Katharine Graves, Hypnobirthing Specialist
Katharine provides the core hypnobirthing techniques and also has a unique breadth of experience, gained over many years in complementary medicine, that has given her the expertise to offer guidance in many areas to care for the health and wellbeing of expectant mothers, fathers and new born babies.
Over the last 10 years, Katharine has developed the course for the better support of mothers in the UK while remaining true to the fundamental principles.
Katharine has a rare depth of understanding of childbirth having trained as a doula with Michel Odent, the leading obstetrician who started water births. Her holistic approach has made her courses increasingly popular, with a growing list of moving and positive birthing stories.
Whether it is your first or fourth, the birth of any child is a hugely emotional and rewarding experience. Katharine will teach you these invaluable Hypnobirthing techniques in a relaxed and supportive environment; very informative but also a lot of fun!
Katharine has been invited to teach the Hypnobirthing antenatal programme in America, Kuwait, Ireland and Sweden. She holds a teacher training certificate, and is a member of the Royal Society of Medicine's Maternity and Newborn Forum, The Association for the Improvement of Maternity Services (AIMS) and an associate member of the Royal College of Midwives.
The Royal Society of Medicine recently held a conference on HypnoBirthing which demonstrated the degree the medical profession has observed the effect HypnoBirthing is having on birthing units throughout the country. Katharine was delighted to be invited to speak at this conference as a specialist HypnoBirthing teacher.
Katharine's Hypnobirthing course has recently been filmed for a BBC documentary on Hypnobirthing she has also had an articles published in The Times
, and many other periodicals.
She has lectured on Hypnobirthing at Bournemouth University and Salisbury Hospital and has taken part in workshops at the Chelsea & Westminster Hospital. She has taught midwives to be Hypnobirthing teachers, from some fo teh major London teaching hospitals and also throught the country
Katharine has four grown-up children as well as an ever growing 'family' of hypnobirthing babies.