Hypnobirthing Hemel Hempstead

I offer live, interactive hypnobirthing courses that you can take part in, right from the comfort of your own home in Hemel Hempstead. You can choose between private and small group classes, depending on your needs. There are also online group baby massage classes perfect for infants from new-born to pre-crawling. My 4-week online hypnobirthing course via Zoom starts at £149 for 8 hours of live interactive classes, including a course companion book and 9 relaxations downloads.

Introduction

Welcome to Together Birthing and congratulations on your pregnancy. If you are looking for hypnobirthing classes in Hemel Hempstead, my 4-week live, interactive online hypnobirthing courses are taught for couples in and around Hemel Hempstead.

My name is Emma, and I’m a hypnoBirthing mum and practitioner with a passion for what I teach! I trained with the Hypnobirthing Institute in 2014 and more recently with the Hypnobirthing Training Academy in 2016.

The course that I teach is accredited by the Royal College of Midwives and comprises 4 x 2 hours of weekly classes via Zoom, either as a small group or privately.

Having done hypnobirthing myself, I’ve experienced first-hand the huge difference that hypnobirthing skills can make to the experience of labour and birth. I love sharing the marvel of hypnobirthing with other parents-to-be so that they too can fulfil their potential to birth more calmly and in control.

Online Hypnobirthing Classes
in Hemel Hempstead

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 Hemel Hempstead and this course seems like it’s exactly what you need, please get in touch. I’ll answer all your queries and any questions you might have.

You’ll Learn…

  • How your body functions during birth, backed up with latest scientific understanding
  • Techniques to remain calm and make informed decisions if special circumstances arise.
  • How to formulate your own birthing plan.
  • Your birth partner’s role throughout.
  • How to create the best birthing environment.
  • Techniques of deep relaxation, visualisation, light touch massage and breathing.
  • Exercises to prepare your body for birth.
  • How to help induce labour naturally.
  • A birth rehearsal for labour and birth, including birth positions.
  • Emotional release techniques to release any fear or anxiety about birth.

Hemel Hempstead is a great place to raise children! It has a lot of local services and many families to connect with.

The Benefits of Hypnobirthing

  • Removes all fears and anxieties about birth.
  • Teaches you how to ask questions and make informed decisions if special circumstances arise.
  • Tools and techniques to help you stay calm throughout pregnancy and labour and to help stay in control of the surges.
  • Gives you the best opportunity to experience natural birth.
  • It lowers emergency C-section rates according to research.
  • According to research, it reduces labour time by up to 3 hours.

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Birth choices in Hemel Hempstead

If you are living in Hemel Hempstead or close to, you may like to have a home birth, if you prefer to have the privacy of your own familiar surroundings. HypnoBirthing often gives couples the confidence to have a home birth. Alternatively, you may decide to have a hospital birth at Watford General hospital, or you may opt for the Alexandra Birth Centre, the midwifery-led unit attached to the hospital, which caters for natural childbirth and enables you to have a water birth. You can book a tour of the hospital and birth centre by contacting them directly:-

Watford General Hospital – 01992 244 366 switchboard

Alexandra Birth Centre is ext 7364

Complementary therapies and services in Hemel Hempstead

The HypnoBirthing course can be an amazing experience which can really benefit your family, bringing you closer together through your pregnancy. There are many other therapies and services in the Hemel Hempstead area that compliment HypnoBirthing. I have compiled a list below of people you might like to contact. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, I also have a list of resources for Berkhamsted.

Breastfeeding Support

St Georges Church Hall, Hemel Hempstead

  • St Georges Church Hall, School Row, Chaulden, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 2HX
  • Drop-in – Mondays 10am – 11.30 am
  • Tel. 01442 426 753

Grove Hill Community Centre, Hemel Hempstead

  • Grove Hill Community Centre, Henry Wells Square, Hemel Hempstead, HP2 6BJ
  • Drop-in – Tuesdays 9.30 am – 11.00 am

Three Valleys Children’s Centre, Kings Langley

  • Three Valleys Children’s Centre, Coniston Road, Kings Langley, WD4 8DF
  • Drop-in – Tuesdays 11.00 am – 12.00 & Thursdays 10.00 am -12.00
  • Tel. 01923 270586

Memorial Hall, Bovingdon

  • Memorial Hall, High Street, Bovingdon
  • Drop-in – Tuesdays 11.00 am – 12.00 & Thursdays 10.00 am -12.00
  • Tel. 01923 262 640

NCT Hemel Hempstead

Advice, resources, support and friendship for parents-to-be.

Bumps and Babies Cafe

  • Tel. 0844 243 6159
  • Email: infohemelberko@nct.org.uk

NCT Breastfeeding helpline: 0300 330 0771 (08.00-22.00 daily)

Pregnancy Yoga

Pregnancy yoga not only gives you an option for gentle exercise but can also be a useful tool for controlling anxiety and stress. The breathing techniques that you learn can be used to aid relaxation and stretching your muscles can help with any aches and pains you may have.

Christina, My Yoga Corner

  • Warners End Scout HQ – Gravel Lane, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 1RZ
  • Tuesday evenings 7-8.30 pm
  • Tel. 07765211807
  • Email MyYogaCorner@gmail.com

Pregnancy Pilates

An alternative to pregnancy yoga, pregnancy pilates offers gentle exercise that can help release tension and stress in the body and mind.

Helen, Flirty Fitness

  • Galley Hill, School, Galley Hill, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 3JY
  • Wednesday 6.30pm. £6/session
  • Tel. 07833 511720
  • Email flirtyfitness@hotmail.co.uk

Pregnancy and Postnatal Massage

Massage not only relaxes you and eases any tensions in your body, but it can also stimulate your circulation and help to regulate your pregnancy hormones. Postnatal massage can help your body after the strenuous act of labour and can also soothe your baby.

Ambers Beauty Studio

  • 40 Long Chaulden, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP1 2HX
  • By appointment
  • Tel. 01442 248002
  • Email: info@ambersbeauty.co.uk
  • From £59.00 per session

Catherine, Simply Touch Massage

  • Mobile appointments
  • Tel. 07957 191675
  • Email via form on website

Reflexology

According to reflexologists, points on your hands and feet are linked to other parts of your body. By massaging and applying pressure to these areas you can solve many medical ailments that you may face during pregnancy including back ache, swollen ankles and general discomforts.

Karen Hartshorne, Karen Hartshorne Reflexology

  • Mobile, by appointment
  • Tel. 01442 381677

Osteopathy

Testimonies have shown that osteopathic treatments are great for sore joints and aching bones. It can be an especially useful treatment for those suffering with back or pelvic pain. By manipulating muscle tissue and your bone structure, osteopathy can also help with swelling and digestive problems.

Hemel Osteopaths, Hemel Osteopathic Practice

  • 1 Maynard Road, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP2 4TR
  • By appointment
  • Tel. 01442 236939
  • Email info@hemelosteopaths.co.uk

Homeopathy

Homeopathy has long been a natural alternative to pharmaceutical drugs and these remedies can help with a variety of pregnancy issues. From sickness and stress to aches, pains, heartburn and breathing difficulties; there are homeopathic answers to most problems. You should be aware, however, that homeopathy is not a replacement for medical care from your GP so you should always visit your GP in the first instance with any problems. Homeopathic kits can also be used during labour instead of traditional pain relief.

Margaret Haynes, Margaret Haynes Homeopathy

  • By appointment
  • Tel. 01923 269058
  • Email via website contact form

Acupuncture

The act of using thin needles in strategic places to treat parts of your body has been around for centuries, and acupuncture can be a useful and safe treatment during pregnancy. It can help with any general discomforts, aches and pains, as well as with mental problems like stress, anxiety and baby blues.

Lily Lai, Acupuncture and Herbs

  • Healthsuite Consultation Rooms, Hemel Hempstead
  • By appointment, Tuesdays and Saturdays
  • Tel. 07815 885947
  • Email: info@acupunctureandherbs.co.uk

Doulas

Doulas are women who act as support for pregnant women during labour and birth. They offer advice, are there to help with any difficulties and can act as a birthing partner. Doula UK is a great site that has links to registered doulas all over the United Kingdom.

Dawn Powell, Birth Blessings

  • By appointment
  • Tel: 07749857113
  • Email: dawnpowell@birthblessings.co.uk

Gwendoline, Birth Doula

  • By appointment
  • Tel: 07910 967 279
  • Email: gwendoline@williamsandbarber.co.uk

Nutritional Therapy

If you are wondering why you have cravings, are still suffering from morning sickness or are feeling extremely tired throughout your pregnancy, nutritional therapy can help. It analyses any deficiencies in your body and nutritional therapists can provide advice about dietary supplements, heartburn, nausea and other digestive issues.

Alyson Carter, Nutrition 4 Life

  • By appointment
  • Tel. 07816 981858
  • Email Nutrition4L@aol.com

FAQs

Check out my ‘What is Hypnobirthing’ page to learn all you need to know about hypnobirthing.

Since hypnobirthing is an acquired skill, its success depends, to a certain extent, on how much practice you put in. According to the Hypnobirthing Institute, 20%-25% of hypnobirthing mums just need gas and air during childbirth while 5%-10% experience ‘special circumstances’ where medical intervention is needed. All other hypnobirthing mums (65-70%) don’t need any form of pain relief. 

A recent study shows that an epidural can increase labour time, prevents free movement during labour and increases the likelihood of further interventions. Also, drugs can be passed on to the baby if ingested by the mother and mums recover faster after a natural delivery. 

You can join us after your 20th pregnancy week and ideally before your 30th week. If you are later than 30 weeks, please do get in touch as we should still be able fit you in, especially if you are 36 weeks or less.

Yes, self-hypnosis is more effective when you practise at home. My 4-week hypnobirthing course gives you enough time to practise in between classes. 

People can benefit from hypnobirthing in several ways. First-time mums without prior birthing experience can feel prepared and get rid of any fears . Mothers in their subsequent pregnancies might look toward to a less painful experience. If they’ve had a C-section before, it can help them deliver vaginally.

Hypnosis is nothing more than allowing yourself to enter a state of relaxation. Self-hypnosis is a skill that is easy to learn and can be improved on throughout the 4-week course. 

Yes, because hypnobirthing keeps you calm and thus, your baby as well. You release endorphins when you’re in a peaceful state – the body’s natural relaxant. These are also found in the placenta and umbilical cord. So, your baby feels the same calming sensations while in your womb.

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Yes, it might be cheaper but not nearly as effective as an interactive course. My classes ensure that you learn all the crucial techniques to have a successful birthing experience.