Hypnobirthing Amersham

Online hypnobirthing classes are now available in Amersham. By registering for the course on our Hypnobirthing Amersham webpage, you can learn the power of hypnobirthing from the comfort of your own home. I offer private or group classes, as well as group baby massage classes for infants from newborn to pre-crawling. Hypnobirthing classes Amersham are available through our 4-week hypnobirthing course. Courses start at £149 for 8 hours of live, interactive sessions, with 9 relaxation downloads and a course companion book.

Introduction

Welcome to Together Birthing and congratulations on your pregnancy! I’m Emma, and I’m a hypnobirthing mum and practitioner offering online hypnobirthing courses. I trained with the Hypnobirthing Institute in 2014 and then with the Hypnobirthing Training Academy in 2016. The Hypnobirthing by Jenny Mullan course that I teach, is accredited by the Royal College of Midwives.

Having experienced hypnobirthing myself, I know just what a huge difference it can make and I am passionate about what I teach. My classes are interactive and insightful, fully preparing mums and dads-to-be with the knowledge, tools and techniques that they need for a more confident, calmer and easier birth experience. You can enjoy the benefit of 9 relaxation downloads and a course companion book which will be sent to you when you book.

Online Hypnobirthing Classes in Amersham

Private online hypnobirthing classes

If you need the course to fit in around your diary or you prefer more of a one-on-one, personal approach – tailored to your specific needs.

Group online hypnobirthing classes

Interactive and friendly online group classes where you can come together with like-minded couples to fully prepare for a positive birth experience.

Refresher online hypnobirthing classes

If you have done hypnobirthing before and want to refresh your knowledge and practice – a class that is tailored to your specific needs.

Online baby massage
classes

For parents and babies from newborn to pre-crawling – can help with bonding, relaxation, sleep and colic discomfort.

Private online hypnobirthing classes

If you need the course to fit in around your diary or you prefer more of a one-on-one, personal approach – tailored to your specific needs.

Group online hypnobirthing classes

Interactive and friendly online group classes where you can come together with like-minded couples to fully prepare for a positive birth experience.

Refresher online hypnobirthing classes

If you have done hypnobirthing before and want to refresh your knowledge and practice – a class that is tailored to your specific needs.

Online baby massage classes

For parents and babies from newborn to pre-crawling – can help with bonding, relaxation, sleep and colic discomfort. add Share your experiences.

For an initial discussion or questions that you want answering, reach me directly through the Hypnobirthing Amersham website.

What You Will Learn

  • You will understand how body functions change during pregnancy and birth, with input from the latest scientific findings.
  • A walkthrough of essential exercises to prepare your body for childbirth.
  • Skills and techniques to use including deep relaxation, self-hypnosis, visualisation, breathing, and light-touch massage techniques.
  • Emotional release techniques that help in alleviating any fear and anxiety during the birthing day.
  • Your birth partner’s role during the birth.
  • Birth rehearsals, covering the labour and birthing stage, including birth positions.
  • How to create the best birth environment.
  • Help writing your birth preferences.
  • Natural ways to help induce labour.

The Benefits of Hypnobirthing

  • All your fears and anxieties are released.
  • Hypnobirthing allows for the best chance of a drug-free birth.
  • Research shows that through hypnobirthing your labour can reduce by up to three hours.
  • Further studies prove that chances of you undergoing an emergency c-section are lower.
  • Your partner is an active participant in the birthing process.
  • Gain the confidence to ask questions and make informed choices in case of any special circumstances during birth.
  • You have better control of the surges and can remain calm throughout.

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Birth choices in Amersham

The tools that you learn with Hypnobirthing can really help give you the confidence to have a home birth. If you prefer to (or are advised to for medical reasons) give birth in hospital, Amersham is located about 20 minutes’ drive from Stoke Mandeville hospital. In addition to the labour ward, there is a birth centre attached to the hospital which women can opt for if there are no special circumstances. There is also a stand-alone birth centre in High Wycombe which is more of a home from home environment and is not as busy as the hospital. You can contact the hospital and birth centre to book a tour. Click on the link below for more information:

 

Aylesbury Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Mandeville Road, Aylesbury, HP21 8AL

Wycombe Birth Centre, Wycombe Hospital, Queen Alexandra Road, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP11 2TT

Complementary therapies and services in Amersham

HypnoBirthing is a wonderfully therapeutic experience for women, their babies and their birthing partners and helps women throughout their pregnancy, birth and beyond. Here is a list of other therapies and services in addition to Hypnobirthing in Amersham which are also very helpful for pregnancy and birth and compliment the HypnoBirthing course well.

