Welcome to Together Birthing and congratulations on your pregnancy. If you are looking for hypnobirthing in Luton, or hypnobirthing in Bedfordshire, you have come to the right place! My name is Emma. I am a Hypnobirthing mum and Hypnobirthing practitioner. Having experienced hypnobirthing myself with the birth of my second son, I love sharing the marvel of hypnobirthing with other parents-to-be so they too can have an empowering and positive birthing experience, even after a previous difficult experience.
I teach hypnobirthing classes from my home studio in Potten End, a picturesque village, just 25 minutes drive from Luton. The studio is situated in a peaceful garden setting adjacent to some woods – see location.
I offer 4-week (2.5 hour evening classes) and two-day (weekends 10 am until 4 pm) group hypnobirthing courses just 25 minutes’ drive from Luton in Potten End (see location). They are a great way to meet like-minded parents-to-be in a relaxed and friendly environment.
Alternatively I offer private hypnobirthing classes at times 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 but need a refresher class. These classes are tailored to your specific needs.
The courses help you to release negative thoughts, anxieties and fears through hypnosis and emotional release techniques, so that you can trust in your own natural birthing instinct. You will also learn breathing, deep relaxation and visualisation techniques and tools needed to stay calmer and more in control during labour and birth. By doing a course in hypnobirthing, you are giving yourself and your baby the best opportunity for an easier, drug-free and empowering birthing experience.
Birth Choices in Luton
Some women choose to have their babies at home because they like the comfort and familiarity of their home environment. You can also have a water birth at home if you hire an inflatable birthing pool. Alternatively, you may prefer to birth your baby in a birth centre. Luton & Dunstable offer 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 Luton
In addition to hypnobirthing, there are a number of complimentary therapies and services which can help you during your pregnancy journey and after your baby is born:-
National Breastfeeding helpline – Tel: 0300 100 0212
NCT Breastfeeding Line (8am-10pm)- Tel: 0300 33 00 771
Luton Breastfeeding Support Workers
- Available every day 9 am – 5 pm
- Drop-in at New B’s Cafe locations or call for a home visit
- Tel. 0333 405 0083
Day Time Place Wednesday 1-3pm ABC at the Mall, 3g – 4g The Gallery, Town Centre, Luton, LU1 2TW5 cafes are available in the following children’s centres. They provide practical parenting, weaning and breastfeeding support: Day Time Place Monday 1.30-3pm Hatters Children’s Centre, Dallow Road Primary School, Luton, LU1 1LZ Tuesday 9.30-11.30am Stopsley Children’s Centre, St Thomas’ Road, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU2 7XP Tuesday 10-11.30am Beechwood Primary School, Linden Road, Luton Bedfordshire, LU4 9RD Tuesday 1.30-3.30pm Meadows Children’s Centre, Pastures Way Nursery, Luton, LU4 0PE Thursday 1-2.30pm ABC, The mall Shopping Centre, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 2TL Thursday 1-2.30pm Redgrave Children and Young People’s Centre, Redgrave Gardens, Marsh Farm, Luton, LU3 3QN Friday 1.30-3pm Building Blocks Children’s Centre, Beech Hill Primary School, Dunstable Rd, Luton, LU4 8BW Midwifery run breastfeeding drop-ins Monday 1-4pm Parktown Children’s Centre, Bailey Street, Luton, LU1 3DU Friday 10am-1pm Chaul End Centre, 515 Dunstable Road, Luton, LU4 8QN
Pregnancy Massage in Luton
Massage can greatly help with any aches and pains during pregnancy as well as help with relaxation for the mind and body.
Lynda Allen, Her-therapy 4 Health
- Stopsley, Luton, LU2 8HJ
- Tel. 07988 739596
- By appointment
Reflexology in Luton
Using pressure points on your feet and hands, reflexology targets other parts of your body that are suffering from pain. It can help with discomforts in your pelvis and back, as well as with digestive issues and swelling. If you are feeling tired or are lacking in energy, reflexology can also help.
Tracey Field, Feet First Reflexology
- Mobile treatments
- By appointment
- Tel. 07963 797613
- Email tracey@feetfirst-
Osteopathy in Luton
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.
David Leach B.Sc. Hons Ost Med, Luton Osteopathic and Sports Injury Clinic
- 577 Dunstable Road, Luton, LU4 8QW
- Tel. 01582 575045
- Mum and Baby Clinic by appointment
Acupuncture in Luton
Acupuncture is a safe and effective way of treating your body during pregnancy. With the use of thin needles, acupuncture can heal many symptoms including stress, depression, morning sickness, back pain and any other aches or discomforts. It’s important to feel comfortable about the acupuncture process before taking part so speak to your therapist and ask any questions before beginning treatment.
- 4 Alexandra Avenue, Luton, LU3 1HG
- Tel. 01582618731
Pregnancy Yoga in Luton
Gentle exercise to relieve stresses of the body and mind and aid relaxation.
Email – email@example.com
Tel. 07855 776 343 or 01582 576 146
- Thursdays 6.30pm–8.30pm or Fridays 7.00pm–8.30pm
Pregnancy Pilates in Luton
Prepare your body for birth with pregnancy Pilates to gently tone your body.
Natalie, Pregnancy and Post-Pragnancy Pilates
- Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tel. 07908 467 373
- STOTT® PILATES certified Instructor
- Local classes and private sessions in and around Luton for pregnancy and post pregnancy
If you are suffering from nausea, morning sickness, fatigue or lack of energy, seeing a nutritional therapist is highly advisable. They can analyse your blood and symptoms to find out if you have any deficiencies. They can also offer advice on different supplements or how to combat cravings.
Ruth Hughes, Woodside Clinic
- Mondays and Thursdays by appointment
- 88 Great Northern Road, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, LU5 4BT
- Tel. 01582 608400
- Email email@example.com