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Testimonials

26.11.2019 - E&T

You were absolutely wonderful!
I have felt a real sense of peace and confidence since our meeting. You have really changed my perspective about the birth and I feel much more knowledgeable and prepared. It has also had a wonderful effect on 'T', giving him a sense of his role, purpose and stepping into his power as my birthing partner - which in turn gives me such a security and safety. 
 
Thankyou so much, we are both incredibly greatful.
Thankyou also for the wealth of information in the emails and booklet. We are in process of reading over everything again.  
 
3hour Birth Workshop - November 2019

Instructor is Emma Randall-Milne

23.11.2019 - Baby Daegan

Fiona - We can’t thank you enough for your support and guidance over the last few months. We have learnt so much from you and feel so prepared for parenthood! Thank you for everything.

Instructor is Fiona Richmond

29.10.2019 - test2

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Instructor is Alex Risebury

17.10.2019 - Terri

My partner and I signed up for 8 hours of 1-1 hypnobirthing. We loved the sessions in our home and even the dog would be chilled by the end of the sessions!
I was excited about the birth and felt like it was a challenge I was ready for. When the time finally arrived I played my music, got into the birth pool with pretend candles lit and after just 6 hours of labour and just 3 contractions/pushes my baby was born 8lb6 happy and healthy. The midwives commented on how quickly the labour progressed being my first time and many said I should have the next at home!
It was such a beautiful and happy birth with no screaming, fear or worrying. I look back with so much love and can’t wait to do it again in the future.
Helen was brilliant, like a non judgmental friend, talking through everything in a matter of fact yet humorous way. I would recommend to anyone!

Instructor is Helen Johnson

17.10.2019 - Lu

My husband and I have just finished a 1:1 hypnobirthing course with Helen and were very impressed. Excellent value for money, some great tools for childbirth and beyond, and Helen was a wonderful teacher. We were both surprised how quickly we took to the hypnobirthing scripts and can see how it will help us in labour. You get some great MP3s to practice with and a book that gives you all of the information you need for the course. Helen does the session in your home so you don't get as embarrassed practising and can feel properly relaxed. We will update you on how labour goes but for now we're very happy with the service Helen provided and would recommend to anyone thinking about hypnobirthing that they try this out. It isn't woo, it's just a great way to take back some self-control and help yourself to manage pain by way of relaxation techniques that work

Instructor is Helen Johnson

07.10.2019 - Stephanie

Natalie is a wonderful person, with such an amazingly calming influence, she has a huge amount of passion for women and their birth experience. Natalie helped me to feel empowered and in control of the birth I felt would be right for me. I was extremely apprehensive ahead of giving birth however Natalie gave me such confidence in addition to sheer pride to be a woman who can birth a baby into this world! I felt so energised and positive about the birth of our baby and it was largely down to Natalie. I could not recommend Natalie and her hypnobirthing programme enough, she eliminated any fear for me and reminded me that giving birth is so natural and should be embraced and celebrated. Natalie also has a fantastic memory and every small detail shared with her she remembered, and really made me feel supported. Thank you so much Natalie, you are an absolute pleasure! Xxx

Instructor is Natalie Stringer

02.10.2019 - Baby Jude

Doing Hypnobirthing with Fiona was by far one of the best choices I made throughout my whole pregnancy. To say that I was terrified of child birth is an understatement, I was an absolute nervous wreck and genuinely didn’t think I would be able to give birth.

Fiona is very kind, calm and personable, going at my pace with patience. When it came to it I actually really enjoyed my birth and especially towards the end, when all that I’d learned came into full use. I couldn’t believe how much I enjoyed it and how well I coped whilst using all the techniques I’d learnt with Fiona.

For me having a bikini wax was a lot more painful than giving birth and I put that down to Hypnobirthing and Fiona. Thank you so much Fiona! I’ll definitely be coming back when I have baby no.2 to get me mentally ready.

Instructor is Fiona Richmond

24.09.2019 - Eleanor & Rickey

We were so lucky to have the expertise, guidance and calming influence of Hannah in the lead up to our birth.

I was impressed that she responded so promptly to my initial enquiry about offering support with hypnobirthing and was grateful to her for her flexibility in offering a range of different times to set up a 3-hour appointment in our home to discuss this with us.

In the event, because our baby was in a breech position, Hannah kindly offered to split the workshop into two halves, the first discussing hypnobirthing and creating a positive birth experience with the second to be adapted to the outcome of further scans and procedures at the hospital.

Despite having an ECV, our baby didn’t turn so we were informed we would need to have a caesarean. Hannah then spent the second session putting our minds at ease about what to expect from a caesarean and also answering our questions about our birth plan and breastfeeding.

Not only was she supportive during the two face to face sessions, Hannah also provided additional advice and signposting via email and demonstrated a genuine desire to be there to offer further guidance should we need it going forwards.

We can’t thank Hannah enough for being such a positive part of our journey towards becoming parents for the first time!

