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HypnoBirthing – What is it?

For too long women have been taught that birth is something to be feared. We at Breathing Love are passionate about empowering women and their partners to take back their birthing experience. Through teaching a range of techniques, including self hypnosis, relaxation and breathing techniques, we offer a complete birth education program supporting women to have a better birth, free of fear and tension.

The HypnoBirthing childbirth method is as much a philosophy of birth as it is a technique for achieving a satisfying, relaxing and stress-free method of birthing.   HypnoBirthing teaches you and your birth companion the art and joy of experiencing birth in a more comfortable manner.  Through attending classes and practising daily, you will learn how to call upon your body’s own natural relaxant and thus lessen or eliminate discomfort and the need for medication.  When a woman is properly prepared for childbirth and when mind and body are in harmony, nature is free to function in the same well-designed manner as it does with all other creatures.

HypnoBirthing teaches you to release all prior programming about birth, how to trust your body and work with it, as well as how to free yourself of harmful emotions that lead to pain-causing fear and unyielding muscles.   Through embarking on a course you’ll learn how to release the fears and anxieties you may currently have about giving birth, and how to overcome previous traumatic birth

We can teach you the art of using your own natural birthing instincts.  With HypnoBirthing you will be aware and fully in control, but profoundly relaxed.

One of the core aspects of our program is to inform women and their birth companions, giving you all the information to help you to make educated decisions about your birth experience.  HypnoBirthing empowers you to experience the joy of birth, putting you firmly in control of the whole process and giving you the tools to communicate your wishes to your caregivers.

“HypnoBirthing is a beautiful experience, that totally changed my life and gave me a tranquil birth that I feel sure I could not have achieved otherwise. It is this personal experience that drives our desire to spread the word to expectant couples, in order that they too, can enjoy a beautiful birthing experience.”

Catherine Hartley


Classes take place in two locations Sheelah covers Essex while Catherine caters for those on the Oxford/Wiltshire border.  Both Catherine and Sheelah teach from home to ensure the class is as comfortable as possible and to allow both Mothers and their birth companions the chance to fully relax in a ‘home from home’ environment.  Classes are either run as group sessions or on an individual basis depending on your requirements.  The maximum class size is five couples allowing us to provide a more bespoke package.

In addition to this, we also offer an individual package where we can offer classes to you on a one to one basis in the comfort of your own home.  Prices for this are in the region of £400 but vary according to your individual circumstances.  Please get in touch for more details.

Please contact us to book your space or with any enquiries you may have.  Alternatively, you can call:07904 955 471.


Taster Sessions

We run taster sessions at no charge for those interested in HypnoBirthing and wanting to find out more.  It is so important that you feel comfortable and at ease with your instructor, therefore this is a great opportunity to come and meet us and find out more about what HypnoBirthing can do for you.  Please contact us for details.


Support throughout.

We are proud at Breathing Love to be able to offer you support throughout your pregnancy and into the early days of parenting, whether that’s through our ongoing telephone support, email support or one to one sessions, whatever you need we are here for you to answer any questions and offer our guidance.

We also offer additional relaxation sessions at a cost of £10 per session.  These are great for Mummies who have completed the HypnoBirthing course and would like additional support in the run up to their birthing day but can also be used as a stand alone tool.

We are also able to offer additional services to Mummies whose babies are breech or past their guess date.  Baby come on out; additional fear release and breech turn sessions are all offered at £15 per session.

We can also offer our services as a birth companion for your  birthing day.  Please contact us for further details.


Promotions and Special Offers

We are delighted to be able to offer a 10% discount to military families.  Please inform us when booking, military ID will need to be shown.

Book five relaxation sessions and receive £5 off.

Book a course together with a friend and receive a discount of £50 per couple.


For a closer look into Hypnobirthing, this video featuring Tom and Giovanna Fletcher explains what Hypnobirthing is and the benefits of Hypnobirthing for Mum, birth companion and baby.