steph McGee

Oxford Hypnobirthing

KG Hypnobirthing is a complete and in-depth 10-12 hour antenatal training programme designed to release fear and build confidence during birth. It makes a positive difference to the way in which you approach and experience birth. The positive difference is not just experienced by the Mother, it is felt by her birthing partner and of course her baby.

And KGH is SO good the extensive teacher training is accredited by The Royal College of Midwives!

Katharine Graves

Hypnobirthing

Antenatal & Post natal

Hypnotherapy

Solution Focused

Hypnotherapy
“HypnoBirthing is the only thing I know that actually makes a difference to your experience of giving birth. It cannot promise the perfect birth. Nothing can, and to do so would be ridiculous and not true. However my experience is that KG Hypnobirthing always makes a difference, and a very big difference too. It is a privilege to be a hypnobirthing teacher and to be invited into your life at such a special time in order to make it even better.”

Katharine Graves, KGH Founder

steph McGee

KG Hypnobirthing

This is the Katharine Graves method of Hypnobirthing. KGH is the nations original & leading Hypnobirthing method. Accredited by the Royal College of Midwives, the teacher training is a favourite amongst midwives. Katharine regularly teaches to birth centres around the country, most famously having trained up the Midwives in the Lindo Wing just before the birth of The Duchess of Cambridge’s third child!

KG Hypnobirthing is much more than self-hypnosis for childbirth. In fact, it is more far reaching than many antenatal courses. KG Hypnobirthing is famous because it’ a full and far reaching package that provides you with the very best knowledge, information, research & skills. It empowers mothers & birth partners to get the very best from their individual circumstances – enabling you to understand the choices you may be asked to make and the implications of those choices.

KG Hypnobirthing teaches birthing couples to release fear and tension. It teaches trust in the birthing process through knowledge and understanding. This is possible because you are given practical, useful and accurate birth world information with a raft of Hypnobirthing skills. All this makes it possible for you to relax. And relaxing can have an amazing impact upon pregnancy and birth. In fact, The Royal College of Midwives Better Birth Campaign says “Relaxation is a key factor in promoting normal physiological labour and the wellbeing of mother and child”

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What’s included in your course?

  • 10 hours of Hypnobirthing classes
  • The Hypnobirthing Book by Katharine Graves
  • Folder of KG Hypnobirthing class notes & posters
  • KG Hypnobirthing MP3 Colour & Calmness
  • Hypnobirthing Anchor Stone
  • Daily positive birth affirmations to your inbox
  • Printable positive birth affirmations
  • Support throughout your pregnancy
  • See Full KGH Course Content & Structure
  • Visit my KGH Global page
Oxford Hypnobirthing

 

Course Content

 

Your course is spread across 4 classes. Group classes are run over 4 evenings or 2 days (see individual pages for Oxford, Thame & Witney dates & locations). Private classes can be delivered in your own home and booked in to suit your diary / gestation.

1st Class – KGH & the Logic of Hypnobirthing

 

  • What You Want to Achieve in Birth (or avoid?)
  • Katharine Graves Hypnobirthing – Why it is regarded as The Best
  • Words – Their power for good
  • The Power of the Mind: Unbendable Arm Exercise
  • How the Mind Works – Conscious & Subconscious mind, stress & fear of birth
  • Lemon Tree Script – Hypnosis Practice & The mind/Body connection
  • Negative thinking – Its impact on your birth perspective & experience
  • How other mammals get birth so right!
  • Muscles of the Uterus – What your birthing body is really doing & your the ability to create a calm birth
  • Fear, Observation, Tension, Pain
  • Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Nervous Systems – Fight/Fight & Pain
  • Calm Trust Relaxation – Hypnosis Practice – A Fear Release
  • Oxytocin & Endorphins
  • Homework – relax, relax, relax
2nd Class – Advanced Hypnobirthing techniques
  • Power of the Mind: Up stage of Labour; Up Breathing & Visualisations
  • Head & Face Relaxation – Hypnosis Practice
  • Soften Relaxation – Hypnosis Practice – A Fear Release
  • Calming Touch – Hypnosis Practice
  • Statements for a Gentle Birth – Positive Affirmations
  • Colour & Calmness – Hypnosis Practice
  • Short Relaxations & Anchors for a quick or deeper trance state
  • Babies most usual position for birth
  • Back to Back babies
  • Breech Babies -options, turning,  & turning with hypnosis
  • Caesarean section – Gentle C-Section & Hypnobirthing for C Sections
  • Pelvic floor exercises – The logic for both of you!
  • Perineal massage – Logic & why they’ve got to be worth a shot?
  • Tearing in Birth – How to help prevent it (& how hypnobirthing helps)
  • Positions for birth – Increase your pelvis by 30% and what the NICE recommendations say
  • Homework
3rd Class – Advanced Hypnobirthing techniques
  • Due Dates – The stress, the myths, the nosey neighbours, the WHO, the continental drift and the difference of the first baby
  • Stretch & Sweep – The facts, your options &  your rights
  • Natural Induction & Augmentation – The myths busted
  • Role of the birth partner – Questions to ask
  • Midwives & Obstetricians
  • Hospital protocols
  • Midwives Dilema
  • Defensive medicine
  • Responsibility for Birth
  • Induction – processes
  • Hypnobirthing for induction & augmentation
  • Onset of Labour – Show, Release of membranes, Surges
  • Confidence & Power – Hypnosis Practice – A Fear Release
  • Homework
4th Class – Your very own Hypnobirth
  • Where to birth
  • Homebirth – common fears, the pros & cons(?)
  • Transfer to Hospital
  • Birth Place – interventions
  • Partners role in Birth – how to shine
  • Birth Partners – Pregnancy, Birth & After Birth
  • Early labour the hypnobirthing way
  • Up stage of Labour
  • What to take to hospital
  • Getting to Hospital
  • Note to your Midwife
  • Vaginal Examinations – options & choice
  • Established Labour
  • Back Stroking
  • Birth Pools
  • Transition
  • How to encourage labour naturally
  • Power of the Mind: Down stage of labour; Down Breathing & Visualisation
  • Developing Life – Hypnosis Practice
  • Golden Hour
  • Birth Proposal
  • Revision – What You Want to Achieve in Birth (or avoid?)
  • Diana’s Story
And perhaps a bit more?