Instructor is Hannah Gerken

24.09.2019 - Zarah & Nick

Hannah was amazing during our hypnobirthing course and has fully prepared us for any eventuality that may happen when I go into labour, after having a traumatic first labour Hannah was exactly what I needed to feel in control and confident for it this time round.
Hannah was always easy to talk to, prepared for our sessions and able to answer any questions we had in regards to pregnancy and labour.
I am so grateful to have been able to do this course and highly recommend it to anyone.

Instructor is Hannah Gerken

05.09.2019 - The Complete Hypnobirthing Programme Group Classes

I had heard about Hypnobirthing from a few friends but I had no idea how it would affect my outlook on pregnancy and labour. Emma was truly amazing throughout our journey. She was so kind and supportive and even though my labour was complicated (due to waters breaking early) I was able to keep calm and make rational decisions about what we wanted to happen. Protecting my space was a big focus during our sessions and Emma really helped us to work out what we wanted to have during labour and help us create a brilliant birth plan. If there is one thing I would now recommend to friends who are expecting it would be to go and see Emma and book into her amazing course.

Mrs E Jones 

Instructor is Emma Cornish

04.09.2019 - Hayley

I did a LOT of research when it came to deciding who to train with. I really didn’t want to make a wrong move. When I found TLBC I knew immediately that it was ‘the one’. I had that same knowing feeling I’d felt when I tried my wedding dress on... it just felt right!

When I then spoke to Wendy and Melissa and heard a bit more about the company and their ideas and the support they offered it all just made sense to me.

I’m so glad that I made the choice... it’s been fab! 

Instructor is Wendy Wood

04.09.2019 - Clare

I initially trained with another Hypnobirthing provider. I loved the course but felt the materials did not represent me or my business very well. I wanted something attractive, welcoming, calming, warm and familiar. 💗🤰

Of course branding is nothing if you haven’t got the information and support to back it up. I contacted Wendy and Melissa in early 2019 to find out what TLBC was all about. It was reassuring to know the course was written by  very experienced ladies. Between them they have a resume which includes: midwife, doula, Hypnotherapist, pregnancy yoga and Hypnobirthing practitioner. I was initially blown away with the support and care given to instructors. They listened and responded to our feedback and really cared about each instructors business and clients.

The course itself is fantastic and I have had such wonderful feedback from group and private clients. Even those who initially thought it wouldn’t be for them have praised the course! 😊

It isn’t hippyish and doesn’t make false promises. This was key for me. Birth is real, it’s unpredictable, anyone promising you a pain free birth should be avoided at all costs. TLBC discusses when the journey to birth changes and I feel this is so important in preparing women and their birth partners for labour and beyond.

The relaxation scripts are beautiful 🌸 They are so calming and relaxing, I’ve definitely had a few nod off during sessions! 😴Instructors also have the option to record these themselves which I will get round to one day!

It’s important to me that I offer information to my clients which will allow them to make their own decisions. TLBC offers regular CPD training and ensures information is balanced and unbiased. 👍

The Little Birth Company is like a family. It’s so inspiring to see the wonderful things fellow instructors are doing, as midwives, doulas and Hypnobirthing practitioners. It’s women supporting women, building each other up, being a listening ear and signposting to advice or guidance. Without the support of TLBC instructors I wouldn’t be where I am today with Birth Bloom. 

Instructor is Wendy Wood

04.09.2019 - Claire

I’m a big believer in fate and when I came across the The Little Birth company it was at a time when I needed a new career path and a focus for the future. Little did I know at the time that one of the owners lived just 10 minutes from me, making training more accessible and easy to navigate with two small children. ⁣

⁣I had found such an an exciting and inspiring business and I loved the idea of these two wonderful women coming together to start a business for the benefit of women. The merge of experience from both the owners, Wendy and Melissa with their midwifery and hypnotherapy backgrounds, not to mention how supportive they are for their instructors gave them the edge and I knew they were the training providers for me. ⁣

⁣Of course, the supportive network of women they have bought together to train, the beautiful branding and the name takes a lot of beating and once they had popped into my consciousness they never went away. ⁣

Instructor is Wendy Wood

04.09.2019 - Vicky

I had been teaching hypnobirthing for 5 years with another company and I just felt that it was time for a change. 

I loved their branding and how much they were getting themselves 'out there' in front of my potential clients. 

I have also wanted to start pregnancy relaxation classes for yonks, and they had a class schedule all set up ready to go. 

I cannot wait to bring the relaxation classes to Sudbury and Haverhill in the next couple of months.

Instructor is Melissa Maloney

04.09.2019 - Helen

I did a fair bit of research on companies that provided hypnobirthing instructor training before I came across The Little Birth Company and they just stood out massively for me. I was instantly attracted to their lovely branding and the materials were just gorgeous! Beautiful branding is pointless and would mean nothing if the content was poor but thankfully, that wasn’t the case at all! The more I looked into them, I just got a really good vibe.

