Birth and Beyond
Your Birth, Your Body, Your Choice
I aim to give you in Pregnancy and Postnatally a focused safe and open space for you to be informed of your choices. I want to help you make the positive steps towards the birth you’ve been wanting.
I help to support you with tools, techniques, relaxation and a listening ear, whether it’s antenatally or postnatally.
So that you can work towards having a positive and informed experience however you plan to birth.
As a Mindful Breastfeeding Practitioner I can provide you with breastfeeding support, antenatally and postnatally.
I’m Helen and I had my first child in October 2017. I'd heard of Hypnobirthing but until I was pregnant I hadn’t looked into it further. I decided to attend a Hypnobirthing class and really enjoyed the experience, we both did. The breathing techniques I could take away with me to try at home.
You assume you know how to breath, but I found using Hypnobirthing techniques fantastic, not just for birth, but also to enjoy relaxation at any time, in other areas of my life.
I still them now for myself, along with the affirmations.
Its been an eye opening, and truly enjoyable journey into the birthing world and I am still learning more and more as I meet new parents to be. I love meeting new birthing mums and couples preparing for a new baby, be it first time or fifth time.
Its about giving you information on birth to make an informed choice, but also using Hypnobirthing as a way to relax your mind and control your environment when it comes to your birth.
Birth shouldn’t be something we endure or fear, its an amazing thing we do, growing a human and bringing them into the world.
However you choose to birth your baby, I would like to help you with Hypnobirthing and Pregnancy relaxation classes.
The Mindful Breastfeeding is part of the Mindful Breastfeeding School.
I can offer you 121 sessions if you require that more personal approach, especially if I need to adapt my sessions for your own pregnancy to birth journey.
I run group sessions which are a maximum of 8 couples in each one. This way you can still have that personal connection but also gain a small friendly group connection too.
I have completed course at CACHE L2: in Understanding Autism, which I mainly did for my other role but it opened my eyes to how individuals on the Autism spectrum may experience their pregnancy and birth. The mainstream system we have antenatally may need more discussion and for you to feel supported when you need more consistency and have that person centred approach.
I have a keen interest in the Autism spectrum and how it can affect anxiety levels and social situations, especially when it comes to your antenatal education and building that community or support network.
I trained back in 2018 with The Little Birth Company and it’s been a fabulous learning journey and I’m still learning all the time. I also feel supported by them to follow my own path and develop.
We (myself and many of the other coaches) joined two workshops for understanding in LGBTQ+ inclusivity in birth work and Cultural Competency.
Two amazing workshops, it massively opened my eyes, I have so, so, much more to learn but it’s hugely important to me to be all inclusive.
I have a small number of workshops I run, both privately and in groups.
Birthing Mother and Baby
Calm and Confident extras
Beyond Birth workshops for Mums and Babies and Partners
Starting Solids workshops
Mother Blessing Ceremonies/Circles