Positively Birthing Hypnobirthing classes are taught by Megan Rossiter; student midwife, mother and Hypnobirthing teacher in Surrey covering areas including Thames Ditton, Cobham, Esher, Molesey, Teddington, Kingston, Hampton and beyond.

What do we cover?

What sets a Positively Birthing course aside from other Hypnobirthing Courses, is the encompassing of a full antenatal preparation; from physiology and the process of birth itself, to navigating the maternity system, understanding research and making informed choices. And there are MANY more choices in birth than you may initially realise. The hypnobirthing tools are just the first step to a positive birth experience, the added extras make ‘getting’ that experience a whole lot simpler!

The full private and group courses run as follows. (*Starred content is covered in the ‘mini’ hypnobirthing course)

Session One:

Introductory session: in the first session we look into what is happening to our bodies during birth, and why hypnobirthing can help this run smoothly.

  • Introduction to hypnotherapy*

  • The power of words*

  • Introduction to hypnobirthing*

  • Physiology of Birth*

  • Hormones*

  • Affirmations and Positive Stories*

In the second part of this session we delve into the first of many hypnobirthing techniques, this session is super relaxing!

  • Breathing techniques: Up Breathing*

  • Visualisations*

  • Relaxation Scripts*

Session Two:

The 'what if' session. A key part of any antenatal preparation is knowing what may happen and what your options are in any given situation. Knowing the best way to make decisions and get the most out of your care providers is the key in making ANY situation a positive one.

  • Decision making*

  • Birth Place*

  • Pain Relief (Natural and Pharmacological methods)

  • Due dates*

  • Induction (Including 'stretch and sweep')

  • Breech/Back to Back/ Optimal Positioning

  • Instrumental Deliveries/ C-Section

  • Complementary Therapies*

  • Fear Release techniques*

  • Confidence and Power- taking control of any interventions.*

Session Three:

In the final session, we put together your birth preferences, recap the relaxation techniques and talk through the 'time line' of labour.

  • Positions for Birth*

  • Breathing Techniques: Down Breathing*

  • Pelvic Floor and Perineal Massage*

  • 1st/ 2nd/ 3rd Stage of Labour

  • Massage techniques*

  • Birth Preferences*

PLEASE NOTE: Our Cobham group course splits the three sessions into 2 longer day sessions. The content is the same, just arranged slightly differently!

Session Four (Optional)

Our Mindful Breastfeeding and Postnatal Preparation course can be taken as a stand alone option or added to any of our class options.

  • Breastfeeding technique

  • Normal newborn behaviour

  • Other feeding options

  • The Fourth Trimester

  • Basic baby care

 

 

Our full antenatal programme can be taken as group classes or private sessions during the evening, daytime or weekend.

You can begin you hypnobirthing preparation at any stage of your pregnancy, it’s never too late to get the benefits! But the more time you have to practice the better!

Did you know you mums to be are entitled to paid time off work for antenatal preparation classes and appointments? (And Partners are entitled to unpaid leave for up to 2 sessions too!)

Our group hypnobirthing classes take place in comfortable, cool venues in Surrey and SW London.. I won’t make you sit on a hard chair in a cold, dank church hall drinking Tesco Value tea.. there’s plenty of time for that once the baby’s arrived!

Private hypnobirthing classes take place in the comfort of your own home.