Their ethos struck a chord with me and they were being recommended time and time again so I sent off an enquiry email. It was evident just from those initial bits of communication that there was a massive sense of support from Wendy and Melissa (the company owners) and that between them, they had a wealth of experience and knowledge which includes midwife, doula, hypnobirthing practitioner and hypnotherapist.

I honestly haven’t looked back and absolutely love teaching the LBC programme. Its fresh, modern approach can be tailored to suit individuals needs meaning you get a bespoke course, it includes everything you could possibly want from a birth preparation course without making false promises or being even the slightest bit ‘hippyish’.

I am so glad I made the choice I did, the feedback from clients has been really positive and I am very proud to be part of a network of wonderfully supportive hypnobirthing instructors who are always there for each other. It really is like having an extended family. 

Instructor is Melissa Maloney

04.09.2019 - Kate

When I started my Hypnobirthing journey seven years ago Hypnobirthing was still very much synonymous with a certain type of birth. Natural birth, without the use of pain relief.

That birth, that ‘ideal’ birth, just is not a reality for some women. Sometimes things just happen during labour which you would not choose but that you can’t control. And Hypnobirthing has evolved with an understanding of this. Hypnobirthing is a tool to support you and help you have the best possible birth experience what ever the circumstances.

And that’s why I love The Little Birth Company. The ethos is very much in line with my own. Women should be supported, informed and empowered and the end goal should be a birth that is right for you.

Instructor is Wendy Wood

04.09.2019 - Emma

I had contacts with Melissa through a mutual friend and followed her journey over the last 15 years. I fell in love with The Little Birth Company brand and ethos. I loved that she had joined forces with a midwife (Wendy) and how that incredible partnership bought a fabulous balance to the programme that they offer. I followed their first year’s success and wanted to be a part of what they are offering to expectant parents across the Uk and beyond. This was by far the best company to join to facilitate my journey to becoming a Hypnobirthing instructor! I am loving teaching their programme and the support is limitless! Loving being part of such a special team!

Instructor is Melissa Maloney

04.09.2019 - Kirsty

For those of you who have looked into different Hypnobirthing training providers.. you will know there are loads out there...

Why did I choose The Little Birth Company??

Well.. they are awesome!!! 👌

For me it is about being INCLUSIVE... whether you want a water birth, if you have a planned caesarian, if you want a home birth or .... Whatever birth you are planning... This is YOUR birth and The Little Birth Company ensures that the Hypnobirthing training we provide will allow you to be able to use the techniques in whatever birth scenario you find yourself in 😍

Instructor is Wendy Wood

04.09.2019 - Hannah

I joined The Little Birth Company after a mere 3 months of teaching another hypnobirthing course, that I just wasn't getting on with. The Little Birth Company had only just been created and as soon as I saw the branding, their ethos and spoke with the lovely Wendy and Melissa, I knew it was where I wanted to be.

It feels like a family. Everyone is so supportive and I have met the most wonderful women who I am so proud to call my friends.

I feel like the hypnobirthing courses are me. They are modern, flexible and every single one of my clients has enjoyed the MP3s and course content, which wasn't happening before. We are given the control to teach how we want, record the MP3s ourselves and there is so much room for growth, not to mention the pregnancy relaxation and positive caesarean packages that are available too.

Having been at The Little Birth Company for over a year, I had the absolute pleasure of being asked to become their Social Media Lead and I have loved every second so far. The appreciation and team work that goes on is second to none and I cannot wait to see where things head in the future!

If you are thinking of becoming a hypnobirthing instructor, please do get in touch with us and we are more than happy to have a chat about your options!

Instructor is Wendy Wood

04.09.2019 - Lucie

So why @thelittlebirthcompany then? Well it was a no brainer really! I mean just look at that branding!

 

So once I had decided to go for it and train as an instructor I did my research on who I could train with and the pros and cons. I looked at all of them and decided that it was definitely one of the newer companies that I wanted to go with as they seemed much more modern and forward thinking. There were a few out there but what shone out like a beacon from TheLBC was the gorgeous branding and it was my kind of look. I was drawn in to their website and from the moment I started reading I just knew they were the one. .

Approachable, friendly, warm, kind, knowledgeable, professional....just a few words to describe Wendy and Melissa and this is also true of all my fellow instructors. .

Another thing that drew me in was the fact that the classes were inclusive of all types of birth and I wouldn't feel like I was discouraging mums who wanted an elective caesarean or were pretty sure they would like an epidural. The key was that their choices were their choices and they were informed and empowered which would then increase their chances of a positive birth. .

When I did my classes 10 years ago as an expectant mum they made me feel like I wouldn't have truly experienced a hypnobirth unless I had done it totally drug free. So because I had used a bit of gas and air in all 3 I always felt a bit like I hadn't had a perfect hypnobirth experience. The Little Birth Company changed that for me and I now know that I totally rocked hypnobirthing all 3 times even though all 3 births were different. ❤️🤘🏻💪🏻 I want my clients to have that same feeling of owning and feeling positive about the experience whether it went perfectly or took some twists and turns. .

