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…)
-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
-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
-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 email@example.com for Southend queries, or firstname.lastname@example.org for Upminster queries)
To check out dates and book your space, head over to the Courses page.