Hypnobirthing Berkhamsted

You can now take hypnobirthing classes in Berkhamsted, from the comfort of your home. Learn the power of hypnobirthing through our live online hypnobirthing courses. I offer live, interactive online classes, both private or as a group. The 4-week hypnobirthing courses start 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. I'm Emma, I offer live online hypnobirthing courses for couples in Berkhamsted. As a hypnobirthing mum and practitioner, I have a passion for what I teach! My training was with the Hypnobirthing Institute in 2014 and with the Hypnobirthing Training Academy in 2016 -by Jenny Mullan, who's course is accredited by the Royal College of Midwives.

I teach hypnobirthing classes which are interactive and provide a complete childbirth education programme to fully prepare you and your birth partner for your baby’s birth. As a hypnobirthing mum myself, I know first-hand just what a huge difference hypnobirthing techniques can make to the birthing experience and I love sharing the marvel of hypnobirthing with other parents-to-be so that they too can experience an easier, calmer birth.

Online Hypnobirthing Classes in Berkhamsted

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 would like to know more about Hypnobirthing Berkhamsted, please get in touch with me directly.

What You Will Learn

  • How to create the best birth environment for your birth.
  • You will go through various exercises that better prepare your body for childbirth.
  • Your partner will better understand their role during the birthing process.
  • Different techniques that help in emotional release, deep relaxation, breathing, light touch massage and visualisation.
  • You will also perform a birth rehearsal that covers the labour and birthing stage to ensure that you have a full understanding of the skills and techniques. including birth positions.
  • How the body functions during labour and birth and how the body changes
  • Natural ways to help induce labour
  • How to cope with special circumstances, ask questions and make informed choices.
  • How to write birth preferences.

The Benefits of Hypnobirthing

  • Research shows that hypnobirthing mothers can reduce their labour time by up to three hours. It further states that you are at a lower chance of an emergency c-section when you opt for hypnobirthing.
  • All your fear and anxiety will be released.
  • Your partner participates more during your birth to support you and prompt relaxation.
  • It gives you the best chance of a drug-free birth.
  • You are more in control of your body during labour and birth.
  • It gives you more confidence to ask questions and make informed decisions should special circumstances arise.

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Birth choices in Berkhamsted

When it comes to your actual birth, there are several choices in terms of your birthing environment. Having a home birth can help with relaxation during labour and birth by enabling you to have privacy and a peaceful environment. Hypnobirthing often gives couples the confidence to opt for a home birth. Alternatively, if you live in Berkhamsted, there are two choices of hospital which are both approximately 20 minutes’ drive away, in Watford, Hertfordshire, and Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire. Both of these hospitals have birth centres attached to them if you are low risk and prefer a slightly less clinical environment, or in the case of Watford, you would like a water birth (not available on the Watford labour ward). You can contact the hospitals directly to find out more or book a tour, by clicking on the links below. You will need to advise your midwife which hospital you have decided on.

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

Watford General Hospital,Vicarage Road, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD18 0HB

Complementary therapies and services in Berkhamsted

Hypnobirthing is just one part of your exciting journey through pregnancy. Berkhamsted has an abundance of other prenatal and postnatal services, therapies and classes to support you on your journey through pregnancy and parenthood. The Carmenta Life well-being centre and the Naturality Centre offer a wide range well-being therapies and services such as pregnancy massage, osteopathy, acupuncture and reflexology. Carmenta Life also offers private medical care, physiotherapy and ultrasound scans as well as pre-natal and post-natal classes such as pregnancy yoga, mum and baby yoga, Beez Kneez fitness and a breastfeeding support group. The Little Hands and Feet Children’s Centre in Gossoms End offers parenting courses as well as baby/toddler and breastfeeding drop-ins.

Here are a list of services and therapies to complement your experience of hypnobirthing during your pregnancy and early parenthood in Berkhamsted:

Breastfeeding Support

National Breastfeeding helpline – Tel: 0300 100 0212

Cathy Johnston, Womb to Bloom

Drop-in breastfeeding support class or home visits

  • Thursdays, 13:00 — 15:00
  • Carmenta Life, Chesham House, Church Lane, Berkhamsted
  • Tel. 07702 669558

Julie Carden, Lactation Consultant and Tongue Tie Practitioner

Drop-in breastfeeding support class or home visits

  • Thursdays, 13:00 — 15:00
  • Carmenta Life, Chesham House, Church Lane, Berkhamsted
  • Tel. 07899995622

Bumps to Cruisers, Little Hands and Feet Children’s Centre

Drop-in class for families during pregnancy and until babies are confident walkers with breastfeeding support

  • Thursdays, 13:00 – 14.30
  • Tel. 01442 385152

NCT, Berkhamsted

Offers support, information and friendship to new parents and parents-to-be.

