Hypnobirthing Chesham

We are delighted to offer live online hypnobirthing classes to residents of Chesham and its surrounding neighbourhoods. Hypnobirthing Chesham is open for both private and group classes that you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home. You can also enrol in our online group baby massage classes for infants ranging from newborns to pre-crawling. The 4-week hypnobirthing courses start at £149 for 8 hours of live, interactive sessions, including 9 relaxation downloads and a course companion book.

Introduction

Welcome to Together Birthing and congratulations on your pregnancy. If you are looking for hypnobirthing in Chesham, or the surrounding areas, I offer live online classes for expectant couples. My name is Emma. I am a hypnobirthing mum and a qualified hypnobirthing practitioner with a passion for what I teach!

I trained with the Hypnobirthing Institute in 2014 and the Hypnobirthing Training Academy by Jenny Mullan in 2016, and the course is accredited by the Royal College of Midwives. Having experienced hypnobirthing myself, I love sharing the marvel of hypnobirthing with other parents-to-be so that they too can experience a positive, empowering birth.

Online Hypnobirthing Classes in Chesham

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 more information on hypnobirthing classes Chesham, please feel free to contact me. I welcome the opportunity for initial discussions and to assist with any questions you may have.

What You Will Learn

  • You will learn how the body functions change during birth. The knowledge that I share is from the latest scientific understanding.
  • Your birth partner will have a better understanding of how they can support you during the birthing process.
  • You will learn different techniques to help you with deep relaxation, breathing, visualisations and emotional release. Light-touch massage techniques are also part of what you learn.
  • We conduct birth rehearsals, going through each of the stages of labour and birth. You will learn how to prepare different birth environments, how to write your birth preferences and what are the best birthing positions.
  • You will learn about different exercises to help prepare you for birth and we also look at natural ways to help induce labour.
    as well as how to remain calm when faced with special circumstances.
  • The course also includes how to remain calm and make informed decisions when faced with special circumstances.

The Benefits of Hypnobirthing

  • According to reasearch, hypnobirthing reduces the chance of an emergency caesarean section.
  • Hypnobirthing mothers also have reduced labour times of up to 3 hours, according to research.
  • You will get rid of any fear or anxiety that you may have about your upcoming birth.
  • You have better control of the surges during labour and birth.
  • The techniques that you learn in the online hypnobirthing classes, give you with the best chance of having a drug-free birth.
  • Your partner plays an active role during the birthing process.
  • Once you understand the birthing process better, you then have the confidence to ask questions and make informed decisions should you be required to do so.

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Birth choices in Chesham

You might decide to have a home birth for privacy and peaceful surroundings, which can really help with relaxation. Often couples find that Hypnobirthing gives them the confidence to opt for a home birth. Alternatively, Chesham is a 20-minute drive away from Stoke Mandeville hospital in Aylesbury. There is a birth centre within the hospital which is worth visiting if you prefer a setting more conducive to natural birth, which is attached to the hospital and run entirely by midwives. The other option is the stand alone Wycombe Birth Centre which is a home from home setting, less clinical than the hospital environment and run entirely by midwives. Click on the link below for more information or to book a tour:

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 Chesham

The HypnoBirthing course is complimented by a whole range of pregnancy therapies and services for pregnant women and their babies in the Chesham area. The Bagnall Centre in Chesham offers an array of wellbeing classes and therapies for you to try including acupuncture, reflexology, counselling, osteopathy, massage and nutrition. From community group sessions to private appointments, I’ve listed a variety of people you might like to contact below:

Breastfeeding Support

Waterside Children’s Centre, Chesham

  • Waterside Children’s Centre, Chesham, HP5 1QF
  • Drop-in Wednesdays 13.00-15.00
  • Tel. 01494 792 852

Pregnancy Yoga

Yoga does not just have to be for gym bunnies and it’s actually an amazing way to keep fit and healthy during pregnancy. Moving your body into natural positions and gently stretching your muscles can be beneficial for you and your baby – and you’ll also meet plenty of other mums! The Bagnall Centre offers both Pregnancy Yoga and Mother and Baby/Toddler Yoga.

Barbara – Pregnancy Yoga

  • The Bagnall Centre for Integrated Healthcare, 71-79 Waterside, Chesham, HP5 1PE
  • Contact Barbara – 07917887321

Fitness For New Mums

All fitness abilities welcome. Mother and baby classes.

