I found the Hypnobirthing course to be educational, positive and inspirational! The deep relaxation techniques and understanding how they can add benefit were very useful to me, particularly prior to the birth of my son.
I would recommend the course to anyone who wishes to broaden their understanding of pregnancy and childbirth and who needs some support to relax and take time to consider and plan how they wish to prepare for the birth of their baby.
Katie – Oxford
Thank you for your positive words and thoughts. Leon and I are so pleased we attended your Hypnobirthing course . You gave us such an amazing insight and confidence to have Oliver at home!
During my labour we used all the relaxing techniques and burned lavender oils. I was so relaxed I slept through most of the labour! and progressed more when I let my birthing body take over! Our little boy weighed 8lbs and was born into our relaxed home environment. The midwives were amazed by Hypnobirthing and watched in awe!The labour/birth was amazing and could not have done it without Hypnobirthing– was very long but completely natural and i’m so thankful to receive such a speedy recovery– In hospital i meet mostly woman who had had drugs or C section and they were really suffering for many days in there recovery!!!!
It was as perfect as we could’ve hoped and Nina was incredible.’
David – A Father & Birthing Partner
I was sceptical about Hypnobirthing but so anxious & scared about the prospect of labour (even to the point of considering an elective caesarean at one stage), that I decided to give it a try. I had also heard very positive things from friends & colleagues. We found the relaxations & breathing techniques to be very effective and I practised these lots, together with perineal massage & positive thinking. On the day my surges came strong and regular from the outset. I had planned a hospital birth at Chelsea & Westminster but we stayed at home for as long as possible as we felt calm using the breathing and massage/light touch you taught us. By the time we got to the hospital I was 5cm dilated. The midwife paid close attention to my birth plan and was wonderful at letting us get on with things ourselves with minimal input from her. We used the birthing pool which I found wonderfully relaxing and that’s where Lucy was born. In all, my labour was 4 hours long, we used no pain relief other than the warm water of the pool and I felt calm and in control throughout.
Now when I look back on the whole experience I feel such joy and elation, it really was amazing and I can’t believe we had the labour we wished for. I’m still not sure how Hypnobirthing worked, but I’m certain it made a big difference!
Very many thanks for all your help at the workshop, we have been advocating your methods very enthusiastically to all our friends & family & will continue to do so!
Ellie – A mother
KG Hypnobirthing Diploma feedback
Your assessment is excellent Steph. It is detailed, thorough and well balanced.I have picked out one or two [answers to comment on], but all your answers are good and some are excellent. There really is very little for me to add. I loved your answer to the last question and your excitement and enthusiasm really beams off the page as does a thorough understanding of the qualities needed to make an empowering Hypnobirthing teacher.
You have an impressive and enviable array of existing skills and experiences and I think you will find KG Hypnobirthing an exciting tool to add to your professional tool box as well as empowering you personally. You are clearly committed, enthusiastic and empathic and I sense a justified confidence in your ability to use Hypnobirthing to aid couples. You are well on the way to changing women’s lives for the better by improving their chances of experiencing a fulfilling birth and I have no doubt that you will make a lovely KG Hypnobirthing teacher.
C Mytum – KG Hypnobirthing teacher & assessor