Hypnobirthing Bedfordshire

Live Online Hypnobirthing Classes

If you live in Bedfordshire, enjoy live online hypnobirthing classes in the comfort of your own home. 4-week hypnobirthing courses starting at £149 for 8 hours of live, interactive classes with 9 relaxation downloads and a course companion book.

Introduction

Welcome to Together Birthing and congratulations on your pregnancy! My name is Emma, and I am a passionate hypnobirthing practitioner and hypnobirthing mum serving women and couples looking for hypnobirthing classes in Bedfordshire. I teach online hypnobirthing classes to help mums-to-be and their birth partners prepare for a more positive and empowering birth experience. My second child's birth was wonderful as I had the benefit of hypnobirthing. I felt so inspired by the experience that I decided to help other people do the same.

I trained with the HypnoBirthing Institute in 2014 and now teach the Hypnobirthing by Jenny Mullan course, which is accredited by the Royal College of Midwives. It is with enthusiasm and passion that I help other parents-to-be prepare for a calmer, easier birth, without fear. I have great pleasure in offering hypnobirthing classes in the Bedfordshire area, so that you too can learn the techniques that you need to make birth a more positive and manageable experience, even if you have previously had a difficult birth.

Online Hypnobirthing Classes in Bedfordshire

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.

If you reside in or near Bedfordshire and you’re interested in joining my hypnobirthing course, then I would encourage you to get in touch to discuss the best course for you.

Your Takeaway from this Course

  • Learning how the body functions during pregnancy and childbirth, supported by science.
  • How to create a calming environment for labour and birth.
  • Helpful techniques to release your fears.
  • The role of your birth companion
  • Drafting up your birth plan
  • Rehearsal techniques to help you with birthing positions and the different stages labour
  • Deep relaxation, visualisation, breathing and light touch massage techniques

Bedfordshire is an amazing destination when it comes to raising children. It has a lot of local amenities and many young families to interact with.

The Benefits of Hypnobirthing

  • Releases all your anxieties and fears regarding childbirth to give you a positive viewpoint.
  • Gives you the best chance of a natural drug-free delivery
  • Designates helpful duties for your birth companion
  • Allows you to feel in control during labour and birth
  • Equips you with helpful techniques to stay calm under special circumstances
  • Boosts your confidence to ask questions and make informed choices
  • Lowers the probability of having an emergency C-section
  • Potentially lowers your labour time by up to 3 hours

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Birth choices in Bedfordshire

Women regularly use HypnoBirthing to deliver their child in the comfort of their own home, preferring the relaxed familiar surroundings. Some parents, however, do prefer to go to a hospital and may have to for medical reasons. The Luton and Dunstable or Milton Keynes hospitals both offer maternity services. Luton and Dunstable hospital is conveniently located in Dunstable and offers a birth centre environment as well as a labour ward. The birth centre is entirely run by midwives for women who are considered low risk. The environment is less medical than the labour ward and has a ‘home from home’ feel, with an emphasis on natural birth. A birth pool is usually available on the labour ward and the birth centre at the Luton & Dunstable hospital. Speak to your midwife for more information or book a tour.

 

Luton & Dunstable Hospital – 01582 491166 (main switchboard – ask for maternity)

Milton Keynes University Hospital – 01908 660033 (main switchboard – ask for maternity)

Complementary therapies and services in Bedfordshire

Hypnobirthing is a wonderful way to relieve some of the anxieties and concerns that can come with being pregnant. Hypnobirthing also works extremely well with other pregnancy services and therapies that help you to stay healthy and relaxed.

Breastfeeding Support

National Breastfeeding helpline – Tel: 0300 100 0212

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

Breastfeeding Brasserie, Dunstable

  • Downside Neighbourhood Centre, Oakwood Avenue, Dunstable, LU5 4AS
  • Drop-in Mondays, 12.00 – 13.30
  • 01582 666403

NCT Dunstable

Support, advice and friendships from the UK’s largest charity for parents. Antenatal courses are grouped by due date.

Joanne Oldham, NCT antenatal course

  • Dunstable Community Fire Station, Dunstable, Bedfordshire
  • Email bookings5l@nct.org.uk
  • 02087529117

Pregnancy and Postnatal Massage

Stimulating blood flow and circulation is one of the best ways massage benefits your body during pregnancy. It can also relax your mind so any tension or stress you feel can be eliminated. Baby massage is a safe way to soothe your babies once they enter the world and can relieve both of you from anxiety you have experienced during labour.

