The Support You Deserve
Birthscapes is here for all parents, supporting parental wellbeing from conception onwards.
Becoming a parent is a life changing event, whether this is your first baby or subsequent, from conception onwards, Birthscapes is there for you throughout your parenting journey. Helping you to prepare for a positive and empowered birth experience (whatever the type of birth you are planning for and however your birth looks like on the day) and providing ongoing support as you move forward into parenthood with your little one.
I am proud to teach the UK's leading hypnobirthing course which is RCM accredited and well-known by midwives and other healthcare providers.
It has been shown that baby's time in the womb creates a blueprint for it's future and that birth experiences are important for both the mother / birthing person and their baby regarding emotional wellbeing and attachment. Hypnobirthing not only supports many parents to have calmer, more comfortable and positive birth experiences, but also has a hugely positive affect on the future of babies and their parents regarding infant development, bonding and attachment and maternal / parental wellbeing.
Hypnobirthing is for all parents and all birth plans including medicalised and caesarean births.
KGHypnobirthing is evidence based and logical. It helps to reduce or even remove the fear that we have around birth and ensures that parents are fully informed regarding the birth process, their rights and options and provides tools for parents to remain calm and relaxed during the birth process. Hypnobirthing has been shown to lead to shorter and more comfortable birth experiences for many parents, as well as reducing the need for medication and medical interventions, epidurals, assisted delivery and emergency caesareans and better outcomes for birth parent / mum and baby.
The support you receive at Birthscapes does not begin and end solely with birth however. Whether you’re interested in Hypnobirthing, my Birth Empowerment or Gentle Caesarean Workshops, Mindful Wellbeing or Postpartum groups, I am here for you. Providing you with a continual support service as you navigate the early stages of parenthood and onwards.
As a 3 Step Rewind Trauma & Phobia Release Practitioner & Perinatal Worker, I specialise in helping parents plan for the birth they always deserved following birth trauma or in lifting difficult emotions relating to their fertility, pregnancy or postpartum experience as such I regularly support parents who are planning and journeying towards subsequent births.
Many parents get in touch where they are experiencing anxiety regarding birth (including anxiety around birthing during the pandemic, tokophobia and phobias relating to hospital procedures), where they may like support in planning for a Gentle Caesarean or VBAC, or where there are other unique considerations that mean parents may benefit from a little more time as well as a more sensitive and caring approach.
I offer a combined package with 3 Step Rewind and Hypnobirthing, 'Your Healing Birth', on a 1:1 private basis online or in person.
Whether this is your first baby or subsequent, Birthscapes is with you, every step of the way.
From Sunday 24th July I am running my in-person group Hypnobirthing at Peanuts Talent, near Saltwell Park, Low Fell within their beautiful studio for up to 4 couples. You will be provided with refreshments throughout, all course materials and goody bag as well as receiving 12 hours of 5* hypnobirthing and antenatal education. This is the ideal opportunity to prepare for your baby's birth in one of the best ways possible, ensuring that your birth partner is able to confidently support you and meeting other expectant parents so that you can start to build your network and find your own 'parent tribe'.
If you'd like to find out more, then book your place on my Introduction to Hypnobirthing and Pregnancy Relaxation on Sunday 10th July from 1.30-3pm.
What makes Birthscapes special?
At Birthscapes your wellbeing as a parent or parent to be, is at the heart of everything I do.
When I created Birthscapes I wanted to ensure that I provided holistic support to parents and parents to be from conception onwards with access to support continuing postpartum once baby arrives.
I have a particular interest in supporting the wellbeing of parents through use of mindfulness, connecting with nature and support circles both in person and online.
If you are expecting a baby then why not come along to the Before Birth Mindful Wellbeing and Positive Birth Support Group which will be held online from August 2022 as well as at venues within the North East (UK). By coming along you will be taking time each week to nurture yourself and your baby, connect with other mums to be and prepare for a positive birth experience.
From Sunday 24th July-7th August from 1-5pm, I will be supporting up to four couples with my in-person hypnobirthing course (Your Gentle Birth) at Peanuts Talent, Saltwell Business Park, 1. Telford Close, Low Fell, Gateshead, NE9 5BG in their gorgeous studio. This is something that I am so excited about and I have found the perfect place, providing a calm and relaxed environment.
Since April 2022 I have been running the award winning Beyond Birth Mindful Early Parenting Group at Gibside National Trust Estate for parents / caregivers and their infants aged 0-12 months. I am also running the Beyond Birth Group at Explorers Forest School in Wylam from the beginning of June on a Saturday morning. Mums attending the group have said that the group has ensured they are able to carve out time for themselves each week where they can relax, tune inwards and decompress as well as taking time to connect with baby and other parents.
