Hypnobirthing St Albans

Live Online Hypnobirthing Classes

Thank you for visiting our Hypnobirthing in St Albans homepage. As a resident of St Albans and its surrounding neighbourhoods, you now have the opportunity to learn the power of hypnobirthing through live online classes, either privately or in a small group. Live online group baby massage classes for infants from newborn to pre-crawling are also available. The 4-week hypnobirthing course starts at £149 for 8 hours of live, interactive sessions, 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 in St Albans, I teach live online 4-week courses (4 x 2 hour classes) via Zoom, for couples in and around St Albans.

My name is Emma, and I am a hypnobirthing mum and practitioner with a passion for sharing the marvel of hypnobirthing, having experienced it first hand myself with my second child.

I trained in 2014 with the Hypnobirthing Institute and in 2016 with the Hypnobirthing Training Academy by Jenny Mullan, who's course is accredited by the Royal College of Midwives.

It is with great pleasure that I support and teach parents-to-be, so that they too can fulfil their potential to have a calmer and gentler birth experience. I feel privileged to have helped hundreds of expectant couples over the past few years, release all their fears and fully prepare for birth.

Online Hypnobirthing Classes in St Albans

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 are looking to learn more about Hypnobirthing classes in St Albans, please feel free to reach out to me.

What You Will Learn

  • You will have a full grasp on how to create the best birthing environment.
  • Backed by the latest scientific understanding, you will gain knowledge of how the body changes and functions during childbirth.
  • You will go through different exercises that will help prepare your body for childbirth.
  • As part of the hypnobirthing process, you will learn different techniques including deep relaxation, breathing, visualisation and light-touch massage.
  • It is common to have some fear and anxiety during pregnancy. As part of your online hypnobirthing classes, you will learn emotional release techniques to help you release these fears.
  • You will also have the opportunity to rehearse for the big day. Here, we cover: a) How to naturally induce labour b) Different birthing positions that make your birth easier c) Your partner’s role during the childbirth process d) How to make informed decisions should special circumstances arise.

The Benefits of Hypnobirthing

Here are some of the benefits that you can expect:

  • Hypnobirthing lowers your chances of emergency caesarean sections and also can reduce your labour time by up to three hours, according to research.
  • Hypnobirthing offers you the best opportunity for a drug-free delivery.
  • Through the relaxation techniques and breathing exercises, you are calmer and more in control during the process.
  • You will feel empowered to ask questions and make informed decisions should special circumstances arise.
  • Your partner is more involved during the childbirth process, thereby increasing your bond.
  • All fears and anxiety surrounding childbirth are released.

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Birth choices in St Albans

If you are living in St. Albans, you have the choice of Watford General Hospital or Luton & Dunstable Hospital, both about 20 minutes’ drive away. Both hospitals have birth centres attached to them which you can opt for if there have been no complications, or alternatively you can choose to give birth at home. Hypnobirthing often gives couples the confidence to opt for a home birth, preferring the privacy and peaceful familiar environment.

Complementary therapies and services in St Albans

National Breastfeeding helpline – Tel: 0300 100 0212

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

Lactation Consultants

  • Verulam Clinic and The Maltings GP, 118 Victoria Street, St Albans, AL1 3TG
  • Lactation consultancy, home visits available
  • Tel. 08000724012
  • Email- reception@pbclinic.com

Pregnancy Yoga

Pregnancy yoga is a serene way to calm your body during pregnancy. As well as helping with breathing techniques and stress, it can also relax your digestive system. This can ease any morning sickness as well as healing general aches and pains. Jessica offers a great Sunday pregnancy yoga class and there are a range of classes available at The Yoga Hall.

The Yoga Hall

  • The Yoga Hall, 11 Hatfield Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 3RR
  • Classes available.
  • Contact: 01727 857224

Jessica Horn, Clarity Yoga Studio

  • 34A Holywell Hill, near Sumpter Yard, St Albans, AL1 1BZ
  • Sundays, 10am to 11am.
  • Tel. 07968823166
  • Email melanie@clarity-treatments.co.uk

Pregnancy and New Mums Fitness

St Albans has a wide range of pregnancy and new mums fitness programmes that are perfect for staying fit before and after birth. The three mentioned below are all manageable as you can bring your baby along with you. They can also be a way to socialise with other new mums and can really be fun!

