When’s the best time to start a hypnobirthing course?
There’s really no right or wrong time to start hypnobirthing, just do what’s best for you! Some people like to do it earlier on in pregnancy so they have plenty of time to practice the techniques, but it’s really never too late! I’d usually recommend to take a course anytime around the 20 week mark onwards.
Can my birth partner attend the course?
Absolutely!! I would highly recommend your birth partner attends every single session.
My course prepares your birth partner how to advocate and confidently support you with your birth. This is really key because your birth partner has a big role to play, and has the honour of being there when your beautiful bundle of joy comes into the world! They really can make a massive difference to your birthing experience.
What training have you completed?
I have trained with The Birth Uprising Academy, who are a truly inclusive and incredible hypnobirthing school who share in my ethos that hypnobirthing is for ALL birthing people and ALL births are valid.
As part of my instructor training I have also attended the amazing The Queer Birth Club LGBT+ competency course. The course has given me a much greater understanding of how moving through maternity or perinatal services as an LGBT+ person can effect outcomes and experiences. I hope to create a safe and supportive space where everybody feels welcome.
How many people do you have per session?
Each group course will have a maximum of 4 birth teams (i.e. birther & one birth partner), this allows us to really get to know one another & have plenty of time to ask any questions you may have.
On private 1:1 courses you and your birth partner(s) get me all to yourselves!
Where are your classes based?
My in person classes are based in a beautiful private home in Overstone, Northamptonshire. So, these antenatal hypnobirthing classes are perfect if you are local to Northampton, Kettering or Wellingborough. Market Harborough and Corby are also only 30 minutes away.
I’m not based in Northamptonshire, can I still join your classes?
Absolutely! I run online group courses so you can benefit from my hypnobirthing sessions no matter where you are located in the UK! I also run 1:1 courses at your convenience, which may be even better for your circumstances or busy schedule.
What if I’m having a caesarean, will hypnobirthing still benefit me?
YES! Absolutely. Hypnobirthing is useful for all births. My courses will give you a toolbox of techniques to prepare and remain calm and in control during labour, birth and beyond. Feel free to drop me a line and we can chat more!
Keep your eyes peeled for a caesarean specific course coming to The Birth Base Ltd soon...
I have special circumstances, are you still able to support me?
Yes, please let me know of any special circumstances in advance of our sessions so I can prepare and support you to the best of my abilities.
What’s your COVID-19 policy?
As your teacher, I have received both COVID-19 vaccinations (Pfizer) and lateral self test twice weekly to ensure your safety.
Face-to-face courses will strictly adhere to any COVID-19 government requirements and regulation at the time. If face-to-face classes must be rearranged due to lockdown measures, online classes will take place instead. Hand sanitizer will be provided at the venue for your convenience. If you have tested positive for COVID-19 or are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, I ask that you let me know at the earliest opportunity and DO NOT attend face-to-face classes. Instead, you are most welcome to attend our sessions via Microsoft Teams, or alternatively, receive a refund pro rata. Should I test positive for COVID-19, I will endeavour to provide the course to you online via Microsoft Teams. Should this not be possible or suitable for you, you can request to attend a group course at a later date or alternatively be refunded pro rata. These measures are for everyone's health and safety.