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birthscapes

Birth & Postpartum Services

“Motherhood: All love begins and ends there”

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Welcome!

Hi, I'm Katy, the founder of Birthscapes, qualified Occupational Therapist, perinatal professional and mum to a 3 year old with a passion for supporting my clients as they transition into and make their journey through parenthood from conception onwards, with a particular focus upon the first 1001 days.

Birthscapes vision of the world is one where where parents feel heard, valued, supported and empowered.

Parental wellbeing and positive attachment is at the heart of Birthscapes services.

I am fascinated by the impact of oxytocin (the hormone of love, birth and bonding) during pregnancy, birth and postpartum and I provide tools and education to support an oxytocin-fuelled parenting journey.

I hope to guide my clients to become heart-led: cutting out the "noise" and tuning inwards, focusing upon what feels right to us and for this to come from the heart.

My services include the 5*-rated RCM and FEDANT accredited KG Hypnobirthing and antenatal education (including a trauma specific and Gentle Caesarean hypnobirthing program), Before Birth Mindful Preparation & Beyond Birth Mindful Parenting, Laughter yoga, Attached at the Heart Positive Parenting Workshops (providing education sessions upon: safe sleep, nurturing touch, positive discipline, responding with sensitivity, family & life balance) and Starting Solids workshops as well as providing regular courses and wellbeing events.

 

I am a 3 Step Rewind Trauma and Phobia practitioner, specialising in the provision of trauma-sensitive fertility, antenatal and postnatal support, to include birth and breastfeeding-related trauma.

3-Step Rewind is a simple process that lifts feelings of trauma or difficult emotions in relation to a particular event or series of events.

These past two years have been so difficult for everyone as we have tried to navigate life through the pandemic. However expectant and new parents have faced exceptionally hard pressures and in turn many parents have experienced trauma in relation to this.  3 Step Rewind has been shown to be effective in reducing anxiety and in releasing difficult feelings in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic, both pre and post birth.

I know too well the importance of finding your village as a parent! As such, my tribe of followers share their experiences so you will never be alone – and most importantly, you will always have somewhere to go if you are in need. I believe that a strong mental environment is needed as part of a nurturing, supporting and loving family environment (however you make up your family).

I liken birth and parenting experiences to very different landscapes, each powerful and beautiful in their own right, with every terrain being unique. Birthscapes is here to help forge a strong path for you, a path you can rely on, a path which takes you on a journey where you feel protected and safe, educated, empowered, strong and liberated.​

Here at Birthscapes, you will always have a place to come to find support and community, whatever the stage of your parenting journey.

If you would like to book a free no-obligation call with me, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

 

My Services

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.

Expectant Couple

Comprehensive hypnobirthing programme & antenatal education to prepare for the birth of your baby.

 
 

“You are the universe in ecstatic motion”

Rumi

Upcoming Events

  • Introduction to Before Birth Mindful Wellbeing & Positive Birth Group @ The Modern Yoga, Gosforth - 05/06/22
    05 Jun, 18:30 – 20:15 BST
    Gosforth, 234-236 High Street, Gosforth, 1st Floor, The Fire Station, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 1HH, UK
    Come along to experience the Before Birth Mindful Wellbeing & Positive Birth Group for yourself on 05th June. Receive 50% off this first session. Take time for yourself, slowing down, tuning inwards, connecting with baby and other mums to be. You will receive a journal, a mini gift, cuppa & cake.
  • Beyond Birth Mindful Early Parenting Course (sessions 2-6, 4th February - 11th March)
    11 Feb, 11:00 – 11:05 GMT
    Online Event
    Beyond Birth Mindful Early Parenting Course (sessions 2-6, 11th February - 18th March 2022)
  • Beyond Birth Mindful Early Parenting - Taster Session (Nurture) 14/01/22
    14 Jan, 11:00 – 12:15 GMT
    Online Event
    Birthscapes is inviting new parents / caregivers & their infants (aged 0-1 year) to the experience the award winning Mindful Parenting course: Beyond Birth. Nurture yourself as you nurture your baby!
  • Beyond Birth Mindful Early Parenting - Taster Session (Nurture)
    07 Jan, 11:00 – 12:15 GMT
    Online Event
    Birthscapes is inviting new parents / caregivers & their infants (aged 0-1 year) to the experience the award winning Mindful Parenting course: Beyond Birth. Nurture yourself as you nurture your baby!
  • Before Birth Mindful Birth Preparation - Taster (Nurture)
    06 Jan, 18:30 – 19:45 GMT
    Online Event (Zoom)
    Expectant parents are invited to attend Birthscapes free taster (session 1) of the award winning mindful early parenting & wellbeing course: Before Birth. Nurture yourself as you nurture your baby!
  • Hypnobirthing Taster & Pregnancy Relaxation
    Sat, 18 Dec
    Online Event (Zoom)
    18 Dec 2021, 18:00 – 19:15 GMT
    Online Event (Zoom)
    Come along to find out Birthscapes hypnobirthing course and why it supports so many parents to have a more positive and empowered birth experience.
  • FREE Pregnancy Wellbeing Taster Course: Laughter, Love & Joy
    16 Oct 2021, 10:00 – 11:00 BST
    Online Event
    A wonderful 3-week taster course for expectant parents to connect with baby through laughter, joy and love. Take time over 3 weeks to connect with other parents, boost your happy hormones & stimulate hormones essential to a positive birth experience.
  • Step into Your Birth Power: Hypnobirthing Taster & Pregnancy Relaxation
    17 Sept 2021, 18:30 – 19:30 BST
    Webinar
    Step Into Your Birth Power is a Free Hypnobirthing Taster & Relaxation Workshop designed to help you start planning for the birth you want.
  • Laughter Yoga: A Tool for Positive Parenting
    14 Aug 2021, 18:00 – 19:30 BST
    Webinar
    Come along to find out how laughter yoga can support you on your parenting journey to connect to your children with renewed energy, playfulness, joy and love.
  • Hypnobirthing Taster & Pregnancy Relaxation
    31 Jul 2021, 18:00 – 19:00 BST
    Webinar
    Come along on Saturday 31st at 6pm BST to find out about what hypnobirthing is, how it can help you achieve a positive & empowered experience, then finally sit back and take time to relax & connect with baby as you are guided through a wonderful relaxation.