Welcome to Together Birthing and congratulations on your pregnancy. If you are looking for hypnobirthing in Hertfordshire, I offer classes just outside Berkhamsted. My name is Emma, I am a Hypnobirthing Mum and Hypnobirthing Practitioner. I’m thrilled to be able to offer you hypnobirthing classes in Hertfordshire. Having experienced a difficult birth first time round, I did hypnobirthing in preparation for the arrival of my second son and went on to have an amazing and empowering birth experience. With this personal experience and my Hypnobirthing Practitioner training, I now passionately teach hypnobirthing classes to help other mums and mums-to-be achieve a state of relaxation during labour, in turn maintaining control during birth and enabling an easier and calmer experience.
Hypnobirthing is a great option for first time mums, as well as those that have previously experienced difficult labours. Hypnobirthing focuses on relaxing the mother and giving partners the confidence to play an active role in the birthing experience, should they wish to do so.
I am based in the picturesque village of Potten End, near Berkhamsted and Hemel Hempstead in Hertfordshire – see location. I teach hypnobirthing classes from my home studio in Potten End, which is located in a tranquil garden setting next to the woods.
Hypnobirthing helps to fully prepare you for birth and will ease the anxieties that you may have as a first time mum, or if you have had a previous difficult experience. Even if you have a busy schedule, hypnobirthing is still a realistic and achievable goal for your baby’s birth and will help you to relax during your pregnancy journey.
Hypnobirthing Classes in Hertfordshire
The classes that I teach include deep relaxation, breathing, visualisation and fear release techniques to help you have an easier and more empowering birthing experience. The classes also include emotional release therapy, practical advice about nutrition, exercise, how the body functions during birth, the birth environment and the birth companion’s role. I offer four different types of hypnobirthing courses:
- Group 4-week hypnobirthing courses (see location) – small friendly group sizes of up to 4 couples and a chance to make friends with like-minded mums and dads-to-be – £228 per couple.
- Private hypnobirthing courses (see location) held at times that fit in with you – £395 per couple.
- 2.5 hour revision/refresher courses (see location) if you have done hypnobirthing before and need a revision class tailored to your needs – £55 for group class only or £83 for group class with hypnobirthing book and 9 relaxation downloads.
Birth Choices in Hertfordshire
Hypnobirthing can give partners the confidence and skills if they decide to have a home birth, which has many benefits such as privacy and the comfort of the home environment. For medical reasons, or personal preferences, if you’d prefer to go to a hospital, you can travel to Watford General Hospital where there is a midwifery led birthing centre attached to the hospital, located in the town centre with plenty of adjacent parking space. You can book a tour of the maternity unit before the big day, giving you an idea of what to expect in advance. The centre caters for natural births as well as offering high quality water birthing facilities, making it the perfect choice for expectant parents that are hoping to use hypnobirthing techniques during a drug-free birth. If you click on the hospital link below you can find out more about the hospital’s maternity services and book a tour:
Watford General Hospital, Vicarage Road, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD18 0HB
Complimentary Services and Therapies in Hertfordshire
Hypnobirthing can provide numerous benefits for you, your partner and your child, before, during and after birth. Hypnobirthing is complementary to a number of other pregnancy services and therapies, and can be used alongside other practises such as reflexology and acupuncture. Here’s a list of services that will nicely compliment your Hypnobirthing classes in Hertfordshire that are worth considering while preparing for the birth of your child.
