Courses run over five 2.5 hour classes, generally held on a weekday evening over five consecutive weeks, to allow ample time for practise and any questions to arise. Classes usually start from 7pm till 9:30pm. I teach classes in Cheltenham and the surrounding areas and choose dates and times that best suit my parents-to-be. Please send an enquiry form or phone for full class dates.
LAST SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH!! 10AM-11AM
monday 18TH MARCH 2019
Who is HypnoBirthing™ for?
HypnoBirthing™ is suitable for any expectant mum including those expecting twins and more!! Whether you are first 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 the things we discuss in class if a C-section is required due to special circumstances. Helping turn birth surgery 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
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 in Cheltenham are held in either small groups or as private one-to-one sessions in the comfort of your own home, whichever is most convenient for you.
HypnoBirthing™ is for everyone. We offer a variety of classes to suit everyone:
Group classes – consists of 5 x 2.5 hour classes for £260 per couple - the benefits of group classes are that you will be able to interact and bond with other pregnant couples, 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…being a minimum of two couples to a maximum of six couples.
Private Group classes – consists of 5 x 2.5 hour classes for £275 per couple – 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. A minimum of two couples are required up to a maximum of six couples, to ensure I can still provide sufficient individual focus. You will also have the flexibility of the choice of dates and a timetable that is tailored to your personal group’s requirements. For private classes I am happy to travel for free within a 10 mile radius of Cheltenham. If you live more than 10 miles away from Cheltenham there will be an additional charge of 45p/mile.
Private one-to-one classes – consists of 5 x 2.5 hour classes for £350 - held in the comfort of your own home and are 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 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. For private classes I am happy to travel for free within a 10 mile radius of Cheltenham. If you live more than 10 miles away from Cheltenham there will be an additional charge of 45p/mile.
Second and subsequent pregnancy refresher classes – I also offer a refresher HypnoBirthing™ course for second and subsequent pregnancies. 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.
**Upon receipt of your deposit** you will receive your beautiful 40 minute Rainbow Relaxation audio to begin to listen to straight away and start relaxing daily with your baby!
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.
WEDNESDAY 24TH APRIL 2019
MAR 18TH - APR 15TH
7PM till 9:30PM
"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".
APR 24TH - MAY 22ND
7PM till 9:30PM