KELSEY (Mum of ROCKY)
This course was genuinely life changing. Mary-Anne is a fantastic Hypnobirthing coach and instantly put us at ease when we started the course. We really weren't sure if it would be the right kind of birth prep course for us, but her frank, honest and funny manner were exactly what we needed in order to relate to the content. Thanks to her course we feel prepared and excited about the birth of our baby and we have the tools to approach it with confidence and knowledge. As someone who struggles with anxiety I can honestly say that since doing this course I feel calm, I no longer allow other people's experiences or fears sink in and effect how I feel about our baby's journey into the world, and I am excited to go through it! Thank you for changing our lives for the better, we really cannot thank you enough
Read full birth story here!
Maria & Filipe (mum & dad of Aria)
Thank you for preparing us for the calm and peaceful birth of our little girl. The hypnobirthing classes were just an amazing idea. Full birth story click here
SAM (Mum of OSCAR)
Hypnobirthing was key for me throughout this process. The course and practise up to the birth really helped me to focus on the breathing, remain calm and relaxed in order to promote oxytocin to aid the labour process. I would definitely recommend Mary-Anne’s course to all Mums-To-Be! Full story here
ISADORA (MUM OF LOELIE)
We enjoyed Mary-Anne always sticking to the positive and teaching us lots of positions and visualisations, it was great how natural she was about intimate matters too.
We wanted to share our birthing story with you and thank you for preparing us for the experience in the best way possible. Full story here
MELISSA - (MUM TO AUDREY) Caesarian Birth
Whilst the actual events didn't go by our birth plan, the course faced us so much confidence to be in control of the whole process. The birth was still a positive experience for both os us. It was relaxed and we got to do delayed cord, skin to skin in theatre. Thanks for giving us the confidence to go with our choices and not get railroaded down an escalating path. Full story here
AGNESE (MUM TO MIA)
My partner and I were very excited to attend Mary-Anne's led hypnobirthing course. We very much enjoyed the location, the intimate atmosphere and the very personal approach. The fact that Mary-Anne had herself gone through having successful hypnobirth, was very important for us as she gave us useful advice which we know really worked for her too. Ever since the end of the course, we have been practicing all the breathing and relaxation techniques and are in a very relaxed and excited state of mind in our last few weeks / days before our little girl arrives. Thank you Mary-Anne for giving us a fresh perspective on what a birth can be and we look forward to our meet-up in a couple of months when the little angel is out!
We had our baby girl!!!! At home!!! No pain relief!!!! THANK YOU!!!!
jessie (Mum TO PHOEBE)
“The hypnobirthing course with Mary-Anne has left much more confident in my ability to manage and more importantly, enjoy the experience of birth. The practical elements covered have given me the tools to understand hospital jargon and also to make informed choices around the birth whilst the relaxation exercises are helping to shift my focus to a more positive birth experience. The course has also helped to give my partner a role and has increased his confidence too. I know that, thanks to hypnobirthing, whatever kind of birth I end up having it will be a more positive experience for myself, my partner and inevitably for baby too!”.
I have to say the birth was just as I had wanted it to be. No doubt thanks to your course.
Sarah (MUM OF CONNIE)
HypnobirthMe has been the perfect addition to our pregnancy journey so far. MaryAnne's tailored approach to our birth plan has really helped to focus and prepare us for the arrival of our little lady. From coaching us on relaxation and breathing techniques to daily reminders to affirm the pregnant female form, we really couldn't ask much more from a hypnobirthing practitioner. Such a positive experience that will open your mind to the wonders of maternity.
Emily (MUM OF WOODY)
I got everything out of this course. I'm honestly actually looking forward to the birth now, rather than seeing it as something scary but necessary to get to my baby.
NIINA (MUM OF AVA)
The benefit of hypnobirthing was that I remained calm and the baby was and is still calm baby.
Hannah (mum of eliza)
I liked how the course covered everything from pre to post birth, the focus on the positive birthing experience and that now I feel prepared and excited about the process. An excellent course that not only prepared me but also Hector too.
Even though it didn’t go according to what we had planned, we were both completely calm and prepared throughout What would have been ver stressful and traumatic, wasn’t, so Thank you.
Thanks for being so great, reassuring & helping us to feel a lot more empowered about our baby’s birth. I loved the relaxations and practical things to do at home
I really like the whole ethos of the course – to start to look at birth in a positive way, to eliminate negative birth stories and discussions of pain etc. We’ve really made an effort to try and get excited about the whole process, to repeat our affirmations and grow our confidence. It’s helped in changing the way we frame the whole process.
I liked the relaxation sessions and the teacher, who looked for further information to make sure all our questions were answered. The atmosphere created made the course a great experience. We both feel now much more confident about the birth and are much looking forward to it.
I thought Mary-Anne was an excellent guide and teacher- I loved her approach, sense of humour and materials she prepared. I felt she exuded a great understanding of the possibilities and passion for her work. I found each session to be full of insightful information, useful tips and good resources, I would recommend her class to any and all future mothers and their partners.
Thanks so mich, Mary-Anne. We really enjoyed the course. James has been raving about it to all his mates.
The Hypnobirthing course was a useful course which has given us more confidence in preparation of the birth and has given John more focus on his role as my supporter.
Thank you for preparing us for a calm and peaceful birth of our little girl.
Content was excellent, as were the meditation and videos shown. Really enlightening. Follow up was also really good.
The group course, at the Life Centre, felt so personal, even though we were 3 couples, my teacher was the best
Thanks for all the wonderful and helpful information, and thanks again for the sessions. We are excited for baby's arrival
I loved the personal approach of this course and how Mary-Anne was informal, but shared real experiences with us.
I loved all the practical advise that this course provided
ME (MARY-ANNE & MY LATEST HOMEBIRTH)
I couldn’t have done it without such an amazing support network from Kingston homebirth team and my INCREDIBLE birth partner and husband James and of course HYPNOBIRTHING!. Read full story here!