Testimonials

Our KG Hypnobirthing course with Charlotte was truly inspirational. It was my third pregnancy but first baby for my partner (who was a little anxious about the birth!). Our hypnobirthing sessions brought a sense of calm and confidence, and left us looking forward to the day together. Charlotte was so knowledgeable and passionate about birth, and made each session really enjoyable. If you are looking to have a positive birth experience, I’d highly recommend this course.

Ivy’s Mummy

Our third baby arrived in December 2018 and it was by far the best birthing experience we have ever had, and I would quite happily do it again!
“Our first two births had left my husband and me feeling anxious, due to the fact that my first birth was an emergency C-section and our second son was born in the hospital waiting room!
“We turned to Charlotte in the hope that she could turn the negative experiences we had once had into a positive home birth experience that we could enjoy – and she did just that!
“My husband was completely against the idea of hypnobirthing and having our baby at home, but went along with it to support me. Throughout the course he began to feel more relaxed and by the end of the course he felt a lot more positive about the birth.
“During our birth he used all the techniques that Charlotte had taught him which made for such a positive home birth and a very calm baby.
“We both speak very highly of Charlotte and the professional yet friendly service she provided us.
“If there will ever be a baby number 4, I will 100% use her services again.
“Charlotte is not only a fantastic teacher but hopefully a friend for life. 
“Thank you for helping us achieve our perfect birth xx

Esme’s Mummy

Meet Charlotte

Hello, my name is Charlotte and I am a KG Hypnobirthing Teacher and Doula based in West Berkshire. I am also Mum to 3 wonderful children, wife to 1 wonderful husband and I am a complete and utter birth nerd!

When I had my first baby 13 years ago, my passion for pregnancy and birth was born; I knew that somehow I had to do something to support and empower women to have the positive births that they deserved – just like I had.

My second birth was equally as calm, relaxed and magical (she was born in her sac!) and I was even more determined to change the negative mindset that so many pregnant women find themselves in – that birth is a medical event and is going to hurt!

I then trained to be a Doula in 2010 and was privileged to support many women through their pregnancies, births and early days of motherhood. Baby number 3 wasn’t far behind and again my positive mindset, confidence, calm and relaxed attitude, and understanding of the task ahead made for another quick, peaceful birth!!

I chose to put Doula duties on hold until my children became more independent… then I discovered Hypnobirthing! I couldn’t believe it; it was everything I had believed in and had practised with my own babies with scientific evidence to back it up, and even better… I could become a teacher and really make a difference to pregnant women and their birthing experiences!

I didn’t really have to consider it and soon trained to become a KG Hypnobirthing Teacher which is honestly the most wonderful “job” and I feel so lucky to be able to support pregnant women and their birth partners, and enhance their whole experience of pregnancy, birth and beyond.

Hypnobirthing

The KG Hypnobirthing Course I offer is an RCM accredited, complete antenatal course and is the only course you will need to go forward with confidence to have a calm, peaceful birth that is right for you. The course is extremely thorough yet taught in a way that is simple, logical and most importantly enjoyable for Mum, birth partner and baby too!

Sadly, in recent years birth has become more of a medicalised event and with the negative publicity from the media has created a general fear of childbirth for so many women. In Dr Grantley Dick-Read’s book, ‘Childbirth Without Fear’ he explores the theory of the fear-tension-pain cycle. In short, if we are afraid of birth, our bodies will be tense & this tension leads to pain. If women were able to have faith in their bodies & confidence in their natural ability to birth their babies, they would not fear it. If they are not fearing it they will not be tense but instead relaxed and promoting the right hormones to work with their body in labour rather than against it. This in turn would drastically reduce the pain and would be a far more comfortable experience for the mother.

Many people worry that the word ‘hypno’ in hypnobirthing means that you will be hypnotised and completely out of control, leading to you behaving in a crazy way – but this is ‘stage hypnosis’ and the furthest from the truth. The ‘hypno’ part of hypnobirthing is actually tapping in to your deep subconscious mind through relaxation and the powerful use of words to release any fears you may have surrounding birth and in turn building your confidence in your ability to birth your baby in the way your body was designed to do so. During these relaxations you will remain in full control and will not be clucking around the room like a chicken!

As well as learning about the connection between the mind and body and the impact that has on your whole birthing experience, we will also be studying the physiology of labour and birth and what really happens to your body during this magical event.

During the course we will work together to build you a ‘toolkit’ and gain the following life-changing skills:

  • releasing fears & building confidence
  • replacing negativity with positivity
  • feeling empowered to make the right choices for you
  • techniques for deep relaxation
  • how to use breathing and visualisations during labour
  • to believe in your body & your natural ability to birth
  • to trust your instincts & listen to your baby
  • … and much more!

As part of the course you will also receive your own copy of The Hypnobirthing Book and the relaxation audio. To get a sneak preview of the first chapter, click here!