Sometimes you needs to hear it from other’s who have completed a course!
“If I could give any new mum or parent advice it would be to sign up to a course with Jen!
My first labour left me and my husband traumatised and what we now know it could have been so different….. I was so scared facing labour again and so grateful we found Jen who taught us how things should be!
My waters broke at 7.30am arrived at hospital at 10.10am and our beautiful boy was born at 10.30am. We were home that night as a family of four happy, content and amazed at the experience. I am still quite shocked how it does actually work…. If we didn’t know hypnobirthing and how it works I know our story would have been similar to last time.
An amazing business and your child’s first investment you will never regret!“
Jenni, Second Baby.
“Jen is amazing. I left my birth prep really late this time as I was deemed a high risk pregnancy and was potentially going to need another c-section. At 36 weeks I was given the all clear to try for a natural birth (VBAC). YIPEE. Now I was determined to have a positive birth experience this time around and wanted to avoid a c section as much as possible (even if I was still high risk). I was sceptical about hypnobirthing assuming it was a bit of a hippy approach, but hey I was willing to try anything. Meeting Jen I realised she was not going to chant at me whilst wafting insense around, phew. So I set about my hypnobirthing training. Jen provided an intensive hypnobirthing course, supported us in writing our birth plan and helping us decide on things to consider for our desired birth process. Jen also empowered us by advising on research and articles to read to inform our decisions and questioning of often very clinical recommendations from the hospital which were in direct opposition to our desired birth plan. This was invaluable so I felt confident and relaxed and empowered once I went into labour.
So equipped with my hypnobirthing training and having spent time each day practising, I absolutely believe this is why I had such a positive birth experience. My labour was really short, my pain relief was 2 paracetamol and I never got my water birth as the staff didn’t realise my labour was so established as I was so calm, focused and in control. Oh and no stitches required. Absolutely credit this to hypnobirthing. Baby Beatrice arrived in about 29 minutes once I started pushing and arrived really chilled out as the whole labour was so relaxed.
Jen thank you for everything. My positive birth has meant I’ve not suffered with baby blues, tiredness (like after my first) or any negative effects. I wish every woman would try hypnobirthing as it makes labour such a positive experience.”
Vivienne, Second baby.
“I first met Jen when we had young children of a similar age and she was still working in Midwifery. Her sage advice and intelligence were clear then, but more than that, she was always approachable, pragmatic and fun.
When I learned she was training in Hypnobirthing just as I was in my first trimester with my fourth child I was really intrigued. I have mixed but generally positive experiences of labour, birth and breastfeeding BUT this is my partner’s first child. I had not had a baby for nearly a decade and thought a refresher would be helpful to me but even more importantly I knew that my other half would be able to support me better if he was informed.
We decided hypnobirthing was definitely worth a try and booked in with Jen. We were not disappointed. We absolutely loved our session, they were informative, interactive and interesting. The environment is ideal – private but homely. No questions are off limits and she is so experienced that she is an amazing source of reassurance and advice. Furthermore, because she has been in a clinical role, she knows the best way to broach challenging situations and get the best birth for YOU. It was also a lovely, calm, technology free time that we could spend together without interruption and made for a chilled evening even when we got home.
I had a pregnancy with some minor concerns (to the doctors at least) and I was able to confidently challenge a proposed early induction thanks to the sessions with Jen. I was also able to assess my options to continue to aim for a home birth. Unfortunately, I went so overdue that I agreed to an induction. Even then, Jen was on hand with advice and support. It is such an amazing bespoke service that goes beyond your sessions as she is really invested in your experience being the best it can be.
My induction was hard work, but the techniques we had learned with hypnobirthing definitely ensured that we retained a sense of control and calm; I am convinced this is why my baby remained calm throughout the process and I was able to have a vaginal birth and swift recovery. Furthermore, I was able to lay some old demons to rest from a previous induction because I was so much more prepared for this one and I had explored those fears in the sessions.
Luckily I have been blessed with a baby who latched perfectly from hour one so I have not followed up with breastfeeding support, but I know that if I had the slightest concern, I would have done. I highly recommend seeing Jen for your pregnancy and postnatal needs and I am happy to be contacted directly to discuss this. PS – she has the best biscuits too! “
Jennifer, Fourth baby
Me and my husband did the hypnobirthing course. We wanted a relaxing water birth with as little disruption and distress as possible so that baby would arrive calm and relaxed. We loved our sessions with Jen and gained so much knowledge throughout about every aspect of the birth.
Unfortunately birth didn’t go the way we wanted and it ended in an emergency c section but we stayed calm especially my husband and we had our music playing and practised everything we had learnt and it helped immensely. Baby came out calm and we were talking about who would be leaving strictly while the c section took place! I even managed to snooze between contractions when I was focused and in the zone.
Couldn’t recommend Jen enough!! Xxxx
Ellen, First baby
I contacted Jen when I was around 36 weeks pregnant, I’d had a very difficult pregnancy so I’d left it a little last minute to say the least, however from the second I met her when I stumbled through her door a little stressed she instantly put me at ease and I totally relaxed in her company!
She was absolutely fantastic, nothing was too much trouble, there was no rush about her, we chatted had coffee and biscuits and went through the sessions in our own time. I chose the intense course due to me being quite late on, but I don’t feel there is anything we didn’t cover.
One of the best things Jen ever told me was that you do have a voice which when the birth of my beautiful little girl ended up being an emergency just 2 weeks later I certainly used! 🙂
I could not recommend her enough, my little one is now 21 weeks and I’m still in touch with her, she’s always on hand if I’ve had any worries or concerns and she’s now become part of our little journey and if I have anymore in the future I would certainly be going back for a refresher!
Thank you so much for everything,
Beth & Harper 🙂 xXx