Hypnobirthing classes, antenatal clases and pregnancy classes in Brighton and Hove area

Hypnobirthing

Techniques for birth, tools for life!

Classes are back to face-to-face at my home in West Hove.

Virtual classes are still available if you'd prefer.

for a set structure of 5-weekly sessions with other parents-to-be

if you would like a more flexible, personal approach

if you have already attended a full hypnobirthing course previously

if you are considering or booked in for a caesarean birth

Reserve your space for £50 and move towards your informed and empowering birthing experience!

What is hypnobirthing?

Hypnobirthing is a logical birth preparation that joins full antenatal information with deep relaxation techniques.

The 'hypno' part comes from self-hypnosis and the 'birthing' part comes from birth.

However, the title can be misleading and overall it is a science-based technique that can be used for all types of birth.

 

It is simple, practical and effective!

It teaches you the the physical aspects of birth such as hormones and the physiology of birth,

what to expect during the different stages of labour, terms and procedures that can be offered in birth, birth rights and 

an understanding that your body and birth are your own and that you have a voice.

You also learn ways to support your body during pregnancy, birth and into early parenthood by

exploring different deep relaxation techniques including breathwork, positive language, massage touch and other methods,

so you can really find what suits you best.

Birth is birth and each has its own, unique journey and cannot be planned. 

Hypnobirthing aims to give you the tools to use in any situation and adapt your birth plan, no matter what circumstances arise. 

It is not a birth method that you try or try something else, it is a process or mindset that can be used to

support any situation you are faced with at the time.

It can be used for hospital, home or birth centre in spontaneous labour or Induction,

VBAC, planned or unplanned caesarean birth, with or without pain-relief drugs or other labour support.

By having an in-depth understanding of pregnancy and birth you can make informed, evidence-based choices. 

By understanding the importance of the mind/ body connection, fear/tension/pain cycle and learning practical relaxation tools

you and your birth partner can gain confidence create an empowering experience.

Knowledge is power and the key to hypnobirthing to me is:

Be informed!

Be empowered!

Make the right choices for you!

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Who does hypnobirthing benefit?

Would you like to know more and feel confident about birth?

​Would you like to have tools you can use during any situation in labour?

Would you like ongoing support during your pregnancy, birth and into parenthood?

If the answer is yes to any of these questions, then hypnobirthing antenatal classes are for you!

Hypnobirthing benefits everyone!

The people around you during birth have a direct impact to your experience. 

You will remember how your baby came into the world and

the experience of birth can stay with you for life!

Hypnobirthing can enhance this shared, life-changing experience for everyone.

The pregnant Mother

By having a greater understanding of the physiology of pregnancy and birth

can help you have a better understanding of your body, 

understand the various situations that can happen during birth and 

help you feel more comfortable and in control.

It can provide a more confident and relaxed approach in pregnancy, birth and into motherhood.

 

Birth Partner

By understanding how essential role the birth partner role is during labour and

learning practical tools, you can support your loved one in an active and positive way.

This can create confidence and a better sense of purpose 

during birth and into parenthood.

Baby

By practicing deep relaxation techniques can have a positive affect on your baby

 in utero, during birth and once born.

Sessions can be started at any time during pregnancy, 

ideally from the second trimester, as practice is the key! 

 

You can attend classes on your own or with a Birth Partner.

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'Thank-you so much for all your help, Sally. I really can’t believe that

she is here and that she came

in such a joyful way!

You have been amazing,

I can’t thank you enough for

what a difference you have made to our experience of birth.'

Hypnobirthing Classes

I am fully insured and qualified in the Katharine Graves method of hypnobirthing. 

I also use all my experience and knowledge from the 10 years I have worked in the community 

supporting pregnant women and families, in all of the work I do.

Payments can be paid in full or with a deposit and payment plans are available.

'We began our sessions with Sally at her house where she made the space really welcoming and relaxing with blankets, snacks and tea.

However, due to Covid we had to adapt to using video calling.

This wasn't an issue and we were still able maintain a relaxed environment to learn in. Even though we couldn't be in the same room anymore,

Sally made every effort to provide us with helpful demos, forwarding links to further material and keeping a steady open line of communication with us.

This all really helped maintain the learning experience.'

 

'Sally's sessions were so informative.

She also taught me how to visualise and completely relax.

My birth turned out very different

to what I was expecting and

I was still able to use the tools

Sally taught me to keep in control and fully embrace it.'

