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 from 2004 for ten years, 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
My specialist interests are the use of hypnotherapy in childbirth and also to compliment my practice as a speech and language therapist in the treatment of stammering and voice problems. However, I have released a wonderful relaxation recording to address everyday stress for all - whether you are pregnant, a parent, an employee or a student. See my testimonials for more details.
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speech & language therapy
As a speech and language therapist with over 20 years' experience, I am an advisor in the area of early language development, focusing on early intervention.
I have developed a speech assessment app that can be used to identify whether a child's speech sounds are where they should be for their age, or whether they should be referred to speech and language therapy for further assessment. Visit www.wiseoldowlslt.com for further information.
Read my blog for advice and ideas regarding speech and language therapy.
I also offer speech and language therapy support for children, within the specialist areas detailed here
I am proud to be a part of an 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!