Breastfeeding Support: Call 0300 330 0771 (manned by trained breastfeeding counsellors; open 8am to 10pm daily). Alternatively reach out to local NCT-trained Breastfeeding Peer Supporters via www.bestfedbaby.co.uk or email info@bestfedbaby.co.uk

Early Days Support: 0300 330 0773 (open 11am-1pm, Monday to Friday)

Breast Pump and/or Valley Cushion Hire: Call 0844 243 6159, Option 5.

Bumps’n’Babes café: Call 0844 243 6159, Option 1 or email bumpsnbabeshhb@gmail.com

Pregnancy Yoga

Sally and Louise’s yoga classes focus on pranayama breathwork, asana postures and Yoga Nidra relaxation supporting you through pregnancy from 15 weeks onwards.

Louise Hutchings, Yoga Louise

  • Carmenta Life, Chesham House, Church Lane, Berkhamsted
  • Mondays, 18:30 — 19:30
  • Tel. 07986 099683

Mum & Baby Yoga

Suzy Reading, Mum & Baby Yoga

  • Carmenta Life, Chesham House, Church Lane, Berkhamsted
  • Mondays, 13:30 — 14:30
  • Tel. 07951440255

Pregnancy Pilates & Mum & Baby Pilates

Helen McClorry, Flirty Fitness

  • Galley Hill School, Hemel Hempstead and The Methodist Church Hall, Hempstead Rd, Kings Langley
  • Wednesday & Monday evenings – booking essential
  • Tel. 07833 511720

Pregnancy & New Mums Fitness

Vicky Warr, The Beez Kneez

Pregnancy and new mums fitness class and nutritional advice (suitable for trimester two and three during pregnancy and after six-week check for new mums) to help you feel good and stay healthy and in shape.

  • Carmenta Life, Chesham House, Church Lane, Berkhamsted
  • Tuesdays, 19:20 – 20.20 (Prenatal) and Wednesdays, 10.00 – 11.00 (postnatal with babies)
  • Tel. 01442 461670 or 07711 516442

Pregnancy and Postnatal Massage

To relieve pregnancy and birth symptoms, to relax the mind and body for mother and baby, to ease tension, aches and pains, and to help improve circulation and regulate hormones, using essential oils that are suitable for pregnancy and breastfeeding. Full body or back neck and shoulder massage.

Michelle Daley, Pregnancy and Post natal Massage

  • Carmenta Life, Chesham House, Church Lane, Berkhamsted
  • Tel. 07800 904876

Lisa Sutherland, Soullite Wellbeing Clinic

  • By appointment
  • Tel. 07900546817

Alison, Pure Therapy

  • Naturality Centre, 42 Lower Kings Road, Berkhamsted
  • Tel. 07778598530

Cathy Johnston, Womb to Bloom

  • Carmenta Life, Chesham House, Church Lane, Berkhamsted
  • Tel. 07899995622

Reflexology

Helps balance and integrate all systems of your body and harmonise the hormones at every stage of preconception, pregnancy and after birth. Helps to relieve many pregnancy and birth symptoms such as backache, joint pain, nausea, swollen ankles, mood swings and stress.

Yoko Yaghmaie, Reflexology

  • Carmenta Life, Chesham House, Church Lane, Berkhamsted – by appointment
  • Wednesdays, 10.00 – 18.00
  • Tel. 07947 988465

Lisa Sutherland, Soullite Wellbeing Clinic

  • By appointment
  • Tel. 07900 546817

Jackie Garwood, Chamomile Reflexology

  • Tel. 07969 044884

Osteopathy

Relief from backache, sciatica, pelvic pain, heartburn and breathing difficulties. Osteopathy is also great for helping your body and your baby’s body get back to normal after birth. All babies can benefit from being checked by a cranial osteopath as the plates of bone forming the infant skull sometimes do not spring back completely after birth. This can cause many problems such as frequent crying due to headache, feeding problems, constipation or colic.

Christian Scharsach, Osteopathy Berkhamsted

  • Admiral House, 117 High Street, Berkhamsted – by appointment
  • Tel. 01442 871551

Berkhamsted Osteopaths

  • Berkhamsted Osteopaths, 119 High Street, Berkhamsted – by appointment
  • Tel. 01442 878900
  • Arabella (Cranial Osteopathy) or Juliette

Homeopathy

Relief from minor pregnancy-related conditions such as nausea, backache and constipation as well as more severe symptoms and emotional changes. Also, for any conditions where pregnancy may prevent you from taking your usual medication. You can acquire homeopathic labour kits for help in relaxation during labour. Also good for treatment of problems after birth such as painful nipples, painful wounds and emotional symptoms such as ‘baby blues’ and postnatal depression and for babies there are treatments for all kinds of problems such as teething and nappy rash. It is strongly recommended that you maintain your relationship with your GP, midwife and other healthcare professionals you are currently working with. When necessary, homeopathic and conventional approaches can be used alongside one another to give the most effective and appropriate care.