Breastfeeding Support

National Breastfeeding helpline – Tel: 0300 100 0212

NCT Breastfeeding Line (8am-10pm)- Tel: 0300 33 00 771

Luci Lishman & Susie Samuels, Chiltern Breastfeeding

  • Contact: 01494 257525 or 07795 366251 (Luci) & 07857 147217 (Susie)
  • Email: lucichilternbreastfeeding@yahoo.co.uk or susiechilternbreastfeeding@yahoo.co.uk

Wycombe NHS Breastfeeding Clinic

  • Beaconsfield Children’s Centre, Holtspur Way, Holtspur, Beaconsfield, Bucks, HP9 1RJ
  • Contact: 07798520830
  • Clinics run by a dedicated core team of Midwives, Health Visitors and Community Staff Nurses for babies under 28 days
  • Tuesdays & Fridays – 10.00 – 13.00

Pregnancy Pilates

It’s important to connect with your body and your baby during pregnancy. Your body is your baby’s home for 9 months, after all! Pregnancy Pilates is tremendously beneficial for you and your baby and the classes are conveniently located just upstairs from the HypnoBirthing classes in the Flint Barn, so you can easily go from one to the other on a Wednesday evening.

Alice, Bucks Pilates

  • Flint Barn, Church Street, Old Amersham, HP7 0DB
  • Pregnancy, Post-Natal and Mummy Maintenance courses available – Wednesday evenings

Pregnancy Yoga

Pregnancy yoga is highly advantageous to future mums as it helps to regulate breathing and calms both mind and body. Choi van Rest and Nicola both run courses which are a great chance to get involved with pregnancy yoga on a long-term basis.

Choi van Rest, Pregnancy Yoga

  • St George’s Hall, Little Chalfont, Amersham, HP7 9LW
  • 10 week courses available, Wednesday evenings 7-8 pm
  • Contact: 01494 724233 or email choivanrest@gmail.com

Pregnancy and Postnatal Massage

Massage allows tissues and muscles in your body to be manipulated by applying different amounts of pressure. If you’re suffering from back problems or neck ache, joint pains or general stress, massage can be a fantastic and inexpensive treatment. Gentle massage can also benefit newborns immensely.

Barnado’s, Baby Massage

  • Amersham Children’s Centre, Bell Lane, Amersham, HP6 6PF
  • Tuesdays, 2pm-3pm
  • Contact: 01494 764258 or email us at amershamcc@barnardos.org.uk

Emma James, Therapeutic Massage

  • 24 Loudhams Road, Little Chalfont, Amersham, HP7 9NY
  • Appointments available.
  • Contact: 01494 580343 / 07949 767813

Reflexology

Reflexology can help to induce labour and can also help with many problems that women might face during pregnancy, the main ones being general aches and pains or swelling. Reflexologists use pressure points in your hands, face, and feet to connect with different parts of your body.

Reflexology by Anne Baker

  • Appointments available.
  • 07929 355 215 or use the website contact form.

Janet Brown Reflexology

  • 24-28 The Broadway, Amersham, Buckinghamshire HP7 0HP
  • Appointments available.
  • Specialises in baby reflexology
  • 01494 728482/07762 385887 or use the website contact form.

Osteopathy

Osteopathy is an alternative medicine that concentrates on your bone structure and muscles. By moving and massaging sore joints or muscles, osteopathy can be highly beneficial in treating any aches and pains. Cranial osteopathy is also recommended for newborns as a way to realign their bodies after birth.

Michael Thornton Osteopathy Practice

  • 5 Stubbs Wood, Chesham Bois, Amersham, HP6 6EY
  • Appointments available.
  • Contact: (01442) 822 990 or 07799 713117

Gerhard-Stangl-do, Orchard Clinic Amersham

  • Orchard Clinic, Orchard Lane, Amersham, HP6 5AB
  • Appointments available.
  • Contact: 01494 726228 / 01494 721803 or email welookafteryou@orchardclinic-amersham.co.uk

Homeopathy

Homeopathy is a natural form of medicine which triggers the body’s system of healing. The remedies are aligned to specific symptoms. It should never be used as a substitute to medical advice given to you by your GP, however homeopathic treatments have been known to help with many pregnancy problems. You can also use homeopathic kits as an alternative to traditional pain relief during labour.

