HypnoBirthing®, devised by Marie Mongan, has been used for nearly 25 years but it was unheard of in Jersey until 2003 when our daughter Mia was born. Mia was the first baby born naturally with no pain relief using HypnoBirthing® in Jersey.
Initially, the midwives were a little sceptical about HypnoBirthing® as it was not something they had heard about, however, when I walked calmly into the maternity ward 7cm dilated with my second baby 18 months later, the midwife said "great, you're doing HypnoBirthing - makes my job easier!!"
With each birth I needed no pain relief, had no tearing and a quick recovery and each baby took to breastfeeding with ease, as a result of the techniques I learned on the course.
Now a fully qualified Hypnotherapist myself and trained by and affiliated with the HypnoBirthing® Institute since 2004, I have trained dozens of couples in HypnoBirthing. Read some of their stories here. And I can teach you how to also experience a calmer, more comfortable birth as nature intended.....
Having used hypnotherapy for the birth of my two children, I trained as a clinical hypnotherapist in 2004 with the London College of Clinical Hypnotherapy and am a member of the British Society of Clinical Hypnotherapists.
My specialist interests are the use of hypnotherapy in child-birth and also to compliment my practice as a speech and language therapist in the treatment of stammering and voice problems. However, I have also successfully treated clients with a wide range of issues. See my testimonials for more details.
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I am proud to be a part of a new initiative 'Peaceful Pregnancy in Dumfries and Galloway' along with other professionals in the area to promote a calm and relaxed pregnancy and birth experience. Along with HypnoBirthing, did you know that you can attend wonderfully relaxing pregnancy yoga classes with Moira Forsyth - perfect to learn breathing techniques, look after your ever-changing body, encourage baby into a perfect position and learn valuable relaxation techniques - compliments HypnoBirthing perfectly!
And for further relaxation, why not contact Tara Buckel of The Therapy Room, Annan for a wonderful 'hands free massage'
We are very pleased to have Karen King, Consultant Midwife, support our events and endeavors to support women in having peaceful pregnancy and births. Karen is an experienced midwife and campaigner for empowering women during their pregnancy and birth. Read her blog here