Hey! Welcome to Hey Mama Hypnobirthing!
Firstly, congratulations on being pregnant mama! It’s such an exciting time but can also feel scary and nerve-wracking, especially if you have already had a not-so-great experience before..
My name is Rachel and I founded Hey Mama Hypnobirthing because I believe every woman should come out of giving birth feeling happy and proud of what her body and baby have achieved.
I started on this journey in 2008 when I graduated with a BSc(Hons) Psychology. After university I studied for 2 years as a postgraduate student Mental Health Nurse.
It’s amazing how strong and confident people can be in the most challenging circumstances.
I love to support all women but especially those who have anxiety around birth or other mental health issues, second or subsequent parents and those who have had a previously traumatic birth experience. My unique course gives you all the tools you need to release fear, remain calm and feel excited for your birth. Birth is intense and powerful, but so are you.
“It’s amazing how strong and confident you can be giving birth.”
However you plan to birth, make it a positive experience.
Then I had my son in 2017 and my world was turned upside down. I was sceptical that hypnobirthing could actually have a profound effect on my birth, but it did.
My waters broke 2 days before he was ‘due’ after listening to a relaxation MP3 combined with talking to him, convincing him that it was perfectly safe to be born if he wanted to.
After 6 hours and no contractions I put on the same MP3 and yup, you guessed it, my contractions started!
Safe to say 12 hours later once he was born I was amazed and overwhelmed with positive feelings towards my body and my baby. It was a great start to motherhood.
Now I couldn’t stop telling anyone how great hypnobirthing was but was surprised how few women knew how labour worked but also how incredibly designed their body was for birth.
After my positive birth, I trained with Katherine Graves Hypnobirthing, the UK’s leading hypnobirthing company and accredited by the Royal College of Midwives.
I also developed post natal depression after my birth and really wish I had spent time planning how I was going to be supported emotionally and practically after my baby arrived! This pushed me to develop a unique course that gives you the best start to motherhood.
This is a full antenatal education that also focuses on postnatal planning and I promise you will come out feeling confident and excited for birth. To find out more about what I offer click here.
If you have any other questions about what I offer please get in touch.
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You’ve got this mama!
Founder, Hey Mama Hypnobirthing x