"And also a twice over HypnoBirthing™ Mummy which is why I have such empathy with my mums. Both my births were amazing and I put it all down to HypnoBirthing".
Classes are taught in a series of five 2.5 hour confidence-building classes, generally held over five consecutive weeks. This allows for ample time for you to practise and perfect the techniques in-between classes and if you have any questions, you can ask these at your next class.
Calma Birthing hypnobirthing classes are held in either small groups or as private one-to-one sessions either live online in the comfort of your own home, or are hosted at my home, Calma Birthing HQ in the very beautiful tranquil village of Abberley, Worcestershire (a calm quiet space with ample parking) whichever is most convenient for you.
Who is HypnoBirthing™ for?
HypnoBirthing™ is suitable for any expectant mum including those expecting twins and more!! Whether you are first time mum-to-be or have had previous births. Whether you are planning a hospital birth, birth centre, home birth or C-Section due to special circumstances. You might be surprised when we say C-Section but HypnoBirthing™ really does work for all birth types. HypnoBirthing™ mums who have had a C-Section due to special circumstances, felt that despite this being major surgery cutting through some very major muscle layers, they believe that because their muscles were totally relaxed when cut and had continued to receive a full and constant supply of oxygen throughout labour, healed a lot quicker, and reported being up and walking around the very next day! Have you ever heard of Family-Centered 'gentle' C-Sections?....this is just one of the things we discuss in class if a C-section is required due to special circumstances. Helping turn birth surgery still very much into a labour of love!
HypnoBirthing™ can also help those who have had traumatic birth experiences in the past and are seeking a different way with their next child, as well as the first time mums who are just a little concerned about the unknown. The bottom line is that HypnoBirthing™ is for anyone who would like the chance to have a calm, comfortable, safe and gentle birth.
When to start classes and who should come?
The ideal time to start your HypnoBirthing™ course is between weeks 20 and 30 of your pregnancy, to give you as much time as possible for practise; conditioning your body so all the techniques become second nature. The more time your body gets to spend in that place of deep relaxation that we're wanting for your birth ahead of the day, the quicker and easier it will be for it to get back there when needed...a bit like muscle memory. However, if you come to HypnoBirthing™ later in your pregnancy, don’t worry, it is NEVER too late! I have helped people who have started the course at 38 weeks, and it has still had a huge benefit for them!
If you are 35 weeks or over, or your personal circumstances mean we would be unable to run the course over five sessions, please get in touch and we can look at running it over a shorter timeframe, to ensure that you have plenty of time for practise.
Your birthing companion will play a vital role in your HypnoBirthing™, so ideally they would also attend the classes with you. If this will not be possible, please get in touch and we will make other arrangements.
What you will learn?
You will learn what makes labour hurt; but more importantly, you will learn the logic behind why labour doesn’t have to hurt and what you can do about it. Moms and their birth companions study the physical and chemical changes that occur over a period of time when fear and anxiety are allowed to accumulate. This awareness of the fight, flight, or freeze response helps you to choose calm. You practice HypnoBirthing™ techniques in class, designed to help you see the relationship between fear and the possibility of pain. These exercises become life skills that also shore up your parenting skills. Armed with this knowledge, the pattern of calming techniques and steps that you learn helps you to create endorphins and avoid the effect of the negative hormones that cause your bodies to constrict, rather than open. For a full outline of what you will learn in HypnoBirthing™ Classes click here
HypnoBirthing™ is for everyone, and I offer a variety of classes to suit everyone:
Group classes – consists of 5 x 2.5 hour classes with a choice of either Face to Face Group Classes £260 per couple, hosted at my home, Calma Birthing HQ in the very beautiful village of Abberley Worcesteshire WR6 6AB (a calm quiet space with ample parking) or Live Online Group Classes for £250 per couple, from the comfort of your own home - the benefits of group classes are that you will be able to interact and bond with other pregnant couples (live online classes are completely interactive and there will be chance to ask questions and make connection with other couples the same as Face to Face), and learn from each other’s experiences throughout the course, and build relations that will hopefully continue after your babies are born. My group classes are purposefully kept small, so that I can still provide individual focus.
Private Group classes– consists of 5 x 2.5 hour classes for £275 per couple this can be Face to Face or Online – this is ideal if you have a group of pregnant friends who would like to study HypnoBirthing™ together, one of the group will be required to host the classes in their own home if face to face. A minimum of two couples are required. You will also have the flexibility of the choice of dates and a timetable that is tailored to your personal group’s requirements.
Private one-to-one classes – consists of 5 x 2.5 hour classes with a choice of either Face to Face Private Classes £400 per couple, either hosted at my home, Calma Birthing HQ in the very beautiful village of Abberley Worcesteshire WR6 6AB (a calm quiet space with ample parking) or the comfort of your own home (I am happy to travel for free within a radius of 10 miles, or if you live further this is also fine, there will just be an additional charge for mileage at 50p per mile) or Live Online Private Classes for £350 per couple, from the comfort of your own home. Bespoke to you, here you will have the flexibility of the choice of dates and a time table that is tailored to your specific needs together with the benefit of classes in the comfort of your own home if you wish with my one to one personal attention. For individual private classes I offer the option of holding weekend sessions, as well as being able to alter the timeframe, enabling us to miss a week if necessary and pick up again the following week. This is particular useful with our modern lifestyles, with us, or our partners, working away from home during the weeks.
Second and subsequent pregnancy refresher classes – I also offer a Refresher HypnoBirthing™ course for second and subsequent pregnancies. Classes start from £85 for one 2.5 hour session and depending on your requirements I usual recomended between one and three sessions. Again this can be either Face to Face or Live Online (no need for a babysitter!), this course will help you rediscover the skills and techniques you learned first time round, as well as how they worked for you during your previous labour and delivery. Prices will depend on your requirements, so please get in touch for a chat.
What’s included in the price?
The course fee not only includes 12.5 hours of HypnoBirthing™ tuition, but you will also receive:
To have a wonderful enjoyable birth, a calmly birthed baby, and a sense of over whelming achievement, and positive memories that will last a life time is something that a price cannot be placed upon.
Booking and payment
To book your place on a course all you need to do is pay a deposit of £50 at the time of booking to secure your place, with the remaining amount payable the week before your course begins. Places are limited, as class sizes are kept small to ensure sufficient individual focus, so please book your place early to avoid disappointment.
Due to limited space on each course a place is not automatically transferable and deposit non-refundable with less than 7 days’ notice.
Gift Vouchers– are also available for friends and family wanting to buy that special gift for baby’s arrival!
You will be equipped with the knowledge and confidence you need to be prepared for the birth you want.