We really want you to feel better about birth! Many antenatal courses teach you "what" to do, but we also teach you the "how" and "when", so you feel more calm, confident and empowered during the rest of pregnancy, as well as in labour, and even afterwards too. We help you practice in advance so by the time labour begins you don't just feel calm and confident but also skilled to deal with it. With our professional qualifications and training specifically in antenatal education, along with decades of experience, we use combinations of approaches to help you achieve the calm, confidence and skills you need to help you through. We aim to reduce fear and anxiety and build confidence through clear explanation and physical practice. You will prepare your mind and body for a calm, confident, empowering birth, however and wherever your baby is born.
Just have a read of these amazing positive birth stories from women who benefited from our hypnobirthing courses. They felt calmer in pregnancy, more capable in labour and well supported by their partners.
Wondering how you can feel strong, empowered and capable too?
We run our two-day "WOW! Hypnobirthing" antenatal courses in small groups (max 5 couples). Or, if you wish to take a private hypnobirthing course, we can create a bespoke, personal course just for you.
The first day of our group WOW! Hypnobirthing course focuses mostly on the theory and practice of self-hypnosis and other relaxation and breathing techniques for pregnancy, birth and beyond. The second day of the course focuses more on the theory and practice of the physical aspects of birth as well as informed decision-making. The whole course culminates in drawing together all that you have learned, linking mind and body, so that you devise a personal and ongoing "action plan" that maximises the opportunities for positive, calm and confident birth, wherever and however it happens on the day.
For best results we recommend that having attended our 2-day hypnobirthing course, you then keep practising all your new skills on the run up to your baby's birth. To help you, you will receive exclusive downloads to listen to with the familiar voice of your practitioner rather than a stranger, a good book about birth and hypnobirthing, printed course materials and information sheets and a list of things to do, so you can keep your momentum going. You can also choose to attend our weekly Relaxation Hour (at the New Forest Birth Centre, Ashurst) to keep you topped up.
If you're still not sure if WOW! Hypnobirthing is for you, please contact us so we can help you decide. We won't be pushy!
We don't make any promises of a pain-free natural birth because that would be unprofessional. However we believe that our WOW! Hypnobirthing courses will help you feel more calm, more positive, will reduce fear or anxiety and build confidence and will provide you with realistic easy-to-learn techniques to help you and your birth partner manage your experience much better, whether you're planning a home birth, hospital birth and if you need more medical care.
We welcome clients from all over Southampton, Salisbury, Winchester, Romsey, the New Forest, Hampshire, Dorset and Wiltshire. We have even had clients attend who live abroad.
Download a booking form using the link on this page.
Our hypnobirthing practitioner training is accredited by
the Royal College of Midwives (RCM)
"Zana's relaxed and friendly approach made me feel immediately comfortable around her and very trusting of what she was doing. Zana's "hypno voice" was fantastic."
"Would definitely recommend"
Mark - Suzanne's husband
"Really enjoyed the day and feel confident I have the techniques I need for a peaceful and calm birth." Emma
The beautiful New Forest Wellbeing Centre, where we hold our courses
We are running courses privately online via Zoom during the Coronavirus crisis until we can work with you in person again. We are offering 10% discount on our usual private course rate.
Recent clients said this after their private 1-day online course:
"We honestly cannot thank you enough for the Sunday, and we have barely stopped talking about since! You have given us, knowledge, confidence, lots of work to do in preparation for the birth, and we are very grateful. The course was enjoyable, informative, thought provoking and pitched perfectly."
You can also read about our WOW! Hypnobirthing courses on our dedicated WOW! Hypnobirthing website