Shirley Gbadamosi, Super Fit Mums

  • Lowndes Park, Chesham, HP5 2JE
  • Courses available and classes are usually Monday mornings.
  • Contact: 07582 986395

Pregnancy and Postnatal Massage

Feeling the aches and pains of pregnancy? Swollen ankles and agonising back strain? Massage is the best way to stimulate your muscle tissue and can be a natural way to relieve pain and tension during pregnancy, as well as after the strenuous act of labour.

Samantha Bright, Vale Therapies

  • White Hill Centre, Chesham, HP5 1AG
  • Appointments available at the centre and privately.
  • Contact: info@samantha-vale.com

Natalie, The B Club Massage and Beauty

  • 12 White Hill Close, Chesham, HP5 3SA
  • Appointments available.
  • Contact: 07921 252 717 or email nataliebclub@gmail.com

Lisa Sutherland, Soullite Wellbeing Clinic

  • The Bagnall Centre, 71-79 Waterside, Chesham, HP5 1PE
  • By appointment.
  • Contact: 07900546817 or email soullitewellbeingclinic@gmail.com

Reflexology

By applying pressure to certain areas of the hands and feet, reflexology can help to ease aches and pains all over the body. Pregnancy results in back pain, swelling and other unwelcome ailments in many women. Reflexology can often be a natural way to solve these. Elizabeth and Karen both work at The Bagnall Centre, and Karen specialises in Pregnancy Reflexology.

Elizabeth Calderara, Fabulous Feet

  • The Bagnall Centre, 71-79 Waterside, Chesham, HP5 1PE
  • Wednesdays 9am – 4pm and 6pm – 7.30pm
  • Contact: 0779 1659 554/ 01494 778 055 or email reflexology@fabulous-feet.co.uk

Karen Reed, BodEase Pregnancy Reflexology

  • The Bagnall Centre, 71-79 Waterside, Chesham, HP5 1PE
  • Monday and Tuesday afternoons or private appointments.
  • Contact: 07794 462618

Osteopathy

By stimulating muscle tissue and focusing on bone structure, osteopathy helps with everything from back problems to digestive and circulatory issues. Babies can also benefit from cranial osteopathy which will make sure their skulls are forming correctly.

Taeona Hutton, Chesham Osteopathic Clinic

  • 2 Mill Close, Chesham, HP5 1QL
  • Pregnancy, post-natal, newborns, feeding problems, irritable, difficult birth
  • Contact: (01494) 793747

Michael O’Driscoll, Rebalance Osteopathy

  • The Bagnall Centre, 71-79 Waterside, Chesham, HP5 1PE
  • Appointments available.
  • Contact: 07746 811388 or email michael@rebalanceosteopathy.com

Ben Colyer, Cranial Osteopathy and Osteopathy

  • The Bagnall Centre, 71-79 Waterside, Chesham, HP5 1PE
  • Appointments available.
  • Contact: 07799258883 or email info@bencolyerosteopath.co.uk

Homeopathy

Your GP and midwife should always be who you turn to first for medical attention, but homeopathy can work alongside medical advice to ease problems. Natural remedies and ingredients can often calm bodily issues such as swelling and aches without the need for over the counter medications.

Caroline Masters, The Bagnall Centre

  • The Bagnall Centre, 71-79 Waterside, Chesham, HP5 1PE
  • Monday to Friday, 10am – 3pm appointments.
  • Contact: 07961 407 142 or email caroline@masters.me.uk

Dorothy Watt, Crossroads Homeopathy

  • The Bagnall Centre, 71-79 Waterside, Chesham, HP5 1PE
  • Friday mornings 9am – 1pm, 2nd Friday of the month 12pm – 4pm
  • Contact: 07530 286942 or email dw@crossroads-homeopathy.co.uk

Amatsu Therapy

Amatsu is a Japanese therapy whereby small amounts of pressure are placed on areas of the body alongside natural movements to balance your body. It can be great for alleviating pain and combatting stress.

Joanne Boyden-Wilson, Amatsu Arts

  • 201 Chartridge Lane, Chesham, HP5 2SF
  • Appointments available.
  • Contact: 01494 588 022/ 07843487055 or email: amatsu201@hotmail.com

Annie Hamilton, Positive Health Group

  • Bagnall Centre for Integrated Medicine, 71-79 Waterside, Chesham, HP5 1PE
  • Appointments available.
  • Contact: 01296 625098 / 07985 044771 or email annie@positivehealthgroup.co.uk

Acupuncture

Using small needles to apply pressure to the skin, acupuncture has been practised for centuries and is an effective form of pain relief. It can also help with nausea, anxiety and any other discomforts you may have during pregnancy.

