Hypnobirthing Leighton Buzzard

If you live in or around Leighton Buzzard, take part in my live and interactive online hypnobirthing courses, all from the comfort of your own home. You can either choose between the private or small group classes. If you have children from newborn to the pre-crawling stage, you can also take part in my online group baby massage classes. My 4-week online hypnobirthing courses start at £149 for 8 hours of live classes, including 9 relaxation downloads and a course companion book.

Welcome to Together Birthing

Firstly, congratulations on your pregnancy and welcome to Together Birthing! Are you looking for hypnobirthing classes in Leighton Buzzard? Well, my name is Emma, and I teach 4-week live online hypnobirthing courses via Zoom, consisting of 4 x 2 hour weekly classes, for couples living in and around Leighton Buzzard.

I am a qualified hypnobirthing practitioner and a hypnobirthing mum too. My training was with the Hypnobirthing Institute in 2014 and later with the Hypnobirthing Training Academy in 2016.

Because I've experienced hypnobirthing myself, I love to help other expectant mothers and their birth partners, experience birth in a truly positive way.

I'm passionate about what I do and fully committed to ensuring my hypnobirthing couples are totally prepared for the birth of their child. As a hypnobirthing mum myself, and having had the privilege of teaching the programme to hundreds of couples since 2015, I know just what a huge difference the techniques and preparation make to the birthing experience.

Online Hypnobirthing Classes in Leighton Buzzard

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 Leighton Buzzard and are interested in online hypnobirthing classes, please do get in touch and I’ll answer any questions you might have.

You’ll Learn…

  • How your body functions during birth, backed up by the latest scientific findings.
  • The best way to remain calm, ask questions and make informed choices if special circumstances should arise.
  • How to formulate your birthing plan.
  • Your birth partner's role and how they can help you.
  • How to create the most appropriate environment for labour and birth.
  • Essential techniques including deep relaxation, visualisation, breathing and light touch massage.
  • Exercises that prepare your body for birth.
  • How to help induce labour naturally.
  • A birth rehearsal for labour and birthing stages, including birth positions.
  • To get rid of all your fears and anxieties with emotional release techniques.

The Benefits of Hypnobirthing

  • Releases all of your fears and any anxiety you might have about birth.
  • Empowers you to ask questions and remain informed throughout the process.
  • The techniques help to keep you calm and in control of the surges.
  • Offers you the best opportunity of having a natural birth.
  • Research states that hypnobirthing lowers emergency C-section rates.
  • Hypnobirthing can also cut labour time by up to 3 hours, according to research.
  • Involves your birth partner in the process with an important role to play.

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Birth choices in Leighton Buzzard

Some women choose to have their babies at home because they like the comfort and familiarity of their home environment. You can also have a water birth at home if you hire an inflatable birthing pool. Alternatively, you may prefer to birth your baby in a birth centre. Luton & Dunstable offer a midwifery-led birth centre, located alongside the labour ward so that obstetric medical care is close at hand if intervention is required. The birth centre has a ‘home from home’ feel to it, with less medical equipment around and an emphasis on natural birth. Sometimes you may be required to have birth on the labour ward due to your circumstances. 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 Leighton Buzzard

Leighton Buzzard has a variety of therapies and services that compliment the HypnoBirthing course during your pregnancy. With everything from yoga and fitness to massage and alternative therapies:-

Breastfeeding Support

National Breastfeeding helpline – Tel: 0300 100 0212

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

Kathy Humphries, Baby Brasserie, Leighton Buzzard

  • Roundabout Children’s Centre, c/o St Georges Lower School, East Street, Leighton Buzzard,Beds, LU7 1EW
  • Tel. 01525 384368
  • Drop-in Wednesdays, 12.00-13.30
  • They also run a Baby Brasserie at Toddington Village Hall on Tuesdays 11:15-12:00

Pregnancy Yoga

Yoga during pregnancy not only helps to strengthen and tone your body in preparation for labour, but also gives you valuable techniques in relaxation, stress relief and breathing. You’ll also have the chance to socialise with other expectant mums!

Rocci Yoga

  • Tel: 07790 986 190
  • Tuesdays and Thursday evenings

Pregnancy Pilates

Pregnancy pilates trains your body to be strong, flexible and balanced during your pregnancy.

St Jude’s Clinic

  • Tel. 01525 377751
  • 26 Lake Street, Leighton Buzzard, Bedford LU7 1RX
  • 8am-8pm
  • By appointment

New Mums Fitness

Buggyfit Fitness Class is a power walking class with strengthening and toning exercises for mum while pushing her baby’s buggy.

  • Kelly Whitaker
  • Tel: 07801 863 294
  • Runs on Wednesdays

Pregnancy and Postnatal Massage

Massage stimulates your blood flow, helping to circulate blood around your body and can be a fantastic therapy for stress and pain relief. Baby massage is a gentle way to soothe and relax your baby.

Helen Coleman, Body Soul Massage

  • 19 The Maltings, Leighton Buzzard LU7 4BS
  • Mobile appointments
  • Private group baby massage classes available
  • Tel: 07513347055

Reflexology

The ancient therapy of reflexology looks at the hands and feet as windows to the rest of the body. By applying pressure to certain parts, you can heal your body in other places. Reflexology can be used for any problems in your pregnancy, both mental and physical. Always go to a professional and consult with your GP or midwife before booking an appointment.

