HYPNOBIRTHING ANTENATAL CLASSES IN SOUTH-WEST LONDON
Hypnobirthing is becoming a key part of birth preparation, with more and more couples choosing to attend hypnobirthing courses. The birth of your baby matters; it's a fleeting but defining moment in your life and the experience will stay with you a lifetime. Creating an empowered experience is key; for you, your baby and your partner. Katherine Graves (KG) Hypnobirthing is a system designed to help expectant mothers let go of their fears and build confidence in the natural process of birth. It achieves this through practicing relaxation techniques and asking questions about your care and options when giving birth. Regardless of your preferred birth option, hypnobirthing will help both before and during giving birth.
My fresh antenatal birth course is evidence based and enables you to control the things that are controllable when birth arrives. The course is built around the long established and highly regarded KGH method. It will support you and your birth partner to look forward to and embrace the birth of your baby as a positive experience.
BENEFITS OF HYPNOBIRTHING
You become a parent long before the day you give birth to, and meet, your baby. There is huge value in investing time to prepare mentally and physically for that special day to make sure your birth goes as well as possible.
Your baby, you and your partner deserve a good birth experience. Make a great start to parenthood by being informed about the choices you might need to make and prepared for what is to come.
Skeptical about the 'hypno' part of the word? Whilst hypnobirthing is rooted in the discipline of hypnotherapy, the reality is completely different from stage hypnosis that might first spring to mind. The KGH method uses the power of suggestion to replace fear for positive thoughts, giving you the confidence to birth your baby.
Your birth partner is encouraged to attend so that he/she is best placed to support you during birth.
“I’m much better prepared to cope with labour and I can rely on my husband to know the answers to any questions midwives might have when I’m in labour.!” - Katinka
Empowers you to make the right decisions for you and baby.
Increases confidence in your ability to have a natural birth.
Reduces likeliness of needing pain relief.
Prepares you for the different ways labour can unfold.
Helps you to have a positive experience of birth.
FOR DAD / BIRTH PARTNER
"As the husband (and birth partner!!) I felt in complete control of the room and discussed with the midwife our exact ideas for the day and how WE wanted it to progress." - Hypnobirthing Dad
Helps you understand what’s happening to mum.
Empowers you and gives you an active role during birth.
Helps you to relax, which ultimately benefits mum and baby.
Involves you together in the journey to parenthood even before birth.
Gives your baby the best possible birth and start to life.
Your baby has more space and oxygen during labour thanks to the breathing techniques you will practice.
Hypnobirthing babies tend to be very alert after birth and calmer babies afterwards.
ANTENATAL COURSES FOR A POSITIVE BIRTH
My KG Hypnobirthing courses are run in group sessions, individual sessions, and online via Skype. Locations in south-west London include: Tooting, Balham, Clapham, Streatham, Furzedown, Wandsworth, Wimbledon, and Brixton - or in the comfort of your own home anywhere in central London.
What do our KG Hypnobirthing courses include?
physiology of the woman's body: learn how your body is designed to give birth.
relaxations, visualisations and positive affirmations: rewire your mind with positivity.
breathing exercises: work with your body and your baby by controlling your breathing.
words matter: we associate words strongly to concepts so choosing to use the right words is important.
the role of your birth partner is key: they will learn what they need to be effective on the big day.
support to write your birth plan: what to consider and the choices you need to make.
10 hours of individual classes in person or via Skype that can fit flexibly into your schedule.
These are perfect for busy parents that want a more personalised approach or based outside London. These classes can be in English, Spanish or Catalan.
A 10-hour course over four weekday evenings or an intensive weekend with the advantage of meeting other local couples.
Courses run at The Trafalgar Arms in Tooting and The Living Room Place in Furzedown / Streatham. Check-out all of the upcoming groups available.
For couples that have done the course already in the past and want to refresh their memory for a new pregnancy. Content can be customised to your needs.
This is a 2.5h. individual session.
Not sure yet if hypnobirthing is for you?
Next Free Taster Session on Saturday 1st February at 12:30pm.
Get a feel for what hypnobirthing is and how it can help you.
Meet other local parents:
Walks & coffee at the Tooting Commons to meet other mums-to-be. Find out more about the Tooting Bump Club here.
Afternoon Tea at my place to talk about your birth, meet the babies and enjoy the company of other hypnobirthing parents.
Using KG Hypnobirthing techniques is not a substitute for the advice or presence during birth or any part of pregnancy of a qualified medical practitioner, registered midwife or obstetrician. It does not represent in fact or otherwise an alternative to appropriate medical care or professional medical advice in any way shape or form.