Welcome and congratulations on your pregnancy! Together Birthing is based in West Hertfordshire and offers group and private hypnobirthing courses for couples in Berkhamsted, Hemel Hempstead, Tring, Chesham, Amersham, Leighton Buzzard, Watford, Rickmansworth, Wendover, North London and surrounding areas.
Available HypnoBirthing Classes
- Two-Hour Refresher
- If you have done hynobirthing before and want to refresh your knowledge and practice – tailored to your specific needs.
- 1x 2hrs
- Group Classes
- For up to 4 couples taught in a home studio in a tranquil garden and woodland setting near Berkhamsted.
- 4x 2.5hrs or 2x 5hrs
- Private Classes
- If you need the course to fit in around your diary or you prefer more of a one-on-one, personal approach.
- 4x 2.5hrs or 2x 5 hrs
Why choose HypnoBirthing?
Release any fears and anxieties about birth using effective fear release techniques so you can feel confident and fully relax on your birthing day.
95% of Together Birthing mums said that hypnobirthing enabled them to feel calmer and stay in control during labour and birth using breathing, visualisation and deepening techniques.
Learn to ask the right questions so that you can make informed decisions for a more positive birth experience.
Feel supported by your birth partner who is given a specific role to play, including light touch massage.
Hypnobirthing promotes pre-natal and post-natal bonding and babies are often calmer and sleep and feed better.
Research shows that hypnobirthing can reduce the length of labour by up to 3 hours.
Evidence shows a reduction in cesarean rates for hypnobirthing mums.
What People Say
“I’m due to have a C-section so wasn’t sure if hypnobirthing would be for me, but I found out that it’s actually still helpful as a way to relax during pregnancy and to make it a more positive experience for me and my baby when it comes to the big day itself. Emma was a fantastic teacher and made me feel totally at ease. I feel like Emma’s given me confidence in myself and what I can do to make my experience as natural as possible – it’s been really worthwhile doing the classes, I feel so much more ready for my baby now.”
“My husband and I have thoroughly
“I couldn’t thank Emma enough for teaching me and my husband the art of Hypnobirthing. Even though I ended up being induced I still used the the Hypnobirthing method and had an incredible natural birth. I couldn’t recommend Emma enough, thank you!”
“The course helped me overcome my fear of birth which was held from an early age and gave me the tools and techniques to deal with the most unknown experience in a more calm and educated way. The breathing techniques I used all the way through and they really helped me stay more relaxed and calm. The course was relaxed and had small groups so it was an intimate and supportive environment and I felt more confident in my husband’s ability to support me after the course, which he did fantastically!”
“Due to my waters breaking early I had to be induced, which is not how I would have liked…however Hypnobirthing really helped me to remain positive, relaxed and open minded in the run up to the induction commencing (I had a 2 day wait in hospital beforehand). The breathing for me was invaluable during labour, the techniques enabled my body to go with the surges rather than fight them. Although my birthing experience was not how had planned it, Hypnobirthing enabled me to cope and remain in control (when I was advised I would need to be induced) and ultimately the greatest reward of all awaited…our beautiful daughter Amelie. Emma’s approach to Hypnobirthing was down to earth and calming, she also made herself available for ad hoc queries post course completion which was really reassuring.…we would highly recommend her course.”
“I cannot emphasise enough the empowerment, confidence, vital knowledge and coping tools that I gained from hypnobirthing. I rarely recommend courses but this is a must for every woman. To be candid I would advise this course is taught to every mother-to-be as standard, simply to equip women with the physical, emotional/mental skills & techniques required to endure and undergo the powerful and overwhelming experience of childbirth; and to access the inner strength required for such a feat! ”
“Our baby Cassian arrived into the world with nothing but hypnobirthing (and a paracetamol!) after 75 hours (after waters breaking). He is beautifully content, breastfeeding effortlessly, sleeping well and making his parents the happiest in the world. The midwives and health visitors have all heard about the birth and are amazed. They’ve asked if they can be present next time. Thank you Emma for being our wonderful hypo coach.”
“Jago made an early appearance on Friday 23rd October at 21.17 weighing 6lb 8oz and 9 days early. We went to triage in the early hours. I was sent home and spent most of Friday focusing on breathing and relaxation. I was so relaxed I didn’t even realise the surges were intense enough and they never got more frequent than every 4 mins or so. Suddenly I felt the urge to bear down so the last bit was a slight rush to the hospital! I was 10cm dilated when I arrived at triage so straight up to abc and Jago popped out 17 mins later. No pain relief and unfortunately not enough time for the pool! No tearing or complications… So defo recommend perineal massage! Absolutely ecstatic and Jago is super chilled. Thanks Emma so much for all your guidance and advice.”
“I did not have any type of pain relief at all and the sensations I had were completely bearable. Iain was also really great, he stayed in control and calm, did the soft touch massage and was generally very soothing. I put my amazing birth experience down to the hypnobirthing lessons and doing the rainbow relaxation and birthing affirmations (almost) daily, so thank you for teaching Iain and I the skills we needed to make that happen.”
“We gave birth at home using Hypnobirthing and labour lasted 2.5hrs. It was the most incredible experience. Within 2 hours Penny had fully dilated without any unbearable pain. Pure breathing techniques and a birthing ball. I gave a lot of soft touch massage, played ambient music and spoke soothingly to my amazing partner with confident words about the birth of our beautiful child. Penny didn’t tear at all and has not only recovered but she is pretty much back to normal within 48hrs and we are blissfully happy. Without Hypnobirthing, we know that this experience wouldn’t have been as magical as it was and fully believe in the power of a positive mind and belief in oneself can accomplish unbelievable feats.”
‘The birth went well. To be honest, I got a bit distracted from the techniques but I felt in control and calm the whole time which I think was because I had done so much preparation. My anxiety spiked a bit right at the end because the room was filled with midwives, nurse’s and Doctors and they were telling me my baby was in distress but I was able to block them out to an extent and just went with what my body told me to do. Apart from swallowing a bit of meconium and being slightly jaundiced Campbell was fine. Everyone now comments on how calm and content he is and again I think that is because I did so much work on managing my anxiety with the preparation cds. Thank you for all your help, I have been telling everyone how much I thought studying hypnobirthing helped. I am so glad I did it and I will certainly be using the techniques if we have another baby.”
“Emma’s course gave me a real confidence boost in the lead up to my second birth, after a difficult delivery with my first. I read and re-read the handbook and listened to the meditations through the latter stages of labour and had a completely natural, not-even-gas-and-air delivery of a 10lb baby! The hypnobirthing helped hugely – I was listening to the relaxations during the night and in the car on the way to the hospital. I was 9.5cm when we arrived and he was born 40 mins later! A totally different experience from the first time around! I felt much more in control and felt I had the tools to call upon when it got intense. I truly believe I wouldn’t have managed a natural birth had it not been for Emma’s course so thank you very much! Worth saying it was well delivered and Emma stayed in touch in the lead up to, and after the birth. Would highly recommend!”