Hypnobirthing & Antenatal Classes in Hampshire
Expert Hypnobirthing Antenatal Classes near to Portsmouth, Hampshire
Welcome to Inspired Mama and congratulations on your pregnancy!
Whether you were looking specifically for hypnobirthing, or you’ve just discovered it whilst on a quest to achieve a more positive birth experience then you have come to the right place.
I offer both virtual, and in-person private hypnobirthing antenatal classes in Portsmouth, Hampshire and all the surrounding areas, helping you to prepare for the best possible birth experience for you and your baby.
You may feel that everywhere you turn people want to tell you their negative birth stories, or your idea of birth has come from what is portrayed in TV programmes and movies. Perhaps you have had a more challenging experience with a previous birth and would like a more positive experience this time around. Any one of these things (and many other factors) can leave you feeling fearful or anxious.
It could also be that you don’t feel particularly anxious, but you want to ensure you are as calm and relaxed as possible going into labour. You may want to feel empowered to make informed choices along the way, leaving you to feel more in control of your overall birth experience – no matter where, when or how that happens.
Wherever you may fit with your feelings and experiences, my hypnobirthing classes can help support you. In addition, if you are expecting a much longed for rainbow baby I have classes to support you too.
About Me & My Hypnobirthing Journey
After my own journey through multiple pregnancies and my discovery of hypnobirthing which ultimately changed the course of my daughter’s birth, I decided to take the plunge and train as a hypnobirthing teacher.
I am a fully qualified teacher offering private one-to-one hypnobirthing antenatal classes in person in Portsmouth, Hampshire and all surrounding areas. I can also cater for those further afield via virtual sessions.
I enjoy nothing more than helping expectant parents prepare for the upcoming birth of their bundle of joy – a moment which is likely to stay with you forever! I love seeing the transformation that my classes bring people, whether that may be releasing fear, empowering and providing confidence to make decisions or simply feeling positive about birth.
So what is hypnobirthing, I hear you say?
I am glad you asked. Hypnobirthing is a technique to help aid fear release, relaxation, calmness and feelings of control and empowerment during pregnancy, labour and birth. It gives you the understanding and the belief that your body was designed to bring your bundle of joy into this world, and is completely underpinned by science. Whilst nobody can guarantee a perfect birth, hypnobirthing will make a difference, no matter the circumstances – hypnobirthing can make a difference even when birth takes a different course to the one you may have hoped for.
Having a healthy baby is one priority, but also the way we feel about the experience afterwards is just as important – it will stay with you for life. Many of us go into labour not realising what processes are occurring within our body, all we know is that the end result should be a baby in our arms. Actually understanding how the body works to facilitate birth, feeling empowered to make informed choices along the way and feeling actively involved in the journey is very important to how you will view your birth experience in years to come. If this is a subsequent pregnancy, particularly after previous loss, or birth trauma, it can be a chance to work towards a more healing birth.
How do I learn Hypnobirthing?
I offer one-to-one sessions, predominantly virtually at the moment due to Covid-19. This means you are in the comfort of your own home which is usually where people feel the most relaxed. I can offer video sessions nationally, or even internationally.
To see the areas I cover in person take a look at my classes page.
I cover everything you need to know in a structured, interactive way and you will also receive a workbook to support your learning and practice in your own time.
I am so passionate about hypnobirthing and love to help others on their journey to achieve the most positive birth possible, and I have a very keen interest in supporting parents expecting after loss at any gestation.
Please do get in touch for an informal chat on how I might be able to support you.
I look forward to meeting you,