I am so glad I trained with @thelittlebirthcompany and urge anyone thinking of training to look at their website and message them. You won't regret it! I love our community of instructors and the fact that Wendy and Melissa help us by coming up with new training ideas, tips for business, social meet ups, cpd opportunities and more 

Instructor is Wendy Wood

04.09.2019 - Azeeta

We are family 🎵 is what I always have in my head. When I originally trained something wasn’t quite right. I heard in a private group someone mention this company and I did some digging. They were new and I thought I would message Wendy to put the feeler out there. She was super lovely, totally my vibe from the get go. I moved over straight away and it was seamless and gorgeous from the get go. 

 

Their branding was beautiful and I really wanted a modern, holistic, evidence based, informed and creative company to be a part of which is exactly what they are. Wendy and Melissa are always there to support you and the team of instructors truly are my little birth family. We support each other through anything and the midwives in the group answer any questions really quickly and will pick up the phone in a jiffy to help. 

The course itself is powerfully brilliant. Shrouded in evidence and information and beautifully wrapped in the most euphoric and hypnotic scripts. It’s a pleasure to teach...I just love it 😍

I’ve seen the @thelittlebirthcompany hypnobirthing work before my eyes with my first ever doula client. It’s stayed with me ever since and reaffirmed why it’s so awesome ❤️

 

My LBC family 😘

Instructor is Melissa Maloney

04.09.2019 - Melanie

I chose to train in hypnobirthing because I believe in a woman’s ability to birth her baby, sadly most women doubt themselves due to the narrative of birth. ⁣

⁣Modern women also have a hard work and life balance going on, often running on empty, juggling many balls unable to switch off from it all. 🤹‍♀️⁣

⁣I wanted women to know their power, hypnobirthing teaches this in many ways. Providing knowledge and skills for women to feel calm and confident during their baby’s birth. 👶🏼⁣

⁣The positive effects of relaxation on humans is very well documented and the benefits are endless, when you attach this to pregnancy and childbirth it’s power is immense. 💫⁣

⁣I trained in hypnobirthing in March 2017 with another well known programme and used it many times with good results, however something left me wanting more, for me, for my clients too. 

⁣I had been following TLBC for a while, watching them grow, sensing their passion  and how their instructors and clients were responding with such positivity. 💖⁣

⁣My lovely friend and colleague Lexi @thenest confirmed how wonderful the content was when she joined and I finally decided to swap over using the fast track instructor programme. 🎟

⁣For me TLBC is current, gentle, informative, non judgemental and engaging with beautiful scripts and gorgeous branding. 🌸⁣

⁣All instructors are nurtured with care and love from Wendy and Melissa, which means we are able to be our very best. ⁣

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⁣The feedback from my TLBC courses has  been nothing but positive with the outcomes for families brimming with positivity and thankfulness for choosing TLBC for their hypnobirthing course. 

Instructor is Melissa Maloney

04.09.2019 - Lauren

"Hi Kate. The hypnobirthing proved so so so helpful, both during preparation of birth and during. In fact I gave birth whilst the tracks were playing in the background. Hearing the affirmations between my contractions helped so so much, and gave me the confidence I needed.The breathing techniques also helped.

I just wanted to thank you so much for the classes. I honestly don't think I would have had such a quick and relatively calm birth without the techniques I learned through hypnobirthing. I honestly would recommend it to anyone! It gave me the confidence in my body that I needed. Thank you!" 

Instructor is Kate Allam

04.09.2019 - Carina

"Hi Kate,I just wanted to say a massive thank you!!! Hypnobirthing helped me so much and gave me the best birth experience. After listening to your MP3s every day in the lead up to birth I know they helped me stay so calm and focused and not lose sight of my goals. Every midwife commented on how well I managed the process and the pain and respected that we were hypnobirthing. I felt empowered, confident and in control throughout.  

It's the best thing I did while pregnant and I loved my birth experience. I have a super content and relaxed baby too. His heart rate during birth never went up - he was so happy and relaxed and still is now he's in the outside world. Thank you again!!!" 

Instructor is Kate Allam

04.09.2019 - Gayathri

"I just wanted to write to let you know that my birth experience was very positive and I am so grateful to you and to hypnobirthing for helping me to have such a positive experience to birth my daughter naturally with no medical intervention or drugs, which was very important to me.

I was so proud of myself for being able to give birth naturally and I know that it was because my mind stayed relaxed and focused on what I needed to do as well as listening to and allowing my body to do what it needed to do. I felt no fear or anxiety.

Thank you so much and I will definitely be recommending your workshops!" 

Instructor is Kate Allam

03.09.2019 - Charlie Beard

Having finished the classes I now feel very relaxed and empowered about the natural process of labour and birth. Before the course I was feeling excited yet nervous.