Breastfeeding Support in Hertfordshire
NCT Breastfeeding Support
- 0300 330 0771 (lines open 8.00 – 22.00)
- bestfedbaby.co.ukor https://www.facebook.com/bfeeding for local support
- Baby Cafe, Thursdays, 13.00-14.20, The Reddings Children’s Centre, Harcourt Road, Bushey, WD23 3PR
NHS Breastfeeding Drop-in, Berrygrove Children’s Centre, Watford
- Drop-in Wednesdays, 13.00-14.30
- Berrygrove Children’s Centre, Cow Lane, Watford, WD25 9DW
- 01923 484 312
Bushey Breastfeeding Centre, Bushey
- Drop-in Mondays, 10.00-11.30 (term time only)
- Bushey Breastfeeding Centre, Child Health Clinic, Hartspring Community Centre, Park Avenue, Bushey
- 0209 421 7140
Pregnancy Clubs in Hertfordshire
Meeting once a month, the Watford Pregnancy Club is a midwifery-led group run by the NHS. Provides information, friendship and support to pregnant women.
- South Oxhey Children’s Centre, Northwick Road, South Oxhey, Watford WD19 6NL
- 0208 7002203
- 1st Tuesday of each month, 7.00pm to 9.30pm
- Westfield Children’s Centre, Tolpits Lane, Watford, WD18 6AE
- 01923 800003
- 4th Tuesday of each month, 7.00pm to 9.30pm
Pregnancy Yoga in Hertfordshire
As well as having a calming influence on the body, pregnancy yoga can soothe your baby and create a relaxing environment for him or her to grow in. Yoga can also help with breathing exercises, morning sickness and your general wellbeing.
Shweta Panchal, Minded Yoga
- Newton Price Centre, Stanley Road, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD17 2LX
- Saturday 10.30 -12.00am
- 07958 763 927
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pregnancy and Postnatal Massage in Hertfordshire
We all love a good massage and your body can really benefit from the pressure and relaxation during pregnancy. As well as soothing aches and pains, massage can stimulate your blood flow and calm any anxieties or stresses in your mind. Babies can also benefit from gentle massage.
- By appointment, call to book.
- Also teaches partners how to give pregnancy massages
- 07813 402477
- Email: email@example.com
- £57 for 75 minutes or £46 for 1 hour.
Reflexology in Hertfordshire
Reflexology concentrates on the hands and feet as ways to relieve aches and pains in the body. Many women suffer from discomfort during pregnancy, especially in the back or pelvis. Experienced reflexologists use pressure points to focus on these areas. Reflexology can also help with swelling and nausea.
Vicky Kellett, Soul Composure
- Mobile, by appointment
- 07939 537287
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Osteopathy in Hertfordshire
Focusing on the joints, bones and muscle tissue, osteopathy is fantastic if you suffer from back pain, knee pain or neck problems. It can also help with any pelvic discomfort you have. Cranial osteopathy is really good for realigning your baby after their journey during birth.
Elizabeth Huzzey, The Osteopathic Practice
- Bridgewater House, 7 Printers Avenue, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD18 7QR
- By appointment
- 01923 241188
Homeopathy in Hertfordshire
Using ancient natural remedies, homeopathy is a form of medicinal treatment that can help with everything from nausea and morning sickness to depression and pain management. Although your GP should be the first person you talk to about any medical worries, homeopathic healers can work very well alongside your medical professionals especially if there are certain medicines that you are restricted from taking during pregnancy. Homeopathic kits can also be used during labour as an alternative to traditional pain relief.
Margaret Haynes, Margaret Haynes Homeopathy
- By appointment
- 01923 269058
- Email via website contact form
Doulas in Hertfordshire
Doulas are very supportive both emotionally and physically. From being there as a birthing partner to giving you advice and helping with any problems, doula women are there to support you throughout your labour and birth.
Dawn Powell, Birth Blessings
- Tel: 07749857113
- Email: email@example.com
Gwendoline, Birth Doula
- 07910 967 279
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nutritional Therapy in Hertfordshire
Nutritional therapy can be extremely useful to pregnant women who are facing problems with food or sickness. A nutritional analysis can provide information about deficiencies as well as giving you knowledge about what you and your baby need. Nausea, baby blues and cravings can all be treated with nutritional therapy.
- Femme Fitness Gym, Queens Road, Watford, Herts, WD17 2QN
- 01923 822312
- Email via website contact form