I'm a mum, wife, fitness junkie, all round pregnancy and birth fanatic and I am thrilled to welcome you to Fearless Mama.
I'm guessing you are here because you are expecting a little one - congratulations!
During my pregnancy I stumbled across hypnobirthing and I said to my partner "I think we should be doing this" (who wouldn't want to be calm and informed for the birth of their child!?), but I didn't really know what to expect, and I definitely hadn't appreciated how much the knowledge and tools I learnt would help me through my pregnancy, long before my little boy entered the world and, in turn, help me through a labour that wasn’t quite what I’d envisaged!
The arrival of my little boy was far from what you might currently perceive a "hypnobirthing birth" to be, but hypnobirthing techniques were absolutely instrumental in his arrival.
I trained as a Hypnobirthing teacher (even though I hate the term hypnobirthing) and launched Fearless Mama to help parents feel prepared and positive about their birth experience, no matter how that birth looks on the day.
I don't refer to myself as a Hypnobirthing Teacher, I'm a birth preparation coach, and the syllabus I teach incorporates hypnobirthing techniques (but it's so much more than that!)
I'm on a mission to change some of the misconceptions around birth preparation (it's not "a bit hippy" and it' not just for home births!) I'm incredibly fortunate to teach The Mindful Birth Group syllabus and work with couples locally (I'm based in Guildford, Surrey), or further afield via Zoom to prepare them for a confident and positive birth, no matter how or where they end up meeting their baby.
It doesn’t matter if that's a home birth in a pool, a hospital birth with or without pain relief, or even a planned caesarean abdominal birth in a theatre, the knowledge you will gain and tools you will learn will have a profoundly positive impact in any birth scenario.
I am genuinely thrilled you are taking steps to prepare for your birth and would be delighted to support you.