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 A HYPNOBIRTHING EXPERIENCE LIKE NO OTHER... 

"I spent most of my first day as a mother crying with gratitude, and I can't tell you how much of our experience is thanks to you Joey! I felt brave and calm (and stretchy!) and optimistic, and can't believe how wonderfully lucky we are.”

Anna, First Time Mum

HYPNOBIRTHING AND

BIRTH PREPARATION COURSES

 Empowered birthing in Bristol

Would you like a calm, empowered, positive birth experience?

This complete birth preparation course involves the hypnobirthing breathing

and visualisation techniques, but it is so much more than that…

What will I learn in a Hypnorbirthing course? 

  • Physiology of birth – how to grow and birth a baby, calmly and comfortably

  • Breathing techniques to work with your birthing muscles to birth your baby more efficiently

  • Psychology of birth – how the mind triggers production of hormones that can help or hinder your birth experience

  • Techniques to reduce fear associated with childbirth so you can get excited about your birth

  • Use of positive affirmations and language

  • How to approach your birth as a team, connecting as a couple and parents-to-be. Empower your birth partner so they can be your support and advocate

  • What to ask medical professionals, when to ask them and when to let them take the lead

  • Knowledge, wisdom and confidence to make informed birth choices ensuring you remain calm and in control

  • How to create a birth proposal designed for a positive birth experience

  • What happens post-birth in “the golden hour” and beyond

 

What is included in my Hypnobirthing course? 

  • 10 Hours tuition in a small group

  • 4 free Pregnancy Yoga and Birth Preparation classes

  • A free Mum and Baby Postnatal Yoga class

  • Ongoing email and phone support right up to your birth and beyond

  • A bespoke Joey Yoga manual with all your scripts and visualisations

  • The KG Hypnobirthing Book

  • MP3 Audio files

  • Increased likelihood of a natural birth with no pain relief

  • A personal class in the comfort of Joey's home

  • A new set of like-minded friends on the same journey as you

  • Monthly birth meet ups

  • All this for £250 per couple in a group course or £375 for a private course

  • If you are birthing without a birth partner, please contact me for a discount

 

All courses are back in person, unless Government Guidance changes. However, if you find yourself needing to isolate or attend from home, then you are always welcome to join us on Zoom. 

 

A calm gentle birth for you, means a calm, gentle birth for your baby .  . . what could be more important than that?

COURSE DATES AND BOOKINGS 

WHY

WHY HYPNOBIRTHING?

  • 95% of labour pain is a result of tension and fear. Hypnobirthing teaches you to break that fear-tension cycle allowing you to work with your body to open and soften

  • 20% more likely to have a natural birth

  • Our Mamas say they have shorter births with considerably less or no need for pain relief during the birthing process

  • Increased likelihood of having calm, content, breastfeeding ‘Hypno-babies’ as a result of an unmedicated birth

  • The opportunity for your birth partner to support you during your pregnancy, birth and early days of parent-hood

  • Work with your body, not against it for a calm, controlled birth

  • Quicker recovery post-birth for you to be the best Mama you can be

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PARTNERS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

  • When can I start Pregnancy Yoga?
    Anytime from 12-14 weeks once the nausea is likely to start easing and you have more energy as you enter the second trimester. You can practice right up until you start the birth process.
  • I have never done yoga before, can I still come?"
    Yes, beginners are welcome and no previous experience is necessary. If you already have a yoga practice, you can continue it alongside Pregnancy Yoga, come and chat to me about general modifications.
  • How often should I come to Pregnancy Yoga?
    Most Mums come every week to get the most benefit from a regular practice and to fully integrate all the practices that you can take into the birth room.
  • Do I need to bring a yoga mat?
    No, you are welcome to bring one if you want to, but I have plenty of spare ones if you need to borrow one. I also have blankets, blocks and cushions to help support you.
  • What should I bring with me?
    Just some water if you would like some. I provide mats, blocks, blankets and cushions so you don't need to bring anything, unless you would prefer to use your own mat and then you are welcome to bring it.
  • When should I arrive?
    5-10 minutes before class so there is plenty of time for you get settled and we can get started on time, thank you! This also gives you a chance to chat and catch up with the other Mums-to-be.
  • How do I cancel a class?
    You can cancel up to 24 hours before class. After that point you will still be charged, but please do let me know, so I know how many to expect.
  • What does being on the waitlist mean?
    It means the class is full, but if someone cancels then you will be added to the class and a notification will be sent to you.
  • When are the classes?
    Every Tuesday 7.15 – 8.45pm at The Southville Centre in the Beauley Room.
  • What should I wear?
    You can wear loose, stretchy clothing (no jeans) that you feel comfortable in with bare feet to help you balance.
  • Are you qualified to teach Pregnancy Yoga?
    Yes, I am trained with Birthlight, who are the Gold Standard in their field of teaching both Pregnancy Yoga and Birth Preparation. Unlike many pregnancy fitness programs, we have a deep background knowledge and expertise from an extensive and in depth training programme.
  • What does the Birth Preparation part involve?
    At the start of our classes we explore an antenatal topic in more depth such as the power of breath in birth, use of sound, interventions, the stages of birth and many more. Around once a month, we invite in a birth expert including Independent midwives and Doulas, returning birth stories from our Joey Yoga community with a mixture of birth experiences and massage and shiatsu practitioners who specialise in pregnancy and birth.
  • How much are the classes and how do I book?
    The first class is £12.50 and can be a drop in class. From then on you will need to book blocks of 4 for £50. These do not need to be consecutive and are valid for a 6 week period. From 27 weeks (36 for twins) you can go back to drop in classes. You can book online, further up this page or though MoveGB.
  • When should I arrive?
    5-10 minutes before class so there is plenty of time for you get settled and we can get started on time, thank you! This also gives you a chance to chat and catch up with the other Mums and babies. I totally understand that getting out on time with a new baby or babies is hard though, so please do not worry if you are running late.
  • Will I meet other Mums-to-be?
    Yes, we have a community of like-minded mums and a WhatsApp group for sharing questions, organising things outside of yoga (such as First Aid Courses) and sharing birth stories. We also meet at The Tobacco Factory once a month where partners and older siblings are also welcome.
  • Is this the right class for me?
    I want to make sure that you really love your time at Joey Yoga, which is why I suggest doing a drop-in class first to check you love it as much as the other Mums and babies. If would like to know what other Mums-to-be thought and how it helped them, why not check out my reviews on Google and Facebook.
  • Anything else?
    There is no such thing as a silly question, so please do get in touch and ask me. I am always super happy to help You can write to me here or call me on 07815 325260.

Sue Learner

Independent Midwife for impartial advice

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