Hypnobirthing Buckinghamshire

Online Hypnobirthing Classes

If you reside in Buckinghamshire, learn hypnobirthing with my live interactive online classes from the comfort of your own home. I offer both private and group classes along with baby massage classes for infants from new-born to pre-crawling ages. 4-week hypnobirthing courses start at only £149 for 8 hours of live, interactive classes, including 9 relaxation downloads and a course companion book.

Welcome to Together Birthing

Welcome to Together Birthing and congratulations on your pregnancy! If you are looking for hypnobirthing in Buckinghamshire, I offer weekly online classes (the course comprises 4 x 2 hour classes). My name is Emma, and I’m a hypnobirthing mum and practitioner, having trained with the Hypnobirthing Institute in 2014 and the Hypnobirthing Training Academy by Jenny Mullan in 2016. The course is accredited by the

Royal College of Midwives. I love teaching the marvel of hypnobirthing so that mums-to-be can fulfil their potential to have a calmer and easier birthing experience, supported by their partners, even after a previous difficult birth or first time nerves. It is with great pleasure that I offer my services to help mums-to-be and birth partners across Buckinghamshire have the best birthing experience possible.

Online Hypnobirthing Classes in Buckinghamshire

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 live in or around Buckinghamshire and are interested in online hypnobirthing classes, please get in touch. I would love to have an initial discussion with you.

You Can Expect to Learn

  • How the body functions during pregnancy and childbirth, supported by the latest science.
  • Ways of creating a supportive environment for labour and birth
  • Techniques to promote relaxation and visualisation
  • Light-touch massage and emotional release techniques
  • Your birth partner’s role
  • Preparatory physical exercises
  • Natural ways to stimulate the onset of labour
  • How to make informed choices during special circumstances
  • Help drafting your birthing plan
  • Proper birth rehearsal for labour and birthing stages including birth positions

The Advantages of Hypnobirthing

  • Helping you to release all your fears regarding pregnancy and childbirth
  • Giving you a high chance of delivering naturally
  • Equipping you with the necessary tools to remain calm and in control
  • Encouraging proper participation of your birth partner
  • Empowering you to speak out, ask questions and make informed choices
  • Reducing emergency C-section rates as well as labour time by up to 3 hours, supported by research

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Birth choices in Buckinghamshire

Hypnobirthing often gives women and their birth partners the confidence to opt for a home birth, preferring the privacy and comfort of their own familiar surroundings. If you prefer (or are required for medical reasons) to give birth on a labour ward, Stoke Mandeville hospital in Aylesbury serves a large catchment area in Buckinghamshire and has a birth centre attached to the hospital. There is also the option of a stand-alone birth centre in Wycombe. The birth centres are for low-risk women with an emphasis on natural birth being entirely run by midwives. The environment is less medical than the hospital labour ward – more of a home from home environment and tends to be less busy than the labour ward.

Complementary therapies and services in Buckinghamshire

Hypnobirthing will help you through your pregnancy journey, enabling a smoother transition into parenthood. There are other therapies and services that compliment hypnobirthing such as reflexology and acupuncture. For childbirth and parenthood, there’s no such thing as being too prepared! Below, I’ve compiled a list of additional services that you may find helpful during pregnancy or in the early stages of parenthood:-

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 the 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 07799713117

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 Homeopathy

  • 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 that 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

You can gain valuable insight into hypnobirthing by reading our ‘What is Hypnobirthing’ page.

As a general guide, the Hypnobirthing Institute has found that 20%-25% of hypnobirthing mums only require mild pain relief whereas 5%-10% are special circumstances. 65-70% do not need any other pain relief which fits with my own study of mums that I have taught (69%). You should read all about the birthing experiences on my blog.

A drug-free birth is usually the best way to go, not only for the mum but the baby as well. Epidurals tend to over-complicate the process by leading to further medical intervention and usually prolong the birthing time. Through hypnobirthing, you generally have the best chance of undergoing a drug-free birth that will be better for your baby’s well-being and will make the recovery easier.

You should join my online hypnobirthing classes between your 20th and 30th weeks of pregnancy. Even if you’re a little late, you should still get in touch. I have taught many couples from 36 weeks!

Yes, of course. Since hypnobirthing is an acquired skill, you must practise regularly. The duration of my 4-week course is enough to empower you and your partner as your birthing day approaches. 

Hypnobirthing is a skill that’s beneficial to anyone seeking a positive birthing experience. It is ideal for first-time mums who don’t know what to expect or need to calm their nerves. It’s also perfect for mums who would like to have a different experience compared to their previous ones – for example, delivering vaginally if they had a C-section last time.

Yes, it can be used by anybody and is simple to learn. It should be noted that hypnosis is nothing but entering a state of calmness – you’re awake and fully in control. Also, there’s a lot more to my online hypnobirthing Buckinghamshire classes than mere hypnosis; the techniques can go a very long way by helping to reduce stress in everyday life.

It is very good for your baby as it helps you release endorphins, a natural relaxant. These are found in the umbilical cord as well as the placenta. So, your baby will feel the same calm sensations that you feel through hypnobirthing.

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You will notice that merely listening and watching does not compare to actual interactive classes. My course guarantees that you’ll acquire important skills necessary for a successful birth.