Having grown up with a mother who taught childbirth to thousands of women, I have always believed that birth is a natural, normal and very precious thing.This seems like a simple statement but, in an age where over 20% of women are having caesarean sections, ( 37% in C Section in Warwick in 2014!) this is not true of everyone.
I have, over the years, worked in publishing, TV, property search and development. I have taught horse-riding and brought up my three children. Like most people, I have nurtured my friends along the way and also watched as they approached pregnancy and birth in their own ways. I always felt blessed that I was excited about being pregnant, didn't worry that my babies might not be whole and happy and didn't fear the birth itself. I believed in my body's own power and ability to grow a healthy baby and give birth naturally as women have done for generations.
I had no idea that is was this deeply embedded belief in my womanly body's ability that would lead me to three very different but each amazingly special births. When Hypnobirthing came along and my mother, who had been teaching childbirth for about 30 years by then, started telling me that this was it, the piece of the jigsaw puzzle that had been missing, the piece that made women feel empowered by their births wherever their journeys took them. So I trained and found that Hypnobirthing fitted easily and sensibly into my already established sense of the way birth should be viewed.
I First Trained as a Mongan Method practitioner, I am affiliated with the HypnoBirthing Association, The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme, Katharine Graves Hypnobirthing and the Federation of Antenatal Educators and I currently teachThe Wise Hippo Birthing Programme in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire.