Hypnobirthing Hertfordshire

If you live around Hertfordshire, then join our interactive online courses and learn the power of hypnobirthing from the comfort of your own home. I offer both group and private online hypnobirthing classes, as well as baby massage classes for infants starting from new-born to pre-crawling ages. My 4-week hypnobirthing courses start 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 courses in Hertfordshire, I offer live online classes. My name is Emma, I am a hypnobirthing mum and practitioner. I’m thrilled to be able to offer you online hypnobirthing classes from the comfort of your own home in Hertfordshire.

Having experienced a difficult birth first time round, I did hypnobirthing in preparation for the arrival of my second son and went on to have an amazing and empowering birth experience. With this personal experience and my hypnobirthing training, I now passionately teach hypnobirthing classes to help other

mums-to-be achieve an easier and calmer birth experience.

Hypnobirthing is a great option for first-time mums, as well as those that have previously experienced difficult labours. The techniques and information learnt on the course, focus on relaxing the mother and giving partners the confidence to play an active role in the birthing experience. Hypnobirthing helps to fully prepare you for birth and will ease the anxieties that you may have. Even if you have a busy schedule, hypnobirthing is still a realistic and achievable goal for your baby’s birth and will help you to relax during your pregnancy journey.

Online Hypnobirthing Classes in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire and are intrigued by my online hypnobirthing classes, then I would like you to come by and have an initial discussion with me beforehand.

What You Will Learn

  • How the body works when you’re pregnant, backed up by the latest scientific knowledge.
  • Deep relaxation and emotional release techniques to help you release any anxieties.
  • Exercises to physically prepare your body.
  • Creating a supportive and calm birthing environment.
  • About the role of your birth partner.
  • How to stay calm and making informed decisions if special circumstances arise.
  • Drafting your birth plan.
  • A proper birth rehearsal for the labour and birthing stages, including birth positions.

The Benefits of Hypnobirthing

  • Ridding yourself of all your anxieties and fears regarding birth.
  • Giving yourself the best chance of giving birth naturally.
  • Having a proper role for your birth partner.
  • Using invaluable techniques to stay calm and in control of the surges.
  • Alleviating chances of a C-section and reducing labour time by up to 3 hours according to research.
  • Feeling empowered to ask questions and make informed choices.
  • Staying calm if special circumstances arise.

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Birth choices in Hertfordshire

Hypnobirthing can give partners the confidence and skills if they decide to have a home birth, which has many benefits such as privacy and the comfort of the home environment. For medical reasons, or personal preferences, if you’d prefer to go to a hospital, you can travel to Watford General Hospital where there is a midwifery-led birthing centre attached to the hospital, located in the town centre with plenty of adjacent parking space. You can book a tour of the maternity unit before the big day, giving you an idea of what to expect in advance. The centre caters for natural births as well as offering high quality water birthing facilities, making it the perfect choice for expectant parents that are hoping to use hypnobirthing techniques during a drug-free birth. If you click on the hospital link below you can find out more about the hospital’s maternity services and book a tour:

Watford General Hospital, Vicarage Road, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD18 0HB

Complementary therapies and services in Hertfordshire

Hypnobirthing can provide numerous benefits for you, your partner and your child, before, during and after birth. Hypnobirthing is complementary to a number of other pregnancy services and therapies, and can be used alongside other practises such as reflexology and acupuncture. Here’s a list of services that will nicely complement your Hypnobirthing classes in Hertfordshire that are worth considering while preparing for the birth of your child.

Breastfeeding Support in Hertfordshire

NCT Breastfeeding Support

NHS Breastfeeding Drop-in, Berrygrove Children’s Centre, Watford

  • Drop-in Wednesdays, 13.00-14.30
  • Berrygrove Children’s Centre, Cow Lane, Watford, WD25 9DW
  • 01923 484 312

Bushey Breastfeeding Centre, Bushey

  • Drop-in Mondays, 10.00-11.30 (term time only)
  • Bushey Breastfeeding Centre, Child Health Clinic, Hartspring Community Centre, Park Avenue, Bushey
  • 0209 421 7140

Pregnancy Clubs in Hertfordshire

Meeting once a month, the Watford Pregnancy Club is a midwifery-led group run by the NHS. Provides information, friendship and support to pregnant women.

Watford Pregnancy Club

  • South Oxhey Children’s Centre, Northwick Road, South Oxhey, Watford WD19 6NL
  • 0208 7002203
  • 1st Tuesday of each month, 7.00pm to 9.30pm

or

  • Westfield Children’s Centre, Tolpits Lane, Watford, WD18 6AE
  • 01923 800003
  • 4th Tuesday of each month, 7.00pm to 9.30pm

Pregnancy Yoga in Hertfordshire

As well as having a calming influence on the body, pregnancy yoga can soothe your baby and create a relaxing environment for him or her to grow in. Yoga can also help with breathing exercises, morning sickness and your general well-being.

