Mother and baby sleeping soundly

Congratulations, having discovered that you are pregnant there are so many things that you will be considering, one of the most important is how to begin preparing both your mind and body for the day when you will welcome your newborn into the world. What could be more wonderful and exciting than a new life?

If you choose to learn Hypnobirthing with me you can be assured of an empowering, loving experience.I am passionate about natural childbirth and my classes are fun, relaxed and informative. I am also realistic and understand that all births are different and so will help you make good choices for your birth no matter the circumstances.
You can be assured that I will do all that I can to support you during this exciting time of your pregnancy. I understand that this can be a time of anxiousness and will help you overcome those feelings so that you can enjoy this special time.

The Hip Way To Birth Your Baby

I want to empower all pregnant women, and their partners, to trust themselves and the choices they make, so that they can achieve the best birth possible and know that their baby had ‘the right birth on the day’. You will learn how to fully participate in your birth choices, your partner will learn how to be a voice for you when you need them to be.
Your calm birth will help your baby to enter into the world in the most gentle way possible. Calm births make happy babies.
As a hypnotherapist and Wise Hippo birthing instructor I run Hypnobirthing classes in my private studio here in Hassocks. You can choose to book the group classes or if more convenient you can choose to learn on a 1-2-1 basis.

What is Hypnobirthing?

The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme

I originally trained with HypnoBirthing® The Mongan Method, but as always in my quest to provide the most up to date and relevant techniques decided to train with The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme. Teaching the Wise Hippo Birthing Program I provide unique pregnancy and birth preparation classes. The Wise represents the knowledge that we share and the Hippo symbolises the protection of the child bearing woman. I will support you every step of the way.

Hypnobirthing teaches simple but effective self-hypnosis, relaxation and breathing techniques for labour and birth. The programme is designed to empower women to give birth to their babies in a calmer, more comfortable way by teaching them to access their own inner resources and natural painkillers. Uniquely Wise Hippo encourages couples to understand that they can achieve “the best birth on the day” The tools I will teach you will help you to be calm and empowered even if special circumstances should arise.

Hypnobirthing has been used by many thousands of parents including HRH The Duchess of Cambridge (Kate) other celebrity mums include Jessica Alba and TV presenter Beverly Turner.

Many midwives are now encouraging expectant mums to use Hypnobirthing because they have witnessed the effectiveness of the techniques in practice. There is currently a large research study being conducted in Colchester, England, examining the effectiveness of the technique in NHS labour wards. Wolverhampton Hospital has recently completed its study and found that over 80% of all Hypnobirthing mothers required no anesthesia at all including gas and air, they now offer classes as standard to pregnant mothers.

Advantages of Hypnobirthing

  • Everything you need to know to achieve safer, easier and more comfortable birth
  • To explode the myth that pain is a necessary accompaniment to labor
  • Techniques of deep relaxation to help you eliminate the Fear-Tension-Pain Syndrome
  • How your body is naturally designed to conceive, nurture and birth your baby with ease and comfort
  • To create your body’s own natural relaxant, the only safe labour enhancement
  • Natural ways to bring your body into labour without artificial chemical induction
  • How you and your birthing companion can create a birthing environment that is calm, serene and joyful, rather than tense and stressful
  • Gentle birthing techniques that allow you to breathe your baby into the world without hard physical pushing
  • To use your natural birthing instincts to birth your baby in a way that most mirrors the way that nature intended

What to expect

You and your birth partner will attend classes in your third trimester of pregnancy where you will be taught the complete Wise Hippo Birthing Programme syllabus and given the handbook and the relaxation MP3 downloads that accompany the classes. If you have left it too late for the full 4 week course a short intensive course can be arranged.

I will give you all the support you need to prepare for the birth journey you would like and deserve to have. Even when special circumstance arise and should medical intervention be necessary Hypnobirthing will help you make informed choices and alleviate related stress.

Call 01273 844132 today or contact me by email and start your beautiful journey.
The course is based in Hassocks and is ideal for your birth preparation if you are based in Hassocks, Haywards Heath, Burgess Hill, Crawley or Mid-Sussex. (5 minutes from the mainline station, Brighton/London links)

Group classes of no more than 5 couples will be £250.
Individual couple classes can be arranged on application. £325 Same sex couples and single parents are most welcome.

Individual couple classes can be arranged on application. £325

Reflexology for pregnancy, childbirth and postnatal recovery

I qualified in professional Reflexology in 2006 and have a particular interest in pregnancy and birth. Reflexology not only helps to maintain good health and emotional wellbeing throughout your pregnancy, it is a great tool to assist in induction of birth when close to, on or over your due date. If you are facing induction let Reflexology be your first option! I have many testimonies from women who after one session went in to labour shortly after treatment.
Postnatal Reflexology restores balance to your hormones, body and mind.
Reflexology is a natural and comfortable process as well as being calming and relaxing and complements your Hypnobirthing journey perfectly.
Each individual session is £40 or book a maternity package and receive a 10% discount
Call or email to book today.