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Group Hypnobirthing Courses

Hypnobirthing and Antenatal courses in Newcastle

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Intimate weekend antenatal courses suitable from 16+ weeks of pregnancy, held at Gosforth Garden Village Association

Upcoming courses

12th & 19th May 2024

Gosforth Garden Village Association (NE3 5DD)

1.30 - 5.30pm both days

14th & 21st July 2024

Gosforth Garden Village Association (NE3 5DD)

1.30 - 5.30pm both days

22nd & 29th September 2024

Gosforth Garden Village Association (NE3 5DD)

1.30 - 5.30pm both days

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I know what you’ve been told about giving birth.

To brace yourself and to ‘expect the worst’.  That there’s no point planning for birth because it ‘all goes out the window anyway’.

And, if you’re anything like me, you massively underestimated how often you’d hear these comments and, more importantly, how they would make you feel. So now you're left feeling scared, anxious, and really worried about giving birth.

And yes, giving birth rarely ever feels totally pain free or goes according ‘to plan’, but this is exactly why you need practical relaxation techniques and the knowledge about all of your options

No one can predict exactly what will happen during your birth, but with my antenatal courses you can approach the experience feeling empowered, calm and absolutely confident that you have all of the tools you need to have a positive birth.

What's included?

Your group hypnobirthing course includes​

  • The chance to submit any specific questions or worries you have before the course begins. This allows me to get to work on tailoring your sessions
     

  • Attendance for both you and your birthing partner on the course, with plenty of time to practice your Hypnobirthing techniques

    PLUS!

  • Light refreshments and homemade treats
     

  • A Hypnobirthing course workbook and birth plan guide
     

  • Essential handouts and access to my online resource hub
     

  • A set of powerful relaxation tracks to download

    PLUS THESE BONUSES:

     

  • A luxury pregnancy goody bag, brimming with treats to support you on your Hypnobirthing journey and beyond
     

  • My free ongoing support right up until your baby's birth

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Whether you want a homebirth, a hospital birth or a c-section, my antenatal courses will support you to feel empowered, informed and totally confident. I'll teach you exactly how to adapt your Hypnobirthing techniques no matter how birth unfolds.

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Investment

£225 per couple

£50 deposit to book

 

Payment plans

£50 deposit + £175 remaining balance

or

£50 deposit + 3 x £58.33
 

What can I expect?

It's normal to feel apprehensive about Hypnobirthing and what a course might entail - honestly, you can expect a fully comprehensive, evidence based antenatal course with lots of simple yet effective relaxation techniques for birth. Birth partners can also feel really unsure before the course too. If this is the case, I would recommend you watch my free introduction to Hypnobirthing together before the course.

By the end of the course, you'll understand the science behind Hypnobirthing, learned powerful breathing techniques and have an abundance of relaxation strategies designed to help you feel calm and in control.

You can also expect:

  • Intimate antenatal sessions, with no more than 5 couples in attendance

  • Realistic and supportive tips for managing contractions

  • Practical tools for your birthing partner

  • Knowledge on how to have a positive experience regardless of how birth actually happens

  • A relaxing, stress free day where you can finally get all the answers to your questions and start feeling confident for birth!

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Perfect timing if your baby is due in June, July, August or September

Only 4 spaces left

£50 deposit to secure your space

12th & 19th May

1.30pm - 5.30pm both days

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July Group

Course

Perfect timing if your baby is due in August, September, October or November

Only 5 spaces left

£50 deposit to secure your space

14th & 21st July

1.30pm - 5.30pm both days

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Perfect timing if your baby is due in October, November, December or January

Only 5 spaces left

£50 deposit to secure your space

22nd & 29th September

1.30pm - 5.30pm both days

What will I learn?

My Hypnobirthing courses are full birth preparation courses.  

Although my antenatal courses are individually tailored to the parents I work with, here's an example of the topics I typically teach:

  • The process of birth and what happens during labour
     

  • The impact of fear on the birthing process and how to get rid of this fear
     

  • What to expect during labour, including how the uterus works and the science behind birth
     

  • How to manage contractions using hypnosis, massage & relaxation techniques, all designed to help you stay calm and focused
     

  • Supportive and practical tips for your birthing partner, teaching them all of the tools that they need to be able to fully support you and play an active role in your birth
     

  • How to manage interventions and how to have a positive experience regardless of how birth actually happens
     

  • How to navigate the maternity system and make decisions that are right for you and your baby
     

  • Plus lots and lots more!

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Can't see a date which suits you?
Check out my Private Hypnobirthing courses!

Why Blooming Births?

I am the North Easts only recommended Hypnobirthing practitioner from Jesmond Natural & Fertility and I pride myself on offering honest, bespoke and evidence based antenatal courses, developed after years of extensive training.

After giving birth to my own two babies, I continue to work closely with the Newcastle Maternity units and stay up to date with current working practices so that you are well informed about what to expect from your local maternity unit.

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This isn't like an NCT or other antenatal course where the same class is run month after month - my Hypnobirthing courses are entirely bespoke to you. Before your course begins, you'll have the chance to submit any specific questions or worries you have.

Course sizes are kept small and intimate, with space for no more than 5 couples.

I'm also an affiliate member of The Royal College of Midwives and a breastfeeding peer support volunteer. I continually update my knowledge, attending training with the UKs leading midwives, doulas and birth rights consultants.

Contact me

Booking a Hypnobirthing course can feel like a huge investment - believe me, I get it. It's also really important that you find the right Hypnobirthing teacher for you.

If you have any questions about my courses, please do get in touch!

  • When is the best time to do a Hypnobirthing course?
    There is no right or wrong time when it comes to deciding when to start a Hypnobirthing course. Most people choose to start a course between 16 and 34 weeks of pregnancy, as this gives them plenty of time to practice the tools and techniques, but other people choose start a course at 34+ weeks. It really is completely up to you when you choose to start your Hypnobirthing course.
  • How is a Hypnobirthing course different to an NCT course?
    Hypnobirthing and NCT courses are very different. NCT courses tend to be very traditional in their approach to antenatal education and are usually ran in large groups. NCT courses will focus a lot on information giving and will cover a wide range of topics from pregnancy right the way through to caring for a newborn. Hypnobirthing courses focus more on birth preparation and mindset work. It's important to consider which topics are being covered on both courses, what is most important to you and the pros vs cons of each. Every antenatal teacher will have a different style of teaching too. That being said, it doesn't necessarily have to be an 'either or' situation. Many of my clients choose to do both a Hypnobirthing and an NCT course.
  • Can I do Hypnobirthing if I'm planning to use medical forms of pain relief?
    Hypnobirthing can be used alongside any type of pain relief you choose during labour, including medical pain relief such as gas & air, and epidurals. A high quality Hypnobirthing course explore all of your pain relief options, including natural and medical choices so that you can make an informed decision about what is right for you. It is usually possible to combine a number of pain relief methods together alongside your Hypnobirthing techniques. Whilst evidence does suggest that those who use Hypnobirthing usually find birth less painful, the goal of Hypnobirthing is not to replace pain relief.
  • Can I do Hypnobirthing if I'm planning a c-section?
    Yes! The Hypnobirthing I teach is for all births, including c-sections. Hypnobirthing can help you to understand what to expect before you go in for your c-section and also give you the tools you need to feel calm about the experience. My private Hypnobirthing courses can be tailored for those who know they want a c-section from very early on in pregnancy so we can focus on making sure you have an incredible birth. A high quality Hypnobirthing course should teach you about how to have a positive c-section even if this would not be your first preference.

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