9th & 10th Mar - 10:30-16:00 or
11th & 12th May - 10:30-16:00
Rosie Gray is a Katherine Graves trained hypnobirthing teacher, birth and postnatal doula, based locally to Kew. She feels passionately that good antenatal, birth and postnatal support is an important foundation for a positive and empowering birth experience and this can bring long-term benefits to a mother and her family.
Her philosophy is one of nurture, care and encouragement, so that you feel relaxed and confident in the run up to your birth and in the early weeks with your precious baby. Rosie firmly believes that hypnobirthing gives you and your partner the tools to have a positive birth experience and has been supporting families in the area since 2010.
About the Workshop
During the course, you will learn to rebuild trust and confidence in your own body’s ability to birth, by understanding that ‘birth’ is not a medical emergency, but a very natural process. A woman who is free from fear and feels safe and unobserved will produce oxytocin and endorphins freely, paving the way for a gentle, calm and empowering birth. Rosie will show you how to release that fear, through breathing techniques, deep relaxation, visualisations as well as the power of the mind and positive affirmations.
As a highly experienced birth doula, Rosie will also weave in her extensive experience having attended a vast number births. She will provide you with considerable practical information based on this experience. Rosie regularly support births at West Mid, Kingston, Chelsea and Westminster and Queen Charlotte's, so can help you to prepare for birth at your specific hospital. Your birth partner will also learn how to practically support you in labour – there are plenty of amazing techniques and tips, well honed through Rosie's experience.
By the end of the course you will both be fully confident and relaxed as you approach the birth of your baby. You will receive the Hypnobirthing book by Katherine Graves, a folder of handouts to guide your practice at home and a relaxation MP3 download, as well ongoing support on the end of the phone if desired.