Who should attend: Both parents from 20 weeks on
Where: Royal Hillsborough Village Centre
Duration: 3-week programme delivered in 3 x 2hr sessions
The hypnobirthing sessions have a capacity of 6 couples to ensure a personal service.
A gap of at least 4-5 weeks between the course and your due date is advisable to fit in as much practice as possible
Hypnobirthing is as much as a philosophy as it is a technique. It is a rewarding, relaxing, stress-free method of birthing that is based on the belief that all babies should come into the world in an atmosphere of gentility, calm and joy. When a mother is properly prepared for birthing physically and mentally, she can experience that sort of joy, birthing her baby in an easier, more comfortable way. Through BirthDays hypnobirthing programme of deep relaxation, special breathing techniques, visualisation, affirmations, and education, hypnobirthing returns to a woman the art of birthing in a way that allows her to summon her natural birthing instincts and to birth her baby in safety and with ease.
Hypnobirthing is based on the belief that severe discomfort does not need to be a natural accompaniment of birthing when a woman is properly prepared and trusts her birthing body
Who is Hypnobirthing for?
Hypnobirthing is suitable for anyone who is interested in learning these techniques from first-time mums, to those who have had previous birth experiences. Hypnobirth is for all births.
The Hypnobirthing Advantage:
- Reduces the fear-tension-pain cycle before, during and after birthing
- Reduces, and often eliminates, the need for chemical analgesia and can be used to enhance the positive experience of any birth
- Increased chance of a normal birth
- Lessens fatigue during labour
- Can shorten labour
- Brings the mother, and the baby, and the birthing companion together in a wonderful antenatal, birth, and postnatal bonding experience
- The birth companion is an integral part of the birthing and has a definitive role
You will learn about:
- Everything you need to know to achieve a more comfortable birth
- Preparing your body for healthy birthing
- Birth simply explained
- How the uterus works
- Hormones and their effect on you r labour and birth
- Techniques for deep relaxation for any birth
- The negative and positive effects of the birth environment
- Birth partners deserve support too -there is a specific role for them. All our top tips for your toolbox
- Moving for birth, birth positions, using the birthing ball, optimal fetal positioning and Rebozo techniques
- Massage techniques
- Birth options and preferences
- Bonding with your baby
Exclusive offers: When you book this course, award-winning maternity and baby photographer, Claire Butler will give 50% off the session fee when you book your newborn photography session with her and an enlarged print.
Discount on BellaMoon products will be provided on purchase of this course via access to BirthDays’ Members Area.
Please email us on email@example.com to arrange your sessions.
Jade F –
Joyce and Annie were fantastic, so warm and welcoming. Their knowledge and experience was evident throughout our 3 Hypnobirthing classes. They helped to make what can be seen as a scary and life changing experience into one of excitement and calm leaving us both feeling empowered and informed. We would highly recommend Birth Days and hypnobirthing and cannot wait to develop our skills further.
Emma G –
I can’t recommend Annie and Joyce enough. I give birth to the most perfect little girl and thanks to them it was the best experience that both myself and my partner were able to enjoy. As a first time mum I was so anxious and nervous and thanks to them I was able to relax and enjoy the last weeks of my pregnancy as well as the birth.
Emma, first-time mum
Emma Pringle –
What an amazing experience. We were both really nervous but Annie and Joyce had us both at ease right from the start. We knew we had a lot we wanted to learn and can definitely say we left with every single question answered. We are both feeling in a much more confident position now as due date rapidly approaches. Thank you Joyce and Annie!! So highly recommended!!
Nicole & Ciaran –
My partner and I recently attended hypnobirthing classes with Annie and Joyce at birth-days. We had a wonderful experience and we learnt so much. Annie and Joyce are full of all the knowledge we needed to learn for our first baby arriving. My partner enjoyed the hypnobirthing that much he fell asleep a few times when it came to the relaxing part. We couldn’t recommend them enough.
Áine D –
I done the hypnobirthing course with Joyce & Annie which I would definitely recommend to any pregnant mamas & partners. My partner & I both found it very interesting and I feel a lot more informed about giving birth now 🙂 I’m looking forward to putting my relaxation & breathing techniques into practice now.
