The pregnancy and birth course with a difference:
- Learn how to numb body parts using hypnosis
- Overcome anxiety
- Superhero birth partner training
- Acupressure and massage techniques
- Mindfulness coaching
Carve out some time each week for you to connect to your body, baby and partner.
A blend of hypnobirthing, mindfulness, practical preparation and having a chuckle during pregnancy. This 4 week course educates and inspires, allowing you to work with your body, baby and birthing team to experience an empowered and calm birth.
What is hypnobirthing?
Hypnobirthing is a rather fancy name to describe a combination of techniques that will allow you to birth your baby with confidence – no matter how or where you birth. Hypnosis is a state that we all go in and out of many times a day, any time you are completely focused on one thing you are in a trance state. Practising taking your body into a deeply relaxed and focused state during your pregnancy will allow you to recreate this on the day of your baby’s birth.
A woman’s body is designed to give birth and part of the natural process of birth involves her body releasing endorphins and oxytocin our natural painkillers. Anxiety and stress during labour can halt this process so this course will support you in clearing any fears or doubts and teach you how to enhance these feelgood hormones when your baby is on his or her way.
"I was nervous and panicky when I thought about birth. So much is talked about but I couldn't make sense of it - it all seemed very negative and I assumed people's positive experiences weren't entirely true! I was sceptical about the benefits of hypnobirthing but there is nothing 'hippy' or 'preachy' about the course. It is easy to relate to and fun.
The relaxation techniques and EFT were great but also just learning by listening to Naomi talk to so sensibly about it all. I think the most useful part is knowing I have these 'tools in my cupboard' and the fact that a lot of the things, especially the mindfulness, resonates with a lot of things in daily life and will be something to continue using outside of pregnancy.
Now I definitely feel more up for it and excited - I wish I didn't have so long to wait! The course has helped me to feel positive about birth and effectively allowed me to process it rather than blocking it out with some assumption of horror. I will definitely recommend the course to friends and family." Olivia: 5*/5*
What else is included?
Learning how to be mindful, that is completely connected to the present moment, is a fantastic tool not just for birth but as a new parent. We will practice mindfulness techniques and I've included a bonus either on bringing mindfulness to pregnancy and parenthood. I talk you through the physical stages of labour, share videos and MP3s packed full of tools and tips on how to best prepare for your baby's birth. Week 3 includes how your partner can become a superhero birth partner.
I also teach pain management techniques. Most courses will not use the word pain and many hypnobirthing mums report that although their labours were intense they did not experience any pain. (I am now one of those mums, my son’s birth was hard work but I birthed drug and pain-free and actually enjoyed myself as I felt amazed by what my body was achieving.) Therefore you might prefer to refer to these as sensation control techniques and may not even need them. However having these tricks up your sleeve throughout pregnancy and childbirth can only be a good thing, plus they are a really fun thing to practice with your partner!
"I have gone from feeling slightly anxious and unprepared for our daughter's birth to much more confident. The course fits what we were looking for; a positive approach to birth and becoming parents. It has helped me to feel even closer to my partner, we're a team.
I'm enjoying practising to help prepare and the pain relief technique amazed me as did watching the success of the 'ridiculous' tapping technique. The course is full of good content and has genuinely left us looking forward to the birth and meeting our baby." Tom: 5*/5*
Week 1 – Let’s get started
- The benefits and evidence of hypnobirthing in reducing labour time, pain and medical intervention
- The 5:1 Ratio
- Relax and release breathing exercise
- Your goals and intentions for the course
- Begin work to clear any concerns or previous negative birth experiences
- Hypnosis MP3: Daily chill out for mums and dads-to-be
- Additional video: Active birth positions.
Week 2 – Your body working perfectly
- The stages of labour
- The power of language
- A letter to my midwife
- Hypnosis MP3s: ‘Embracing birth’ and ‘Affirmations for pregnancy and birth’
Week 3 – Your birth plan, prep & partner
- Your birth preferences
- Transform your partner into superhero birth partner
- Your birth bubble - Create a nest and up that oxytocin
- Hypnosis MP3s: ‘Birth partners preparation’
- Additional video: Soft touch massage and counter pressure techniques
“I wanted everything I needed to do to be laid out on one sheet of A4. Once I had my plan of action I felt ready and prepared.” - Luke
Week 4 – You can do this
- Birth Breathing
- Pain management techniques
- What if things don’t go according to plan?