Reflexology By Caroline

  • Tel: 07977 003 756

Tracey Field, Feet First Reflexology

  • Tel: 07963 797613
  • Mobile appointments.

Osteopathy

Osteopathic practices focus on the bone structure and muscles of patients. This can help with backache, sore joints, pelvic pain and many other issues that affect pregnant women. It can even aid digestion and breathing. Cranial osteopathy is a therapy that examines your child’s skull formation and realigns your baby after birth. Always go to a professional and consult with your GP or midwife before booking an appointment.

Osteoworks

  • 17 Millbank, Leighton Buzzard, Bedford LU7 1AS
  • Tel: 01525 853127
  • mail@osteoworks.info
  • Free 20 minute assessments for pregnant women and babies under 12 months

Woodside Clinic

  • 28A High Street, Leighton Buzzard, Bedford LU7 1EA
  • Tel: 01525 372 447
  • Email receptionlb@woodsideclinic.co.uk
  • By appointment.

Homeopathy

Homeopathy uses highly diluted substances which cause the body to heal itself. Your GP and midwife should be the first people you speak to about any medical issues, but homeopathic practitioners can also assist you, particularly if you are restricted from taking some medications during pregnancy. Practitioners can give you labour kits which can be used instead of traditional methods of pain relief during labour. Always consult with your GP or midwife before booking an appointment.

Catriona Armor, Vital Remedy

  • Tel: 07942868118
  • The Crystal House Wellbeing Centre, 7 Plantation Road, Leighton Buzzard, Bedes LU7 3HU
  • By appointment.
  • Skype consultations available

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese therapy that uses thin needles to stimulate parts of the body. It can be a very useful aid during pregnancy for problems with your digestive system, breathing, swelling, aches, pains and morning sickness. Acupuncture is a relatively painless procedure but always consult with your GP or midwife before booking a session.

Sabine Schnelle, Acupuncture for fertility, pregnancy, childbirth & post natal

  • Carmenta Life, Chesham House, Church Lane, Berkhamsted – by appointment
  • Tel. 07946511518

Hazel Meacher, Renying Acupuncture, midwife and acupuncturist

  • Naturality Wellness Centre, 42 Lower Kings Road, Berkhamsted – by appointment
  • Tel. 01442 800400

Doulas

Doulas are guides who help women throughout their pregnancy, labour and birth and also they can help women as they start life as new mothers. They can give advice and help with any worries or concerns you may have. Women often build long-lasting relationships with the women they choose to be their doulas.

Jeanie Todd, Doula Todd

  • Tel. 01525 854 906
  • jeanie@doulatodd.co.uk

Nutritional Therapy

Cravings, tiredness, constipation, heartburn, nausea and sickness are all common problems women have during their pregnancy. Nutritional therapy examines your body’s composition and looks at what you and your baby need to solve these issues. Therapists can also give advice on supplements.

Woodside Clinic

  • 28A High Street, Leighton Buzzard, Bedford LU7 1EA
  • Tel: 01525 372 447
  • Email receptionlb@woodsideclinic.co.uk
  • By appointment.

FAQs

Simply peruse my ‘What is Hypnobirthing’ page to learn everything about hypnobirthing and why it can be of benefit to you.

Hypnobirthing is an acquired skill, so the more you practice, the better it will be. Pain-free labour is possible with hypnobirthing. The Hypnobirthing Institute tells us that 65-70% of hypnobirthing mothers do not need any form of pain relief and 20-25% just need gas and air; whereas about 5-10% of them experience ‘special circumstances’ which often entails medical intervention. Browse through my blog to read some birth stories.

Research shows that epidurals tend to prolong birth and increase the probability of external interventions such as forceps. Plus, with a natural delivery, mothers can move more freely during labour and can recover much faster. In addition to this, drug-free births mean that no drugs will be passed on to the baby.

It’s best to start after your 20th pregnancy week but ideally before week 30.  Even if you’re later than 30 weeks, it’s still possible for you to start the course. Simply contact us and we’ll get you booked in, especially if you are up to 36 weeks.

Yes, you do. Self-hypnosis is more effective if you practice it at home. My hypnobirthing course, which runs for 4 weeks, offers you adequate time to do so in-between classes. 

Different individuals can benefit from hypnobirthing in a number of ways. First-time mothers who have no prior experience can overcome their fears and feel prepared for birth; whereas mothers on subsequent pregnancies might want to consider hypnobirthing for an easier and better experience. Even if mothers have had a C-section before, Hypnobirthing can still help them deliver vaginally.  

Yes it will, because hypnosis is really just about allowing yourself to get into a relaxed state of mind. Self-hypnosis is a learned skill that you can easily improve during the 4-week course. There is nothing strange about hypnosis. You are still aware of your surroundings and can hold a conversation if you need to.

It is, because it keeps you relaxed and calm, and does the same for your baby too. When you’re in a relaxed sate, your body releases endorphins, which are your body’s natural relaxant. Endorphins are also present in the umbilical cord and placenta, thus, your baby feels the same calming sensations you feel while it’s in your womb.

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Yes, even if it’s cheaper, it’s simply not as effective as an interactive course. My hypnobirthing classes in Leighton Buzzard make sure you learn all the important techniques that you need for a successful birthing experience.