Hypnobirthing Northwood

To all Northwood mums-to-be, I’m delighted to announce that online hypnobirthing classes are now available in your area. At Hypnobirthing Northwood, I offer live and interactive hypnobirthing courses via Zoom, that you can enjoy from the comfort of your home. You have the option to either attend a course in private or as a small group. The 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. I am a hypnobirthing mum and practitioner with a passion for what I teach. Having experienced hypnobirthing myself with the birth of my second son, I know first hand just what a huge difference hypnobirthing can make to labour and birth.

My live interactive classes (4 x 2 hour weekly classes) are done via Zoom, either as a small group on Wednesday evenings 7.00 - 9.00 pm or as a private course at times convenient for you.

The hypnobirthing course fully prepares you and your birth companion for the birth of your baby and is accredited by the Royal College of Midwives.

I qualified as a hypnobirthing practitioner with the Hypnobirthing Institute in 2014 and then furthered my training with the Hypnobirthing Training Academy by Jenny Mullan in 2016. Since then, I have had the privilege of helping hundreds of couple to fully prepare for a more positive, calmer, easier birth.

Online Hypnobirthing Classes in Northwood

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.

You are welcome to get in touch with me for initial discussions on the online hypnobirthing course.

You’ll Learn…

  • Different techniques to help deal with fear and emotional release.
  • An understanding of how the body changes during pregnancy and birth.
  • How to remain calm and make informed decisions if special circumstances arise.
  • The role your birth partner plays in the process.
  • Proper birth rehearsal for labour and birthing stages.
  • How to set up a supportive birth environment.
  • Ways to help induce labour naturally.
  • Essential breathing, visualisation, deep relaxation and light touch massage techniques.

The Benefits of Hypnobirthing

  • All your fears and anxiety will be released.
  • You will feel empowered to ask questions and make informed decisions.
  • Hypnobirthing gives you the best chance of having a natural birth.
  • According to research, it lowers the chance of you having an emergency C-section and also reduces labour time by up to 3 hours
  • Gives your birth partner an important role to play.
  • Helps you to stay calm and in control of the surges during labour and birth.

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Birth choices in Northwood

You can opt to deliver at home, within your own private space. Couples who choose a hospital birth, there is a midwifery-led birth centre that emphasises natural childbirth. You can contact the birth centre for more information on facilities and to book a tour:

Alexandra Birth Centre 01992 244 366 ext 7364

Complementary therapies and services in Northwood

You can also use the services below to support you with your pregnancy.

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 Northwood

Pregnancy Pilates focuses on maintaining your physical fitness. It involves exercises that help in minimising aches and pains. You start Pilates after the 12th week of your pregnancy.

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 their website to book and more information on the location

Pregnancy Yoga

Adele Yoga

St Mary’s Church Centre, Church Road, Rickmansworth, WD3 1JB

Tuesday evenings 8 – 9 pm

Contact: 07841 657 867 or email info@adele-yoga.com

Suitable from 14 weeks

 

Yummy Yoga

Loudwater Farm, Loudwater Ln, Croxley Green, Rickmansworth WD3 4HG

Thursday evenings 6.30 – 8.00 pm

Contact Ananti Shah: 07765 171 538

Pregnancy Massage in Northwood

You may experience backaches, cramps and swelling on your feet. Massage is an effective way to get rid of this discomfort.

  Clara Hutchinson

  Station Approach, Northwood, London, HA6 2XL

  Contact: 0203 290 5581 or book online

  By appointment only

Reflexology

Reflexology involves massaging specific areas on your hands and feet. A reflexologist will mainly use the thumb to apply pressure to these areas and treat the whole body. 

Alternatives Complementary Therapy Centre

118 High Street, Northwood, Middlesex HA6 1BJ

Contact: 01923 828 832

By appointment only

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a treatment method based on traditional eastern medicine. Fine needles are inserted into the skin to stimulate certain acupuncture points.

Alternatives Complementary Therapy Centre

Malti Shah and Suzanne Cooper

118 High Street, Northwood, Middlesex HA6 1BJ

Contact: 01923 828 832

By appointment only

Homeopathy

Homoeopathy harnesses the body’s healing power. It involves the rebalancing of your physical, mental and emotional health. 

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

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.

 

 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

Doulas are other persons that offer you extra support during labour. They can take on the role of midwife, supporting you and your birth partner through the  process.

Helen Sassoon

Contact: info@helendoula.com or 07795 170 361

Also offers reflexology, homoeopathy, massage and reiki

Nutritional Therapy

Through nutritional therapy, you get an individual-centred healthcare approach that focuses on your physiological and biochemical functions.

 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

You can check out all the facts and information about hypnobirthing on the  ‘What is Hypnobirthing’ page, on our website.

Pain-free labour is possible with hypnobirthing for some women. As a guide, 69% of women I taught over a 2 year period, reported that they needed no pain medication during labour. You can read about first-hand experiences here on my blog

 Any drugs that you administer to your body can affect your baby directly. Hypnobirthing is the best chance of you having a natural birth, leading to a faster recovery. Epidurals can prolong labour and prevent mothers from moving freely during labour and birth. In addition to this, they can lead to further medical intervention.

For best results, you should join the class between your 20th and 30th week of pregnancy. Please do still get in touch if you are later than 30 weeks as there is still time, especially if you are 36 weeks or under.

You will need sufficient practice of the techniques at home during and after the course. The 4- week course is designed to give you enough practice at home to get the skill right. 

Any woman looking to have a positive birthing experience can sign up: first time mums or those of subsequent pregnancies; home births, hospital births or birth centres births.

Self-hypnosis works for anyone. It is simple to learn. As you go through my course, the practice sessions enable you to improve how you perform it each time. Even after your birth, you can use all the relaxation techniques to help you manage stressful situations.

Yes. Hypnobirthing mothers release endorphins which relax the body as they enter a state of deep relaxation. These hormones directly reach your baby in the womb and offer the same calming effect as you feel. 

Yes. I recommend a minimum speed of 2MBps for the live classes. You can test your connection by using the free tool here: http://www.speedtest.net.

Yes, CDs are a cheaper alternative. The content, however, is not substantial enough to learn all the necessary techniques that you can with the online interactive course.