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The Mindful Birth® Hypnobirthing Course

Hypnobirthing is a proven & widely used set of techniques that help a woman give birth in the most relaxed way. Breathing, visualisation and positive reinforcement are the foundations of the various techniques that are taught.

Mindful Birth courses 

bring the concept of birth hypnobirthing and mindfulness together to prepare parents by focusing on the mind-body connection, helping them to focus on what is in their control and let go of what is out of their control.

This concept can apply to every single birthing scenario, from home water birth to planned or unplanned abdominal birth and everything in between. Parents who take Mindful Birth course feel prepared to meet their baby and go on to begin parenthood feeling good about the choices they made in preparation for and during birth.

You can read more here

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WHAT PEOPLE SAY

'Sammy's class was amazing. Both my husband and I really benefited from it. I got the birth I wanted (total opposite to my first birth) and I honestly don't think I would have had the confidence to stick so strong to my plan and achieve the birth I wanted if we hadn't have had your class'         

Who can join a course?

The Mindful Birth® hypnobirthing courses are designed for any type of birth, whether you are looking for a drug free birth, planned epidural birth or a planned abdominal birth and can be flexible to your individual circumstances. They are suitable whether you are a first, second, third or fourth time parent. It is entirely up to you whether you attend the course on your own or with a birth partner. You have the option of booking onto a group course or private (face to face or zoom). To find out more and talk about what might be the best option for you please get in touch.

When is the best time to start a course?

Practise, practise, practise is key and therefore I would recommend starting the course from around 20 weeks. This will give you plenty of time to listen to the audio's on a regular basis in the lead up to your baby's birth. However, it really is never to late to do the course and I would still recommend doing the course if you are nearing your due date and have only just considered doing hypnobirthing.

Can you still do a course if you are planning an abdominal (cesarean) birth?

Absolutely! Hypnobirthing and mindfulness techniques are transferable to any birthing scenario. If you know you are having a planned abdominal birth, it is just as important to learn these techniques as it is for a planned physiological birth. The course helps you to gain an understanding in your birth preferences and choices so that you can produce the all important hormones after birth too to enable a positive experience is . Therefore, I offer private 1-1 courses for planned abdominal births too! Please get in touch if you would like to know more about the abdominal birth course.

GROUP COURSES

ONLY

£275

LIMITED SPACES

PRIVATE 1-1

In person-

£345

Online- £315

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Mindful Birth Group Courses

 

GROUP COURSE DATES

JULY

Sat 31st July Heron Farm 9.30-16.30pm LIMITED SPACES

 *includes time to enjoy lunch at the beautiful cafe and a roam around the vineyard

SEPTEMBER

Sat 25th September Heron Farm 9.30-16.30pm LIMITED SPACES

 *includes time to enjoy lunch at the beautiful cafe and a roam around the vineyard

 

Group courses are 8 hours worth of in-person teaching

Included in the group course: 

  • The Mindful Birth Group ® course work book

  • 6 The Mindful Birth Group ® downloadable relaxation MP3's

  • Affirmation cards

  • Access to the Mindful Birth Bump and Beyond antenatal and postnatal course (usually £50 to non TMBG members and includes 10+hrs of online content from midwives, antenatal and postnatal experts, an invite to a monthly zoom Q&A with our resident midwife

  • Optional ongoing support via email or whatsapp until your baby is born

  • The physiology of birth and your body's ready made tool kit for birth, including birthing hormones and how to optimise the release of these all important hormones during your labour

  • the importance of the mind body connection 

  • Specific breathing techniques to help you really relax during both your pregnancy and your labour (and into parenthood!)

  • Visualisation techniques which will help you to relax in any birthing scenario

  • How to control the controllables - what is in your control and how to let go of what isn't and to trust the process

  • The important role of your birthing partner and how they can support you throughout your labour and birth

  • An effective, simple and gentle massage technique which will stimulate the release of the birthing body's natural pain relieving hormones 

  • Movement and positions which favour optimal positioning for your baby and birth

  • your pain relief options

  • How to write your birth preferences

  • How to navigate any twists and turns you might come up against

     Course investment £275

Private 1-1 Courses

 

Private courses are normally delivered during weekday (Monday, Tuesday or Thursday) mornings. Please get in touch to discuss the best day for you or if you would prefer the evening or weekend. Antenatal courses are covered under paid leave (please follow the link here for more information on pregnant employees and their partners rights for time off for antenatal appointments)

If you are feeling unsure about a group setting or planning an abdominal (cesarean) birth or would simply prefer a more bespoke course catered to your specific requirements then a private 1-1 might be an option for you. 

The beauty of a 1-1 course is that they can be taught either in the comfort of your own home (if you live in or around Exeter and surrounding areas) or from anywhere over Zoom!

Included in a private abdominal or physiological birth courses;

  • A  TMBG course workbook

  • 6 X TMBG relaxation MP3s

  • TMBG positive affirmations

  • birth preferences sheets & other support resources

  • Access to the Mindful Birth Bump & Beyond antenatal and postnatal course

  • Ongoing support via phone call or WhatsApp from me right up until you meet your baby

Physiological birth course

  • What different kinds of birth look like- whether it be a spontaneous labour at home or a birth centre, induced labour at hospital or an abdominal birth

  • Specific breathing techniques to help you to relax during pregnancy and birth (and beyond!)

  • Visualisation techniques to help you to relax in any birthing scenario

  • Optimal positions for labour and birth

  • Controlling the controllables- what is in your control and what should be allowed to progress by itself. Whether it be your birthing body or your care providers who are medically trained to support your birth

  • A very gentle and highly effective massage technique which will stimulate the production of the body’s natural pain relieving hormones

  • How to write your birth preferences & communicating them with your caregiver

  • Your birth partners important role and how they can support you throughout labour and birth

Abdominal Birth course

  • What happens during a planned abdominal birth

  • Specific breathing technique to help you to relax during pregnancy and the birth (and beyond!)

  • Visualisation techniques to help you to relax throughout the process

  • Controlling the controllables- what is in your control and when you need to trust the process

  • A very gentle and highly effective massage technique which will stimulate the production of the body’s natural pain relieving hormones- still very important for planned abdominal births

  • What happens in spontaneous labour- just in case!

  • How to write your birth preferences & communicating them with your care providers

  • Your birth partners important role and how they can support you throughout the birth

  • Recovering from an abdominal birth- practical and emotional things to prepare and think about 

 

 

Course investment: 

 

Online £315 

 

In person £345

Free hypnobirthing tasters take place every 4-6 weeks. Keep an eye out for the next date

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