Hypnobirthing for a calm and confident birth.
Birth is powerful… Let it empower you.
“Deep within each woman, lies the knowledge of how to give birth without outside interventions.“ – Unknown.
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Mindful Hypnobirthing Techniques Classes
Tools for life, not just birth.
These classes teach practical and easily learned methods that increase the ability of the body and mind to relax quickly, deepen this relaxation and stay in your birth zone.
One Day Mindful Mamma Hypnobirth Classes 2020
All classes start at 9:30am and finish at 4:30pm.
Classes are small & relaxed maximum of 3 couples.
I also offer private classes. If you wish to do a private class or a different date for a group class please contact me.
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The Hypno classes are beneficial for Mum, Partner and baby during pregnancy, as well as during labour and after the birth. The techniques blend relaxation, calm breathing, self-hypnosis, mindfulness and the use of affirmations and visualisations effectively.
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We explore the mind body connection and uncover what we think, how we feel and how our thinking can be helpful or unhelpful during labour. Many of our little fears, worries and beliefs about birth or parenting, lie at the level of our unconscious mind.
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Unconscious worries create muscle tension and adrenaline that can hold us back when we need to just let go, and go with the flow. Using Hypnosis, guided meditations and visualisation, helps us to be able to let go of of worries or unhelpful beliefs and frame up positive images to move us in the right direction.
For Birthing Partners
It is not uncommon for birth partners to feel anxious about the birth. After a Mindful Mamma Class partners report feeling more confidant in their ability to support mum, also being able to draw on the calm breathing and positive visualisations themselves. A calm, confidant, empathetic partner, able to support and communicate mums preferences to her birth support, can really make a difference in the labour room. All three connected as one.
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The techniques that we practice for birth are also valuable life tools, which support a habit of positive thinking, recognizing the link between how we think and how we feel, and bringing more mindful awareness into our daily lives.
Advantages of Hypnobirthing
- A confident Dad or birth partner, knowing how to best support Mum during labour
- Easier, shorter and more comfortable labour
- Feel strong, in charge and in tune with your birthing rhythm
- Understand what is helpful and what is unhelpful in the birth room
- How to create your birth nest
- Less need for chemical analgesia and intervention
- Better quality of sleep!
- Gentle birth breathing causes less fatigue
- Quicker post-natal recovery
- Flowing birth hormones for a wonderful birth “high”
- Strong loving bonds between mum and baby
- Alert, calm, settled babies that take to the breast easily
- Better communication – helping your midwife to support you
- Satisfying, mindful birthing
1 Day Mindful Mamma Hypnobirthing Class
This class is:
- informal and interactive and includes interesting, beautiful and supportive birth videos
- a mixture of theory and hands on exercises and learning
- an atmosphere that is safe and very relaxing
- supported with a take home workbook + a USB of all the techniques in audio format, to support you at home after the course
Everybody reports a great nights sleep after a Mindful Mamma hypnobirthing class!
Mindful Mamma is the work of Sophie Fletcher, clinical hypnotherapist and Doula in collaboration with clinical psychologists and midwives. Mindful Mamma is widely taught in the UK.
If you are wondering if you learn enough in one day – the answer is definitely yes – but the home practice makes all the difference. If you wish you can book a private follow up session to review techniques or enjoy a further hypnosis / guided meditation. Attending a Mindful Mamma class is further supported by the website www.mindfulmamma.co.uk or their FB page, interesting blogs and additional MP3’s that can be purchased from the site.
If you have any questions at all about the class or if you would like to discuss options for private hypnobirthing, please reach out to me.
Beauty of Birth
My oldest daughter at the age of 13 came to my birth of her younger sister. Then my youngest daughter at the age of 16 attended a water birth with me and was the first to hold the baby, and she even cut the cord! My mum birthed my twin siblings naturally and my oldest sister also birthed twins naturally so we have some very strong birth blueprints within our ancestral lineage!
I am so very honoured to have been invited to be present at 4 births, such a beautiful experience and incredible reminder of how amazing women’s bodies are in their ability to birth new life. To witness the birth of a child is our best opportunity to experience the meaning of the word ‘miracle’.
After the arrival of my 1st grandchild in 2017, I became inspired to learn more skills to promote positive birth outcomes for women. I knew how important it was for the mother to prepare physically and mentally for her upcoming birth and that if a woman feels confident about her birth, positive and without fear, it has a direct influence on how she births.
Hypnobirthing has become more popular in childbirth preparation for this reason, with focus on the body-mind connection and that birth is a natural process that our bodies know how to do. Birth is a unique and personal experience and preparing using Hypnobirthing is about creating our own best experience.