The best aspects of the sessions were learning the relaxation techniques, seeing/hearing positive birth stories, gaining confidence to be able to question our midwives/doctors and some particular tools to help with this too.

The course venue was really relaxing, and I’ll definitely be recommending Happy Births to friends and colleagues in future.

Instructor is Sarah Collison

03.09.2019 - Dominique

Before the course I felt anxious about labour and birth - overwhelmed, and a bit lost, and knew I wanted to do something about this. Now having completed the course I feel calm, relaxed, intrigued and empowered.

Birth is natural and not only do I now know I CAN I do it, I WANT to do it! Birth is beautiful.

My favourite parts of the course were learning about the physiology of birth, and watching and discussing the positive birth videos. Sarah’s honesty and personal experiences made it a positive birth feel real and achievable.

During the classes I felt I could really relax and be honest. The lovely environment felt so calm, safe and homely. Sarah was lovely and we couldn’t have asked for a better teacher.

Instructor is Sarah Collison

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

Instructor is Hannah Gerken

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!!

Instructor is Hannah Gerken

30.06.2019 - Rachel

It was a slightly late decision to book a hypnobirthing course (the last class was after my due date!) but I wanted to have some new tools and techniques for the birth of my second child. I was drawn to the course Natalie taught as it focused on the right birth for you. Natalie and the course were both brilliant and I'm very proud to have a positive birth story to share. Thank you Natalie! – Rachel

Instructor is Natalie Stringer

20.06.2019 - Szabina and Mark

I was very scared of giving birth and learnt hypnobirthing as a way to try to feel more confident. It really worked - I had a more empowering birth experience than I thought was possible.Thanks to Sarah, who instantly makes you feel welcome, relaxed and at ease.

She’s such a great professional, who truly enjoys what she does, and continuously training and updating her knowledge to be the best she can be.

Thank you so much Sarah, I can’t speak highly enough of you and your service! x

Instructor is Sarah Collison

01.06.2019 - Jack Wallis

As a Dad-to-be, I was feeling a little worried about the process and my role. Now, having taken the course with Sarah, I now feel a lot calmer, knowing what to expect.

I now know how I can keep myself calm, and how to help keep Laura relaxed throughout the whole process.  

I really enjoyed the breathing techniques, and the detailed explanations about each part of labour, and what to do during each stage.

The classes are held in a very calming, comfortable location.

Sarah is a friendly and calm teacher; she was very helpful with explaining different experiences.

Instructor is Sarah Collison

01.06.2019 - Laura Wallis

Thanks Sarah for all your help and advice. The course was amazing, I feel so much more relaxed, positive and ready for giving birth than I thought was possible. We learnt so much, from the science behind it all, to the techniques to stay calm and have a more positive experience. We thoroughly recommend the course to anyone feeling anxious or apprehensive about giving birth.

Before taking the course with Sarah, I was feeling scared about labour and birth. Like I wouldn’t be able to cope and like it was not going to be smooth, and it was going to be stressful.

After the hypnobirthing classes, I am now feeling SO much better! Much calmer, and much more informed about what’s going to happen, and my choices. I really feel like I could have a nice, calm and positive experience.

My favourite part was learning the breathing techniques to stay relaxed. I also enjoyed all of the information and science. The course content was much more based in science than I expected and I really like this!

The venue was so nice and calm venue – with comfy cushions and fab cake! Sarah is a fab teacher! Very knowledgeable, calm and helpful. There was no judgement at all about anything I said (which was a worry I had before coming). I’ll definitely be recommending Sarah and Happy Births to pregnant friends, family and colleagues.

Instructor is Sarah Collison

30.05.2019 - Hana Young

I had been looking for the right hypnobirthing instructor course for a long time when I came across The Little Birth Company.

Other companies didn’t fit with my own flexible ethos on what positive birth meant.

From the start Wendy and Melissa have been supportive and put me completely at ease.

The training itself was a brilliant weekend, the materials are brilliant and I left feeling excited and ready to start.

Two months later, with the support of The Little Birth Company family (emphasis on family, the support is unreal)  my new business is booming and local mamas are benefitting from the bespoke courses. 🥰

Instructor is Melissa Maloney

15.05.2019 - Hayley Southern

We can’t thank Sarah enough for her wise words, knowledge and helpfulness which made us feel so at ease and comfortable ready for our baby’s birth. Sarah has provided a course full of different techniques, learning styles and loads of wonderful information. We have enjoyed every session.

Before starting the course, I felt a little nervous about giving birth. I was excited about meeting baby but knew full well that before getting to meet baby I would be going through an experience I’ve never known. I wasn’t sure of the ins and outs of birth, and only have ever heard horror stories, or have seen one born every minute (which looks painful).

Having finished the course, wow, I feel totally different. I feel now like I have a great understanding about what my body will be doing at each stage of labour. Sarah guided us through the breathing techniques. I’ve since been testing them out in day-to-day life, whenever a stressful moment pops up, and testing them out in my happy place. It has really opened my eyes to the power of breathing. I feel like I’ll be able to stay calm and really focus on breathing this baby out!