Over the coming months I will be adding to my current offerings and will be offering a number of new courses, including Tree Babies Mindfulness Groups, Mindful Mamma Walking Groups, Groing Together Occupational Therapy Influenced Mum & Baby Group as well as seasonal Mamma Wild retreats within the North East (UK).
With Birthscapes services, you receive so much more to help you find your tribe!
Why Choose Me?
I am mamma to my beautiful hypno-baby who was born via Class 2 emergency C-section (hypnobirthing is for all births and all birthing eventualities), a trained Occupational Therapist, KG Hypnobirthing and Antenatal Teacher, Perinatal Wellbeing and 3 Step Rewind Birth Trauma Practitioner, Starting Solids Facilitator, Attached at the Heart Positive Birth & Parenting Educator and Laughter Yoga Leader.
Additionally, I am completing my training as a Mindful Breastfeeding Supporter and Infant Massage Teacher as well as completing a diploma in Postpartum Nutrition (Phew that's a lot to rattle off!).
As a new mum back at the beginning of 2018 I was desperate to find connection and just talk about how I was doing with other parents, and I really found this a struggle at times. I also had absolutely no idea about breastfeeding, carrying my infant safely or just what to do with a baby in general and could have done with done with someone to say "all your baby needs is you and actually you're doing wonderfully!"...so this is what I am now saying to you!
I created Birthscapes to provide ongoing holistic support to parents from conception onwards, with a focus on wellbeing and positive attachment.
I wanted to provide a space where parents could come together either in person or online to support one another, to feel heard, held and receive that much needed connection and to provide parents with education and tools to support wellbeing and build confidence in ourselves, because actually when you trust your instinct, you know what is best for you and baby!
And providing my clients with the tools to tune inwards starts with hypnobirthing and my empowering birth workshops. I truly believe that making heart-led decisions during pregnancy supports a more positive birth experience which has been shown to ultimately lead to the beginnings of a more positive parenting journey.
I offer comprehensive support throughout the perinatal period, from conception and onwards.
My services can be accessed on a stand-alone basis, or we can create a bespoke package to meet your needs.
I deliver my courses both within group settings or on a private 1:1 basis.
Please contact me with any queries that you may have.
“You are the universe in ecstatic motion”
“KATY'S INPUT REALLY HAD A POSITIVE IMPACT ON MY PREGNANCY AND BIRTHING EXPERIENCE AFTER A TRAUMATIC BIRTH. SHE HAS FANTASTIC KNOWLEDGE AND AS DIFFERENT THINGS CAME UP IN MY PREGNANCY SHE WOULD PROVIDE ME WITH RESEARCH AND ENSURE THAT I KNEW ALL OF MY POSSIBLE OPTIONS TO ENABLE ME TO MAKE INFORMED DECISIONS. SHE WAS FLEXIBLE AND ALWAYS WILLING TO GO THAT BIT EXTRA I ANY WAY SHE COULD. I WOULD RECOMMEND KATY (BIRTHSCAPES) TO HELP DEAL WITH PREVIOUS BIRTH TRAUMA AND TO BE ABLE TO FOCUS NO A FUTURE BIRTH WITH A CLEARER MIND, AND / OR APPROACH TO BIRTH WITH KNOWLEDGE AND EMPOWERMENT TO MAKE THE EXPERIENCE MORE POSITIVE."
LOUISE - HYPNOBIRTHING & 3 STEP REWIND
“I HAD SEVERAL SESSIONS WITH KATY AS AFTER THE BIRTH OF MY SECOND CHILD I HAD ANTENATAL DEPRESSION, WITH EXPERIENCES FROM MY FIRST BIRTH AND PREGNANCY WERE AFFECTING MY MOOD. KATY WAS PROFESSIONAL AND KIND WITH A WARM PERSONALITY WHICH MADE THE SESSIONS EASIER TO SETTLE IN TO. I FOUND THE TECHNIQUES REALLY CALMING AND FELT IT WAS A SAFE SPACE TO DISCUSS MY FEELINGS. I HAD POSITIVE RESULTS FROM THE SESSION WHICH GAVE ME A FEELING OF CALM AND SENSE OF CLOSURE ON MY EXPERIENCE. I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND THESE SESSIONS FOR ANYONE SUFFERING FROM TRAUMA OR A DIFFICULT PREGNANCY OR BIRTH ."
REBECCA - 3 STEP REWIND