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"The HypnoBirthing Centre, A Complete Antenatal Training Programme"

For an easier, safer, and more comfortable child-birth

HypnoBirth Courses in delightful locations in and around London.

Hypnobirthing is a complete antenatal training programme which makes a difference to birth like none other for you, and for your baby.

You and your baby are special. Childbirth can be an empowering and positive event in your life – and one you want to remember.  With the help of hypnotherapy for birth and our HypnoBirth classes, the birth of your baby can be a more comfortable, calm, relaxed, natural and rewarding experience, and one where you are in control and you need less intervention from others.

You deserve special care as you make this exciting and unique journey with positive anticipation and confidence.

Soundly based in established anatomy, physiology and psychology, our HypnoBirthing courses teach you – and your husband or birthing partner - the HypnoBirthing techniques to achieve this; all the antenatal training you need.

Katharine was originally trained in the 'Mongan Method' by Marie Mongan herself.  However, because of her considerable experience of teaching mothers in the UK, she has refined her methods to be more supportive of their needs, and now works independently from the American HypnoBirthing Institute.

The must-do antenatal course for all parents-to-be.

Private HypnoBirthing Classes

 Katharine and her highly experienced team are much in demand for the regular group classes.

 

A private Hypnobirthing class run by Katharine is held at your home at a time to suit you;

the price of the course is £970.

To find out more about Katharine's private classes, please click here.

The Hypnobirthing Centre

How did HypnoBirthing™ Start?

Probably the person accredited with the origin of the term HypnoBirthing is Michelle Leclaire O'Neill in 1987 , who authored books on the subject including "HypnoBirthing the Original Method". Her work was based partly on previous research by English obstetrician Dr. Grantly Dick Reid some 50 years ago.

Other people instrumental in the spread of HypnoBirthing include Marie Mongan who founded The US based HypnoBirthing Institute, and Michel Odent who did a great deal in the 1970s to promote the cause of homebirthing, and the use of birthing pools.

70% of HypnoBirthing births are unmedicated*

 

 

 

GRANT: No job? Welsh Vocational Training Grant may be available for Welsh people attending the KG Hypnobirthing Teacher Training Course. Find out more.

 
As you would expect, the HypnoBirthing courses are relaxed and enjoyable and provide you with support and confidence up to and beyond the birth of your baby.  Your husband or birthing partner plays a key role throughout your pregnancy and child birth.  Throughout the hypnosis for birth course we will show them how to give you the support you need to make your labour and delivery a loving, shared experience.



Please don't take our word for it.  Why not take a look at the childbirth experiences of some of our previous childbirth hypnotherapy clients to see the amazing impact that hypnosis for birth can have on your special day.

Do it when you’re ready – the sooner the better as courses can get fully booked nearer the time.  I’ve taught someone who gave birth two days later and it worked perfectly well, but I would rather you did it sooner if possible. . The Centre runs HypnoBirth Courses throughout the London area.  See below for some of our locations.


The Benefits for your Baby

You decide to learn HypnoBirthing techniques for a more comfortable and often pain free birth, because that's what it does.  But the greater significance in the long term is the effect it has on your baby.

If the birth is calm, gentle and drug free for you, it's also calm, gentle and drug free for your baby, so this little person arrives in the world alert, and with a mother who is alert and ready to receive it lovingly and attentively. Birth is the most formative experience of our life, and that first relationship your baby forms will in turn affect every other relationship throughout its life.  This will have an effect not only on your baby as it grows and develops, but also on every other relationship it forms which will affect everyone it meets, and the significance of this cannot be over-estimated.

Also, because HypnoBirthing babies have no trauma to recover from, they tend to be more calm, serene and content.  From the reports I get, they also seem to thrive better, sleep better, and develop quicker. It sometimes seems miraculous, but actually that's how it's designed to be, and what we have come to consider as the norm is an aberration that we have developed over time. The course helps you to overcome your fears and the HypnoBirthing breathing techniques and visualisations will help you achieve your positive birthing experience.

Please view: course dates, times and booking information below.

Book your HypnoBirth course here!

What does the course consist of?

The HypnoBirthing course takes place over 2 days, usually in a group of mothers and partners or birthing partners. In addition to the workshops and relaxations included in the course, you will also be given a copy of the Course Workbook, the course CD and a folder of practical handouts.

