Hypnobirthing Middlesex

Live Online Hypnobirthing Classes

I offer live interactive online hypnobirthing courses for couples in Middlesex that can be enjoyed from the comfort of your own home. You can choose between private and group classes and I also offer live online baby massage courses. My 4-week online hypnobirthing course starts at £149 for 8 hours of live classes, including a course companion book and 9 relaxation downloads.

Introduction

Welcome to Together Birthing and congratulations on your pregnancy! My name is Emma and I’m a hypnobirthing mum and qualified practitioner and I’m thrilled to be able to offer you and your birth partner, live online hypnobirthing courses in Middlesex so that you too can realise your full potential on your birthing day.

I felt so inspired by my own hypnobirthing experience with the birth of my second
son, that I wanted to help other people

achieve the same so decided to become a practitioner with the Hypnobirthing Institute in 2014 and then further my training with the Hypnobirthing Training Academy in 2016.

Hypnobirthing is a truly rewarding and enlightening experience. I feel privileged over the past few years to have helped so many mums-to-be and their birth companions have the best possible birth experience.

Online Hypnobirthing Classes in Middlesex

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 Middlesex and are interested in taking up this course, please get in touch and have an initial discussion with me. I’ll answer any queries you might have.

You’ll Learn…

  • About how your body functions during birth, supported by science.
  • How to remain calm and make informed decisions during the process.
  • About drafting your specific birthing plan.
  • What your birth partner’s role will be.
  • How to create the ideal environment for labour and birth.
  • Deep relaxation, visualisation, breathing and emotional release techniques.
  • Exercises to prepare your body.
  • How to naturally help induce labour.
  • Birth rehearsal for labour and birthing stages including birthing positions.

The Benefits of Hypnobirthing

  • Gets rid of all your fears and anxieties about birth.
  • Empowers you to ask questions and make informed choices during the birth.
  • Keeps you calm and in control with a range of skills and techniques including breathing, visualisation, light touch massage and deep relaxation techniques.
  • Gives you the best opportunity for a natural birth.
  • Birth partners have an important role to play.
  • According to research, it lowers emergency C-section rates.
  • It can also reduces labour time by up to 3 hours, according to research.

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Birth choices in Middlesex

Hypnobirthing often gives women and their birth companions the confidence to have a homebirth rather than go to a hospital. Some people choose to go to a hospital or are required to for medical reasons. 

 

For couples who choose a hospital birth, Watford General Hospital is only about 10 minutes drive away. There is a midwifery-led birth centre attached to the hospital with more of an emphasis on natural childbirth and provides birthing pools for water births. You can contact the hospital and birth centre for more information on facilities and to book a tour:-

Watford General Hospital – 01992 244 366 switchboard

Alexandra Birth Centre is ext 7364

 

There is also the West Middlesex University Hospital – Twickenham Road, Isleworth, Middlesex, TW7 6AF. 

Tel. – 020 8560 2121

Complementary therapies and services in Middlesex

Hypnobirthing helps to make birth easier and works alongside plenty of other therapies, services and classes that can be used to enrich your pregnancy, your birthing experience and beyond. Here are some listed below:-

Breastfeeding Support

National Breastfeeding helpline – Tel: 0300 100 0212

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

Breastfeeding Network Supporter Helpline – Tel: 0844 412 4664 (9.30am-9.30pm)

Breastfeeding Network Bengali/Sylheti Helpline – Tel: 0844 856 4003 (9.30am-9.30pm)

La Leche League Breastfeeding Helpline – Tel: 0845 120 2918 (24 hrs)

Association of Breastfeeding Mothers Helpline – Tel: 0844 4 122 949(9.30am-10.30pm)

Hillside Children’s Centre, Northwood Way, Northwood, HA6 1RX

  • Little Wonders Breastfeeding Support, Tuesdays 10.00 – 11.00 am
  • Breastfeeding Support, available 7 hours per day Mon – Fri 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Tel: 01895 671995

Pregnancy Pilates in Middlesex

Pregnancy pilates helps you to maintain your physical fitness, minimise general pregnancy aches and pains, aid relaxation, and may help to speed your recovery post-birth. Suitable from 12 weeks.

Giselle St Clair – Positive Life Fitness

  • Mondays 7.30 – 8.00 pm – 4 week courses
  • Thursdays 7.30 – 8.15 pm – 4 week courses
  • Saturdays 9- 9.45 am – 4 week courses
  • Get in touch via website to book and for more information on location

Giselle St Clair also offers Baby Massage courses suitable for babies 6 weeks to pre-crawling, Mum & Baby Yoga & Pilates for babies 6 weeks to pre-crawling and Mum & Baby Yoga Moovz for active babies up to 12 months.

Pregnancy Yoga

Yummy Yoga

  • Phone : 07765 171 538
  • Email : anantishah1@gmail.com

Pregnancy Massage in Middlesex

The nine months of pregnancy is a very special time for mums-to-be. It is a time of great physiological and emotional change. Unfortunately some changes mean the discomfort of backache, aching hips, sciatica, cramp, insomnia and swelling to name but a few. This is where massage can be of great comfort and alleviate some of the more uncomfortable effects of pregnancy.

