Hypnobirthing Colchester

If you live in Colchester 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 £149 for 8 hours of live, interactive classes, including 9 relaxation downloads and a course companion book.

Introduction

Congratulations on your pregnancy and welcome to Together Birthing. My name is Emma and I am a hypnobirthing mum and qualified hypnobirthing practitioner. I offer live online classes in Colchester for expectant couples, and I teach hypnobirthing with passion and pride.

My training is from 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.

For couples living in the Colchester area, I fully prepare you and your birth partner for your baby’s birth through a complete childbirth education programme, consisting of 4 x 2 hour classes.

I am also a hypnobirthing mum, so I know first-hand the key role hypnobirthing techniques play in the birthing experience. I would love to share my knowledge and experience with you, so you too can experience an easier and calmer birth.

Online Hypnobirthing Classes in Colchester

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 are looking for online hypnobirthing classes in Colchester or its surrounding areas then feel free to contact me to ask any questions or to have an initial discussion about the courses.

Learning Outcomes of Online Hypnobirthing Classes

  • Know and learn how the body functions during birth. All the info is backed up by the latest scientific findings.
  • Learn how to establish a better environment for labour and birth
  • Different calming techniques such as breathing, light-touch massage, deep relaxation and visualisation.
  • Get rid of any fears that can stand in the way with emotional release techniques.
  • Prepare your body for birth with different exercises.
  • Learn about natural ways to help induce labour.
  • Find out about the birth companion’s role and responsibilities.
  • Master how to stay calm, relaxed, and fully informed, making informed decisions if special circumstances arise.
  • Learn about birth preferences and how to write them.
  • Practice the labour and birthing stages, including birthing positions with a birth rehearsal.

With lots of families to connect with and local services, Colchester is a beautiful place to raise a child. 

The Benefits of Hypnobirthing

  • With no fears and anxieties, you can look forward to your birthing day with confidence.
  • It is your best opportunity for a drug-free birth.
  • During labour and birth feel more positive, calm and in control.
  • You will be prepared for special circumstances with tools and techniques.
  • Your birth partner plays his role and better supports you during the birth.
  • You and your birth partner can make informed choices during the birth by staying calm, speaking out and asking questions.
  • It has been proven through research that labour time is reduced by up to 3 hours, and there are lower emergency C-section rates for hypnobirthing mums.

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Birth choices in Colchester

Hypnobirthing gives couples more confidence to go for a home birth and enjoy a calm and familiar environment without having to move anywhere, or couples may feel safer in a hospital or birth centre environment. Colchester hospital is located on Turner Road. Coming from the A12, leave at junction 28 and follow signs to the hospital. Parking at the hospital is very limited, however you can use the Park and Ride service which is just near junction 28 of the A12.

You can contact the hospital and birth centre to book a tour. Click on the link below for more information:

Colchester Hospital,  Turner Road, Colchester, CO4 5JL.  

Tel.01206 747 474

Complementary therapies and services in Colchester

HypnoBirthing and baby massage are wonderfully therapeutic experiences for mums, dads and their babies, helping families throughout pregnancy, birth and beyond. Here is a list of other therapies and services in addition to Hypnobirthing in Colchester which are also very helpful for pregnancy and birth and compliment the course well.

Breastfeeding Support

National Breastfeeding helpline – Tel: 0300 100 0212

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

La Leche League Breastfeeding Drop-ins 

Meetings held on 2nd and 4th Fridays of every month, except August. Time: 10am-12pm. Also one Monday afternoon a month, 12-2pm; 

Quaker Meeting House, 6 Church Street, Colchester, CO1 1NF.

  • 07771983903
  • 01376511449

Pregnancy Yoga

Pregnancy yoga is highly advantageous to future mums as it helps to regulate breathing and calms both the mind and body. 

Yogababe

Contact – 07801 350469 or naomi@yogababe.co.uk

 

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.

IMassage Therapy

11 Manor Road, Colchester, CO3 3LX

T: 07788 983 132 info@imassagetherapy.co.uk

 

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. 

Banish Stress

Brenda Seaborn, Complementary Health Practitioner

Tel. 01206  512280 

 

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. 

Mersea Road Clinic

  • 312 & 314 Mersea Road, Colchester, Essex, CO2 8QY
  •  01206 548899
  •  reception@mersearoadclinic.co.uk

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is relatively painless and the treatment can help chronic pains, stress or anxiety and nausea amongst other issues women face during pregnancy, such as repositioning a baby.

Sue Macdonald Acupuncture

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.

Michelle the Doula

  • Email – contact@michellethedoula.com
  • 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!

The Nutritional Therapy Clinic

  • Tinton House, Long Road West, Dedham, Colchester, Essex, CO7 6ES.
  • Tel.  0203 907 6848

FAQs

You can read and learn more about Hypnobirthing, how it can help you and how it works on our ‘What is Hypnobirthing’ page.

The success of hypnobirthing depends upon the amount of practice done after the classes as it is an acquired skill. A pain free labour and birth is possible with hypnobirthing. Read the individual birth-story experiences on my blog to find out about other mums’ experiences. According to the Hypnobirthing Institute, 65-70% of mums do not need any other pain relief and 20-25% only need low levels of pain relief such as gas and air. 

For both mother and baby, a drug-free birthing experience is very beneficial, as anything ingested by the mother has a direct effect on the baby as well. After drug-free childbirth mothers have a faster and easier recovery. Hypnobirthing reduces the need for pain relief and gives you the best opportunity for a drug-free birth. 

The timeframe between the 20th (after your 20-week scan) and 30th week of your pregnancy is the best to start the 4-week course. We can offer you a course even if you are later than 30 weeks so please do still get in touch. 

Absolutely, yes. Acquired skills such as self-hypnosis and deep relaxation become more effective when they have been learned with sufficient practice time between weekly classes.

To answer your queries after the course I will be available on via phone and email.

If you want to feel more prepared and confident about birth then hypnobirthing is the right option for you. From first-time mums who want to feel prepared, to mothers who are on their second or subsequent pregnancies and want an alternative approach for childbirth, or to mothers who wish to have a vaginal birth after caesarean. Anyone can benefit from hypnobirthing. These hypnobirthing techniques are beneficial for both home births and hospital or birth-centre births.

Through hypnosis, you just enter a state of relaxation so there is nothing strange about it. You can easily learn and improve self-hypnosis throughout the course. 

Your baby feels exactly what you feel so hypnobirthing is beneficial for your baby. Every time you become relaxed, positive, and calm, your baby will enjoy the same calmness in your womb. Mothers who have had natural childbirth are more alert and show more interest in breastfeeding behaviours according to the latest research.

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You will find many CDs and MP3s on the market regarding hypnobirthing but they are not as effective as actually doing a course. This online course will ensure that you learn every essential technique for birth. You will develop a deep understanding of hypnobirthing and skills necessary for achieving a calmer relaxed state for birth which can’t be learned from a CD.