Having practised as a midwife for twenty years, it is noticeable that women who are able to stay relaxed during their labours, achieve, shorter, calmer and easier birth experiences. In 2007 I qualified as a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist and subsequently became a Certified Hypnobirthing Practitioner.
The full Hypnobirthing Course is five, two hourly sessions. These are held, depending on what time you have available, as four consecutive classes with the fifth class held nearer your due date (as a one-to-one session) so we can refresh Hypnobirth Techniques and discuss breast feeding and bringing your baby home. Shorter courses are available if a refresher is needed, or you have left it a little late for the full course.
Having always felt the birth of a baby is a complete miracle, discovering how Hypnobirthing can empower and enrich a woman’s experience, in such a natural way, only adds to that miracle. Classes are small, two couples maximum, informal and fun and held in a purpose built room at my home. Refreshments are included.
A little bit about me
It was only after the birth of my three sons that I became interested in a career as a Midwife. Although enjoying all aspects of Maternity care my favourite was working in the Community where I have been privileged to deliver many babies in the home setting.
During my experience, time and time again I noticed women who approached labour in a calm, relaxed manner had shorter and less medicalised labours.
For this reason I decided to take a two year Hypnotherapy Course which, as well as enabling me to help women to feel in-control during their birth experience, allowed me to work as a Clinical Hypnotherapist. In this role I am able to treat phobias (fear of flying, spiders, needles as well as smoking cessation and weight control). Recently, I have completed a Cognitive Behavioural Course which is used together with Hypnotherapy to successfully treat many debilitating conditions which include depression and anxiety issues.
Finally, in 2010 I completed the Marie Mongan Hypnobirthing Course where I have great pleasure in teaching couples strategies which enable them to achieve calm, relaxed and empowering birth experiences.
Valuable Experience and Fully Certified
Hypnobirthing is much more than just self hypnosis or hypnotherapy for childbirth, it’s a complete antenatal birth education programme that will help you through labour and the birthing of your baby, feeling calm, confident and stress free.
RM. BSc (Hons), MHS. Dip.Hyp. GQHP. MRSPH. SacDip (CBT). HBCE
This practitioner is affiliated with the Hypnobirthing® Institute and is currently certified and authorized to teach the complete Hypnobirthing Program
Birth education courses given by a Registered Midwife throughout Hampshire and Surrey: Basingstoke, Hook, Fleet, Odiham, Hartley Wintney, Farnborough, Camberley, Yateley, Overton, Winchester and surrounding areas