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Instructor Hannah  Gerken

Hannah Gerken

Telephone: 07452974035

Mobile: 07452974035

Website: www.reframingbirth.co.uk

Address: Hastings, Bexhill, Eastbourne, Rye, Battle & Surrounding Areas of East Sussex

Hi! I'm Hannah, most people call me Han. I live and work in Hastings and surrounding areas of East Sussex.

I am a hypnobirthing teacher and social media lead at the Little Birth Company, as well as a trained mindful breastfeeding practitioner and student midwife.

I started Reframing Birth after 2 years of my midwifery training, stuck in a complete rut of seeing medical intervention, disappointed and uneducated parents. It breaks my heart that midwives don't have time to discuss the fundamentals of pregnancy, birth and parenthood. I also worked as a perinatal mental health support worker and seeing parents traumatised by their birth experience, led me to want to make big changes. There are currently no other services like this locally, which is so sad, but I feel lucky to be able to support so many lovely parents to be.

I  aim to be accessible to anyone wishing to be supported on this incredible journey to becoming a parent. I will visit you in your home, where you feel most relaxed. We can chat through your hopes and fears for birth and get you feeling like YES you CAN do this. When you come to the realisation that a positive birth experience originates from internal feelings, you will be MIND BLOWN! I'm here to guide you on your journey, to educate and watch you have your lightbulb moment.

I offer a variety of classes, including 5* Hypnobirthing and Antenatal Classes, Pregnancy Relaxation, Positive Caesarean Workshops, Mum's Relaxation and Breastfeeding Support.  I teach all my courses on a 1-1 basis, in the comfort of your own home, at a date and time that suits you.

Please do get in touch if you have any questions, it would be great to chat with you!

Han x

hannah@reframingbirth.co.uk


Testimonials about Hannah Gerken

20.07.2019 Kristelle & Ollie

Hannah was amazing! We feel fully prepared since doing the course with her. She was very professional and so easy to talk to. We felt very much at ease discussing the birth with her and she answered all our silly questions. Thank you Hannah  X

18.07.2019 Chelsea & Harry

I cannot thank Hannah enough for all she has done! Childhood friends- she has supported me throughout my whole pregnancy. With only 8 weeks to go I feel so at ease with the whole experience to come. 
The hypnobirthing is 100% something to consider, every session is different and you fully understand what’s going on! You can discuss and plan your birthing plan without feeling judged or guided to do something your not comfortable with. 
All options are provided to yourself with photos and demonstrations so your fully involved & living the moment. 
Hannah is an amazingly talented woman and I wouldn’t want anyone else going through this experience with myself & my partner.

For all you anxious Mumma’s out there, please give Hannah a message because it’s an amazing opportunity you would hate to miss out on and the best thing about it is your partner is also involved within the whole session! 
HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!

14.05.2019 Amy

I cannot recommend Hannah enough. My birth wasn’t how I planned at all infact nothing was to plan. If you asked me to sum it up in one word. Empowering is definitely the best I can think off. Even when everything goes how it shouldn’t your body and mind copes as your safety for your baby is such a natural desire. I wanted this calm therapeutic birth and ended up with none of it and being rushed into theatre but either way there is no right or wrong way. I still had the calm, in control and safe birth I wanted and got a beautiful happy healthy baby. Thank you so much xx

10.05.2019 Hannah & Tom

We loved hypnobirthing with Hannah! She's extremely knowledgeable and a great person to talk through any thoughts or concerns with. We learnt a lot and finished the course feeling much clearer and confident about the options available. She has a very calming presence and we found ourselves really looking forward to each meeting - especially the lovely guided relaxation at the end. I'm so glad and grateful we had the chance to begin our journey as parents in such a positive way and would recommend it to anyone.

05.05.2019 Hamah & Ben

I would absolutely recommend Hannah. This was our second baby and so we wanted an antenatal and hypnobirthing refresher, having done something similar three years ago. Hannah came to our house, which was great, and the whole session made us feel really prepared, focused and empowered. I’m sure the longer courses would be even more beneficial but this worked perfectly for us in later pregnancy. We really utilised all the course materials and relaxations in the run up to labour, too. Thank so much Hannah!

04.04.2019 Sophie & Simon

My partner and I have had a great time with Hannah doing the full Hypnobirthing Course. This has really prepared us for the birth of our first baby and empowered us to cope with whatever happens and remain calm.


Personally I now feel excited, ready and know I am capable! 


Hannah is so passionate in what she does and it really comes across. She is so knowledgeable and wise beyond her years. She made each session personal to our needs/feelings and went above and beyond. 


Thank you so much.