Shweta Panchal, Minded Yoga

  • Newton Price Centre, Stanley Road, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD17 2LX
  • Saturday 10.30 -12.00am
  • 07958 763 927
  • Email: mail@mindedyoga.com

Pregnancy and Post-Natal Massage in Hertfordshire

We all love a good massage and your body can really benefit from the pressure and relaxation during pregnancy. As well as soothing aches and pains, massage can stimulate your blood flow and calm any anxieties or stresses in your mind. Babies can also benefit from gentle massage.

Kate Codrington Massage

  • By appointment, call to book.
  • Also teaches partners how to give pregnancy massages
  • 07813 402477
  • Email: codrington@gmail.com
  • £57 for 75 minutes or £46 for 1 hour.

Reflexology in Hertfordshire

Reflexology concentrates on the hands and feet as ways to relieve aches and pains in the body. Many women suffer from discomfort during pregnancy, especially in the back or pelvis. Experienced reflexologists use pressure points to focus on these areas. Reflexology can also help with swelling and nausea.

Vicky Kellett, Soul Composure

  • Mobile, by appointment
  • 07939 537287
  • Email: vicky@soulcomposure.co.uk

Osteopathy in Hertfordshire

Focusing on the joints, bones and muscle tissue, osteopathy is fantastic if you suffer from back pain, knee pain or neck problems. It can also help with any pelvic discomfort you have. Cranial osteopathy is really good for realigning your baby after their journey during birth.

Elizabeth Huzzey, The Osteopathic Practice

  • Bridgewater House, 7 Printers Avenue, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD18 7QR
  • By appointment
  • 01923 241188   

    Homeopathy in Hertfordshire

    Using ancient natural remedies, homeopathy is a form of medicinal treatment that can help with everything from nausea and morning sickness to depression and pain management. Although your GP should be the first person you talk to about any medical worries, homeopathic healers can work very well alongside your medical professionals especially if there are certain medicines that you are restricted from taking during pregnancy. Homeopathic kits can also be used during labour as an alternative to traditional pain relief.

    Margaret Haynes, Margaret Haynes Homeopathy

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

      Doulas in Hertfordshire

      Doulas are very supportive both emotionally and physically. From being there as a birthing partner to giving you advice and helping with any problems, doula women are there to support you throughout your labour and birth.

      Dawn Powell, Birth Blessings

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

      Gwendoline, Birth Doula

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

        Nutritional Therapy in Hertfordshire

        Nutritional therapy can be extremely useful to pregnant women who are facing problems with food or sickness. A nutritional analysis can provide information about deficiencies as well as giving you knowledge about what you and your baby need. Nausea, baby blues and cravings can all be treated with nutritional therapy.

        Alternative Living Nutrition

        • Femme Fitness Gym, Queens Road, Watford, Herts, WD17 2QN
        • 01923 822312
        • Email via website contact form

FAQs

You can learn all about Hypnobirthing by reading our ‘What is Hypnobirthing’ page.

The success of hypnobirthing relies on the amount of practice you put in during the course. Around two-thirds of women that I personally taught over a 2 year period did not need any form of pain relief. According to the Hypnobirthing Institute, 20%-25% of hypnobirthing mums require mild pain relief such as gas and air, whereas 5%-10% need it as the last option. You can check our individual birth stories of hypnobirthing mums on my blog.

Natural birth can rid you of a lot of complications. Research shows that epidurals can prolong the birthing time and heighten the chances of having forceps or vacuum extraction. Through hypnobirthing, you have the best chances of undergoing a drug-free birth by substantially alleviating the need for pain relief. This way is better for the baby as the drugs you ingest can affect your baby.

Ideally you should start between your 20th week of pregnancy and your 30th week. It is fine if you are later than this so please do get in touch. I have taught plenty of couples who were 36 weeks.

Yes, absolutely. Self-hypnosis is an acquired skill so it’s only as good as you make it. You can utilize the time between successive classes of my 4-week hypnobirthing Hertfordshire course to practise by yourself.

Hypnobirthing has something to offer anyone who wishes to feel more prepared and confident about birth. If you’re a first-time mum, it’ll be good for your nerves. If you’ve had children before, it’ll provide you with an alternative approach. For example, helping you deliver vaginally for the first time.

Firstly, there is nothing more to hypnosis than entering a state of relaxation. It’s very easy to do. Secondly, it’s an acquired skill that you can learn and improve through practice. 

Yes, it’s beneficial for both mum and baby. Your body releases endorphins when you’re relaxed. The same can be located in the placenta and the umbilical cord. So, your calming sensations, which are the result of hypnobirthing techniques, are what the baby feels as well.

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Well, CDs might be cheaper but they aren’t as effective compared to interactive classes. The latter ensures that you learn important techniques and develop the necessary skills for success.