All About Me
Hello! I’m Kristina – a hypnobirthing instructor, wife, & mother to Max, Northampton born & bred 👠, first class Leeds university graduate 👩🏼🎓, lover of kitchen dance parties 💃🏼 & I love a cold beer!
I'm delighted to also be winner of the Best New Business 2022 in Northamptonshire, at the Northants Life Awards!
I’m incredibly passionate about no nonsense birth education. I’m not going to tell you you're going to 'open up like a flower' when you birth (sorry that's not my style!). But I am going to tell you that you were literally MADE to do this, and it can be an incredibly empowering and amazing experience by understanding the science, your birth rights & how hypnobirthing can have a profound effect on your birth and journey into parenthood 🙌🏻.
I fell in love with ‘hypnobirthing’ in November 2019 when I was expecting my first baby. From the very first session I knew I had become part of something amazing (my husband did too)!
I spent the rest of my pregnancy SO excited to give birth! I felt empowered, calm and confident. I planned to birth in the comfort of my own home and loved being under the care of the fantastic home birth team in Northampton.
Unfortunately, I was then blindsided (to say the least!) when the first peak of the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Heavily pregnant, life got turned upside down. My home birth was cancelled and I had to come to terms that I may have to birth in hospital, alone.
Had I not had the amazing support from my hypnobirthing community, I honestly don’t know what I would have done. Facing the strictest restrictions (and some last minute complications), I managed to navigate the birth of my baby boy feeling powerful and strong.
I believe that everyone deserves to feel empowered, strong and in control of their birthing experience. I'm really passionate about birth rights, and supporting YOU to confidently advocate for yourself.
I created The Birth Base, so that I can help others achieve a base for a positive, beautiful birth, and beyond.
I have loved supporting families in Northamptonshire & all across the UK since starting my business in 2021.
Want to know more? Check out my client reviews, slide into my DMs, or drop me an email – I’d love to chat! Or if you're based locally in Northampton, I'd love if you were to join the next Birth Base meet up!
I am proud to be trained by The Birth Uprising, a fully inclusive hypnobirthing community.
I have attended The Queer Birth Clubs LGBT+ competency course, which has given me a much greater understanding of how moving through the maternity or perinatal services as an LGBT+ person can effect outcomes and experiences.
I have also completed additional training in Birth Rights, the 'Consent: Rights in Childbirth' by Emma Ashworth, Maddie McMahon & Verina Henchy.
I have also attended the Sunshine Doula's Culture Safety Awareness Workshop.
I have also attended a workshop on how to optimise a positive VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Caesarean) birth experience, so I am able to confidently support previous Caesarean birthers.
I will always strive to keep learning, do better and be an ally. I hope to create a safe and supportive space where everybody feels welcome.