Patricia O’Hara, Chesham Family Acupuncture

  • The Bagnall Centre, 71-79 Waterside, Chesham, HP5 1PE
  • By appointment
  • Contact: 07525419320 or email patriciaoh@me.com

Edmond Williams, Qi Clinic

  • The Bagnall Centre, 71-79 Waterside, Chesham, HP5 1PE
  • Tuesday and Thursday afternoons/evenings.
  • Contact: 07904519152 or email info@qiclinic.com

Kate Adams, Traditional Chinese Acupuncture

  • The Bagnall Centre, 71-79 Waterside, Chesham, HP5 1PE
  • By appointment
  • Contact: 07872896850 or email kate.adamsl@btconnect.com

Doulas

Offering additional support during labour and birth. They can act as birthing partners and are more like friends than therapists.

Dawn Powell, Birth Blessings

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

Eleanor Fowler, Doula

  • Contact 01844 290384/ 07796 627312 or email eleanorrfowler@aol.com

Physiotherapy Myofascial Release Treatment

Myofascial Release Treatment is a gentle, hands-on, whole body treatment that addresses the cause of the problem, not just the symptoms that can help with back pain or any other pains or mobility problems during pregnancy.

Natalie Hilliard, Enlight Physiotherapy

  • Contact 07877 895025

Suzy White, Enlight Physiotherapy

  • Contact 0787 6598037

Nutritional Therapy

Cravings, morning sickness, general nausea and tiredness are all common problems during pregnancy. However, many of these can be solved with nutritional therapy. By analysing your diet, you can see drastic changes in your energy levels and the way your body reacts. Nutritional therapists can also diagnose deficiencies and offer advice on supplements.

Nicola Smith, Positive Health Group

  • Bagnall Centre for Integrated Medicine, 71-79 Waterside, Chesham, HP5 1PE
  • Appointments available.
  • Contact: 01494 865860 or email nicola@positivehealthgroup.co.uk

Hilda Solomons, The Bagnall Centre

  • 71-79 Waterside, Chesham, HP5 1PE
  • Appointments available.
  • Contact: +44 (0)1932 881457/07775 882700 or email hilda@nutrientsoflife.com

Lucy Huber, Nutravitalise

  • Bagnall Centre for Integrated Medicine, 71-79 Waterside, Chesham, HP5 1PE
  • Thursday mornings and afternoons.
  • Contact: 07530 047 869 or email lucy@nutrivitalise.co.uk

FAQs

Click the ‘What is Hypnobirthing’ link to find out more.

A completely pain free labour is possible with hypnobirthing but is not guaranteed, as every woman is different. According to the Hypnobirthing Institute, 65%-70% of hypnobirthing mothers do not require any other form of pain relief. This is supported by my own research where I found that 69% of mums who took my course, over a 2 year period, did not need any form of pain relief during labour. Only 5%-10% of births involve special circumstances where medical intervention is necessary. You can read testimonials of some of my students on my blog.

Any drugs that you take during the birthing process will affect your baby as well. Research shows that using an epidural prolongs your birthing time and leads to the use of other interventions such as vacuum extraction and forceps. Hypnobirthing mothers often describe their recovery after a drug-free birth to be much faster.

The best time for the course is between your 20th and 30th week of pregnancy. If you are later than this please do still get in touch as I should still be able to fit a course in for you (up to 36 weeks).

Like all skills, self-hypnosis and deep relaxation require practice. By taking the 4-week course, you and your birth companion have sufficient time to practice the skills, and better prepare for your birthing day.

Any woman seeking to have a more positive birthing experience is eligible. First time mums who feel nervous or just want to feel more prepared, or mums who have given birth before and want a better experience this time round. It is suitable for home births, birth centres or hospital births.

Definitely. Hypnosis is about entering a state of relaxation. All your other functions are active, and you can react accordingly to any prompts around you. It is simple to learn and easy to do.

Endorphins released during your state of deep relaxation calm the body. These are passed on to your baby, enabling them to go through a less stressful birth. Research also shows that babies born naturally have a keener interest in breastfeeding behaviours and are more alert.

An internet upload speed of 2Mbps is ideal for the live online hypnobirthing classes.

By attending the live online classes, you get a more thorough understanding of the hypnobirthing process and the techniques it requires.