I feel very relaxed now and so excited for the day to come to meet baby but more importantly know I can give it my best, using all the tools from the course. It feels great to know that I have the best support from James, who now understands his role on the day to make it as smooth as can be.

Discussions we had after watching the various birth videos were so useful - to see and talk about different births happening in different places (but all very calm, relaxed and positive) really opened our minds to the idea that no matter what may arise on the day everything we have learnt in hypnobirthing can be put into practice.

Instructor is Sarah Collison

15.05.2019 - James Tyrell

Thank you very much for the hypnobirthing course. We feel so much more ready for our baby’s calm and positive birth thanks to you, and we have enjoyed every second of the classes.

Instructor is Sarah Collison

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

Instructor is Hannah Gerken

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.

Instructor is Hannah Gerken

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!

Instructor is Hannah Gerken

01.05.2019 - Galinie Zisimopoulou

My wonderful friend Sarah is such a calm, collected but at the same time confident mum who is using her personal experiences of hypnobirthing and parenthood in order to help future parents and couples as they are currently going through the amazing but yet mildly “terrifying” birthing journey!

Trusting her through your journey will be one of the best things you will do to help you relax around birth preparation and more. Any couples will be lucky to have her support, guidance and help throughout their pregnancy and birthing experience.

Instructor is Sarah Collison

01.05.2019 - Janie Abraham Reid

My husband and I were of course excited to be pregnant but very nervous about what to expect at the birth - it all seemed to be very medicalised, and hospital was not my favourite place! On the recommendation of a friend we booked a private course with Sarah and it was amazing!!

Hypnobirthing is much more common sense and science-based than I expected, and we both loved the weekly class time to focus on the baby and learn about what my body was doing and what it would be doing on the big day.

The guided relaxations were so peaceful, even my sometimes-anxious husband left each class walking on air and feeling very calm! And then it was great to build on this by listening to the same tracks together at home.

The class environment was such a safe space to discuss my birth wishes and options, and I gained so much more confidence in being able to articulate what I wanted. I am now planning a home birth, as now we understand that labour and birth happens best where you feel most relaxed and safe, and for me that place is the familiar, and so the first choice is our home. The Royal Berkshire Hospital team of homebirth midwives have been so encouraging.

We are so grateful to Sarah for giving us the boost to explore this option and are feeling so prepared and calm about everything now! The hypnobirthing course was the best money we have spent in pregnancy, hands down. Thank you Sarah.

Instructor is Sarah Collison

01.05.2019 - Gareth Reid

I really enjoyed these classes. Now I completely understand what is happening to my wife’s body, and have a good idea of what happens during labour.
I know tools and techniques to support my wife, we have practiced these lots so come our baby’s big day they will be familiar and relaxing.
Sarah was a great teacher and support to us, helping out with things via email between sessions and not minding my silly questions!

Instructor is Sarah Collison

24.04.2019 - Amy

Feeling very positive and excited for birth having gone to Joanna’s hypnobirthing course. Lots of facts and discussion about what will actually happen and feel so much more clued up and calmer. Excellent experience!

 

Instructor is Joanna McIntyre

20.04.2019 - Lauren

During my pregnancy I booked onto a 4 week hypnobirthing course with Joanna where we had arranged to do the classes at my parents house, it was the best experience in giving myself and my birthing partners (partner and mum) the knowledge and skills to help me through my labor when the time came. It was especially good that we could arrange it within my family home as my partner is quite shy and would have felt out of his comfort zone if we where in a class full of strangers. It was very personal experience and well worth it. 
Joanna is very knowledgeable and passionate about all things birth and empowering woman in making the right informed choices for themselves. Any questions or doubts that I or my birthing partners had where answered confidentiality ðŸ’œ xxx

Instructor is Joanna McIntyre

04.04.2019 - Charlie

Hypnobirthing with Joanna was one of the best things that I did as it helped to focus on what I wanted for the birth of my baby and also helped me to relax and feel in control
of the decisions I was making. When it came to the birth of my baby I used the techniques Joanna went through with me and created my birthing space which helped with the positive birthing of my baby even when the birth did not go as planned. The support and advice Joanna gave me was invaluable and I am so thankful to have had her throughout my pregnancy and after the birth of my son xxx

Instructor is Joanna McIntyre

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. 

Instructor is Hannah Gerken

08.03.2019 - Jenna

I attended Joanna’s Pregnancy relaxation classes for 6 weeks and can not recommend them enough! I was terrified at the thought of giving birth and after only my first class I left feeling empowered and ensured that I could do this, better than that...I was built to do this! Her classes were a fantastic space for me to unwind, gain valuable knowledge and confidence in myself and my ability to bring my little boy safely and lovingly into this world. Since my relaxation classes have ended I’ve felt a huge gap in my weekly activities and truly miss Joanna’s calm and reassuring company! I have now booked her hypnobirthing class and will be starting her aquanatal classes this coming week!

