Welcome to Together Birthing and congratulations on your pregnancy! If you are looking for hypnobirthing in Harpenden or hypnobirthing in Hertfordshire, you have come to the right place! Preparing for the birth of your child can be both an exciting and a daunting time. The hypnobirthing classes that I teach from my home studio in Potten End, approximately 20 minutes drive from Harpenden, aim to empower and prepare you for the birth of your baby, providing you with the tools that you need, whether this is your first pregnancy or the most recent of many.
My name is Emma. I am a Hypnobirthing mum and Hypnobirthing practitioner. I have a passion for sharing the marvel of hypnobirthing with other parents-to-be so that they too can experience birth in a positive way without fear or anxiety.
The group 2-day or 4-week hypnobirthing classes that I teach from my home studio in Potten End (see location), approximately 20 minutes from Harpenden, provides you with a full range of practical childbirth education, breathing, visualisation, fear release and deep relaxation techniques that are invaluable for you and your birthing partner as you take the journey through pregnancy and birth. You will also benefit from scientifically proven emotional release techniques to get rid of any anxieties that might cause tension during birth. The evening hypnobirthing classes last 2.5 hours and the 2-day classes run from 10 am to 4 pm on weekends. In addition to learning valuable skills and knowledge, you will also meet other parents-to-be and have a chance to share experiences and build friendships.
Alternatively, if you prefer private hypnobirthing classes, I can teach you a times that are convenient for you.
Finally, I also offer 2 hour refresher/revision classes from my home in Potten End (see location), for those who have done hypnobirthing before and are in need a refresher class. These classes are tailored to your specific needs.
Birth Choices in Harpenden
Some women choose to have their babies at home preferring the comfort and familiarity of their home environment. Alternatively, some may prefer to birth their baby in a birth centre. Luton & Dunstable hospital, which is located just 15 minutes drive away from Harpenden, offers 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)
Complimentary Therapies and Services in Harpenden
In addition to hypnobirthing, there are many services and therapies available to you during your pregnancy and after birth, to help you on your journey to parenthood. I have listed some complimentary services below in the Harpenden area:-
National Breastfeeding helpline – Tel: 0300 100 0212
NCT Breastfeeding Line (8am-10pm)- Tel: 0300 33 00 771
- The Skew Bridge,, 59 Southdown Road, Harpenden, Herts, AL5 1PQ
- Weekly drop-in meetings, Mondays between 10am and 12pm
- The group is attended by breastfeeding peer supporters and an NCT BFC (breastfeeding counsellor)
Breathing Space Day Spa and Studio
- 2 Thompsons Close, Harpenden, Herts AL5 4ES
- Tel: 01582 462223
- Email: email@example.com
Pregnancy Yoga in Harpenden
- Harpenden Girl Guide Hut, Townsend Lane, Harpenden, AL5 2QE
- Monday evenings 8-9.15 pm
- Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tel. 07968 426650 / 07968 426650
Pregnancy Pilates in Harpenden
Pilates is a low impact exercise which is designed to help with improving core strength, maintaining healthy joints, lengthening muscles and improving posture to help with back pain and painful joints.
- Energy House, 22-24 Grove Road, Harpenden, AL5 1PX
- Saturdays 9.00-10.00 and 10.00-11.00
- Tel. 07714 095 266
Reflexology in Harpenden
Throughout pregnancy Reflexology can help with unpleasant conditions such as backache, headaches, nausea and insomnia without the need for medication, which would be best avoided. Some small trials carried out in Sweden seem to indicate shorter, less painful and “on time” labours following a course of Reflexology treatments.
Jackie, Harpenden Holistics
- Monday to Thursday 9.00am – 9.00pm
- Fridays and Saturdays 9.00am – 5.00pm
- Tel. 01582 761760 or Mobile: 07977 770042
- E-mail: email@example.com
Osteopathy in Harpenden
During pregnancy, your posture will change and this can naturally be uncomfortable or painful. Osteopaths can treat you and give advice on your posture, introducing techniques to you which can make you more comfortable whilst reducing any pain that you may develop.
Louise North, Osteopathics
- 58 Tennyson Road, Harpenden, AL5 4BB
- Tel. 01582 713648
Sean Walker, Harpenden Osteopaths
- 141 Luton Road, Harpenden, AL5 3BB
- Tel. 01582 622000
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Acupuncture in Harpenden
Pamela, Harpenden Acupuncture
- 5 Wood End Hill, Harpenden, AL53EZ
- Tel. 01582 624153
- Assists with turning breach babies
Kate Henley, Acupuncture
- The Village Surgery, Amenbury Lane, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 2BT
- Tel: 07887 565174
- Pregnancy and childbirth
- By appointment only
Homeopathy in Harpenden
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 email@example.com
Rachael Posener, Halcyon Health
- Treatment room in St. Albans and home appointments available.
- Contact: 07939 135 481 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Nutritionist in Harpenden
Spencer Robert Wilson BSc. ION Mfntp. SCST BASES, The Apple Green Clinic
- Harpenden, AL5 4BP
- Tel. 07808470702
Doulas in Harpenden
Practical and emotional support during and after birth – an experienced birth companion who will also liaise with the medical team for you.
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- Tel. 07910 967 279
- Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tel. 07794351958