My second born and I, 3 hours after being born at home (we had planned a home birth).  My husband helped deliver her as she arrived so quickly the midwives were still on their way.

My second born and I, 3 hours after being born at home (we had planned a home birth).  My husband helped deliver her as she arrived so quickly the midwives were still on their way.

I offer a number of different class types, you choose which best suits your availability and needs.

However you choose to attend the courses, we will discuss and learn:

  • Body awareness, deep relaxation, breathing and visualisation techniques.
  • What happens in labour, the physiology as well as the practical things you and your partner can do.
  • Comfort measures available to you.
  • Medical procedures, including induction, episiotomy and caesareans.
  • Options of where to have your baby; at home, at a birthing centre, in a birthing pool.
  • Releasing any fears and concerns you may have.
  • Optimal birthing positions for you and your baby.
  • Preparation for the early days postnatally, self care, local support.

Group Courses

Are you first time parents looking for a birth preparation course where you will learn the techniques to give you a calm, confident and empowering birth? Get all the information you need to create plan A and plan B birth preferences?  Meet other like minded parents who will share and support you through the early days of parenthood?  Then enrol onto a group class, designed to be relaxed and informal and attended by up to 6 couples. These classes run regularly at a central Beckenham venue. 

£300 - includes KGHypnobirthing Book, audio (MP3), 60 pages of notes and handouts, Visual Birth Preferences from Pinter & Martin, daily positive affirmations to your inbox and of course, tea and biccies. I'm also on hand to support you up to the birth of your baby and beyond.

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Partnering with Jane, founder of Altree Rose - baby massage and pregnancy reflexology, all group class Calm Mamas will be treated to a baby massage class at your 'Baby's Been Born!' get together.

Super happy to have attended Raechel’s hypnobirthing classes with my husband! We were able to learn in depth about how to apply breathing techniques and visualisations during labour and delivery and I’m very happy to say that both my husband and I found them to be very useful during the birth of our baby boy. Truthfully we couldn’t have asked for a more positive first birth experience so many thanks to Raechel.

 

Hypnobirthing Techniques Classes

Have you used hypnobirthing before, just found out about it for your second or subsequent pregnancy, or attended another antenatal class but want to learn the Hypnobirthing techniques?  Book one of my short and sweet refresher/Hypnobirthing techniques sessions.  

A 4 - 5 hour class focused on the KG Hypnobirthing techniques. Those with second or subsequent babies, we will also discuss your previous birth experiences and explore what could be differently this time, if anything.

Depending on interest, this may be run as a group class. Please contact me to arrange.

£175 - includes KGHypnobirthing Book, audio (MP3), 60 pages of notes and handouts, Visual Birth Preferences from Pinter & Martin, daily positive affirmations to your inbox. I'm also on hand to support you up to the birth of your baby and beyond.

Raechel provided an excellent approach to hypnobirthing course which was practical and easily applied in our planning for our second babies birth. It helped provide my partner and I with a clear plan on what we ideally wanted from our birth. We discussed and decided on what role Gareth would take which made me feel more relaxed and confident. It also gave us different techniques which helped keep me calm and relaxed in labour and which meant that we came away with a much more positive birthing story than we had with our first baby. Thank you Raechel!

Private Classes

Do you and/or your birth partner have very limited availability or have to travel a lot?  We can use a combination of face to face and Skype/Facetime to deliver a course tailored to your needs. Please contact me to arrange.

£475 - includes KGHypnobirthing Book, audio (MP3), 60 pages of notes and handouts, Visual Birth Preferences from Pinter & Martin, daily positive affirmations to your inbox. I'm also on hand to support you up to the birth of your baby and beyond.