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Educating Midwives and Birth Workers:

I have been involved in training throughout my career. Educating midwives, nurses, birth workers and importantly women, birthing people and their families has always been my passion. I have taught Midwives and Birth Workers in the UK, US, Hong Kong, China, Russia, Taiwan.  I have also taught parents in the UK, US, France, Spain, Sweden, Italy, Germany, Ireland and Kenya. 

 

I currently work freelance as visiting lecturer at local universities, I train midwives and birth workers in KG Hypnobirthing and I am an Associate Teacher for Birthrights, promoting human rights in childbirth. 

 

My expertise are Hypnobirthing, Physiological Birth, Continuity of Midwifery Care, Quality and Governance including Documentation as part of Professional Practice and Human Rights in Childbirth.

 

If you are looking for an innovative teacher to guest lecture at your organisation, or NHS trust for in-house training, then drop me a line, I would love to hear from you.

 

At the Birth Coaching Company we recognise that one size doesn't fit all. Sometimes we have specific goals that we want to reach or challenges we are endeavouring to overcome. While our birthing classes cover everything you will need to know to achieve a calm, comfortable, empowering birth, they follow a designed format and that may not be what you are looking for at this time. Therefore, we can offer you a personalised road map to birth, one that plans out your personal journey with you and your partner working together with your coach to identify and achieve your goals.

Our aim is to unlock your inner birth goddess, to set you on a path to a positive birth experience, one where you are central to decision making, in control, confident and content.

Our coaches are qualified midwives with many years' experience supporting women and their partners. They know how to help you to define your vision, to motivate and empower you, but most of all they will energise you to take control of your birth process.

We offer personal coaching in ways to suit your lifestyle and budget. Meetings can take place in your home, office, café for tea and a chat – whatever/wherever works best for you.

  • Face to Face
  • Via Zoom
  • Telephone support
  • Email support
  • Combination of the above
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Investment

Face to Face - 1-1 with your coach at a time and place to suit you - 2 hour session is £100

Skype/Zoom session only - minimum 1.5 hour's £75

 

Combination package can be negotiated to suit your needs and/or your budget.

We are also happy to discuss postnatal support with home visits at a price to suit your budget. 

 

You will undergo an initial assessment with your coach. Together you will identify your goals, discuss your personal journey and plan your road map to success.

 

We also offer Antenatal decision making session via telephone or zoom. Free 15 minute Consultation. This  session will help you take control of your birth whatever the circumstances - you will have an empowering session with an experienced midwife, this will be followed up with evidenced based information and current research sent to you via email.

investment:

Zoom £55 per session

Face to Face £75 per session

You do not need to be taking one of our courses to request this service.

Postnatal Care: 

We also offer online postnatal care including a Post Birth Reflection via Skype/Zoom at £55 per 1 hour session. If you have taken our hypnobirthing or birth coaching course then the cost for postnatal care is reduced to £35 per session.

Postnatal Face to Face £75 per session - reduced to £55 for people who have taken our HB course 

You do not need to have completed one of our courses to request a postnatal care or post birth reflection. 

 

Birth Photography.

 

If you have read my bio you will know that I have been a midwife for 40 years and have a wealth of knowledge and experience in both for home and hospital birth.  I am also an amateur photographer.  Photography has been a hobby of mine for many years and birth photography is something I’ve wanted to offer for a long time.  The cost to you for this service is reflected in the fact that I am new to this part of the birth journey but as with midwifery I will do my upmost to ensure that this momentous time in your life will be everything you want it to be.  

As a midwife and a Hypnobirthing teacher I understand the importance of the birthing environment - that sacred private space where you and your partner journey together in a flow of Oxytocin to welcome your child into the world.  Experiencing the most profound emotions unlike anything you have every felt before – the moment of birth when you meet your baby for the first time. 

As a birth photographer my role is to capture those emotions, the raw essence of birth in a quiet unobtrusive way – a pictorial account of this special day for you, your child and your family, how amazing to have this forever record of the most precious time in your life. 

 

How does it work?

 

I would like to meet you during your pregnancy so we can work out your plan and expectations

I will then go on-call from 38 weeks until you birth.  When you are in established labour, I will be ready to join you and start recording your journey through labour until the baby is born and for a short time after.

Within a few hours of birth, you will have an image or two to share with family and friends

Within 7 days I will share your high-quality digital images with you. Birth photographs are both colour and black and white. Black and white photographs capture the innate beauty and the raw emotionof birth. 

 

Investment

 

£500 for the birth photography session - includes the initial antenatal meeting, being on-call and your high-quality digital images. 

£700 Birth photography and the face to face private Hypnobirthing course.

 

We are happy to discuss a package tailored to your needs or budget, just gives us a call. 