We all do it – us Hypnobirthing Teachers. We add a piece of ourselves to the course. When time allows or your questions raise the point may can also cover:

  • Hypnobirthing Stories – Myself and the all the Oxford Hypnobirthing mamas that rocked their births
  • Why hypnobabies are magnificently different
  • The birthing mindset, the creation of Stress, Tigers, Fear of birth, the Brain-Body connection, REM, Stress Bucket, The secret to a positive & stress free life & the secret of a good nights sleep
  • Neuro Linguistic Programming, birth and how to loose the fear of any future event
  • What happens when the subconscious mind can’t think backwards & how to use this to your birthing benefit
  • The crucial role of the anterior cingulate in the success of your birth & life ever after
  • Mindful birth & Hypnobirthing – the parallels
  • The simple hack to fool your mind & body into being calm & relaxed
  • Why morphine has nothing on you!
  • Glove anaesthesia – How to make your body numb at will
  • The positive way to talk to your child
  • A must have tip to raise a calm, confident child!
steph McGee

Facts about Hypnobirthing

Hypnobabies score higher!

Hypnobirthing babies respond better after so score higher on APGAR tests. APGAR tests are visual checks done just after birth to assess your babies ability to adapt to the outside world.

A shorter labour

Studies have shown that hypnobirthing makes labour shorter. It’s also shown a reduced cesarean rate, less need for pain relieving drugs plus increased comfort & relaxation.

A full antenatal course

The Full 10-12 hour course is a popular add-on to nct or nhs antenatal classes but is also the perfect standalone course. With teaching accredited by the RCM, do you need anything else?!

Total control

All hypnosis is self hypnosis. You can be as deeply relaxed as you like, supporting your body whilst switching off. But unlike drugs, with hypnosis you can it adjust at anytime to talk, drink, move around.

Pain free birth

No promises but studies have shown an increased level of comfort, even pain free births. Most classes focus on pain control, KGH explains why pain needs no place in your baby birth.

Fetal ejection reflect

Other animals birth without effort & hypnobirthing supports your body to do just that – fetal ejection reflex. As a result of deep hypnosis, your uterus can work at it’s best so your baby can slip gently out during birth.
Your birth

Getting Started Is Easy

Contact me

Choose your course. Call, text or email & we’ll book you in. I hope I’ve answered all your questions here but if there’s anything else just ask

Secure your course

Secure your group or private course booking with a £50 deposit via BACs (see KGH Ts&Cs) and pay the rest 2 weeks before you start

Start Practising

Receive your KGH MP3 straight away & start practicing. Contact me anytime, because you’re on my team!

1st Class

Your course begins! Let’s whisk you off to a world of birth confidence, joyful anticipation & calm success
Testmonial
“I highly recommend Steph to anyone considering Hypnobirthing. I had the calm relaxed labour I had hoped for and I have no doubt it was down to Steph’s course”

Kirsty, Abingdon

“Like many first time mums I was scared. Steph worked with us and I ended up looking forward to birth! As our due date approached I was excited to test my body & see what it could do!”

Catherine, Oxford

“I really enjoyed the group hypnobirthing course – it changed my perspective about labour and gave me permission to rest & reduce my stress. Your passion & belief in hypnobirthing really shone through”

Clare, Thame

Want to love your baby’s birth?

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Address

The Treetops Practice, Butts Road, Horspath, Oxford, OX331RH

Phone

07733 103184
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