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HypnoBirthing® Antenatal Classes run by Joan Mills.
Joan Mills is a mother of three children, all born locally and was an NHS nurse for many years. A qualified Reflexologist and full member of the AoR (Association of Reflexologists), she is a certified HypnoBirth practitioner, trained in the Mongan Method and a Doula with Doula UK.
Unlike other conventional ante-natal preparation classes when you are told about the importance of relaxation and breathing, in our HypnoBirthing classes I will teach you techniques to really relax and breathe properly and have a much better birth experience. You will feel confident about going into your birth equipped with all the necessary tools and information to enjoy a more comfortable, easier and shorter labour and birth.
I worked as a NHS nurse in hospitals and the community for many years and then trained as a Complementary Therapist, specialising in Reflexology, when my three children were still young in order to work round my family life and be with the children while they were growing up. As they got older I focused on the area of Maternity Reflexology and continued my training in women’s health during pregnancy and childbirth. I then trained as a HypnoBirth teacher in the Marie Mongan method and recently with Katharine Graves, a more British approach accredited by the Royal College of Midwives. In addition I trained as a Doula with Michel Odent and now attend births as a Doula.
HypnoBirthing teaches women to dispel the fear of childbirth, to learn how to relax and trust their bodies. Partners are also encouraged to be a big part of the learning process and truly support their birthing partner. Your birth and your babies birthday is one of the most important days in your lives and with HypnoBirthing it can also be the best day.
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Baby Teddy William Gregory born was on Tuesday (21st May) weighing 6lb 10!
Had my first surges at 1.30pm on Monday and went into hospital at 12.30am thinking my waters had broken a few hours earlier, although when I was examined they hadn’t and I wasn’t dilated! However, I was surging every 2-5mins.
Hypno birthing techniques were amazing!! They really helped! The midwifes were amazed at how calm we were and in fact they didn’t believe I was in labour until they examined me again 7 hours later and I was 7 cm dilated!! And with only paracetamol and surge breathing!
Unfortunately, I had high blood pressure and they thought the baby had pooed, so we were moved to the consultant led unit at 9am where my hypno techniques were the talk of the ward, at that point I started using gas and air for the first time, Teddy was born 4hrs later at 1.19pm, happy and alert without a wimper and no sign maconium.
The relaxation and breathing techniques we learnt with you were central to the birth and despite it not going to plan. I never panicked or lost focus, I can’t wait to encourage everyone to try hypnobirthing.
Thanks for everything!
Emily & Chris