hypnobirthing with us

let us prepare you, your BIRTH partner and your baby for the best possible birth for you - informed, empowered, confident

Huge congratulations on your pregnancy! Thank you so much for taking the time to head over to our site and check out our classes. Do It Like A Mother has certainly evolved since it first began back in 2013. Operating under a different business name and with only Keri at the helm, we have now grown. Keri has moved on from coaching mum’s during pregnancy and now coaches mum’s in biz. Leaving Steph and Chloe to take over the hypnobirthing side of things- if you want to know more about them check out the ‘About Us‘ section.

Both Steph and Chloe have a modern approach to hypnobirthing and both used it when giving birth to their own babies, so they have first experience of the power it can have. Want to know what it actually involves? Read on…

 

despite what you've heard about hypnobirthing...

WE WILL NOT promise you a pain free, euphoric, orgasmic, cinematic, yet entirely silent birth. We won’t tell you to rule out any other resources (euphemism alert: I’m talking DRUGS). We will leave you feeling like you probably won’t need them. Most of our clients don’t. But whatever you do is up to you. Birth can be unpredictable, and a healthy dose of good luck is part of the cocktail of anyone’s dream birth.

WE WILL provide you with the tools and support to birth like the woman you are.

To make choices you are happy with. To be treated like the boss, rather than a bewildered, vulnerable wreck needing to be rescued. To understand how your body works, how your mind gets in on the act, and how YOU CAN create the optimal conditions for a comfortable, efficient labour. To make it a team effort (don’t laugh, seriously). To stack the odds in your favour.

We’ll invite you to join an online community of local super mamas, and weekly meets to stay connected and continue to support you into motherhood- #ittakesavillage after all.

SO. It all sounds very desirable (hopefully or else WE've not done my job very well).

But what does it actually involve? What do you get for your precious time and hard earned money?

Here’s hypnobirthing in a nutshell (or rather, here’s hypnobirthing with us…)

Education

-How our attitudes towards birth have evolved through history

-How the body works in labour- physically, and more importantly, hormonally

-How your state of mind impacts on the process

-The optimal environment for a comfortable birth

-How to make choices about intervention that you can be satisfied with

-How to prepare your mind, your body, and your baby

Toolbox

-3 simple, effective breathing techniques to support a calm and comfortable labour

-spine-tinglingly good massage technique for your partner to apply to increase endorphins (your home brewed pain relief)

-relaxation techniques to quickly access (with practice) this optimal state for labour

-fear release technique to allow your existing concerns to be overcome

-birth plan support- what choices you have, what to consider, how to communicate it

Inspiration

-You’ll see some lovely births. Gorgeous ones. Some quiet, some loud. Some home, some hospital. In and out of water. Normal couples, like you, applying what they’ve learnt and rocking an empowered experience.

-We’ll tell you some stories from our own alumni too- not all go to plan, but they share a common assertion that hypnobirthing saw them through.

Sound like a plan?

Have a look around the site to learn more about how we can support you, and to read experiences generously shared by some of the families we’ve worked with. Any Qs, just ask. (email steph@doitlikeamother.co.uk for Southend queries, or chloe@doitlikeamother.co.uk for Upminster queries)

To check out dates and book your space, take a look at the options below.

 

 Group Course (Southend)Private CoursePrivate Refresher CourseOnline Course
What's the format?Taught in groups of up to 6 pregnant mums and their birth partners over 2-4 sessions.Taught one-to-one with you and your birth partner over 3-4 sessions.Taught one-to-one with you and your birth partner in one session.Taught via pre-recorded videos and written course notes for you to go at a pace that suits you.
Where is it taught?At Do It Like A Mother HQ, 861 London Road, Leigh-on-Sea, SS0 9SZIn the comfort of your own home.In the comfort of your own home.Wherever you like!
What's the duration?10 hours.8-10 hours.3 hours.7 and a half hours of video teaching, plus reading time.
What support do you get afterwards?As much support via phone and email as you need. Plus access to our client-only Facebook group, which has weekly live videos from Chloe.As much support via phone and email as you need. Plus access to our client-only Facebook group, which has weekly live videos from Chloe.As much support via phone and email as you need. Plus access to our client-only Facebook group, which has weekly live videos from Chloe.Access to our client-only Facebook group, which has weekly live videos from Chloe.
Who is this course for?Anyone looking for a positive birth experience and wanting to meet other mums during the course.Anyone looking for a positive birth experience, that either can't make it to our group course or would prefer a more tailored approach to learning.Parents that have done a hypnobirthing course in the past and are looking to refresh their knowledge in a subsequent pregnancy.Anyone looking for a positive birth experience that is too busy to commit to our in-person courses.
What materials are included?Relaxation Recordings, The Calm Birth Method Book by Suzy Ashworth, goody bag of treats and written course notes.Relaxation Recordings, The Calm Birth Method Book by Suzy Ashworth, goody bag of treats and written course notes.Having previously done a hypnobirthing course, we won't supply further materials but these available to purchase, should you wish.Relaxation Recordings, written course notes and pre-recorded video course.
What's the investment?£240 (Payable via a £50 deposit and £190 once the course starts).£325 (Payable via a £50 deposit and £275 once the course starts).£90 one-off payment.£78 one-off payment or 3 monthly payments of £30
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