The Support You Deserve
Becoming a parent is a life changing event, and here at Birthscapes I am there for you throughout your parenting journey.
From conception onwards, I am here to help you to prepare for a positive and empowered birth experience (whichever type of birth you choose), providing ongoing support as you move forward into parenthood with your little one.
Whether you’re interested in Hypnobirthing, Mindful Wellbeing Groups, Positive Parenting or postpartum support, I am here for you.
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. I see hypnobirthing as something that not only provides parents with more calm, comfortable and positive birth experiences, but as something that has a hugely positive affect on the future of babies and their parents.
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 journey.
Many parents come to me where they are experiencing anxiety regarding birth (including anxiety around birthing during the pandemic), planning for a Gentle Caesarean, VBAC, or where there are other unique considerations that mean that they may benefit from a little more time as well as a more sensitive and caring approach.
Whether this is your first baby or subsequent, Birthscapes is with you, every step of the way.
What makes Birthscapes special?
At Birthscapes your wellbeing as a parent or parent to be, is at the heart of everything I do.
From April 2022 I am proud to be offering the award winning Beyond Birth Mindful Early Parenting course at Gibside National Trust and Wylam Explorers for parents / caregivers and their infants aged 0-12 months.
I will also be running Tree Babies Mindfulness Groups, Mindful Mamma Walking Groups and seasonal Mamma Wild retreats from Spring onwards within the North East (UK). .
If you are expecting a baby then why not come along to my Before Birth Mindful Wellbeing and Positive Birth Support course at The Nest Low Fell and The Modern Yoga Studio in Gosforth from June, and take time to nurture yourself and your baby, connect with other mums to be and prepare for a positive birth experience.
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 by 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. I truly believe that making heart-led decisions in birth supports a more positive birth 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 PERSONALIT 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