Birth is normal and natural for the majority of healthy women with healthy babies and your body is designed to birth your beautiful baby and usually does so with ease.

Unfortunately the press and society today has encouraged everyone to tell the ‘horrors’ of their birth story - and this will be no different to your friends and family. One Born Every Minute has assisted with making this so called ‘horror’ a reality, but it needn’t be thought of with fear! Because of the media, women today have been conditioned to believe that birth is associated with excruciating pain. This extreme pain causes the stress hormone to take over the body and our bodies become so tense with this fear that normal physiological birth is compromised.

You are reading this page, because you have an interest in understanding how HypnoBirthing® can help you give birth as calmly, as safely and gently as possible. By undertaking this very simple program, you will begin to trust your body and that it understands and knows how to bring your baby into the world.

Childbirth education is one of the most important investments you can make for your baby. You can sell the pram if it doesn’t suit ... But you don’t get to ‘re-do’ your birth
- Melissa Spilsted, HypnoBirthing Australia

I am a Registered Midwife, I studied at the University of Worcester and I can currently be found working in a beautiful Midwifery Led Unit (MLU). I am a fully certified and qualified HypnoBirthing Practitioner and as if I wasn’t busy enough working and looking after husband Steve, my two girls, one dog, one cat and one guinea pig, I can also be found studying for my Clinical Hypnotherapy qualification with the London College of Clinical Hypnosis.

My Qualifications
I am registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council
I am affiliated with HypnoBirthing® UK - The Mongan Method
I am affiliated to The Federation of Antenatal Educators and have public liability insurance
Being a part of all of these organisations means that I work within a strict code of ethics and follow rules and standards.

Why HypnoBirthing? Well it all started when I began working in the MLU. I cared for several women and their birth companions when I started working here and they completely amazed me!!!! I have always been in awe of women and the power that they all demonstrate when birthing their babies, but HypnoBirthing women just didn’t follow anything that I had learnt in training or out of a book! These women came in.... and they had babies... they simply breathed their babies out. If I had followed the National guidelines that say what we should see and feel to diagnose labour well... I wouldn’t have said that they were in labour at all, which is why it is so powerful and empowering!

I now teach this amazing subject - and it works... I’ve seen it work and I’ve seen how it gives women and their birth companions the knowledge to re-learn the physiology of labour and birth and give them the belief in themselves.....

You are designed to do this....

You can do this.....and I will show you how!

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