I became a hypnobirthing teacher after seeing first hand the huge difference that it made to my birth and how I felt. I went from anxious and scared to confident and knowing my power. The effects have travelled beyond my birth and have changed the way I see myself as a woman, and a mother. I initially trained as a KG Teacher - DipHB (KGH) - and now teach using The Calm Birth Method. I am in the process of training to become an aromatherapist.
Before I was a hypnobirthing teacher I was a childminder. I loved childminding as I worked with amazing families and wonderful children. I got to stay at home and see my little boy grow up. But after witnessing the hugely positive and life changing effect that hypnobirthing had on me I knew I had to become a teacher! My experience has shown me the powerful impact that the classes, practise and application have. My second experience of birth was totally opposite to my first. My first birth, which was a very medicalised birth filled with intervention, left me feeling disempowered and very distrusting of my body. I could not believe how a natural birth could ever be possible for anyone. My second birth was incredibly healing, the relationship I have with my body, mind and the people close to me have been altered so positively.
I approached my birth in a totally different way. Hypnobirthing was such an amazing thing for both me and my partner. It was a vital part of the birth of my daughter. You can read about Esther's birth here. I told everyone I possibly could about my experience and realised that I wanted to be able to teach it too. I was so enthusiastic about it I had trained to become a teacher by the time Esther was 3 1/2 months old!
My passion for birth has been lifelong (I come from a huge and very open family) but it became much more passionate after Esther's birth. I teach to help future mums and dads find their own power and strength. Labour and birth is truly incredible when you learn to trust your instincts and release fears.
I currently teach group hypnobirthing classes in Faversham and 1:1 classes all over Kent. You can contact me directly on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07815 055990
I live with my husband Jon and our two boys (George, 4yrs and Kit, 6 months) near Maidstone and I’ve a step daughter who’s 21 yrs old. George’s birth was far from amazing, ‘gruelling’ I think my husband described it as. So when I fell pregnant for the second time we took hypnobirthing classes with Ray. We went on to have an amazing birth, a truly awesome birth with our second son Kit – you can read my birth stories here.
The experience was so powerful and emotional, I knew I wanted to help other parents achieve this for their births. Ray invited me to join her and Sophie at Kent Hypnobirthing so I did! Before I had my children, I was a Police Detective investigating serious crime. It sounds like a huge leap to hypnobirthing and in some ways it is, although my previous job was based on evidence and I’ve found hypnobirthing to resonate with that, it is logical biology! The difference is now I’m coming into people’s lives at an exciting, very special time.
Christy currently teaches group hypnobirthing classes in Maidstone and private classes all over Kent. You can contact her directly on email@example.com or 07809 112690.
I live in Folkestone with my husband Jim and our three children. After two births that left me feeling shocked and out of control, I was keen to find another way during my third pregnancy. I discovered hypnobirthing and, despite my skepticism (could these techniques really make birth a positive experience for me? ) practiced throughout the final months of my pregnancy. I was rewarded for my commitment with a surprisingly calm and confident birth. This experience transformed the way I felt , not just about childbirth, but about myself and my body.
I want every woman to have a positive birth, to be prepared with a good understanding of her body and of the amazing things it can do. I want every couple to be prepared for the birth of their baby, empowered with the information they need to make the choices that are right for them . I trained as hypnobirthing teacher so I could share the techniques and tools that I found so life changing . I am a fully accredited breastfeeding counsellor and have been supporting breastfeeding mums locally for 6 years , working with hundreds of new mothers in that time. My passion is to see mothers supported in their own communities, antenatally , in the early days with their baby and throughout motherhood. It’s time for a revolution in the way we invest in the people who are bringing up the next generation!
Katy teaches group classes in Folkestone and private classes all over Kent. You can contact her directly on firstname.lastname@example.org.