I will support you regardless of where or how you give birth, in a midwife-led unit, birth centre, obstetric unit or at home.
I will help you to develop the confidence to plan for a positive experience and the practical tools to navigate your birth and adapt as you need to.
Hypnobirthing is a birthing method that uses self-hypnosis and relaxation techniques to help you feel physically and mentally prepared and reduce awareness of fear, anxiety and pain during childbirth.
Your hypnobirthing classes will explain the physiology of birth, how visualisations work, practical breathing techniques, the power of positive thinking and language to relax the body and mind.
You will learn the importance of creating a birth environment that supports a positive birth.
We empower birth partners to understand their role so that they can be fully confident and present.
There are the options to do a full course or the 3hr condensed version. I also run a Positive Caesarean Workshop and Pregnancy Relaxation sessions.
In partnership with
This is for EVERYONE who is preparing for or already got a babe in arms.
Beyond Birth will offer skills that help to slow down, connect and ease the emotional intensity so parents can enjoy and bank the first precious months and years with baby and reflect on what's important to them as they find their unique way together.
Beyond Birth is a guide to help parents keep their mental wellbeing in balance, using an integration of evidence-based, effective techniques and life-skills including Relaxation, Journaling, Hypnosis, Mindfulness, Aromatherapy, CBT and Breath.
There are 6 relevant themes to explore, starting from the last few weeks of pregnancy and into parenthood for the first 12 months, including Emotions, Connections, Nurture, Healing, Transformation and Nourishment.
Both the guide and groups include meditation, reflection and connection exercises to promote wellbeing, compassion, calm, confidence and bonding with self, baby and others with a realistic, impartial viewpoint on parenting.
In partnership with
Mindful Breast/Chest Feeding
Mindful Breastfeeding uses tools, techniques and lactation support to help parents feed and connect with their baby so that they can have a more relaxed, calm and fulfilling early parenting experience.
Would you like to breastfeed but you have no idea where to start? Are you wondering how you’ll know you have enough milk? What if you can’t do it? Can your partner give a bottle? What stuff your will need?
I offer both Antenatal and Postnatal support.
In partnership with
What is Postnatal planning?!
It's a chance to think about what you will need once baby has arrived.
We talk about the important and rest and recovery and how to make that happen for you and what support you may need in that time.
We talk about what is normal baby behaviour and how to ease your baby's transition into world and your transition to new parents. This may be as a first time parent or 5th time!
We talk about why postnatal recovery matters!
You do not know how your birth will go, how you will feel but you can put some things in place which will help you.
The process of making a plan is much more important than the plan itself.
Be flexible and adapt the plan as you go as you did with your birth plan, have different options.
So let's talk about it now before it all happens.
Starting Solids Workshops
The aim of these workshops are to help you feel confident, relaxed and enthusiastic about introducing solids to your baby.
We discuss all options, its not just about Baby Led Weaning including,
Why introduce solid foods
When to start, what age, what time of day
What food to give: different ages, mealtimes
to present the food,
to avoid fussy eater,
to balance with milk,
do you know they are getting enough,
to know if they are choking or gagging
A Mother Blessing is about the new mother to be. It is where the mother to be's friends, relatives and close circle ladies will come together to celebrate and support the mother before her birth. A blessing is normally held anytime from 34 weeks onwards.
It is to empower the mother-to-be as she transitions into motherhood. To shower her with love and honour her and all those who have birthed before and will birth after, reminding her that she is not alone.
It is different from a baby shower as this is about the mother and her transition into motherhood and beyond. It is one of the biggest journeys we do into motherhood and this is about support, love and empowerment as you make that journey.
Outdoor Sessions - Birds, Bees & Bumps/Babies
Find out about the new group, outside, in the fresh air, connecting to you and your baby.
We walk, we talk and we just wander and listen to each other. Its about connection to your baby and to each other.
When do we just listen, when do we stand outside and take a breath.
This is your chance.
Its not strenuous, its not that physical, we just walk but its refreshing.
This is an opportunity for you to express yourself, chat to others, bond with your baby, relax and unwind.
It doesn’t matter what the babies do during the sessions because we know how important it is for women to have down-time and social interaction during those early stages of a baby’s life.
Whether this is your first baby or your third, the newborn fourth trimester phase and beyond is unique and exhausting in equal parts.
Children's Support sessions
Children's Sessions, structured weekly sessions around managing anxiety, managing worries, emotional regulation, lego therapy and What are emotions?
These sessions are for ages 4 up to 16yrs.
They will be run as group sessions or 1-2-1's. They can also be run in schools over lunch or after school sessions.
Mindful Magic sessions
I help parents and children from toddler to teens, using our 5 spells, which are easy, fun mindfulness based tools and techniques to find your inner wellbeing.
It works so that you can uncover your joy default to effectively focus, breathe and just simply be you.
It doesn’t matter if your child is a cheeky, noisy wriggler or a quiet, non-talking teenager. Through the classes, we can learn to have a deeper acceptance, calm and clarity for life.
We look at the Mindful Magic 5 spells, Breathe, Move, Focus, Create, Meditate
Each session has a theme and we breathe and create around that theme, talking, discussing, being and feeling. You can join in as much or as little as you want.
I can offer you 121 sessions if you require that more personal approach, especially if I need to adapt my sessions for your child. run group sessions locally.
Let's uncover joy together!