What is Hypnobirthing?
Hypnobirthing goes beyond conventional antenatal classes by teaching you how to let go of fear, attune to your mind and body, and create a deeper connection with your baby and partner. It provides a comprehensive antenatal education that equips you and your birth partner with a profound understanding of the birthing process
Evidence based teaching
We would not be who we are without understanding the science and the WHY behind the techniques. It's not just about Breathing for sure, but did you know how breathing is proven to slow your heart rate, reduce blood pressure and slow down the production of adrenalin. The science behind the techniques is, for me, more important than the technique itself
Understand your birthing body
You will learn about the anatomy and physiology of birth including what is considered normal or risky and what to expect.
Effective toolkit to aid deep relaxation
Learn the tools for deep relaxation and how to condition your body to respond to them so you feel empowered and in control
Understanding the hormones of birth
Getting to grips with the mind-body connection and how to change a mindset just by choosing to do so
Understanding interventions, what is available to you and knowing your rights helps you navigate a health care system and make decisions that are right for you
Birth Partners role
Hypnobirthing requires pure trust commitment from a Birth partner. I help you define roles and take a lead
Jennifer - Online
"Hearing Nicole's stories and the science behind hypnobirthing made me confident that I was making the right choices to have the birth I wanted"
May - Private
She presents a realistic approach to hypnobirthing that is both empowering and reassuring"
Anna - Private
Busted all my preconceptions about hypnobirthing. She is knowledgable, eloquent and kind. I totally trust her and she has helped me to trust myself on my journey
What are the benefits?
Discover how Hypnobirthing helps you achieve the birth story you deserve
Reduces pain perception and fear, promoting natural pain relief for a more comfortable, shorter labour.
Reduces the need for medical interventions like epidurals, forceps, and caesarean sections.
Empowers women through informed decision-making, aligning with their values and preferences.
Complements other pain relief methods, including epidurals and gas and air.
Enhances childbirth satisfaction, with users reporting higher levels of contentment.
1. Boosts birthing partners' involvement,
2. Reduces anxiety,
3.Increases their confidence in supporting the pregnant person during labour.
Hypnobirthing fosters a calm birth environment, enhancing baby's sense of security and attachment.
Reduces the demand for stressful medical interventions, ensuring a smoother, less traumatic birth experience for babies.
Enhances Apgar scores, suggesting babies born to mothers who practice hypnobirthing may enjoy better health and resilience.
What is covered in a full course?
Trust me its not all breathing and I promise I won't make you cluck like a chicken. There are too many Myths about Hypnobirthing to mention so below I break down what I actually cover in my full 10 hour programme
The Physiological Bit
To understand birth, we first need to understand how your body actual works in birth. We learn how your uterus works, what hormones promote or slow down labour and how to recognise stages of labour plus how to handle them
The Psychological bit
This is where we spend most time. The mind is the most powerful tool we own and has the biggest impact on how birth progresses and how we feel about birth. We delve deep into the mind and body connection, exploring the Fear, Tension pain cycle and dig deep into how your mind control the hormones that are released. This helps you understand what you can do to direct birth
The Practical bit
I work in an interactive workshop style, so expect to get involved. I believe that by building a healthy toolkit you can prepare for any type of birth. We look closely at the vital role of the birthing partner, key positions and use several scientifically backed frameworks to build on your knowledge and empowerment. We also focus on how to make informed decisions and navigate the NHS
The Relaxing bit
Do you truly know how to relax? Like really relax? Learning how to slow your heart rate, quieten your neocortex and release tension takes practise. Here we learn the evidence behind the techniques and the practise key breathing, massage and visualisation techniques.
The Medical bit
Understanding all of your options for intervention, both pharmaceutical or not is an important way to prepare for your birth, you certainly don't want to make a decision on whether or not to have an intervention on the day of your birth without knowing the pros and the cons. Here we discuss in detail your options and help you make decision.
The free bit
When you join our tribe, you will gain access to a host of guided visualisation MP3s, join our private Facebook group and be given a number of guides and frameworks to help in your preparation. I am also on hand all the way through until the end of your 4th Trimester (that's 3 months after your baby is born)
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Clinical Studies and Resources
I love how surprising the sciencey bit is for everyone
We Prioritize Evidence-Based Teaching for Empowering Birth Experiences and are dedicated to delivering the most reliable and up-to-date information to future parents.
Our evidence-based approach ensures safety, effectiveness, and empowerment throughout your birthing journey. We believe knowledge is the foundation of informed, confident decisions for your birth experience.
For those who love diving into research, we've listed intriguing studies and credible resources below showcasing the benefits of Hypnobirthing that inform our program.