I am fortunate to have known Deb Savage for many years and have been treated by her during this time. Prior to falling pregnant, I saw Deb for massages and healings on a regular basis. During my pregnancy, I have seen her for pregnancy massages, a birth release and participated in an online labour preparation session with my partner. Throughout my time knowing Deb she has been someone I go to for relaxation, to recharge, for clearing and grounding and for advice and education.
My partner and I participated in a birth preparation class with Deb at 34 weeks pregnant with our first child. Given the current circumstances surrounding us, Deb was able to provide us with an online platform so we did not have to miss out or enter our labour feeling anxious and scared. She was flexible with this and sent through all materials that we would need prior to the class. The class included information, practical examples and hands on strategies about the hormones of birth, contractions, stages of labour, roles of responsibilities of your support person, the birthing environment as well 2 meditations and opportunities for questions and answers. My hubby is not usually one to do classes or anything like this, (he hadn’t even done any antenatal classes) but he had no hesitation doing the class with Deb. His exact words, “I feel like I have a better understanding of my role during labour. Deb gave me extremely helpful tips that I can use to help my partner through labour. After doing the class with Deb I feel more prepared and am very grateful for what she taught me. This was the first time I did meditation and I really enjoyed it. She helped me to relax and connect with my partner’s pregnancy. I would highly recommend Deb and her class to anyone”. After participating in this class with my hubby I feel as though I have more faith in him to support me during the birth of our child. I was worried about how he would cope during it all but after doing the class with Deb he has been asking questions, offering massages and practicing techniques. I am excited to tackle childbirth with the strategies, resources and education Deb has given me. I love that even after our class she continues to check in with me and keep me in a positive mindset about birth.
Our beautiful Baby boy arrived 1 week early! It definitely wasn’t the birth experience that I “wanted” or anticipated, but we still were very grateful for the strategies we had learned with Deb, the focus on breathing and affirmations.. We welcomed our little boy via C-section.. here and safe we are in Love ♥
Ps. Sometimes the little ones come through the sun hatch!
I decided to attend Debbie’s Hypnobirthing class while pregnant with my first child, to reduce my anxiety about giving birth. Debbie has such a lovely calm energy and my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our classes with her. As a result of working with Debbie and meditating daily, I felt very calm and well prepared through the later stages of my pregnancy. The birth of my daughter had some challenges, but overall I felt so grateful and proud to welcome my baby girl into the world. My husband implemented everything we learn’t and was such an amazing support to me. I am so grateful for having done Hypnobirthing and Meditation with Debbie, I highly recommend it. 🙂
We are ecstatic to announce the arrival of our precious baby girl this morning at 6.30am weighing 3.5kg 😍😍
We are still deciding on a name. We are tired but doing well and totally in love.
Debbie Savage was pivotal in my birth preparations. Weekly massages with Debbie during my third trimester reduced my stress level and eased sciatic pain, back ache, also neck twinges.
My partner and I did a Hypnobirthing class with Debbie and it was so very helpful for our mental preparations and for ways my partner could be really supportive during my labour.
Debbie’s advice for birthing and mothering was welcomed by me, a first time Mum.
I recommend Debbie to anybody seeking healing hands in such a positive space.
Tamara’s Birth Story
I had been practicing basic mediation techniques on a daily basis for the past year or so when I found out I was pregnant with my first child/son. I would usually do a little 15 minute meditation routine each morning at home. I felt the simple relaxation meditation helped my state of mind especially around the 6th month mark of the pregnancy, when the reality of the birth set in and I started feeling anxious about the labour and what to expect. I was given a gift from Debbie Savage around this time of a Hypnobirthing book and cd. I read some of the book and gained an understanding of what Hypnobirthing was about and then began using the cd as my daily meditation music. I found it so very helpful for my state of mind. I found the cd informative/relaxing all in one in regards to helping me breathe and visualise my own birth. The voice was calm and soothing, guiding me through a labour scenario that made it all seem manageable, straight forward and easier to focus on my breath and feel relaxed.
I also listened to the cd with my husband during labour at home while I was having early contractions after my waters broke. I managed to stay at home until I was 7cm dilated with a quick hospital check during that time. I had our little boy naturally about 2hrs after getting up to the hospital, with just my husband and my midwife beside me in a nice quiet room. I do honestly feel the Hypnobirthing material played a large part of me having a calm and straight forward labour and pregnancy, I feel very blessed to have been given a very valuable tool to cope with all the new challenges I faced during my first pregnancy-especially my anxiousness of labour! I would highly recommend Hypnobirthing to all mothers to be! ♥
~ Tamara Krissansen