A Better Birth
KG Hypnobirthing is the original hypnobirthing programme with RCM accreditation, created by Katharine Graves.
It is a childbirth preparation method that provides comprehensive education upon the body's birthing abilities, birth rights and the healthcare system.
Hypnobirthing helps the birth-parent connect with their natural instincts, enabling them to have a safe, gentle and comfortable birthing experience, whilst feeling calm, confident and in control.
Hypnobirthing creates an integral role for the birth partner, instilling a sense of confidence and helping to develop their role during the birth, whilst deepening the relationship between birth-parent, birth partner and baby.
"Peace on earth, begins with birth", Liz Nightingale
1. A full antenatal course to prepare you for the birth of your baby and early parenthood
2. Hypnobirthing techniques for a calm and relaxed birth experience
3. A copy of 'The Hypnobirthing Book' by Katharine Graves
4. Several downloadable relaxation MP3's
5. All course materials
6. A personalised birth preferences plan
7. A mini goody bag including a set of affirmation cards & mandala Colouring book
8. Access to the invaluable Komu Beyond Birth Postnatal Course worth £30
Take Your Pick
Group KG Hypnobirthing course (online)
Online group KG Hypnobirthing classes are a great way to meet other parents, without having to leave the comfort of your own home.
Joining provides you with the opportunity to start to build your valuable parenting tribe.
4 sessions x 3 hours each (see my upcoming Events or contact me for dates a times)
Private KG Hypnobirthing Course (online)
Private KG Hypnobirthing courses are delivered online to you (and your birth partner) from the comfort of your own home.
These sessions may be more suited to your needs if you prefer the intimacy of 1:1 support, or where you have a strict time schedule or are nearing the end of your pregnancy.
2-4 sessions, totalling 12 hours (contact me to make enquiries regarding your needs)
Private KG Hypnobirthing Taster
If you're unsure if KG Hypnobirthing is for you, then why not book me for a private 60 minute taster session?
If you decide to go ahead with the course, then the £20 paid will be deducted off the total of the full course programme. I also host group taster sessions throughout the year, please see my Events for details of any forthcoming sessions.
What is KG Hypnobirthing?
KG Hypnobirthing is the UK's original hypnobirthing course. It is a complete antenatal programme which educates & prepares you for the birth of your baby. The course is designed to release fear and build confidence during pregnancy and birth.
Hypnobirthing helps to release childbirth fear and anxieties held both within our conscious and subconscious. Replacing these negative thoughts and feelings with ‘calm confidence’ and self-assuredness in the mother's / birth-parent's ability to birth their baby. Releasing our birth-related fears helps the parent to have a much more comfortable and empowered birth experience.
A KG Hypnobirthing course not only equips you with the hypnobirthing information, but gives you the knowledge to understand your rights and options, as well as considering the implications of any choices you make. A KG Hypnobirthing parent is able to navigate the birth system they find themselves within, to achieve the best outcome for themselves and their baby.
How will attending affect my partner’s role during the birth?
Hypnobirthing creates an integral role for the birth partner, which can make him / her feel more useful and confident regarding the pregnancy and upcoming birth.
Hypnobirthing can enrich and deepen the relationship between the mother and the birth partner, as well as with their own child once the baby is born.
'The hypnobirthing birth partner is ‘in tune with the vital work of birth, ready to nurture and protect the mother as she births her child and to receive the baby with joy and love…’
(Katharine Graves, The Hypnobirthing Book)
When should I start?
It is never too early or late to start KG Hypnobirthing. An understanding of the techniques can help you at any stage of your pregnancy, however, the longer you have to practice, the better.
If you are able, it is advisable to do the course in the 2nd trimester of pregnancy; 20 weeks is usually perfect as hypnobirthing provides numerous benefits during pregnancy as well as during the birth of your baby. However, there really is no "right time", and as long as you do the course and put the work in, you will reap the benefits.
A lot of women study hypnobirthing past 34 weeks of their pregnancy, perhaps because they are getting closer to their due date and so start to research their birth options and decide that they would like to invest in this for themselves and their baby.
Learning from 34 weeks onwards does not give as much time to practice, however some practice is always better than none. Many parents start to train merely days before the birth of their baby and have still felt it was extremely worthwhile and beneficial to their birth experience.
Is Hypnobirthing safe?
Hypnobirthing is 100% safe.
Note: In very rare cases hypnosis may cause side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness or headaches or where there is an underlying health condition, the participant may experience feelings of anxiety or similar. However, hypnobirthing does not involve any trance, and as such the mother / birth-parent is in control throughout and can end the exercise / relaxation if experiencing any discomfort.
I don't have a birth partner, can I still do hypnobirthing?
Many women / birth-parents come to the course on their own. It may be that their partner is away on business, they may be a single parent, if they have other children it may be that they do not have a babysitter, or there may be many other reasons for coming to the class alone.
KG Hypnobirthing works and whatever your circumstance, you are very welcome.
You already have everything you need to birth your baby and hypnobirthing will increase your understanding of your body's birthing abilities and will increase your confidence.
Many midwives are now aware of the massive benefits of hypnobirthing, with KG Hypnobirthing being accredited by the Royal College of Midwives (RCM).
Note: If you do not have a birth-partner, you would be welcome to bring a friend, family member, doula or anyone else that you would like for company, even if they are not necessarily supporting you on the day of your birth.
I am planning to have a caesarean (C-section), can I still use hypnobirthing?
Hypnobirthing can turn what may otherwise be a scary and clinical experience into a safe and empowering one. Knowing how to have a calm, confident and informed c-section experience is more likely to allow for a positive birth experience, even if your birth takes an unexpected turn.
What you learn during a KG Hypnobirthing course is very relevant for you if you need to have a c-section and you will most definitely be able to use some, if not all, of your KG Hypnobirthing tools in the operating theatre. Most theatres have CD players / iPod docs and speakers so that you will be able to start listening to your KG Hypnobirthing MP3 as soon as you enter the room.