Chloe, Bump2Baby Buggy Classes

  • Fitness First, Christopher Place, AL3 5DQ
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10.30am to 11.30am
  • Contact: 07824 426 786

Buggy Fitness

  • Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre, Holywell Hill, AL1 2DL
  • Mondays, 10.30am to 11.25am
  • Contact: 01727 736 080

Mums of Steel, Bring Baby Boxercise

  • Located in St. Albans, contact for more details.
  • Mondays, 10am
  • Contact: 07709 342329 or email info@mumsofsteel.com

Pregnancy and Postnatal Massage

Pregnancy massage is the perfect way to ease any aches and pains in a gentle and calming environment. It can also help with fatigue, digestion problems, pelvic discomfort, stress and circulation. Karen and Chloe both work in pregnancy massage and Chloe also offers classes where she teaches you how to safely massage your baby.

Chloe, Bump2Baby Pregnancy and Baby Massage

  • Private and group classes available in St. Albans.
  • Contact 07824 426 786 for more details.

Karen Silverstone, Silverstone Pregnancy Massage

  • Vesta Avenue, St Albans, AL1 2PF
  • Appointments available.
  • Contact: 07910 395415

Reflexology

Reflexology uses points on your hands and feet to ease tensions and pains in other parts of your body. Kite Spirit specialise in maternity and baby reflexology, which can help you and your baby. She Reflexology is a great place for women to relax in and Rachael is available for home appointments if you can’t make it to the centres.

Kite Spirit, Maternity and Baby Reflexology

  • 44 London Road, St. Albans, AL1 1NG
  • Classes and appointments available.
  • Contact: 07866 607520 or email contact@kitespirit.co.uk

She Reflexology

  • 9 Taylor Close, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL4 9YB
  • Appointments available.
  • Contact: 01727 893329 or email shereflexology@gmail.com

Rachael Posener, Halcyon Health

  • Treatment room in St. Albans and home appointments available.
  • Tel. 07939 135 481
  • Email rachael.posener@gmail.com

Osteopathy

Osteopathy is concerned with your bone and muscle structure, helping to ease any joint pains, backache, neck ache and pelvic pain throughout your pregnancy. It can also ease any pressure and swellings. Cranial osteopathy for babies is provided by the Perfect Balance Clinic and can help if there was any trauma to your baby’s skull during labour.

Perfect Balance Clinic, Osteopathy and Cranial Osteopathy

  • The Verulam Clinic, 11 Victoria Street, AL1 3TG
  • Appointments available.
  • Contact: 01727 842 713 or 08000 724 012

Herts Osteopathy and Pilates Clinic

  • 16-18 Chequer Street, AL1 3YD
  • Appointments available.
  • Contact: 07830 030864 or email jo@hertsosteopathy.co.uk

Homeopathy

Laura and Rachael are registered homeopaths and can advise you on natural remedies to ease any troubles through pregnancy. These can help with many different problems, from digestion and sickness to stress, pain and baby blues. You should consult your doctor when using homeopathic treatments as they aren’t a replacement for medication you may need. You can also buy homeopathic kits for pain relief during labour.

Laura Spittall, Balance Homeopathy

  • Fairshot Court, Woodcock Hill, Sandridge, AL4 9ED
  • Appointments available.
  • Contact: 07544 944 367 or email info@balancehomeopathy.co.uk

Rachael Posener, Halcyon Health

  • Treatment room in St. Albans and home appointments available.
  • Contact: 07939 135 481 or email rachael.posener@gmail.com

Amatsu Therapy

Amatsu St. Albans should be your first port of call when looking for Amatsu therapy in St. Albans. This Japanese treatment is relatively new in the United Kingdom and isn’t as well known as other natural therapies. Located close by in Kings Langley is The Amatsu Clinic which has a variety of different practitioners you can contact.