Thank you for having such a positive influence on my first pregnancy experience!

Instructor is Joanna McIntyre

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 

Instructor is Hannah Gerken

03.03.2019 - Natasha

I am so glad I booked up hypnobirthing classes with Natalie. It was a fairly last minute decision of mine to decide to want to learn more about tools and techniques to help me through the labouring process. Natalie was super accommodating, being due very soon herself, and fitted my husband and I in for private classes over 2 weeks to ensure we could complete the course in advance to her having her little one!
During the sessions I not only felt that I learnt techniques that could help during birth, but also more information about pregnancy, labour and my own body in general. Natalie created such a calm and relaxed environment that I found my husband and I were also able to open up and address alot of our questions, concerns and decisions regarding what we both wanted related to birth in an open and free from judgement environment. Our discussions often extended long into the night following Natalie's sessions - I don't think we would of even thought of some of the points raised without her.
Having welcomed my son into the world via emergency caesarean in January, I can honestly say, despite nothing going to plan and having an alternative to my ideal birth, I was able to employ some of the techniques learnt even in the high alert situation we found ourselves in.
Thank you doesn't quite cut it! – Natasha

Instructor is Natalie Stringer

02.03.2019 - Sam

I attended Joanna's pregnancy relaxation course and highly recommend. I found it such a valuable space to discuss, learn and most importantly relax. The breathing techniques, guided relaxation and visualisation have helped me to prepare for birth and complimented my weekly pregnancy yoga class too. thank you Joanna! great knowledge and a lovely relaxed, positive approach.

Instructor is Joanna McIntyre

25.02.2019 - Laura

I had the pleasure of attending Joanna’s relaxation in pregnancy course and care of the newborn workshop.

I would highly recommend both. Joanna has a lovely calming, compassionate manor. She made it easy to ask questions and put myself and my husband at ease. I will look out for her classes in the future

Instructor is Joanna McIntyre

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!

Instructor is Hannah Gerken

10.02.2019 - Jo

I found Natalie through a google search of hypnobirthing courses in Sevenoaks. Once I saw some of her videos and blogs I booked the course with much excitement but with no idea what to expect. My husband especially had no idea and was not initially sure if going along to the courses would be beneficial as he would not be labouring himself. After our first session we were both absolutely blown away with hypnobirthing and our hesitance turned into pure excitement for labour. Natalie was so excited herself it was hard not to be too!! But we learned all about how labour is a real team effort and has really shown us as a couple some amazing tools we can use to have the birth we want. I couldn’t recommend Natalie more, she was so brilliant and it’s obvious how much passion she has for teaching us how birth can be amazing xxx – Jo.

Instructor is Natalie Stringer

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. ðŸ’•

Instructor is Hannah Gerken

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!!! 

Instructor is Hannah Gerken

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!!

Instructor is Hannah Gerken

12.12.2018 - Kirsten

Joanna's hypnobirthing course was brilliant for me and allowed me to have the positive birth that we planned. She came to my house weekly and we discussed what to expect during labour, how to remain calm and focussed to allow my body to do what it should naturally. She gave me relaxation tracks to listen to which really helped me to relax during pregnancy while also ensuring my subconscious was preparing for birth. As a result of this course I had a positive natural pool birth which was quick, calm and well planned.

If it wasn't for Joanna's hypnobirthing course then I wouldn't have had such a positive birth. I highly recommend this to anyone who is considering hypnobirthing.

Instructor is Joanna McIntyre

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.

Instructor is Hannah Gerken

11.11.2018 - Kora

I had the most wonderful weekend with @thelittlebirthcompany on the Hypnobirthing & Antenatal Instructor Course.

Very excited to start offering courses in The Mutha Hub soon. Thank you for the BEST training weekend. Kora

Instructor is Wendy Wood

01.11.2018 - Meryl

I absolutely loved the hypnobirthing course we attended. The classes were split into really manageable pieces and I felt that the course length was just right to ensure sure time to practice and take it all in. There were also lots of really lovely goodies to help prepare you for the baby.
The place where the classes are held is really lovely and nice and central with parking which is great.
Most importantly - Natalie is a wonderful teacher; incredibly sweet and helpful. She passed on loads of really helpful tips not just on hypnobirthing and is a wonderful resource even after the course has finished. She also has a great voice for hypnobirthing 😊 – Meryl

Instructor is Natalie Stringer

24.10.2018 - Florence

We chose to take our hypnobirthing classes with Natalie at Equilibrium Birthing because we really resonated with Natalie's personal story on her website and her outlook on the birthing experience, we chose to do this even though we lived an hour away! It was the best decision we made, as even though our birth didn't go to plan we had the most incredibly magical hypnobirth, and our son was born calm, relaxed and ready. We still keep in touch with Natalie, and would absolutely recommend her to anyone and everyone, she is truly an amazing teacher and we know we wouldn't have had the amazing experience we had, birthing our son, had we not taken our hypnobirthing classes with Natalie. Thank you so much for everything :) – Florence

Instructor is Natalie Stringer

10.10.2018 - Emma

Just returned from Hypnobirthing Instructor training with The Little Birth Company. They are so lovely and welcoming. I can’t wait to get started teaching my first couples. Fantastic food and venue for the course.

