Looking for ways to have a calm and gentle birth? Wondering how to take control and be left with feelings of positivity and empowerment? Then hypnobirthing could be for you.
My name is Steph and I’m the lucky mum of three girls: Georgia, Kaya and Zara. We live in Halifax with my husband Adi, our cockapoo Teddy and our cat Gypsy…….there’s never a dull moment in our house!
I’ve been a midwife for 11 years and I’m also a qualified health visitor. I currently work in midwifery research and offer hypnobirthing courses on an individual or group basis.
I have a passion for choice in pregnancy and birth and facilitating a positive birth experience. That’s why I set up The Together Hypnobirthing Company, which enables me to share this passion by ensuring mammas are fully prepared for their birth, are aware of their choices and have the tools to influence and lead in their birth.
Hypnobirthing is not a new concept – it is based on the work of Dr Grantly Dick-Read over 60 years ago. He worked with a number of labouring women and concluded that 95% of labour pain is a result of a cycle of Fear – Tension – Pain.
This cycle can be broken by reprogramming the brain into viewing birth as a positive and empowering experience and releasing the fear.
It enables the body to go into deep relaxation through visualisation and relaxation scripts, in addition to added knowledge of how the body works during birth. This enables women to work with their bodies and allow it to do what it is designed to do.
Hypnobirthing doesn’t promise a pain free, vaginal birth, as there as can be no guarantee of this. But whatever the outcome, hypnobirthing mammas will report that using the techniques they have learnt when things weren’t quite going to plan helped them to remain calm and in control.
Hypnobirthing changes and empowers both the mammas and dads and has the most profound effect on the baby that will last a life time.
I offer a fully comprehensive antenatal, labour and birth preparation course, which includes a guide to hypnobirthing and how to use the tools it provides to have a positive birth experience.
The Together Hypnobirthing Company. Courses are given over ten hours in either two or four sessions. One-to-one sessions can be provided in your own home and are tailored to your own needs. Group sessions (no more than six women/couples) are held at the Wellness Centre in Sowerby Bridge. The next course will be held on Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12.
Stephanie is offering Mumblers a 10% discount on her hypnobirthing courses! All you have to do is mention Calderdale Mumbler at the time of booking.
The course is given over 10 hours in either two or four sessions.
One-on-one sessions are £385, can be provided in your own home and are tailored to your own needs.
Group sessions of no more than six women/couples are £225 and are held at the Wellness Centre in Sowerby Bridge. Courses include the Katherine Graves hypnobirthing book, MP3, course content and ongoing support throughout your pregnancy.