Pregnancy Yoga & Hypnobirthing
“Where the mind goes, the body follows”.
Learning to make decisions free from fear is part of the journey to a positive pregnancy and birth… The power is within you, my classes aim to connect you with that power.
Empowered birth is not a particular type of birth, but how we feel about birth, and every birth is different. My Hypnobirthing course and pregnancy yoga classes offer tools for mind and body to support your own empowered decision making throughout pregnancy and birth.
Pregnancy Yoga Classes run weekly, please see my yoga class schedule for times & days.
Hypnobirthing Course Now Open for booking:
The KGH Hypnobirthing course is the only course accredited by the Royal College of Midwives. This course is for pregnant people and their birth partner. There will be a maximum of three couples per course.
Week 1: The Logic of Hypnobirthing – Exploring fear, worries & stress, What hypnobirthing is, How the mind works, practical exercises which explore the mind / body connection. The nervous system & cultivating the hormones for birth, The uterus during labour and birth & the role relaxation with practical exercises.
Week 2: Techniques to use – Breathing & visualisation, exploring deeper relaxation, the power of touch, the power of words, positions for birth, the pelvic floor, perineal massage and watching a hypnobirthing birth.
Week 3: Before Birth – Due Dates, Induction, ‘Natural’ Induction, empowering questions, midwives & obstetricians. The onset of labour, Confidence and Power
Week 4: The Birth – Home / Birth Centre / Consultant Led Unit, Note to caregiver, First Stage, Second Stage, Third Stage, Breathing exercises, watching a hypnobirthing birth, Relaxation.
Dates: 30th April, 7th, 14th & 21st May 2023
Time: 2pm – 5pm
Location: Phillack, Hayle
Price: £200, includes ‘The Hypnobirthing Book’, tea / coffee & biscuits.
Empowered Birth Resources:
Independent information about pregnancy and birth. AIMS campaign for better birth rights and raise awareness of research: https://www.aims.org.uk
Birthrights champions respectful care during pregnancy and childbirth by protecting human rights. We provide advice and information on your legal rights, train doctors and midwives, and campaign to change maternity policy and systems. https://www.birthrights.org.uk/about-us/
A physiological approach to preparing for birth. Particularly useful for supporting baby in to an optimum position for birth: https://www.spinningbabies.com
Comprehensive online support from conception to post partum, the Positive Birth Company also offers online Hypnobirthing resources: https://thepositivebirthcompany.co.uk
Ina May Gaskin is an American midwife and founder of ‘The Farm, Midwifery Centre’ in Tennessee where the birth intervention rate is 1.4%. Her book ‘Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth’ is a must read: http://thefarmmidwives.org
This is a doula facilitated, peer to peer support group for women and birthing people and their partners and birth workers. The group is without a doubt the most comprehensive, supportive Home Birth and birthing resource on the internet.https://www.facebook.com/groups/homebirthsupportuk/
Induction of Labour:
WHO Recommendations for Induction of Labour
Ten Things I wish Every Women Knew about Induction of Labour: Dr Sara Wickham
Optimal Cord Cutting