Hypnobirthing Dunstable

If you live in or around Dunstable, I recommend you try my interactive, live hypnobirthing courses, from the comfort of your own home. I offer private or group hypnobirthing classes as well as group baby massage classes for infants from new-born to pre-crawling. My 4-week online hypnobirthing course starts at £149 for 8 hours of live interactive classes, including a course companion book and 9 relaxation downloads.

Introduction

Welcome to Together Birthing and congratulations on your pregnancy. If you are looking for hypnobirthing classs in Dunstable or the surrounding areas, I teach live online 4-week hypnobirthing courses which consist of 4 x 2 hour classes.

My name is Emma, and I’m a hypnobirthing mum and qualified hypnobirthing practitioner who trained with the Hypnobirthing Institute in 2014

and with the Hypnobirthing Training Academy in 2016. I now teach the Hypnobirthing by Jenny Mullan course, which is accredited by the Royal College of Midwives.

Having experienced hypnobirthing myself, I have a passion for sharing the marvel of hypnobirthing with other parents-to-be so that they too can experience a positive, calmer birth.

Online Hypnobirthing Classes in Dunstable

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 around Dunstable and would like to participate, I will be pleased to have an initial discussion with you and answer your questions.

You’ll Learn…

  • The functioning of your body during birth backed up by the latest scientific findings.
  • Techniques to release the fear associated with childbirth.
  • How to create a good birthing plan.
  • Your birth partners role throughout the process.
  • How to create an ideal labour and birth environment.
  • Techniques for deep relaxation, visualisation, breathing and light touch massage,.
  • Exercises to help prepare your body for birth.
  • How to help induce labour naturally.
  • Rehearsals for labour and birthing stages including birth positions.

The Benefits of Hypnobirthing

  • Relieves fears and anxieties concerning birth.
  • Teaches you and your birth partner to ask questions and stay fully informed.
  • Techniques and tools to help you stay calm and in control throughout the process.
  • Gives you the best chance of a drug-free natural birth.
  • It lowers emergency C-section rates, according to research.
  • According to research, it reduces labour time by up to 3 hours.
  • Gives your birth partner an important role to play.

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Birth choices in Dunstable

If you are living in Dunstable, you might choose to give birth at home. Some women like to be in their own familiar surroundings and like the comfort of being at home and not having 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 Luton and Dunstable hospital which is conveniently located in Dunstable 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. A birth pool is usually available on the labour ward and the birth centre at the Luton & Dunstable hospital. 

 

Speak to your midwife for more information or book a tour.

Main Luton & Dunstable hospital number – 01582 491166 (ask for Maternity)

Complementary therapies and services in Dunstable

As well as the HypnoBirthing course, there are plenty of complementary therapies and services available in Dunstable or close by in Luton. From traditional practices like acupuncture and yoga to reflexologists and homeopathic 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

Breastfeeding Brasserie, Dunstable

  • Downside Neighbourhood Centre, Oakwood Avenue, Dunstable, LU5 4AS
  • Drop-in Mondays, 12.00 – 13.30
  • Tel. 01582 666403

Pregnancy and Postnatal Massage

Stimulating blood flow and circulation is one of the best ways massage benefits your body during pregnancy. It can also relax your mind so any tension or stress you feel can be eliminated. Baby massage is a safe way to soothe your babies once they enter the world and can relieve both of you from anxiety you have experienced during labour.

Sian O’Flynn and Lisa Kelly, Woodside Clinic

  • Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays by appointment
  • 88 Great Northern Road, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, LU5 4BT
  • Tel. 01582 608400
  • Email reception@woodsideclinic.co.uk

Reflexology

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 you are feeling tired or are lacking in energy, reflexology can also help.

Tracey Field, Feet First Reflexology

  • Mobile treatments
  • By appointment
  • Tel. 07963 797613
  • Email tracey@feetfirst-reflexology.co.uk

Osteopathy

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.

Woodside Clinic

  • 88 Great Northern Road, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, LU5 4BT
  • Tel. 01582 608400
  • Email reception@woodsideclinic.co.uk
  • Also offers cranial osteopathy for newborns

Acupuncture

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.

Alistair Whitlock, Woodside Clinic

  • Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays by appointment
  • 88 Great Northern Road, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, LU5 4BT
  • Tel. 01582 608400
  • Email reception@woodsideclinic.co.uk

Yoga and Pilates

Gentle exercise to relieve stresses of the body and mind. While many types of yoga and pilates are safe for pregnant women, you may wish to confirm the suitability of the class before booking.

The Pilates Workshop

  • 16 West St (off Maypole Yard), Dunstable, Bedfordshire LU6 1SX
  • Tel. 01582 674646
  • Email classes@thepilatesworkshop.co.uk

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.

Ruth Hughes, Woodside Clinic

  • Mondays and Thursdays by appointment
  • 88 Great Northern Road, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, LU5 4BT
  • Tel. 01582 608400
  • Email reception@woodsideclinic.co.uk

FAQs

Read more about hypnobirthing on our ‘What is Hypnobirthing’ page, available on the website.

As an acquired skill, the success of hypnobirthing depends on how much practice you put in. 20%-25% of hypnobirthing mums, according to the Hypnobirthing Institute, only need mild pain relief like gas while about 5%-10% need medical intervention. The majority of hypnobirthing mums (65-70%), however, don’t need pain relief. Even if medical intervention is needed, mums who took my course said that hypnobirthing still greatly helped the birth process. Read more of their stories on my blog.

According to the World Health Organization, 10% of births usually require medical intervention. Also, natural birth is always the best birthing option as it does not lead to unnecessary complications. According to research, epidurals increase labour time, prevent free movement and increase the probability of needing medical intervention. Moreover, mothers tend to recover faster after a natural delivery.

It is much better to start between the 20th and 30th week of pregnancy. For those later than 30 weeks, do still get in touch, especially if you are 36 weeks or under.

Absolutely. The effectiveness of self-hypnosis greatly depends on the amount of practice you do. With my 4-week hypnobirthing course, you get enough time to practise between classes. For any queries, contact me any time via email or phone.

A lot of people can benefit from hypnobirthing in a variety of ways. First-time mums who have never experienced childbirth before or mums of subsequent pregnancies who want try out hypnobirthing for a better experience. It also helps those who experienced C-section before, to deliver vaginally.  

Hypnosis simply helps you enter a state of relaxation. Self-hypnosis is an easy-to-learn skill that can be improved throughout the 4-week course. 

Just as hypnobirthing keeps you calm, it has the same effect on your baby. Your body releases endorphins when you’re in a peaceful state which relaxes your body naturally. Endorphins are also found in the placenta and umbilical cord. This helps your baby feel the same calming sensations while still in your womb.

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Yes, it may be cheaper but not as effective as an interactive course. With my course, you get to learn all the necessary techniques to have a successful birthing experience.