You are likely to experience a more comfortable birth - some Hypnobirthing mothers even experience pain free labours!
You are less likely to need pain relief or medical intervention
Hypnobirthing labours are often shorter and mums tend to bounce back quicker as the physical impact of giving birth is reduced
My antenatal classes are designed especially for women in the UK, uniquely providing the information and knowledge you need to best navigate the maternity care system here
You will better understand different options available, their implications and feel empowered to make informed decisions about what is right for you and your baby
I am an experienced practising midwife bringing the REAL to your antenatal classes! You will gain additional insight into current maternity facilities & care practices actually in the Bristol & Somerset areas, learn what to expect & how to get the best from those caring for you...
Plus, plenty of top tips from someone with first-hand experience of looking after hundreds of hypnobirthing women in labour!
Although practising Hypnobirthing will increase the likelihood that your body and baby will work together at their best, it is also invaluable for those times when a little more assistance is required
The skills you will learn are just as relevant for any type of birth and will help you remain calm and positive through any unexpected challenges
With hypnobirthing, babies tend to have a smoother, less medicated experience of birth and arrive to a relaxed environment, alert and ready to bond with you
Look back on your birth experience positively and be ready to embrace your new family life
These babies have a reputation for being calm, content and sleeping really well, yippee!
My antenatal classes aim to make both your birth education and the main event itself a real team effort. Birth partners learn how to take a more active role as supporter, advocate and protector, making them central to the process at every step of the way - your own personal superhero in the birth room!
Carving out some regular quality time for hypnobirthing practice together before birth also tends to bring couples much closer together
I originally trained with KG Hypnobirthing, whose programme is accredited and approved by the Royal College of Midwives
I have since developed and evolved my course to add more of my midwifery input and elements that I feel are vital in achieving a calm, positive birth in ANY circumstance. So you can be sure you will receive the very highest standard of teaching and up-to-minute, accurate course content, which goes above & beyond the other antenatal classes around!
These are fun, laid-back antenatal classes & Hypnobirthing in Bristol and Somerset. My courses have a social format as I know how important it is to be able to share the highs and lows of pregnancy and parenting by building a solid support network with other parents-to-be
To further assist with this, each course has a dedicated Facebook group used to keep you connected!
After your Little Passengers antenatal classes have finished you will not suddenly find yourself on your own! I provide personal email support to offer guidance and signposting through the rest of your pregnancy. If anything happens to cause 'wobbles' to your confidence, or you need clarification on any aspects of what you have learnt, I will be there to help.
A dedicated Facebook Group for each course is also used in between teaching sessions to provide additional info, inspiration and motivation, extra video modules, etc to enhance your hypnobirthing experience even further and keep your home practice on track...
Check out Suzanne Shaw's experience of using KG Hypnobirthing for her home birth as she chats to founder Katharine Graves...