hypnobirthing Toolkit:​

-Breathing Techniques

-Visualisations

-Relaxations

-Anchors 

Physical preparation:

-Baby Positioning

-Preventing Tearing 

-Pelvic Floor Exercises

-Perineal Massage

-Positions for Birth

SESSION 3

 

Choices and options for birth - navigating surprises and making informed decisions: 

-Navigating the maternity system

-Informed decision-making

-Planning for alternative scenarios

-Induction 

-Gentle Caesarean  ​

-Your Birth Preferences

-Fear-Release Relaxation

SESSION 4

 

Feeling calm and supported in the birth room:

-Birth Place Options

-Pain Relief in Labour 

-Birth Partner’s role(S) 

-Creating a relaxing birth environment wherever 

-Stages of Labour and staying relaxed 

-Down Breathing & Visualisations 

-Golden Hour  

'It’s the kind of birth I never thought I was capable of - so different in so many positive ways from my first experience and one I definitely don’t think I could have had without your help. Thank you so much!' 

My whole birth experience was just a wonderful whirlwind and one I felt powerful, calm, cared for and fully in control and I can’t tell you how central Hypnobirthing was to that. 

What do you get?

  • The full Hypnobirthing & Antenatal Course, delivered as 4 sessions of around 2-2.5 hours each. Sessions are usually held weekly, over the course of the month. The group course is a complete birth preparation course combining hypnobirthing and antenatal education, and it's a great way to meet like-minded people in a relaxed setting (absolutely no awkward ice-breakers, promise!).

  • Delivered in a small group setting (max. 4 couples) to ensure your needs and questions are fully addressed. Held at my home in Winchester. Expect a cosy fire in the winter!

  • Ongoing support via email and phone throughout pregnancy and following your baby' s birth 

  • Two Hypnobirthing relaxation tracks 

  • The Positive Birthing & Parenting Course workbook, full of handy checklists & practical tips for labour 

  • Refreshments and great snacks during the classes. My aim is to make it a wonderful experience for you! 

 

Know another couple who'd like to do the course? I also offer a ‘Bump Buddies’ Group Course just for you, in your own home/virtually (at a discounted rate of £199 per couple). 

Please get in touch with any questions about the course. I’m always very happy to have a chat (with absolutely no obligation to sign up afterwards)! 

'Thank you SO much for all your support through the hypnobirthing course. I have no doubt that our positive experience was all due to you. J is such a chilled baby so far and I'm sure it is because I was so relaxed in labour. Listened to your tracks so much in the last few months. My husband was the perfect birth partner and we both felt empowered to deal with the twists and turns of J's birth.'

Want to hear from more past clients? Read their testimonials 

  • Who is the Navigating Motherhood Postnatal Course suitable for?
    The course is for all new mums, whether for the first or fifth time, with babies from birth. It's designed for mums in the first year of motherhood with babies who aren't yet too mobile . There isn't a specific baby cut-off age as every baby is different and will move at different times - please get in touch if you'd like to discuss this in more details.
  • When can I start the course?
    The Navigating Motherhood Postnatal Course is suitable for new mums and babies from birth. Come along as soon as you feel ready to make it out of the house!
  • What if I'm running late?
    You and your baby are always welcome, at whatever time you arrive! The door will always be open, just let yourself in as and when you arrive and join us in your own time.
  • What if my baby screams the place down, needs feeding or changing?
    All of these are completely expected and welcome! Please feel free to change nappies, feed and soothe your baby as often as you need to. You and your baby are always welcome as you are, and however you are feeling that day. Your baby's cry is his way of communicating and expressing himself, and it will never be an issue here. I'm a mum of 3 little ones (+ my middle one had reflux) so no amount of crying phases me! I've been vomited on on multiple occasions in previous groups and we all had a laugh about it! And please ask me for anything that you need to help you feel more comfortable. I have a fridge to store milk and can warm bottles for you.
  • Is there parking?
    Yes, there is free parking nearby and I have a number of visitors permits also.
  • Is there space for buggies?
    Yes. There is a dedicated buggy space in the garage which is safe and undercover.
  • Do I need to have done a Hypnobirthing Course before?
    Absolutely not! You do not need any prior knowledge or experience of Hypnobirthing to join the postnatal course. (If you have done a hypnobirthing course with me you might recognise some of the hypnobirthing tools and techniques, adapted specifically for the postnatal period.)
  • What qualifications do you have?
    I'm a certified Hypnobirthing practitioner trained by Katharine Graves and the Hypnobirthing Association and have a KGH Hypnobirthing Diploma, a course accredited by the Royal College of Midwives. I trained with the University of Oxford Mindfulness Centre to teach Mindfulness. I'm an accredited 3 Step Rewind practitioner (gentle technique to help process a difficult birth or perinatal experience). I'm a mum of 3 small ones. I completely get it. I’ve experienced three very different postnatal journeys and the rollercoaster of emotions multiple times! I'm a Mental Health First Aider I've been facilitating group conversations around birth and the postnatal period for years: the difficult ones, the ‘embarrassing’ ones, the funny ones. I’m ALL in for all of the above!
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