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Group Classes

Group hypnobirthing antenatal classes are for you if you would like

to learn a complete birth preparation

meet other parents-to-be in a small and friendly group setting.

All group classes are currently reduced to £200 instead of £250.

Deposit and payment plans are available

Next Group Classes start in September

All hypnobirthing antenatal group classes include:

  • A personal introduction telephone call 

  • 4 group sessions of +2 hours (minimum 8 hours) 

       Where you learn:

       *Full antenatal education

       *Physiology, hormones and how your body works                     

        during pregnancy and birth

       *How to create your best birth environment 

       *Different stages of labour and how to support them

       *Birth rights and how to make informed decisions

       *Medical terms and procedures offered 

       *Understanding the mind and body connection;

        why and how to use this

       *Deep relaxation and breathing techniques

       *Why and how positive statements can be used

       *Supportive and practical tools for birth partners

       *And much, much more!​​

  • 1 new extra session where you learn basic postnatal information

  • A personal follow-up telephone call after all sessions

 

      What you will receive:

  • Personal support during pregnancy, birth and into parenthood

  • 'The Hypnobirthing Book' by Katharine Graves

  • Colour and Calmness MP3 audio

  • Parents Workbook

  • Various supporting materials and posters

*Please note if a group does not fully book up you will be offered

a private 1:1 course or to book onto a following group course.

Private 1:1 Classes

Private 1:1 hypnobirthing antenatal classes are for you

if you would like a more personal space to explore 

 pregnancy and birth information and techniques in greater detail.

These classes are very flexible and allows you to go at

your own pace so you can focus fully on your individual needs

Classes can be held

over however many sessions suit you.

Weekly, fortnightly or

as regularly as you would like as 

all sessions are dedicated to you!

All private 1:1 classes are

currently reduced to £250 instead of £300

Places can be reserved at £50 and payment plans are available.

Please contact me on 07956 573713

to arrange a booking and start date.

All sessions include:

  • A personal introduction telephone call 

  • Minimum of 12 hours over various sessions that suit you

       Where you learn:

       *Full antenatal education

       *Physiology, hormones and how your body works                             during pregnancy and birth

       *How to support your best birth environment 

       *Different stages of labour and how to support them

       *Birth rights and how to make informed decisions

       *Medical terms and procedures offered 

       *Birth Plan writing support

       *Understanding the mind and body connection;

        why and how to use this

       *Deep relaxation and breathing techniques

       *Why and how positive statements can be used

       *Supportive and practical tools for birth partners

       *New basic postnatal information

       *And much, much more!​​

 

      What you will receive:

  • Continuous 1:1 support during pregnancy, birth               and into early parenthood

  • 'The Hypnobirthing Book' by Katharine Graves

  • Colour and Calmness MP3 and other audios

  • Parents Handout Workbook

  • Various supporting materials and poster

 

Refresher Classes

Refresher hypnobirthing antenatal classes are for you

if you have previously studied a full hypnobirthing course

(any method) and would like to go over any information or techniques again that are relevant for your current pregnancy or birth.

They are bespoke sessions tailored for your specific requirements and to cover the areas you would like to explore again.

Classes will be typically held over 2 or more sessions and

prices start from £75

Please contact me on 07956 573713

to discuss your situation further 

and to place a booking and arrange a start date.

Planned Caesarean Birth

Planned Caesarean Birth hypnobirthing antenatal classes are for you if you are considering or have already booked a Caesarean Birth and would more information on how to support a more gentle, natural approach.

You do not have to do (or have done) any other 

hypnobirthing classes previously,

although you may wish to as well.

These classes are bespoke and tailored to your specific requirements. Sessions can include practical tips and information as well as deep relaxation techniques depending on what is most useful for you.

Classes will be typically held over 1 or more sessions and

prices start from £60

Please contact me on 07956 573713

to discuss your situation further 

and to place a booking and arrange a start date.

'It was so great to have this preparation for the birth.

Sally was a really good listener and

I felt she really tailored the sessions to our particular needs.

I was surprised that I learnt lots about the physiology of birth too, especially since I’d read a few books and

thought I knew all about that side of things.

The most useful time we used it was at the end of a long labour during my emergency caesarean my partner who’d attended the sessions too  was whispering hypnobirthing phrases in my ear which kept me as calm as possible to meet my new baby. 

I definitely recommend Sally.'

 
 

Please contact me on 07956 573713 if you would like to chat to me about any of the classes I offer