Fiona Parker, Amatsu St. Albans

  • 1 Hornbeams, Bricket Wood, AL2 3SP
  • Appointments available.
  • Contact: 07979 955242 or email amatsustalbans@gmail.com

Jo, The Amatsu Clinic

  • Kings House Business Centre, Station Road, Home Park Estate, Kings Langley, WD4 8LZ
  • Appointments available.
  • Contact: 07890 437940 or email jo@theamatsuclinic.com

Acupuncture

Using strategically placed thin needles on your body, acupuncture can be a natural and relatively painless way to ease aches, pains, swellings and discomforts. It can also help relax your mind. Bea and Sarah both work from Ginger Natural Health which is a centre offering a variety of treatments for pregnant women.

Bea Masters, Acupuncture

  • 38 Charmouth Road, AL1 4SN or Ginger Natural Health, 44 London Road, AL1 1NG.
  • Appointments available.
  • Contact: 01727 751587 or email bea@beamasters.co.uk

Sarah Clark, Hong Tao Clinic

  • Ginger Natural Health, 44 London Road, AL1 1NG
  • Appointments available.
  • Contact: (0)1727 869 929 or email info@hongtaoclinic.com

Doulas

Doulas are women who are trained to help others during pregnancy and after birth. They can advise you on any problems you are having and provide fantastic support. Joan and Anna both work in the St. Albans area and the Doula UK website is great for finding other doulas in the vicinity.

Joan Mills

  • Tel. 07841054708 or 07841 054708

Anna, Bumps and Babies

  • Tel. 07944840924
  • Email anna@bumpsandbabiesbyanna.co.uk

Nutritional Therapy

Nutritional therapy can be a useful service for pregnant women suffering from problems like morning sickness, cravings, fatigue and weakness. Therapists can advise you on the correct supplements to take and can also analyse your blood to see if you have any deficiencies.

Michelle Lake, Mission Nutrition

  • Mission Nutrition, Sandridgebury House, Sandridgebury Lane, St Albans AL3 6JB
  • or Ginger Natural Health, 44 London Road, AL1 1NG
  • Appointments available.
  • Tel. 01727 852 167 or 01727 869 929
  • Email michelle@mission-nutrition.co.uk

Balance Nutrition

  • 16 Chequer Street, AL1 3YD
  • Appointments available.
  • Contact: 01727 894739 or email info@balancenutrition.co.uk

FAQs

Hypnobirthing teaches essential fear release, self-hypnosis, and deep relaxation techniques, to help pregnant women experience easier birthing experiences. You can get more information on the subject by clicking the ‘What is Hypnobirthing’ tab on our Hypnobirthing Classes in St Albans webpage.

Hypnobirthing is an acquired skill, and the amount of practice you put into it will determine its success. It is possible to have a pain free labour with hypnobirthing. In fact, 69% of women who attended my course over a 2 year period did not require any form of pain relief. You can read more about their experiences on my blog.

It is less harmful to the baby as anything you ingest also affects your unborn child. You will also experience a faster recovery period as compared to women who use an epidural. Epidurals can also prolong labour and lead to further medical interventions and will require you to be monitored so it is difficult for you to move around freely and connect with your birthing body.

The ideal time is between your 20th and 30th week of pregnancy. For other course options, please do get in touch with me as I can still teach the 4-week course from 36 weeks.

Yes. With the 4-week course, you have enough time to practice all the techniques that you will learn during the class. I am also available to offer assistance after you complete the course.

Any pregnant woman seeking to experience a calmer childbirth experience is suitable. Home births, hospital births and birth centre births are all suitable.

Hypnosis is all about achieving a deep sense of relaxation. It is easy to learn and can be done by anybody. Practice is recommended for the best success.

When in complete relaxation, your brain releases endorphins that have a calming effect on the body. Your baby also feels the same. Furthermore, research shows that children born naturally are more alert and exhibit more interest in breastfeeding behaviours.

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Although convenient, you will not have the opportunity to ask questions or experience live demonstrations of the techniques that I teach in St Albans.