I am proud to offer private hypnobirthing courses from The Little Birth Company in southern Hampshire. Areas I cover include Southampton, the New Forest, Portsmouth, Fareham, the Hamble peninsula (Bursledon, Netley, Hamble), Warsash and Sarisbury Green, Hedge End, Fairoak, Winchester, Eastleigh etc. Do get in touch if you are further afield however, as I'm sure we can arrange something that is suitable for you. Spaces are limited so contact me via phone, email or social media.
Currently I am offering my courses both online via Zoom, or in person at your home or garden, observing social distancing measures and wearing appropriate masks/visors depending on what you are comfortable with. All of the online course content is exactly the same as in person and works well. The guidance is altering on a weekly basis so please do get in touch to discuss the options. I also have available a Covid-19 Protection Policy to outline the measures I will take to ensure your safety.
The ideal time to book a course would be 25 - 35 weeks into your pregnancy, although I can cater for you if you are further along in your pregnancy than this so don't worry if you feel like you haven't got much time left! Once you have had your 20 week scan, that would be the perfect time to get in touch to organise dates.
All courses include The Little Birth Company handbook and course handouts, access to relaxing mp3 tracks (please read on for details) to help you study and practise at home, and a Heavenly Hypnobirthing goody bag. I will also be available via email or phone to offer support right up to the birth. I love meeting up with my clients and their beautiful new babies afterwards for a catch up!
All prices are for the pregnant person and up to 2 birth partners attending; although not essential, I would strongly advocate your chosen birth partner(s) come along too! They will have a key part to play in your experience and won't just be sat on the sidelines eating all your labour snacks.
The Complete Hypnobirthing Programme
The full comprehensive course is 8 hours long and is a complete antenatal preparation and hypnobirthing course run as a private 1 to 1 course.
Naturally this will be completely bespoke to your needs and entirely catered to your individual circumstances. This will run as 4 x 2hr sessions. This gives you the opportunity to practise inbetween sessions. You can contact me over the phone or email me to arrange convenient dates and times.
What is covered?
The basic physiology of birth
The positive belief that giving birth can be the most wonderful experience a woman and her birth partner will experience
To look forward optimistically to a gentle, safe, calm comfortable and stress-free birth
How to release any fears that may in some way be associated with childbirth, and thus avoid the ‘Fear-Tension-Pain Syndrome’
How to relax deeply and quickly using breathing techniques, visualisations and deep relaxation
How to stay calm, relaxed and in control throughout your labour
How to promote the production of your birthing hormones
How to trust your body to work naturally and in harmony with your baby
How to prepare a birth plan so that you can be better informed and in control of birth
The knowledge and power to navigate birth should you require intervention or assistance
Positions to help you birth your baby more easily and comfortably
Biomechanical techniques to reduce tension and encourage optimal foetal position, for use during pregnancy and if labour slows
Breathing techniques that work with your body to maximise your body’s own natural expulsive reflex, so you may birth your baby more gently, rather than using forced and directed ‘pushing’ which is exhausting and less effective
Access to The Little Birth Company Facebook community group to ask questions and chat to other parents
The Little Birth Company handbook
6 relaxing mp3s for you to listen to at home and during labour
In person course - £250
Online course - £230
The HypnoBirthing Workshop
Are you fast approaching your 'guess' date?! Never fear, this condensed, private 3 hour course will cover the fundamentals of hypnobirthing and is ideal for those on a budget or can't commit to the full course. Perfect for those of you who are late into the third trimester! Or maybe you've booked onto other antenatal courses and would like to complement that learning with the positive tools and techniques of hypnobirthing.
Please note this is NOT the Complete Hypnobirthing Programme but will give you a wonderful understanding of the tools and techniques and how they can support you to have a positive birth.
You will need to ensure that you focus on practice at home.
You will get a copy of The Little Birth Company Hypnobirthing handbook and 3 hypnobirthing mp3s to support your practice.
In person course - £95
Online course - £85
The Positive Caesarean Workshop
The Little Birth Company believes that Hypnobirthing can work in all birth situations to give you a positive experience, including elective caesareans.
This 3 hour private workshop will give you the specific tools you need to have a positive caesarean birth. Please get in touch to arrange a convenient date.
You will get The Little Birth Company handbook and 3 hypnobirthing mp3's to support your practice.
In person course - £95
Online course - £85
RefreSher Hypnobirthing Workshop
Have you used hypnobirthing previously? What we cover in this 3 hour course will depend on lots of factors, such as how you prepared for the birth of previous baby/babies, how you felt about those experiences and how you are feeling in your current pregnancy.
These are private sessions, please get in touch to arrange a suitable date and for pricing.
All of my private one to one sessions have the benefit of being tailored to your given situation, and are ideal if you'd prefer a more intimate course or have specific requirements, such as working through previous birth experiences.
To book on a course, I require a non-refundable £50 deposit with the remainder due no later than a week before the course starts.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch.
Whichever course you choose, I'm looking forward to working with you at this exciting time in your life!