Hannah Gerken
Email | hannah@reframingbirth.co.uk
Mobile | 07452974035
Areas covered | Hastings, St Leonards on Sea, Bexhill, Battle, Rye, Eastbourne, Hailsham

About

Hey lovely! I’m Hannah, most people call me Han. I am a hypnobirthing teacher and social media lead at the Little Birth Company. I am also a qualified midwife, supporting pregnant people who have diabetes. My background is in mental health, specifically working with parents suffering mental health conditions relating to pregnancy and childbirth, including postnatal depression and birth trauma.

I am passionate about birth and that you can do IT, whatever your IT is, no matter how your baby gets out. I have seen far too many people petrified of the prospect of having a baby. It shouldn’t be this way. I know why it happens, you aren’t being effectively supported or educated. That can be changed. I am a firm believer that no matter what happens during your birth experience. It is all about your mindset. Knowledge is power and you are the boss. I hate the current state of the maternity system, trust me, I have to bite my tongue ALL the time when I see how women and birthing people are treated. But you aren’t just a family going through the system, you are a family seeking a birth which changes your life.

I also realise that sometimes, birth doesn’t go the way we intended it to, or we do not feel the way we thought we would. that is why I also offer a dedicated birth reflections service, perinatal depression and anxiety support and care after losing a baby, to allow your story to be heard and to take positive steps towards reducing birth trauma and perinatal mental health conditions.  remember, it isn’t always about what happened, it is about how it makes you feel.

Birth Stories

POSITIVE UNPLANNED CAESAREAN – SIAN’S STORY

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THE BIRTH OF HENRY

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POSITIVE BIRTH STORY – TASH’S HOMEBIRTH

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TILLIE’S BIRTH STORY

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AN UNPLANNED CAESAREAN – THE BIRTH OF ARTHUR

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A PLANNED CAESAREAN WITH TWINS – THE BIRTH OF MAISIE AND DELILAH

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A POSITIVE INDUCTION – THE BIRTH OF TEDDY

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WATERBIRTH DURING A PANDEMIC – THE BIRTH OF HUGO

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POSITIVE BIRTH DURING COVID-19: ALISON’S STORY

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