Good Birth Courses
The Hypnobirthing Book by Katharine Graves;
three MP3s of relaxations, positive statements etc;
course folder and handouts;
partner comes for free;
optional Bonus class via Zoom introducing you to nappies and breastfeeding;
access to me for advice, support etc right up to and after your baby is born;
debriefing session if wanted;
breast feeding support.
Read more about the courses by scrolling down to the bottom (sorry just can't work out how to move it up here, just at the moment!)
Courses are In Person or Virtual via online platform ZOOM. I keep class sizes small for In Person courses. Zoom courses are live and fully interactive so you can ask questions and interact pretty much as if face to face but from the comfort of your own home. Please see the list of courses below.
Early Bird Discount:
Book and pay in full up to midnight, two weeks before the start date of the group course and get £25 reduction. Make sure you note the code and enter it when booking to get your discount.
How to Book:
Select the course you want.
If applicable note the early bird discount code.
Click on the "Click here to book" by the course you want and follow the instructions.
Too much to pay all at once? Easy payment plan available - please ring or email for details.
Evening Four weekday evenings: 7 - 9.30/10.00pm
in person in Countess Wear, Exeter or fully interactive via zoom.
Weekend Two days usually two weeks apart on Sundays:
10 - 4.30/5.00pm
currently small classes face to face in central Exeter
Cost: £250 or
with early bird (book up to two weeks before): £225
November 2023 (In person)
Sun 12th and 26th
Early bird price £225 to 29.10.23
- use code: EBSEPT223 click here to book
January 2024 (In person)
Mon evenings 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
Early bird price £225 to 26.12.24
- use code: EBJAN24 click here to book
NB most people seem to be wanting in person courses again now but if you would like a zoom course please contact me and I'll see what I can do.
Full Cost: £250 early bird price £225
Have me all to yourself; date, time and place by arrangement.
A two evening or one day course if you have already done a full hypnobirthing course. Please contact me for dates if a class is not already scheduled. Or join a full class for half price - contact me by phone or email.
Want to find out more?
Partner not sure if hypnobirthing is for them?
Free taster session!
A short introduction and chance to ask questions and explore if this is the right course for you.
Currently these are being held as fully interactive online sessions via Zoom
Watch this space
I'll email you a zoom link shortly before the class - you just click on the link to join. You need a smart phone or computer/laptop with webcam. Please be prepared to have your video and audio enabled so you can take part.
Normally Gandy Street, Exeter for In Person courses
or if you prefer: fully interactive via Zoom for online courses.
Sounds like more money than you can afford right now?
Contact Libby for details of easy payment plans and reduced rates for those on low income.
Still uncertain or just want to learn more? Read the first chapter of The Hypnobirthing Book for free - click on the pdf
or come to a taster session or contact me for a chat.
Scroll down to find out more about the classes.
A Bit About the Classes
What to expect
Childbirth hurts - right?
Most people expect giving birth to be painful. We grow up with this idea and it's re-inforced every day in conversation, in what we see on TV, in films and what we read. Even midwives and obstetricians expect it to be painful. It becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy!
Find out why and how you can change this.....
Change the way you think about birth and feel the difference.
Knowledge is power!
Learn how your body gives birth.
What helps when giving birth and why.
How to work with midwives and doctors.
Where is the best place for me to give birth?
What to do when things don't go to plan.
Increased knowledge and awareness put you in control
What makes these classes special?
Changing the way you think about giving birth takes more than just knowing what to do and what a positive experience it can be. These classes are designed to help you release the deeply held negative ideas about labour and the fears that often accompany them. Learn how to let go of these ideas and replace them with a confident, positive outlook.
Changing deeply held ideas can help your body give birth more easily - find out why.
Some really simple and effective techniques to help your body work as well as possible and release your body's own natural pain killers. A lot of what you learn is really useful in other parts of your life too and helps you manage life after birth - what a bargain!
Too often partners find themselves feeling helpless and redundant during labour and wishing they could be proactive and involved. Classes and books sometimes tell partners what they can do but then leave them to sink or swim - these classes also show partners how, increase confidence and help you explore together what works for you.
You can do these classes on your own or with a partner - it's the same cost.
So what's this hypno stuff?
Firstly, we just want to reassure you that we can't make you do anything you don't want to do. It's just very deep relaxation - the same as when you are dozing off to sleep or just waking up. A handy thing to learn how to do at other times - wouldn't you say?
I can help you to use this very relaxed state to:
release negative ideas, anxieties and fears
increase your confidence
help your body give birth more easily and smoothly
stay calm in difficult situations (handy after birth too!)
What I can't do is make you do anything you don't want to do!