LET'S DO THIS
HOW CAN I SUPPORT YOU?
THERE IS A FULL RANGE OF COURSES AVAILABLE TO SUPPORT YOU DURING PREGNANCY, BIRTH AND THE POSTNATAL PERIOD.
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT FROM A BIRTHNERD COURSE?
I’m not going to tell you how you should birth your baby!
Why? Because it is none of my business. I don't care if you birth at home, in the hospital, in a pool, in the car, freebirth or if you birth roaring like a lion or totally chilled out. I don't care if you use all of the pain relief available or if you do it drug free. Every birth is so so unique; just like you.
BUT, I do care that you feel fully informed in every decision that you make, and that you don't feel pressured, bullied or coerced into one. Why? Because when you become part of the decision making process and talk to your maternity team the chances of having a positive birth hugely increase. I care that you feel confident in your ability to give birth both physically and emotionally. I care that you are respected and valued at all times by your caregivers, that you trust your birth partner to create and protect a birthing environment and to advocate for you. But most importantly I want you to realise how absolutely strong and amazing you are and that you are making the best decisions for you and your baby.
No clucking like a chicken
Hypnobirthing is nothing like stage hypnosis (sorry)! There are no pocket watches swinging, or looking into my eyes!! In hypnobirthing, hypnosis is used as a deep state of relaxation. You will remain in control at all times and you will not be in a trance. You will be deeply relaxed and free of any tension. By using hypnobirthing it will utilise the power of your mind to help your body perform at its best physically.
I put you in control
The information I share during the courses is up to date & evidence based. Expect a thorough understanding of the physiology of birth, your birth choices and ‘what if’ situations. You’ll finish the course feeling confident and equipped for any situation.
A toolbox of techniques
As you work your way through the course you will soon realise that hypnobirthing is made of many little things, that once put together will make a big difference.
There are practical tools to help guide you through the maternity system and hypnobirthing techniques for you to learn and use throughout your pregnancy and birth.
Did you know that choices you make during your pregnancy and birth can influence the outcome of your birth! Research shows that by hypnobirthing you are less likely to need an epidural, instrumental births, inductions of labour, and a caesarean section.
My ongoing expert support
The classes draw from my midwifery background, experience working within the NHS and extensive training in hypnobirthing and antenatal education. My knowledge and expertise puts me in the perfect position to support you right up to the birth of your baby. I will be there to support you even after the course has finished either by phone and or email- this is particularly helpful for any last minute changes or if you simply need a motivational talk.
Maternity leave friends
If you are attending a group course and or join the private facebook group you will get to meet and talk to other like minded expectant mums and birth partners, making the Mat Leave friend making that tiny bit easier from the get go! I am also the co-founder of Shropshire Mamas. We organise friendly, relaxed and nurturing get togethers for mothers. I will keep you updated on when and where these will take place.
Everyone can benefit from taking a hypnobirthing course and learning the principles, including birth partners! First time, second time, third or fourth time parents, planned caesarean section, planned home or hospital birth, literally anyone.
The Birth Nerd hypnobirthing and birth preparation classes are centered around educating women and their birth partner to feel confident about their pregnancy and birth journeys. By the end of the course you will finish feeling empowered and even excited to give birth.
EMELIE & BENJAMIN
The course allowed me to be knowledgeable about pregnancy and labour and got me well and truly prepared for the big day.
AEYSHA & ELLIOT
Steph carriers a wealth of knowledge and experience, she is friendly, approachable and adaptable. You won’t be disappointed if you book your hypnobirthing course with her.
ABBY & JOHN
We did the one to one hypnobirthing course with Steph to prepare us for the birth of my second baby and it was the best thing we ever did.