Hypnobirthing Cheltenham

If you live in Cheltenham or surrounding areas, learn the power of hypnobirthing with live, interactive online courses you can enjoy 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. 4-week hypnobirthing courses starting at £135 for 8 hours of live, interactive classes, including 9 relaxation downloads and a course companion book.

Introduction

Welcome to Together Birthing, and congratulations on your pregnancy! I’m Emma, a hypnobirthing mum and qualified practitioner with a passion for what I teach. I offer live online hypnobirthing courses for couples in Cheltenham. I did my training in 2014 with the Hypnobirthing Institute and in 2016 with the Hypnobirthing Training Academy by Jenny Mullan, who’s course is accredited by the Royal College of Midwives.

My online hypnobirthing classes provide a complete childbirth education programme to fully prepare you and your birth partner for your baby’s birth. I know exactly what a huge difference hypnobirthing techniques makes to the birthing experience, as a hypnobirthing mum myself, and I love to share the marvel of hypnobirthing with other expecting parents so that they can also experience an easier, calmer birth.

Online Hypnobirthing Classes in Cheltenham

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 Cheltenham and are looking for an online hypnobirthing course, I would love the chance to have an initial discussion with you about my classes and answer any questions you may have.

What You Will Learn

  • How the body functions during birth, backed by scientific findings.
  • How to create an appropriate environment for labour and birth.
  • Techniques of deep relaxation, visualisation, breathing and light-touch massage.
  • Emotional release techniques to get rid of impending fears.
  • Exercises to prepare your body for a calm birth.
  • Ways to help induce labour naturally.
  • Your birth partner’s role during labour.
  • How to remain calm and make informed decisions in case of special circumstances.
  • Writing your birth preferences.
  • Birth rehearsal for labour, birthing stages and birth positions.

The Benefits of Hypnobirthing

  • Release any fears and anxieties about birth so that you can positively look forward to your birthing day.
  • Get the best chance for a drug-free birth.
  • Feel calm and in control during labour and birth.
  • Have tools and techniques to stay calm during special circumstances.
  • Give your birth partner a role to support you during birth.
  • Feel empowered to speak out and ask questions to help you and your birth companion make informed decisions during birth.
  • Hypnobirthing can reduce the likelihood of an emergency C-section, according to research.
  • Hypnobirthing can reduce labour time by up to 3 hours, according to research.

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Birth choices in Cheltenham

If you are living in Cheltenham, you might choose to give birth at home, to be in your own familiar surroundings and not have to travel to the hospital. You can also hire birth pools for home births if you want to have a water birth. Alternatively, you might be planning to have a hospital birth at Cheltenham General Hospital, which is conveniently located in Cheltenham 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 to it, with an emphasis on natural birth. Speak to your midwife for more information or book a tour.

Cheltenham Hospital – Sandford Rd, Cheltenham GL53 7AN.

Tel. – +44 300 422 2222

Complementary therapies and services in Cheltenham

As well as the HypnoBirthing course, there are plenty of complimentary therapies and services available in Cheltenham. From ancient practices like acupuncture and yoga to reflexologists and osteopathic practitioners, these services can really help you through pregnancy and beyond.

Breastfeeding Support

National Breastfeeding helpline – Tel: 0300 100 0212

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

Gloucester Breastfeeding Support  – Email – info@gbsn.org.uk

 

Cheltenham Pilates & Yoga

Gentle exercise to relieve stresses of the body and mind during pregnancy and in early motherhood.

Cheltenham Pilates & Yoga

St Faith’s Mission, Sherborne Pl, Cheltenham, GL52 2RS. Tel. – 01242 523282

Reflexology & Massage in Cheltenham

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 your baby needs reposition or you would like to help induce labour naturally, reflexology can also help. 

Cheltenham Reflexology & Massage

St Margarets Terrace, 1 St Margaret’s Rd, Cheltenham, GL50 4DT.
Tel. – 01242 255440

 

Osteopathy in Cheltenham

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.

Cotswolds Osteopath

14 Clarence Square, Cheltenham, GL50 4JN.
Tel. –  01242 525437

 

Acupuncture in Cheltenham

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.

Cheltenham Acupuncture Clinic

256 London Rd, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham GL52 6HS, United Kingdom

Tel. – 07717 581175

 

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.

Nourishing by Nature

Email – Laila@nourishingbynature.co.uk

Tel. – 07768056048

FAQs

Read more about Hypnobirthing, how it helps, and how it works on our ‘What is Hypnobirthing’ page.

Hypnobirthing is an acquired skill, the success of which depends on how much practice is done during the course. The Hypnobirthing Institute found that 65%-70% of hypnobirthing mums didn’t need any pain relief, while 69% of those I taught, over a 2 year period, didn’t need pain relief. The Institute also found that 20%-25% only require mild assistance, such as gas and air, while the remaining 5%-10% usually experience ‘special circumstances’, and needed medical intervention. My hypnobirthing students who experienced special circumstances confirmed that hypnobirthing still really helped, even when they needed inducement or caesarean. You can read about individual birth-story experiences on my blog. Hypnobirthing helps you gain adequate information, control, and a more positive birthing experience, no matter what the birthing situation. 

People who birth without an epidural can easily walk and change positions easily throughout labour, go for a walk or easily to the bathroom. They normally birth better and faster as they are still connected with their bodies. The use of epidurals usually prolongs labour time and increases the chances of further interventions. Using medications are sometimes necessary but it should be noted that drugs ingested by mothers can affect babies in the womb. 

It is advisable to start between the 20th and 30th week of pregnancy. If you are later than 30 weeks, do still get in touch and I will do my best to fit in a course for you. I have taught many couples from 36 weeks!

Most definitely! Self-hypnosis and deep relaxation are most effective when learnt with regular practice time between weekly classes. The 4-week course enables you and your birth partner to feel prepared, relaxed and positive as you await your birthing day.

Hypnobirthing is for first-time mums, mothers on subsequent births, or those who wish to experience vaginal birth after caesarean (VBAC). Basically, hypnobirthing is for mothers who want to feel more prepared and confident about a vaginal birth. Hypnobirthing techniques are beneficial for home, hospital or birth centre births.

Hypnobirthing works for everyone who is willing to attempt and practice regularly. Basically, hypnobirthing is about entering a state of relaxation during birth, while you are fully aware of your surroundings, and communicate effectively. Self-hypnosis is easy to learn and can be improved upon throughout the course. The hypnobirthing course involves much more than just learning self-hypnosis. It is actually an entire philosophy, ideology, and approach to pregnancy and childbirth. The techniques also helps people relax after childbirth.

Hypnobirthing is very beneficial for your baby as they feel precisely what you feel, so each time you become relaxed and calm, your baby will enjoy similar sensations in your womb. Endorphins are your body’s natural relaxant and are released when the body is in a calm state. They have been noticed in the placenta and umbilical cord and so are likely to help the baby feel more comfortable. According to research, babies born through natural childbirth, are more active and show more interest in breastfeeding behaviours such as sucking and massaging the mother’s breasts.

To participate effectively in the live online classes you will ideally need a minimum upload speed of 2Mbps. You can run a test on your computer to check your upload speed with this toolhttp://www.speedtest.net.

The CDs and MP3s bought from the market are useful for relaxation during pregnancy but are not as useful or effective during childbirth when compared to actually attending a class. The courses I teach help you to learn very important techniques for birth and extensive understanding and skills necessary for success.