Welcome to Together Birthing and congratulations on your pregnancy. My name is Emma. I am a Hypnobirthing mum and HypnoBirthing practitioner. Having experienced hynobirthing myself with the birth of my second son, I know first hand just what a huge difference hypnobirthing can make to labour and birth.

HypnoBirthing classes in Leighton Buzzard

The Course

I teach private and group hypnobirthing courses from my home studio in Potten End just 30 minutes drive from Northwood (see location).

The group course costs £228 per couple and comprises 4 weekly evening classes which fully prepare you and your birth companion for your baby’s birth, in a very positive and supportive way. You learn breathing and visualisation techniques that help make the birthing experience calmer and easier.

The private course costs £395 per couple, held at times to suit your needs.

On my hypnobirthing courses you will learn how to trust your own natural birthing instinct and gain invaluable techniques for birth. HypnoBirthing gives you the best opportunity for a drug-free birth by giving you the tools to stay in control of your birthing experience. The course also promotes pre-natal and post-natal bonding to help you get to know your baby before and after birth.

The group classes are a great way to meet like-minded parents-to-be in a relaxed and friendly environment.

I also teach 2.5 hour refresher courses, from £55 per class, tailored to suit your needs, if you have done hypnobirthing before and want to refresh your memory and practice.

CONTACT ME TODAY FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR TO BOOK – send an email or call 07738328105.

Birth Choices in Northwood

HypnoBirthing often gives couples the confidence to opt for a home birth, preferring the privacy, quiet and familiar surroundings of their own home. For couples who choose a hospital birth, Watford General Hospital is only about 10 minutes drive away. There is a midwifery-led birth centre attached to the hospital with more of an emphasis on natural childbirth and provides birthing pools for water births. You can contact the hospital and birth centre for more information on facilities and to book a tour:-

Watford General Hospital – 01992 244 366 switchboard

Alexandra Birth Centre is ext 7364

Complimentary Therapies & Services in Northwood

In addition to hypnobirthing, there are a number of other therapies and services in Northwood which can help to support you through pregnancy and the early years of parenthood. I have listed a few of these services for you below:-

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 helps you to maintain your physical fitness, minimise general pregnancy aches and pains, aid relaxation, and may help to speed your recovery post birth. Suitable from 12 weeks.

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 website to book and for more information on location

Giselle St Clair also offers Baby Massage courses suitable for babies 6 weeks to pre-crawling, Mum & Baby Yoga & Pilates for babies 6 weeks to pre-crawling and Mum & Baby Yoga Moovz for active babies up to 12 months.

Pregnancy Yoga

Adele Yoga

  • St Mary’s Church Centre, Church Road, Rickmansworth, WD3 1JB
  • Tuesday evenings 8 – 9pm
  • 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

The nine months of pregnancy is a very special time for mums-to-be. It is a time of great physiological and emotional change. Unfortunately some changes mean the discomfort of backache, aching hips, sciatica, cramp, insomnia and swelling to name but a few. This is where massage can be of great comfort and alleviate some of the more uncomfortable effects of pregnancy.

Clara Hutchinson

  • Station Approach, Northwood, London, HA6 2XL
  • Contact: 0203 290 5581 or book online
  • By appointment only

Reflexology

Reflexology involves a method of treatment using massage to reflex areas on the hands and feet, most commonly the feet. These areas correspond to different parts of the body. A reflexologist will treat the whole body by applying a firm pressure to different points on the feet, mainly using the thumb. Reflexology can be effective for inducing labour.

Alternatives Complimentary Therapy Centre

  • 118 High Street, Northwood, Middlesex HA6 1BJ
  • Contact: 01923 828 832
  • By appointment only

Acupuncture

Traditional Eastern Acupuncture involves the insertion of fine needles into the skin to stimulate certain acupuncture points. There are over 300 of these points on the body and the insertion is shallow and should not be painful ( no greater than plucking hair from your skin ). It has become recognised by western doctors. Acupuncture can be effective at inducing labour.

Alternatives Complimentary Therapy Centre

  • Malti Shah and Suzanne Cooper
  • 118 High Street, Northwood, Middlesex HA6 1BJ
  • Contact: 01923 828 832
  • By appointment only

Homeopathy

Homeopathy is a holistic medicine that stimulates the body’s own healing power. Homoeopathic treatment is designed around the individual, specific to their condition and character; a unique prescription. Homeopathy values you as an individual above all, taking in to account your personal lifestyle and your specific symptoms, rebalancing mental, emotional and physical health. Homeopathy cab be used to help with birth and healing after birth.

Healthy Homeopathy

  • Kiran Grover
  • 28 Hallowell Road, Northwood, Middlesex HA6 1DW
  • Contact: 01923 827833
  • By appointment

Alternatives Complimentary Therapy Centre

  • Amanda Kersen LCPH
  • 118 High Street, Northwood, Middlesex HA6 1BJ
  • Contact: 01923 828 832
  • By appointment only

Osteopathy

Osteopathy is a safe hands-on manual therapy for both the diagnosis and treatment of many conditions which cause pain or discomfort. It uses many of the same diagnostic methods as conventional medicine to establish the cause of physical symptoms. It is grounded in science, research and anatomical knowledge but takes a ‘whole person’ approach.

Alternatives Complimentary 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

For women and their birth companions who want someone else with them during labour that they know, trust and respect and who has had their own experience of labour, as well as experience in helping other women in labour.

Helen Sassoon

  • Contact: info@helendoula.com or 07795 170 361
  • Also offers reflexology, homeopathy, massage and reiki

Nutritional Therapy

Nutritional therapy is an individual–centred approach to healthcare that uses functional medicine to help seek and identify biochemical and physiological pathways that maybe under stress & support the underlying causes that could be affecting optimal health.

Alternatives Complimentary Therapy Centre

  • Heidi Bohrn NT dip CNM mBANT
  • 118 High Street, Northwood, Middlesex HA6 1BJ
  • Contact: 01923 828 832
  • By appointment only