- Hypnosis MP3s: 'Pain management' and 'Let it be'
“Learning new techniques is very empowering. I especially enjoyed learning how to numb my hand simply through the power of my thoughts!!! The effect was incredible, you could see the nail marks in my hand from my pinch but I didn’t feel any pain!” – Amy
4 fantastic bonuses for you.
Mindfulness for pregnancy and parenthood – worth £40
- I share mindfulness techniques that I feel are invaluable during pregnancy and parenthood to allow you to feel less stressed and more connected to your baby. Includes ‘The first few weeks of parenthood – Tips and resources.’
- MP3s: ‘5 min mindfulness’, ‘Thoughts meditation’ and ‘Body scan’.
Emotional freedom technique tutorial video and workbook – worth £20
- EFT tapping does exactly what it says on the tin, it gives you emotional freedom from your worries and is also a fantastic pain management technique.
- Video: Tutorial video which includes how the technique works and how to use it to relieve anxiety.
Coping and comfort hypnosis MP3 and Video – worth £14
- Incorporates simple acupressure techniques that you can use on a daily basis to bring your body out of stress and into rest and relaxation. Many clients say that listening to this MP3 on a regular basis has improved their sleep, allowed them to feel calmer and less stressed no matter what is going on in the lives and has given them a sense of well-being.
- Hypnosis MP3: ‘Coping and Comfort’.
- Video: Acupressure techniques.
Membership to Embrace Bump to Baby Support Community – Priceless
- Join our support community to connect to other mums and dads to be.
“There are so many great resources on the group page and it’s great to have other pregnant ladies to chat to you about any concerns or questions.” – Laura
Do you love the idea of learning how to best prepare both physically and emotionally for labour and birth? Would you like to be able to do that from the comfort of your own home at a time that suits you perfectly?
The Embrace Bump to Baby online video course fits into your lifestyle and schedule. The course includes 15 videos, 10 MP3s and 6 ebooks with a suggested practice timetable outlined.
Course includes access to online support group.
Buy now for £149
"I was nervous before starting the course. I didn't know what to expect from hypnobirthing and I thought it might be a bit airy fairy. Now I'm feeling excited and cannot wait to meet my little girl. I don't know why someone would not want to do this course as it is informative and to the point.
I really enjoyed the relaxation techniques and found the EFT we did as part of the course really powerful so I booked a one-to-one session with Naomi to work on an issue that has been a phobia for most of my life. The session was brilliant and really connected with what I needed. It was emotionally draining but I'm really proud of facing this now so I don't pass my fear on to Imogen." Steph: 5*/5*
"I wanted to learn how I could support Steph and with the relaxation and massage techniques I feel I now have a direct way in which I can do this. I'm now enthusiastic about a positive labour experience. Naomi's approach is good as she takes into account scepticism and embraces dealing with the negativity rather than ignoring it." Chris: 5*/5*
One to one
As a Cognitive Hypnotherapist I can offer personalised sessions to support you with any issue. I have worked individually with pregnant clients to resolve anxiety, give relief from morning sickness, overcome phobias of childbirth and hospitals and help women prepare for a caesarean section. I see the majority of my clients on Skype and can usually schedule an emergency last-minute session for example if you find out you need to be induced and want some support in preparing.
Cognitive hypnotherapy integrates cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), evolutionary and positive psychology, emotional freedom techniques (EFT), hypnosis and neuro linguistic programming (NLP) to create a fast and effective way of creating lasting change. I also bring in mindfulness and coaching if appropriate.
Each session will be specifically tailored to you. Sessions last 90 minutes. The number of sessions we have will depend on what outcome you desire.
"I had just found out that I was pregnant and was feeling very anxious about miscarrying as I had with my last pregnancy. I was also worried about possible morning sickness symptoms. I decided to book a session with Naomi, she has a lovely natural style, like you are chatting to your best friend. Booking a personal session felt like a good thing to do to help me cope. I found the session really relaxed and informal, but I felt like I got a lot out of it. Following the session I feel more relaxed about my pregnancy and feel like I can get excited even though things could still possibly go wrong. I felt and still feel like I will be able to cope whatever happens. I would definitely recommend a pregnancy support session to others." - Amy
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