"So grateful for the guidance given by Valentine during our Positive Birthing & Parenting Zoom-sessions! These very exciting times come with so many questions, and there is so much to read out there.. in my case this often lead to more confusion than clarity. Valentine has given me the confidence to make this a positive experience. We are feeling reassured and calmer about the birth and about the next steps ahead. Valentine is like a coach who makes you feel at ease, who listens to your questions without judging and who is warm and professional at the same time. Thank you so much for building up our knowledge and trust! We highly recommend the Positive Birthing & Parenting courses to anybody who wants to feel more knowledgeable and relaxed about giving birth."- First time expectant parents (based in India!)
"Working with Valentine has been an enlightening and empowering experience for both myself and for my partner. Valentine allowed us to openly share our fears and worries and ask any questions, with no judgement. It was a journey through our thoughts and feelings around birth with a central theme really being the partnership of you and your birthing partner whoever that is. Having the 1-1 allowed us the time to experiment with the different types of practices that hypnobirthing involves. Valentine is incredibly knowledgeable and balances the teaching and also organic conversation well. Not to mention she is a warm and inviting person with a real passion for her work. As the time draws closer I feel more confident and excited to meet my baby and I know my partner feels more involved and central to the whole process following our time with Valentine. Plus it doesn’t stop once the class is over, Valentine is there for questions, thoughts, reflections and just this alone gives me such a sense of togetherness and support. Thank you Valentine!" - First time expectant parents
"I highly recommend Val’s course. We are expecting our second baby, and Val’s professional knowledge and reassuring manner were exactly what we needed. We now feel far better prepared and excited to welcome the new arrival. The course strikes the perfect balance of being genuinely informative as well as incredibly warm and friendly. Kudos to Val who managed to convey all the content via Zoom in such an intimate manner. It felt as though she was in the room with us, listening to our concerns and offering incredibly valuable and personalised advice. A truly excellent service."
"My husband and I did a refresher course with Val and really really enjoyed it, and have got lots of useful takeaways from the course. Val was a pleasure to spend 3 hours with (via Zoom), so informed, and we covered a huge amount in a short space of time. I already feel much more prepared, but also know that Val is available if I need more help closer to the birth. Thank you Val!"
"Val is such a pleasure and great instructor! She creates a positive and comfortable learning environment (even through Zoom!) where you don't feel afraid to ask questions or discuss the different topics associated with labor or preparation. We learned a lot in her sessions and felt they helped to prepare us for what's to come, giving us more insight and understanding into the process as a whole and what we can do to reduce anxieties and stay calm and relaxed ( as much as one can) throughout. I highly recommend her sessions to any new parents! Thanks again Val!"
"We completed the group course this weekend and were both so impressed with the amount of information provided. The course included Scientific information about the birth process, hormones and the different nervous systems. This was all related back to the Hypnobirthing approach. It was very useful having the course notes and Hypnobirthing book to take with us so that we can practise the different strategies in preparation for the birth of our baby. Thank you Valentine for reminding me that birth is a natural process and making me realise that it really can be a positive experience." - Expectant parents
"Cannot recommend Valentine enough. She was incredibly friendly and made both my husband and I feel very relaxed. Having done a hypnobirthing course with my first child, and thinking I was prepared for my second Valentine has made me reflect in a really positive way. As a result it has made me really think about my birth preferences for my upcoming second labour and not afraid to ask for what I feel is important to us as a family. I also loved the physiological element of the training and it has made visualisations alot easier. Highly recommend to anyone who wants to feel informed, stay relaxed and eradicate any birthing fears." - Second time mum
"Thank you again for the past 4 weeks. It was so lovely meeting you and being guided through all the information and techniques. Even over zoom - everything felt really clear and understandable at all times. We both feel it has been hugely beneficial, and like I said last night - I genuinely feel quite excited about the birth now!!" – Mum-to-be
"I could not recommend Val highly enough. I took the hypnobirthing classes to prepare myself for the birth of my second baby. I ended up being induced at 41w+3d (water broken + synthetic oxytocin). Baby was born without any other intervention (vaccum or forceps) and without any other pain relieve, thanks to the breathing techniques that I learned from Val. The best 3 things from my experience with Val are: (1) the birth plan and notes to the midwives; (2) the breathing techniques and visualisations for all stages of labour; (3) the involvement of my partner. Thanks again Val, I wouldn’t have had the same experience without you!" Second-time mum (based in Australia)
"I came in slightly sceptical and as a medical professional I realise I have a skewed view on childbirth. I have left absolutely converted!" - Mum-to-be
“The thing about Hypnobirthing is that it works.” - Birth partner
“I feel really positive and even more excited to give birth to our baby - feeling more confident too” - Mum-to-be
“I was so impressed by my husband this weekend as he had arrived at the course as a sceptic only to discover that the hypnobirthing message really resonated with his approach to life. I really appreciate how much the course empowers the father as well as the mother and provides him with much more direction as to what he can do to make this experience one that we can both influence for the positive.” - Mum-to-be