Collette Rix, Chiltern Homepathy

  • Chiltern Osteopathic Clinic, Hyde Heath, near Amersham
  • Specialises in pregnancy, childbirth and women’s health
  • Contact: 07710 507527 or 01494 700189 or send a message via contact form on website

Carolyn Setterfield, The Tree House Homeopathic Clinic

  • 30 Redding Drive, Amersham, Buckinghamshire, HP6 5PX
  • Appointments available.
  • Contact: 01494 431560/ 07799 196884 or use website contact form.

Amatsu Therapy

Amatsu is a Japanese soft tissue therapy which focuses on aligning your body and can help with everything from joint and muscle pains to stress and anxiety. It works by looking at your body as a whole and helping to correct any imbalances. There are no Amatsu classes that take place in Amersham, however, two very good Amatsu therapists are located in nearby Chesham.

Acupuncture

We’ve all seen photographs of acupuncture and thought the process looks a little daunting! However, the procedure is relatively painless and the treatment can help chronic pains, stress or anxiety and nausea amongst other issues women face during pregnancy. The Orchard Clinic and Osteopathy Practice both offer acupuncture sessions.

Orchard Clinic Amersham

  • Orchard Clinic, Orchard Lane, Amersham, HP6 5AB
  • Appointments available.
  • 01494 726228 / 01494 721803 or email welookafteryou@orchardclinic-amersham.co.uk

Michael Thornton Osteopathy Practice

  • 5 Stubbs Wood, Chesham Bois, Amersham, HP6 6EY
  • Appointments available.
  • Contact: (01442) 822 990 or 07799713117

Doulas

Doulas are women who care for pregnant women throughout their experiences of pregnancy and new motherhood. They can provide advice or friendship, as well as being your birthing partner or just a general shoulder to cry on when times are tough!

Dawn Powell, Birth Blessings

  • Contact: 07749857113 or email dawnpowell@birthblessings.co.uk

Sonia Wilkinson, Birth Doula

  • Contact: 01494 580011 or 07958 436031

Nutritional Therapy

From cravings to morning sickness, recommendations of folic acid to iron supplements, nutrition can be a confusing part of pregnancy and can see you face many different issues. Nutritional therapy uses blood samples and any symptoms you have to identify just what your body needs throughout your pregnancy. You and your baby will both benefit!

Orchard Clinic Amersham

  • Orchard Clinic, Orchard Lane, Amersham, HP6 5AB
  • Appointments available.
  • Contact: 01494 726228 / 01494 721803 or email welookafteryou@orchardclinic-amersham.co.uk

Lisa, Amersham Nutrition

  • The Beauty Retreat, Brendan O’Sullivan Hair and Beauty, 3A Sycamore Road, Amersham, HP6 6AN
  • Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday appointments available.
  • Contact: 07795 188924 or email lisa@amershamnutrition.com

FAQs

Read more about hypnobirthing on our ‘What is Hypnobirthing’ page, available on the website.

A completely pain free birth is possible with hypnobirthing, however it cannot be guaranteed. Having said this, I did some research into my classes and found that 70% of the women who took my classes reported that they did not require any other form of pain relief. You can read about their experiences on my blog.

Any drugs that you use during the birthing process will be passed on to your baby. Hypnobirthing equips you with the necessary skills and techniques to facilitate a natural birth. Going drug-free reduces the risk of drugs being passed to your baby. Furthermore, the use of epidurals prolongs your birthing time, and also your recovery period.

The best time to sign up for Hypnobirthing Classes Amersham is between your 20th and 30th week of pregnancy. Should you be past 30 weeks, you can still reach out to me at Hypnobirthing Amersham and I will find the right course for you.

As with any skill, deep relaxation and hypnosis require sufficient practice to execute them effectively. The 4-week course enables you and your birth companion to feel fully prepared and relaxed as you approach your due date.

Any woman who is looking to feel more prepared and confident about birth is eligible. I teach first-time mothers as well second or third time mums and those who want to have a vaginal birth after caesarean.

When using hypnosis, you are in a deep state of relaxation. You are still fully aware of what is happening around you and can come out of it at anytime. Anyone can use hypnosis – it is simple and easy to learn.

Your baby feels what you feel. By employing the deep relaxation techniques, your brain releases endorphins that calm your body. The same hormone passes to your baby, allowing for a more natural and pleasurable journey out of the womb. According to research, babies born naturally show more interest in breastfeeding behaviours and are more alert.

You will need a minimum upload speed of 2Mbps to enjoy our online hypnobirthing classes. You can check your internet speed through this link: http://www.speedtest.net.

They may be a cheaper alternative to the course, but you will miss out on the vital information that we give during the live online sessions with regards to the techniques.