I‘m a KGHypnobirthing Teacher Trainer and a Doula UK recognised Birth Doula based in the beautiful Northern Town of Ramsbottom, Manchester.
Teaching new mums to have a great birth experience has to be one of the most rewarding jobs ever. I tend to have two kind of clients:
- First time mums who want to be more confident they’ll know what to do when their little one starts to arrive and
- mums-to-be who have previously had a traumatic birth experience and want a very different experience this time around
My course which operates over 4 sessions (each 2 1/2 – 3hrs long) can be taken over Zoom enables people to start parenthood feeling strong so they can bond together right from the start and that cannot be undervalued.
I’m also a ‘Hypnobirthing Mum’. I’ve used the techniques to give birth to my two daughters Matilda and Seraphina in 2011 and 2015.
When I was first pregnant I was really scared. I’d seen birth on TV and it didn’t look nice.
But throughout my pregnancy I met amazing people who showed me a different way.
And now I help others to do the same. Since the outbreak of coronavirus learning these skills to stay calm, focused and in control have never been more important.
I felt so passionate about this, I allowed the birth of my second child to feature on the groundbreaking BBC1 birth education documentary ‘Childbirth All Or Nothing’ still available on You Tube.
Before I was a birth worker, I worked as an Assistant Clinical Psychologist in the NHS for 8 years working with psychological techniques for anxiety and pain management so teaching KG Hypnobirthing seemed like a lateral sidestep. I’ve featured on BBC Five Live as well as BBC Family Education discussing how women can have better birth experiences after trauma.
I usually have two kinds of clients: first time mums wanting to know how they can enable the safe arrival of their little one and those who have had previous birth experiences but this time want to go about things very differently.
Many of my clients say they use the skills they learnt are invaluable in parenting too.
One of my clients, first-time mum Anouska explains how KG Hypnobirthing helped her have a great Birthing experience…