Our learning environment was relaxed and friendly, and I’m loving being part of this community of like minded birth professionals.  

The materials provided are beautiful, top-quality and alongside the teaching content there’s extra information on starting and developing your hypnobirthing business.

I’m also reassured that they are very active online for additional support. Emma

Instructor is Wendy Wood

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

Instructor is Hannah Gerken

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!

Instructor is Hannah Gerken

09.09.2018 - Alex

I have looked into different course providers for Hypnobirthing Instructor Training over the last 2 years but never found a course I felt sits right with me … until I found “The Little Birth Company.

The course was an incredible experience, well thought through, relaxing, calm and very friendly. The course providers ticked all the boxes and the support before, during and after the course have been exemplary. The handouts for clients are so beautiful and the instructor manual is simply incredible and a massive help when teaching my clients. I adore the structure and couldn’t recommend the course higher.

Thank you so much Wendy and Melissa!!

Instructor is Melissa Maloney

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.

Instructor is Hannah Gerken

15.05.2018 - Amy

I trained with another hypnobirthing method several years ago, but was finding the communication and support massively lacking.

I felt isolated and frustrated so I researched other companies and after a long thought process I decided to join LBC (having considered many others!).

I joined through their fast track option and immediately knew that this is where I belong. Wendy and Melissa are just amazing women....they actually care about their instructors and the programme they have created is just brilliant.

What I have also found wonderful is the other instructors...what an incredible bunch of inspiring women who all have so much knowledge and passion.

I wish that I'd moved years ago but I am so happy that I am now part of this amazing family.

The resources are just beautiful too and the mp3s are just so relaxing !!

Best decision ever!!

Instructor is Wendy Wood

14.05.2018 - Claire

I joined the LBC via their fast track option, I have previously trained with two other hypnobirthing organisations but was missing the sense of being part of a  community, I just felt like a tiny cog in a big wheel.  

I haven't been disappointed, Wendy and Melissa are so welcoming and being part of the LBC is like being part of a family, there is a willingness to be open and share experiences and knowledge that I really like.

As an experienced teacher I also like the flexibility in terms of how I teach.

The materials and branding are lovely and very modern.

I'm really enjoying it so far and so are my clients.

I'm so happy that I made the switch!

Instructor is Wendy Wood

13.05.2018 - Azeeta

Working for The LBC is like a dream.

I was looking for a hypnobirthing company that was heavy on communication and support for instructors, had a beautiful programme for clients and a programme I would love teaching and the LBC ticked every box.

Wendy and Melissa go above and beyond to make sure all their instructors are happy and they also ask for our feedback constantly.

What is the best thing about the LBC is that we all connect as instructors and support each other enormously.

There is only collaboration and love with this company no competition. How unique is that?

Instructor is Melissa Maloney

27.03.2018 - Lorraine

My husband and I met Natalie for our hypnobirthing programme during week 26 of my pregnancy.
On arriving at her beautiful cottage we were made to feel extremely welcome and relaxed and both immediately felt excited about the journey we were about to embark on.

Natalie took the time to get to know us both as a couple and each of us as individuals during the classes which made the experience feel really personal. She shared her own birth story with us and we both enjoyed hearing how wonderful and calm it was.... something you don’t hear very often, if at all!

Natalie taught us amazing relaxation techniques, which we have both found ourselves using in our every day lives and she explained, in detail, the physiology of birth which helped us both to understand and prepare for the upcoming arrival of our baby.
We have been able to write a simple but detailed birth plan with Natalie’s support and feel confident and prepared for all the possible scenarios and how to take control of any unplanned situations that may arise when the big event takes place.

We would like to thank Natalie for sharing with us an amazing programme and look forward to sharing our birth story with other hypno birthers very soon!

Lorraine & Paul

Instructor is Natalie Stringer

19.03.2018 - Jennifer

My husband and I attended Natalie’s group classes in February and we feel so prepared and confident now in the run up to our baby’s birth (Due in May.)
Learning all about our mind/body connection has allowed us to realise that how I feel about the birth going forward, will influence what happens on the day. We had no idea about how powerful the mind was!
Attending these classes were a wonderful way for us to relax and spend precious time together talking about what we want for our baby’s birth and they really helped us to decide what our birth preferences were.
We are now looking forward to the birth so much and are not anxious in the slightest! We can’t wait for the day to come.
I cannot recommend Natalie enough for her gentle nature, amazing knowledge and genuine interest in each and every one of us as individuals. – Jennifer

Instructor is Natalie Stringer