Sian O’Flynn and Lisa Kelly, Woodside Clinic

  • Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays by appointment
  • 88 Great Northern Road, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, LU5 4BT
  • 01582 608400
  • Email reception@woodsideclinic.co.uk

Reflexology

Using pressure points on your feet and hands, reflexology targets other parts of your body that are suffering from pain. It can help with discomforts in your pelvis and back, as well as with digestive issues and swelling. If you are feeling tired or are lacking in energy, reflexology can also help.

Tracey Field, Feet First Reflexology

  • Mobile treatments
  • By appointment
  • 07963 797613
  • Email tracey@feetfirst-reflexology.co.uk

Osteopathy

Osteopathy can combat a wide range of conditions affecting pregnant women. These include back, neck and pelvic pain, as well as any swellings. The changes happening in your body can cause you to feel tired, short of breath or unable to sleep. Osteopathy can also help treat these issues by focusing on your bone structure, joints and muscles.

Woodside Clinic

  • 88 Great Northern Road, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, LU5 4BT
  • 01582 608400
  • Email reception@woodsideclinic.co.uk
  • Also offers cranial osteopathy for newborns

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a safe and effective way of treating your body during pregnancy. With the use of thin needles, acupuncture can heal many symptoms including stress, depression, morning sickness, back pain and any other aches or discomforts. It’s important to feel comfortable about the acupuncture process before taking part so speak to your therapist and ask any questions before beginning treatment.

Alistair Whitlock, Woodside Clinic

  • Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays by appointment
  • 88 Great Northern Road, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, LU5 4BT
  • 01582 608400
  • Email reception@woodsideclinic.co.uk

Yoga and Pilates

Gentle exercise to relieve stresses of the body and mind. While many types of yoga and pilates are safe for pregnant women, you may wish to confirm the suitability of the class before booking.

The Pilates Workshop

  • 16 West St (off Maypole Yard), Dunstable, Bedfordshire LU6 1SX
  • 01582 674646
  • Email classes@thepilatesworkshop.co.uk

Nutritional Therapy

If you are suffering from nausea, morning sickness, fatigue or lack of energy, seeing a nutritional therapist is highly advisable. They can analyse your blood and symptoms to find out if you have any deficiencies. They can also offer advice on different supplements or how to combat cravings.

Ruth Hughes, Woodside Clinic

  • Mondays and Thursdays by appointment
  • 88 Great Northern Road, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, LU5 4BT
  • 01582 608400
  • Email reception@woodsideclinic.co.uk

FAQs

Check out our ‘What is Hypnobirthing’ page to learn all about what it is and how it works.

According to the Hypnobirthing Institute, around 65%-70% of hypnobirthing mums don’t need pain relief, 20%-25% only need mild forms, and the rest 5%-10% require medical intervention as the last resort. The important thing to understand is that hypnobirthing is an acquired skill so its success relies heavily on practice and dedication. Even under special circumstances, it’ll still help you stay calm. You can read different stories of hypnobirthing mums on my blog.

An epidural mostly adds unwanted complications to the labour process. Mums are usually unable to walk freely or even change birthing positions after an epidural. Actually, studies show that epidurals can prolong birthing time and increase the probability of other medical intervention. Moreover, recovery is usually faster after a drug-free delivery. It’s also good for the baby.

You should start the course between your 20th and 30th weeks of pregnancy. If you’re later than that, we can still fit the course in for you; so, don’t hesitate to get in touch. 

Certainly, because hypnobirthing is an acquired skill; thus, it’s only as good as the amount of practice you put into it. The 4-week course gives you and your partner ample time to feel fully confident as your birthing day nears. 

Hypnobirthing is ideal for anyone who wants to boost their confidence and knowledge regarding pregnancy and childbirth. First-time mums who don’t know what to expect greatly benefit from our online hypnobirthing classes. It’s also ideal for mums on their subsequent pregnancies who are looking for a different approach. Similarly, mums who’ve undergone C-section can look towards hypnobirthing techniques to deliver vaginally.

Hypnosis is nothing out of the ordinary – it’s only a means to help you enter into relaxation. You’ll be completely aware at all times. For it to work best, you need to perfect your skills by practicing between your weekly online classes.  Moreover, you should know that our hypnobirthing classes in Bedfordshire involve a lot more than merely learning self-hypnosis; it’s a whole new outlook on pregnancy and childbirth.

Yes, because when you’re calm, your body releases endorphins – the body’s natural relaxant. These have been found in the placenta and the umbilical cord. So, your baby feels exactly what you’re feeling. Whenever you’re relaxed and calm, your baby enjoys the same sensations in your womb.

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It would be cheaper but the two experiences wouldn’t be comparable. My courses ensure that you learn important birthing techniques and necessary skills for success.