Dorothy Watts, Crossroads Homeopathy

  • Carmenta Life, Chesham House, Church Lane, Berkhamsted – by appointment.
  • Tel. 07530 286942

Amatsu Therapy

Lucy Anning, Amatsu

Relaxing Japanese therapy using natural movement and soft pressure to restore balance and natural alignment. Useful for pregnancy, baby cranial, colic and reflux.

  • Naturality Wellness Clinic, 42 New Kings Road, Berkhamsted – by appointment
  • Tel. 07950380621

Acupuncture

Relief from common ailments such as morning sickness, back ache, fluid retention and swelling. May also be used in labour for relaxation and pain relief, for inducing labour and for turning a breech baby. Also assists with fertility issues and post-natal issues such as lactation, low energy levels, blood loss, anxiety, postnatal depression, discomfort following cesarean section.

Hazel Meacher, Renying Acupuncture

  • Naturality Wellness Centre, 42 Lower Kings Road, Berkhamsted – by appointment
  • Tel. 07789490122

Carmel Twomey, Acupuncturist

  • Berkhamsted Osteopaths, 109 High Street, Berkhamsted – by appointment.
  • Home visits are also available.
  • Tel. 07882889989

Sabine Schnelle, Acupuncture for fertility, pregnancy, childbirth & postnatal

  • Carmenta Life, Chesham House, Church Lane, Berkhamsted – by appointment
  • Tel. 07946511518

Doulas

Emotional and practical support for women and their birth partner before, during and after birth.

Lisa Sutherland, Soullite Wellbeing Clinic

  • Berkhamsted
  • Tel. 07900546817

Nutritional Therapy

Relief from symptoms such as morning sickness, weight gain, cravings, and heart palpitations. Advice on supplements to prepare the body for birth.

Tracy Harper, Tracy Harper Nutrition

  • Berkhamsted Clinic – by appointment
  • Tel. 07747780035

Alyson, Nutrition 4 Life

  • Naturality Wellness Centre, 42 Lower Kings Road, Berkhamsted – by appointment
  • Tel. 07816981858

Newborn Sensory Classes

Hartbeeps Baby Bells Class

  • Carmenta Life, Chesham House, Church Lane, Berkhamsted
  • Tuesdays, 11.30 – Karolina
  • Thursdays, 11.30 – Caroline
  • Booking required – contact via website – http://hartbeeps.com/contact.php

FAQs

Please visit the ‘What is Hypnobirthing’ page on the website to find out more.

I cannot completely guarantee a pain free labour (although it is possible!) however, approx. 70% of hypnobirthing mums do not need any other form of pain relief, according to statistics from the Hypnobirthing Institute and my own study of mums that I have taught. You can read actual testimonials from those who have attended the course on my blog.

Hypnobirthing greatly reduces your need for pain relief. Women who birth without an epidural can move freely and switch positions easily. Studies show that an epidural increases the chances of other interventions such as vacuum extraction and forceps. By employing the techniques you learn from your hypnobirthing course, you are in more control of your body, allowing a more natural birth.

We recommend you enrol for the course between your 20th and 30th week of pregnancy. If you are past your 30th week, please do still get in touch at Hypnobirthing Berkhamsted, so that I can find a course for you. I have taught plenty of mums who have been at 36 weeks of gestation. 

The skills and techniques that I teach are acquired over time. The more you practice, the better you become at executing them. The 4-week online hypnobirthing classes, enable you and your birth companion to feel fully prepared, relaxed and confident as you approach your birthing day.
You can also reach me after the course for any further assistance that you may require.

Any mother seeking a calmer and easier birth is eligible for the hypnobirthing course. The techniques I teach apply to all birthing environments, whether at home, the hospital or a birth centre. I have even taught mums who are having a planned c-section.

Hypnosis is a simple technique which anybody can do. It’s just about entering a state of relaxation. You are still fully aware of your surroundings and can respond effectively to any situation. Hypnobirthing classes Berkhamsted involve more than just learning self-hypnosis. You will learn its philosophy and approach to pregnancy and childbirth.

You and your baby are always connected. Whatever you feel, they feel. As you enter a state of relaxation, your brain releases endorphins that calm the body. The same sensation passes to your baby, allowing them to go through the birthing process in a more comfortable way. Research shows that babies that have gone through natural childbirth are more alert and exhibit more interest in breastfeeding behaviours.

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Although useful, you will miss out on the essential techniques practice sessions and birth rehearsals that we offer in our live online hypnobirthing classes.