 

 

 

 

Kayley ' Birth Story

Hi Maureen,

Just an email to inform you of the safe arrival of our gorgeous Rosie. She was born in the women’s on 19th May.
I started with surges Wednesday evening only lasting a few hours and this happened the same time again each evening until Saturday evening when they continued. Saturday evening they started after I had put bobby to bed. I sat and ate some dinner, watched some TV then headed to bed. I slept for a few hours and then got into the bath around 1am. Around 3am we decided to make our way to the hospital.
I was 5 cm when I arrived. My waters hadn’t gone and the midwife thought baby felt back to back. Due to this being the case withy first birth and that taking 17hrs of active labour, I decided not to get into the pool straight away. I spent the next 4/5hours on the ball, walking around the room, up and down the corridors.  Surges started to come thick and fast so I got into the pool and around 1hr30 later Rosie was born in the water which was amazing. She came out so calm, staring straight at myself and Graham. No screaming as we experienced with bobby, she was so content.
Once again, thanks so much for all you guidance. We couldn’t have done it with all your support and vast amount of knowledge!!
Kayley xx

 

We are really pleased to offer:

 

Face to face private session in your own home at a date and time to suit you. Included in the price is an optional fifth refresher session close to your birthing day - Cost £350 inclusive for you and your partner. You will also benefit from my forty years experience as a midwife. I will be there to offer support and evidenced based advice throughout your pregnancy. 

Sessions are offerred in Merseyside, Cheshire and Gloucestershire  - details below.

 

We also offer a bespoke extended course - 5 face to face sessions in your home at a date and time to suit you and your partner - Cost £500. Included in the price is an optionl 6th refresher session close to your birthing day. This extended course will cover the usual hypnobirthing content but with additional information such as initial postnatal expectations, feeding and your personal birthing objectives.

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We have produced a booklet that covers all you need to know to have a positive birth experience. For the cost of £5 we can email you the pdf document. This book is divided into sections covering:
Mind Body Connection - The Physiological Process- Rhythm and Flow of Labour- Special Circumstances - Remaining in Control including Consent to Care and BRAIN analogy - Breathing Exercises and Techniques for remaining Calm and Comfortable. You do not have to have taken our HB course to request your copy. If you would like a copy please contact me

 

Skype/Zoom course - Four sessions through the online medium of Skype or Zoom at a time to suit your schedule.  The content of the course will be the same as the face to face course. An additional refresher session will also be available close to your birthing day. 

 

The BCC HypnoBirthing course combines an understand of the physiological process – what it means to be a woman - together with self-hypnosis, and the ability to deeply relax and let go. When you birth in an atmosphere of calm relaxation free of fear, your body will release the loving hormone oxytocin, this together with endorphins will ensure a calm, relaxed, enjoyable birth. I will teach you the rhythm and flow of your body as it journeys through labour, connecting your mind and your body together with your baby, giving you the confidence to birth the way nature intended you to do. Your birthing partner will be empowered to be part of the birthing process to encourage you, to support you and to advocate for you. This birth belongs to you both, it is your birthing memory that will last a lifetime, it’s my job to make it a happy one. 

With HypnoBirthing:

  • You will gain an understanding of how the birthing muscles work in perfect harmony as they were designed to do when your body is sufficiently relaxed and when you trust in yourself and the birthing process;
  • You will learn how to achieve deep relaxation, using your natural birthing instincts for a calm, serene and comfortable birth; You'll learn how to release the fears and anxieties you may currently have about giving birth, and how to overcome previous traumatic births;
  • HypnoBirthing also empowers your birthing partner, giving both parents the confidence, tools and knowledge to experience birth as nature intended;
  • When you have your baby with Hypnobirthing, you will not be in a trance or a sleep. What you will experience is similar to the daydreaming;
  • HypnoBirthing supports you discover and experience the joy and magic of birth;
  • You and your partner will be empowered to remain in control whatever turn your birthing takes

 

If you want the best then come to the best - The original Hypnobirthing course in Merseyside with 17 years experience teaching Hypnobirthing, energising and empowering couples to a happy birth memory. You will also benefit from my forty years experience as a midwife. I will be there to offer support and evidenced based advice throughout your pregnancy. 

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Investment:

 

Merseyside and Cheshire delivered Face to Face private sessions over four consecutive weeks or over a full weekend with 5th refresher session - £350

 

Gloucestershire Face to Face Private sessions delivered over a full weekend with 5th refresher session - £350

 

Face to Face Extended course -  5 Private Sessions with 6th refresher session - £500

 

Zoom Course can also be arranged on request.

  

Face to Face HB refresher session £75.  For couples who have taken HB classes with a previous pregnancy.

Zoom refresher session £50

 

If this does not work for you please contact us so we can work with you to develop sessions to meet your needs and budget.

 

We also offer Antenatal decision making session via telephone, zoom or face to face. Free 15 minute Consultation. This session will help you take control of your birth whatever the circumstances - you will have an empowering session with an experienced midwife, this will be followed up with evidenced based information and current research sent to you via email.

investment:

Zoom £55 per session.

Face to Face £75 per session

You do not need to be taking one of our courses to request this service.

 

Postnatal Care:  

Skype/Zoom - We also offer online postnatal care including a Post Birth Reflection via Skype/Zoom at £55 per 1 hour session. If you have taken our hypnobirthing or birth coaching course then the cost for postnatal care is reduced to £35 per session via Zoom

 

Postnatal Face to Face £75 per session - reduced to £55 for people who have taken our HB course 

 

You do not need to have completed one of our courses to request a postnatal care or post birth reflection. 

 

 

 

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