Saturday 7th March 2020(no longer taking bookings for this date)
Saturday 16th May 2020 (Please book by 25th April in order to confirm your place and avoid disappointment)
(Individual one to one sessions also offered, please enquire to Gill for further details and price)
Payment on confirmation please
Leeds Antenatal Hypnobirthing
Hypnobirthing is a philosophy and technique for giving birth based on sound, simple logic and the fundamental principle that childbirth is a normal, natural and healthy function for women. Hypnobirthing helps you remain positive and focused during pregnancy - releasing fears of childbirth and, whilst giving birth reducing and in some cases totally removing pains during labour. You nurture your unborn child and work intuitively with your body and your baby resulting in a relaxed and harmonious labour and birth.
About the teachers
Gill Firth and Jane Gavin have been practicing midwives for over 25 years and share a passion for helping women have the best experience they can at the birth of their baby. Having witnessed women using hypnobirthing techniques and the difference it made to their birth experience, both were inspired to train with Katharine Graves at the hypnobirthing centre (thehypnobirthingcentre.co.uk) and are accredited as hypnobirthing practitioners.
Gill and Jane have utilised their wealth of midwifery experience to offer hypnobirthing classes in and around Leeds that are both enjoyable and informative, providing women and their birthing partners with a comprehensive childbirth preparation programme.
About the sessions
During the hypnobirthing sessions you are taught:
what happens to your body during childbirth
the link between fear and pain and why, when your mind is free of fear and tension your body can be free of pain
how to release that fear and tension so that your mind is able to work in harmony with your body throughout the birth
self hypnosis to achieve a state of deep relaxation
visualisation exercises and positive affirmations to keep you focused
gentle touch massage to help stimulate your natural endorphins in labour
breathing techniques to keep you in control, and to help you deliver your baby without any exhaustive pushing
the important role of your birthing partner in helping you practice the hypnobirthing techniques in pregnancy and in supporting you through childbirth.
Fees & bookings
£157 per couple (or £147 if you return completed enrolment form and payment within 10 working days)
Private sessions; enquire to Gill for further details and price
The price includes an accompanying CD, hypnobirthing book and PDF folder with all the relevant scripts and class material. We also offer on-going telephone support when required
Our Hypnobirthing programme is run over one full day (10.00am - 5.00pm) at the HEART Centre , Bennett Road, Headingley, Leeds, LS6 3HN (www.heartcentre.org.uk).
This programme is ideal for first time parents who are seeking support techniques to prepare them for and to use throughout the birth of their baby, as well as those who have already experienced child birth and are looking for tools to help them have a more positive experience this time around.