Sarah M –
Very insightful, informative class! Joyce & Annie bring their passion to the course and offer excellent tips to prepare for the birthing process – myself and my husband are both doctors, which hasn’t helped with anxiety surrounding birth as we are taught the good and the bad as students. Joyce & Annie are so knowledgable, but it was their friendliness as well as their professionalism that drew us to them. The techniques we learned have been really helpful – we feel more relaxed, prepared and empowered for our baby’s birth, however it happens. We really valued the lessons on caring for the baby and enhancing the role of the birth partner. To anyone thinking about booking the course – just do it! We are so glad we did and we got so much out of it, we highly recommend attending!
Naomi M –
The hypnobirthing course by Joyce and Annie was fantastic. It was full of extremely useful techniques and practical skills which have made me feel more confident and empowered to give birth! They come with a wealth of experience with long careers as midwives making everyone feel at ease. They were also excellent at including the birthing partner at every step. Overall I would highly recommend
Michelle T –
Annie and Joyce are lovely to deal with and made us feel empowered and confident that we have all the tools we need going into Labour.
After giving birth alone in lockdown in 2020 with my first born I had alot of fear. I’m due my baby in February and Annie and Joyce’s Hypnobirthing class has given my husband and I the tools and techniques to have a positive and relaxing birthing experience. The class was also very informative on your rights and choices as a couple. We left each class feeling very relaxed and Annie and Joyce were lovely and really easy to chat to.
Anna McN –
My husband and I really enjoyed the birth days hypnobirthing course. We feel really informed and confident going into our birth now and have lots of tools to use to make it the best experience possible. As well as hypnobirthing itself we learnt about labour and looking after both myself and baby after the arrival. We would both highly recommend the course. Joyce and Annie were so welcoming and kind and we’re glad we now have them as a contact if we have any questions going forward.
My partner and I have recently just completed the hypnobirthing class with Annie. As first time parents we were both very nervous and perhaps even a little fearful of what lies ahead. The incredibly calming, reassuring and positive environment created during this class helped put our minds at rest and left us feeling that with the tips, tools, techniques and knowledge that Annie has imparted on us we will be able to create our own relaxing environment when the time comes to welcome our little one into the world. PS, the oaty caramel buns are to die for 🙂
Chloe A –
The feeling a calm and relaxation is clearly at the forefront of Anne and Joyce’s ethos. From the set up of the room, the language they use and their teaching techniques. This feeling has stayed with me even after I have finished the classes, my husband and myself feel ready, relaxed and excited for our first birth and I know this is largely to do with these classes. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, these lady’s know what they are talking about and have such a wide knowledge.
Jonathan B –
Annie and Joyce are fantastic professionals who are clearly experienced and passionate about what they do. As prospective first time parents, BirthDays has given my wife and I the confidence and support we need to begin this new adventure.
Rebecca Moran –
My husband Matthew and I recently completed the Hypnobirthing course with Annie, it was absolutely fantastic. We were not sure what to expect as this is our first baby but the course is so informative and Annie makes you feel so welcomed. The total atmosphere each evening was relaxing, Annie is super knowledgeable and incredibly professional, she made us feel very comfortable asking any questions regarding child birth. I would highly recommend this course as I am 5 weeks away from my due date and I feel like I am in more control of my birthing plan, I feel calm and relaxed about giving birth but most of all I feel informed and knowledgeable about the various outcomes regarding induction, pain control, birthing positions and a whole lot more! Big thank you to Annie for an awesome course!
Shannon O –
My husband and I recently attended the Hypnobirthing classes with Annie and Joyce! We would recommend these classes to anyone! Both Annie and Joyce are so knowledgable and made us feel so prepared for labour and beyond! It was such a lovely environment and they made us feel so welcome. Thank you both so much!
Rachel S –
Both Joyce & Annie were so helpful and informative during these courses. Made us feel comfortable and has really put us at ease for the weeks/months ahead! Thank you!
Rachel A –
Fantastic course, both Annie and Joyce have a wealth of knowledge. Very calming and informative experience.