KG Hypnobirthing

I am a fully accredited KG Hypnobirthing teacher trained by Katherine Graves herself. The KG Hypnobirthing course is a full antenatal teaching programme accredited by the Royal College of Midwives which aims to help you achieve a calm, peaceful and natural pregnancy, birth, and wonderful bonding experience with your birth partner and your new baby.

Giving birth to your baby is one of the most awe-inspiring, wonderful, challenging and rewarding things you will ever do but it can sometimes seem like one of the most frightening and daunting of things to do too, and memories of your labour may stay with you forever. This is why having a positive, empowering birth is so very important, one that you will treasure and feel proud of for the rest of your life.

On your KG Hypnobirthing course I will teach you what you need to help you have a relaxed pregnancy and a positive, calm and empowering birth experience, as well as an easy and happy transition into parenthood with your new baby.

KG Hypnobirthing is based on the premise that childbirth does not necessarily need to be stressful or painful if the mother is properly prepared and relaxed. When women understand how and why pain and discomfort is caused by constrictor hormones and muscular tensions, created by negative thoughts such as those caused by fear and stress, they learn instead to release fear and tension thus creating endorphins—the feel good hormones and the body’s natural pain relief. They are then able to change their expectations of long, painful labour and are able to replace them with expectations of a more comfortable, gentle birth and an easier, happy experience. In turn the labouring mother is able to trust her body and work in harmony with it and her baby, to aid the birthing process as opposed to clenching up and fighting against it. This allows her to achieve a shorter and more comfortable labour for herself and her baby.

KG Hypnobirthing will make a positive difference to your experience of giving birth whatever your individual circumstances. It makes a difference whether you are having a natural birth, opting for an epidural, having a caesarean section or simply wanting to have a stress free well informed and relaxing pregnancy.

The course is designed to teach you how to trust and use your own natural birthing instincts while enabling you to be aware, fully in control and deeply relaxed. It includes simple but effective techniques that are scientifically and medically supported such as deep relaxation, visualisation, self-hypnosis, physical preparation and deep abdominal breathing all of which are intended to help dispel any negative thoughts and concerns and help you and your partner to feel in control, confident and prepared for your baby’s birth.

On the KG Hypnobirthing course I will teach you techniques that work effectively to reduce any potential fear or stress of childbirth and increase the likelihood of having a natural birth with little or no need for pain relief.

Here are just a few of the benefits to hypnobirthing (please have a look at my FAQ page for a more detailed list of benefits for KG Hypnobirthing mothers, fathers and babies):

  • A serene and relaxed birth environment
  • A more comfortable, empowering and shorter labour
  • Lower incidences of the use of painkillers/ drugs and less medical interventions
  • Babies are born gently while being more alert and ready to feed and bond
  • Lower risks of damage to the perineum
  • Shorter post partum recovery for mothers
  • A loving and bonding experience for you and your birth partner

A father who feels more confident in his abilities to understand and help the mother