Clara Hutchinson

  • Station Approach, Northwood, London, HA6 2XL
  • Contact: 0203 290 5581 or book online
  • By appointment only

Reflexology in Middlesex

Reflexology involves a method of treatment using massage to reflex areas on the hands and feet, most commonly the feet. These areas correspond to different parts of the body. A reflexologist will treat the whole body by applying a firm pressure to different points on the feet, mainly using the thumb. Reflexology can be effective for inducing labour.

Alternatives Complementary Therapy Centre

  • 118 High Street, Northwood, Middlesex HA6 1BJ
  • Contact: 01923 828 832
  • By appointment only

Acupuncture in Middlesex

Traditional Eastern Acupuncture involves the insertion of fine needles into the skin to stimulate certain acupuncture points. There are more than 300 of these points on the body and the insertion is shallow and should not be painful (no greater than plucking hair from your skin). It has become recognised by western doctors. Acupuncture can be effective at inducing labour.

Alternatives Complementary Therapy Centre

  • Malti Shah and Suzanne Cooper
  • 118 High Street, Northwood, Middlesex HA6 1BJ
  • Contact: 01923 828 832
  • By appointment only

Homeopathy in Middlesex

Homeopathy is a holistic medicine that stimulates the body’s own healing power. Homoeopathic treatment is designed around the individual, specific to their condition and character; a unique prescription. Homeopathy values you as an individual above all, taking into account your personal lifestyle and your specific symptoms, rebalancing mental, emotional and physical health. Homeopathy can be used to help with birth and healing after birth.

Healthy Homeopathy

  • Kiran Grover
  • 28 Hallowell Road, Northwood, Middlesex HA6 1DW
  • Contact: 01923 827833
  • By appointment

Alternatives Complementary Therapy Centre

  • Amanda Kersen LCPH
  • 118 High Street, Northwood, Middlesex HA6 1BJ
  • Contact: 01923 828 832
  • By appointment only

Osteopathy in Middlesex

Osteopathy is a safe hands-on manual therapy for both the diagnosis and treatment of many conditions which cause pain or discomfort. It uses many of the same diagnostic methods as conventional medicine to establish the cause of physical symptoms. It is grounded in science, research and anatomical knowledge but takes a ‘whole person’ approach.

Alternatives Complementary Therapy Centre

  • Suzanne Cooper, Osteopath BSc Hons (Osteopathy) BA (Hons) MA
  • 118 High Street, Northwood, Middlesex HA6 1BJ
  • Contact: 01923 828 832
  • By appointment only

Doulas in Middlesex

For women and their birth companions who want someone else with them during labour that they know, trust and respect and who has had their own experience of labour, as well as experience in helping other women in labour.

Helen Sassoon

  • Contact: info@helendoula.comor 07795 170 361
  • Also offers reflexology, homeopathy, massage and reiki

Nutritional Therapy in Middlesex

Nutritional therapy is an individual-centred approach to healthcare that uses functional medicine to help seek and identify biochemical and physiological pathways that may be under stress and support the underlying causes that could be affecting optimal health.

Alternatives Complementary Therapy Centre

  • Heidi Bohrn NT dip CNM mBANT
  • 118 High Street, Northwood, Middlesex HA6 1BJ
  • Contact: 01923 828 832
  • By appointment only

FAQs

To learn what hypnobirthing is and how it benefits you, check out my ‘What is Hypnobirthing’ page.

Hypnobirthing is an acquired skill so its success relies on how much you practise during the course. Pain-free labour is possible with hypnobirthing, and according to the Hypnobirthing Institute, hypnobirthing mums don’t generally need pain relief (65-70%). However, 20%-25% of hypnobirthing mums also need gas and air for pain-relief and 5%-10% experience ‘special circumstances’, where medical intervention is necessary. You can read hypnobirthing stories on my blog

A drug-free birth is good because it doesn’t negatively affect the baby and add complications such as further interventions. Research shows that an epidural prolongs birth and heightens the probability of external interventions. Moreover, mothers tend to recover faster after a natural delivery and can move more freely during labour.

You should join us after your 20th pregnancy week but before your 30th week. If you are later than 30 weeks, please still get in touch. I have taught plenty of couples from 36 weeks.

Yes, because self-hypnosis is as effective as the amount of practice. My 4-week hypnobirthing course offers you enough time to do so between classes. 

A lot of different people can benefit from hypnobirthing in different ways. First-time mums who have no prior experience of childbirth can address their fears using hypnobirthing techniques. Mothers on their second or subsequent pregnancies might look toward hypnobirthing for 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 deep relaxation. Self-hypnosis is a learned skill that you can improve throughout the 4-week course. It is easy to learn and simple to do. You can bring yourself out of it at any time and are still aware throughout.

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.