About me

My Story

How I discovered HypnoBirthing®

In 2016, I was expecting my first baby and was pretty nervous about giving birth! A friend recommended HypnoBirthing to me and I decided to look into it a little more. I signed up for classes, thinking that I didn’t have much to lose.

I turned up to the first class a little sceptical, but the more I learned, the more it made sense to me: women have been birthing for millenia – of course our bodies know what they are doing by now! I really enjoyed the classes: they were so interesting, and the relaxation practices were a lovely way to connect with my baby and make my partner feel a part of things. By the end of the course, I was genuinely excited about my labour! I gave birth to my first daughter, Léna in 2017, and it was brilliant. It is such an amazing memory that I will hold onto forever.

After another wonderul birth – my second daughter Amélie – and with another baby on the way, I decided to train as a HypnoBirthing practitioner in 2020. I wanted to share my passion for birthing with other parents-to-be. I am so glad I did.  I love accompanying families on their journey into parenthood. It is such a privilege to see them become more and more empowered and excited as the course progresses, and to hear how HypnoBirthing has enabled them to have a positive birthing experience.

Hypnobirthing Instite-trained Practitioner – the Mongan Method

I completed my HypnoBirthing® Childbirth Educator training with the HypnoBirthing® Institute. Their certification ensures that parents receive the same consistent, high-quality teaching around the globe. It also means that their educators adhere to their Code of Ethics and Standards, and have to continue to study to keep their registration. When searching for a HypnoBirthing instructor, look out for the Mongan Method certificate:

What is the Mongan Method of HypnoBirthing?

The Mongan Method programme is specifically designed to run over five weeks to allow parents time to practise the techniques between each class. This can’t be achieved in the same way on a more condensed course. The syllabus provides a roadmap for birthing women, based on the latest evidence and covers everything from nutrition and exercise during pregnancy, to birthing positions, to early bonding.

The Mongan Method uses a specific set of relaxation and breathing techniques that have been used for decades by birthing women around the world and is based on the HypnoBirthing® book by Marie Mongan.

To find out more, you can visit their website here.

Labour with Love

HypnoBirthing® classes in North Bristol.

email: labourwithlovehypnobirthing@gmail.com, tel: 07761 904 622

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