We would highly recommend doing one of Hannah's courses. 

04.03.2019 Sarah & Pod

What a lovely afternoon Ive had with the wonderful Hannah from @reframingbirth on her 'Reframe your birth mini course' which I won at Christmas. We chatted for 2.5 hours covering all aspects of hypnobirthing, relaxation, breathing, how my body works and birth choices to name a few topics. Combined with the knowledge I had already got from The Positive Birth Book and Hannah's website, I feel totally prepared for any eventually when it comes to our big day. It's such a lovely feeling knowing she is on hand to help me with any questions or support I might need going forward and I feel honoured to have my own personal midwife and new friend to share this magical experience with. I would highly recommend anyone to get in touch with her, especially if you have any fears or concerns about birth. Birth is not something to be afraid of but sometimes we just need that bit or reassurance and support. Thanks so much Hannah X X X X 

12.02.2019 Sam

Tonight I had the pleasure of talking to Hannah from @reframingbirth about breastfeeding. She offered some great tips and advice for a beginner such as myself! We discussed all sorts from positive affirmations and relaxation to how to express and store breast milk. I have found it very educational and hopefully it’ll be a big help to me when Lottie is here now that I know more about what is happening and how to breastfeed. Hannah also specialises in hypnobirthing sessions too which I think is an amazing way to get into the right mindset ready for labour!

20.01.2019 Kirsty

A massive thank you to Hannah, I have so enjoyed this course. Hannah is very supportive, informative, calm, approachable and welcoming. She was super patient with me, and helped sort out any fears I have. Hannah always answered any questions and nothing was off limits! She also didn’t laugh or make me feel silly when I had daft questions. I feel so much more prepared and happy with any choices that I need to make in this journey. I would 100% recommend Hannah and this hypnobirth course to anyone. As a first time mummy it’s been amazing! THANK YOU SO MUCH. 💕

03.01.2019 Catherine

I'm so happy I chose Hannah for my Anternatal class during my pregnancy. Hannah is an excellent teacher and made it very easy to understand the unknown for a first time mum to be and makes you feel reassured during a very anxious time. 
Even when I was in hospital at 39 weeks due to hyperemesis and I was due to be induced, I emailed Hannah for reassurance and after several emails forth and back, she then went out of her way to come visit me on the ward and put me at ease during a very anxious and stressful time. I can't thank you enough for the support you gave me. 
You are amazing!!! 

16.12.2018 Louise

After having a previous birth with no idea what was coming and feeling like everything was being decided for me, seeing Hannah has made me feel extremely positive about my next birth next month. Very professional friendly, calming and helpful. I’m looking forward to using what I have learnt for my home birth in January. My other half, also birthing partner, said he felt like he learnt a lot more than he expected as he wasn’t sure what to expect. Thank you again Hannah!!

02.12.2018 Franki & Ant

I can't recommend Hannah for her hypnobirthing course enough. We went for the Skype course due to my husband working funny shifts and it was a lovely relaxed way to learn all Hannah had to teach us whilst still feeling personal. Hannah is very friendly and always willing to help with any questions you have, I had a few! When it came time for me to put all that hypnobirthing knowledge into action it really helped and I managed to use only hypnobirthing techniques as pain relief and also used BRAINS when we needed it afterwards making my birth exactly what I had hoped it would be.It also really helped my husband prepare for his role as birth partner and during my labour he was incredible, he was very sceptical to start with, Hannah worked her magic on him and totally got him on board and now he's a total convert.

20.09.2018 Amy & Craig

It's very weird, like at the time, the skills you shared with me weren't in my mind but especially when they were asking me to relax to put the spinal on, I knew how to breathe to relax the most, and went to my little pool in my mind to get me through the hustle and bustle of getting prepped for the surgery. Very different to how I imagined having to use those skills but so effective nonetheless xxx

09.09.2018 Jo

My vbac with Percy was so intense it was traumatizing. So I approached Hannah about preparing for this one with some hypnobirthing. I could not have managed such fast-paced, intense contractions again without those breathing methods. Plus my relaxation guides really helped me to put my past traumatic births behind me and focus on this one anew. Hypnobirthing...it works!

09.08.2018 Tillie

Thinking about giving birth is really overwhelming and can be scary, but Hannah explains it all in such a way that it removes the fear and makes you feel fully empowered. Talking through every scenario as well as learning the Hypno birthing techniques allowed me have the confidence communicate exactly what I needed and wanted throughout my pregnancy, birth and postnatal care, from health professionals to family.thank you so much for helping me in the lead up to my second child's birth. I was more scared this time round than last but having Hannah on my team pretty much diminished the fear.

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