Group Courses
Hypnobirthing and Antenatal education

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October Course

5, 12, 19 & 26 Oct.

7.15 pm - 9.30pm

St Cross, Winchester

£250

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January '23 Course

5, 12, 19 & 26 Jan

7.15 pm - 9.30pm

St Cross, Winchester

£250

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November Course

2, 9, 16 & 23 Nov

7.15 pm - 9.30pm

St Cross, Winchester

£250

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February

'23 Course

1, 8, 15 & 22 Feb

7.15 pm - 9.30pm

St Cross, Winchester

£250

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December Course

30 Nov, 7, 14 & 21 Dec

7.15 pm - 9.30pm

St Cross, Winchester

£250 2 SPACES LEFT

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 with babies due at around the same time as you - 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

Courses fill up quickly so book as soon as you can.

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

-Introduction to Hypnosis

-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 - how to navigate any surprises and make informed decisions: 

-Navigating the maternity system

-Informed decision-making

-Planning for alternative scenarios

-Induction 

-‘Natural’ Induction

-Gentle Caesarean  ​

-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  

-Your Birth Preferences

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) at my home in Winchester.

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

  • The Hypnobirthing Book by Katharine Graves

  • Two Hypnobirthing relaxation tracks 

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

  • Refreshments and a great choice of snacks during the classes! 

 

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)!