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Birth & Maternal Wellbeing Services

“Motherhood: All love begins and ends there”

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The Support You Deserve

Birthscapes is here for all mothers, supporting parental wellbeing from conception onwards.

 Becoming a mother / 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 birth you are planning for and however your birth looks on the day), providing ongoing support as you move forward into parenthood with your little one.

The support you receive at Birthscapes does not begin and end solely with birth however. Whether you’re interested in Hypnobirthing, Birth Empowerment or Gentle Caesarean Workshops, Mindful Wellbeing or Postpartum groups, I am here for you. Providing you with 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 hoped for, where they may have experienced birth trauma or difficulties relating to their fertility,  pregnancy or postpartum experience. As such, I regularly support parents who are planning for and journeying towards subsequent births. I also offer a combined package with 3 Step Rewind and Hypnobirthing, 'Your Healing Birth', on a 1:1 private basis online or in person.

Many parents get in touch with me where they may benefit from a more sensitive approach on a 1:1 basis. This may be 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 and care.

Whether this is your first baby or subsequent, Birthscapes is with you, every step of the way .

 

What makes Birthscapes special?

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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 October 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.

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!​

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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 my hypnobirthing  and 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.

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My Services

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KGHypnobirthing: The UK's original hypnobirthing programme & antenatal education to prepare for a more calm and positive birth experience. 

 

“You are the universe in ecstatic motion”

Rumi

 

TESTIMONIALS

“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

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