After you have completed the course, Katharine is available for phone or email support without charge. For more information take a look at our FAQs or contact us.



Feel free to browse the childbirth stories to see the amazing positive impact that hypnotherapy in labour can have on the birth of your baby. View: Hypnotherapy Birth Testimonials.


"Your Hypnosis for Birth course was invaluable in allowing me to keep calm throughout.  The experience of being there to see her birth was just magical for us both and we enjoyed a relaxing time afterwards drinking tea and eating toast, bonding with the baby."

*Statistic from the American HypnoBirthing Institute in 2007

 

Colour and Calmness CDThe effect of one CD...

At an antenatal visit a mother came in almost shaking with fear:
Her pulse was 127 and her baby's heart was 167.
She was put on the monitor for 20 minutes and at the same time her midwife suggested she listen to Katharine's CD Colour and Calmness.
When she was tested again:
Her pulse was 97 and the baby's heart was 140.

This was in a busy hospital antenatal unit, took only 20 minutes, and was the effect of one CD.
How much more can you achieve with the whole HypnoBirthing course?

Thank you to Samantha for these statistics.

This CD is also available as an MP3 download in our shop

I am sure you get a lot of messages like this. But just wanted to say I have really enjoyed your audio relaxations and your you tube videos on hypnobirthing, you have made a lot of things clearer for me. I live in Kenya and sadly the only hypnobirthing instructor is on maternity leave! But I still feel empowered & prepared so thank you, Lyn

 
Hypnobirthing™ Book

Available Now - Order your copy today

The widely popular Hypnobirthing Book by Katharine Graves is available to purchase. The book is based on the effective and sympathetic approach Katharine Graves has developed over the past 10 years working within pregnancy and natural childbirth, and will appeal to those who have an interest in promoting calm and natural births and positive early years development.

The Hypnobirthing Book by Katharine Graves
Expectant mothers and fathers will find within this book essential knowledge with skills that release fear, build confidence, and help them look forward positively to the birth of their baby through the course of their pregnancy.

Hypnobirthing Teachers, especially those that have been trained by Katharine, will find this book inspiring and helpful as they run their own training courses. Midwives will find it invaluable as it throws fresh light on their midwifery practise and re-kindles the inspiration that first brought them into midwifery. All health professionals that take an interest in birth will find it serves as a positive introduction to Hypnobirthing and its growing acceptance in the UK.

Customer testimonials

"Thank you, thank you, for your wonderful book which I received yesterday. I have already started to read it ( can't put it down !) Brilliant book, sensitive , caring and well written. - Helen"

Read more...  [Hypnobirthing™ Book]
 
How to Book your Course!

The HypnoBirthing Centre on-line booking system is in place to allow you to book your class quickly and easily.

Please book by clicking "Dates and Bookings" here or on the main menu.


You may also book by phoning one of our team on 0845 3379149

Printing and mailing the HypnoBirthing™ Application Form,

or using the Contact Form here.

 
Frances and Munir

Layla - born following her parents taking a hypnotherapy for birth course

Hi Katharine

I wanted to thank you in helping to transform an experience I was approaching with great trepidation into something beautiful and empowering.

You may remember that this is our second baby and I tore badly the first time. The medical advice was to have a c-section to avoid potentially long term consequences of tearing again.

The whole experience has been so positive and so amazing. And we cannot overstate the effect your course had in guiding us to the right approach to deal with our concerns, rather than choosing an unnecessary c-section, or making the same mistakes again.

Thank you again - the course really made all of the difference in the end, much more than we had expected when we signed up.

Frances and Munir

Read more...  [Frances and Munir]
 
Zoe, Oxford
I managed to get myself in such a relaxed state that I could nearly sleep in between surges. The breathing techniques were a life saver, and I used this the whole time.

Michael helped me throughout with the breathing and relaxation, so I highly recommend partners to be totally involved.

Thanks for all your help. I couldn’t have done it without HypnoBirthing.

Zoe
 

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Birthing News

Katharine was very honoured to give a presentation at the Royal Society of Medicine recently, talking about Hypnobirthing with a particular emphasis of the role of the Father in the birth.  We have a short video of the presentation that will be added to the site shortly. 

The day featured interesting  presentations by some leading experts in midwifery, there is more information about the day and its speakers here on the RSM website.

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