Congratulations on your pregnancy, I am an experienced, professional, practising Midwife, mum of two, and Co Founder of Surrey and Sussex Midwives. I am based in Mid Sussex and I offer Antenatal and KG Hypnobirthing classes to expectant parents in all areas of Sussex.
My classes are designed to support you through pregnancy, birth and beyond. I offer one to one and group classes. One to one sessions can be bespoke to your individual pregnancy or medical needs, and offer a follow up postnatal visit to offer support and talk about your birth experience. Group sessions are a great way to get all the information you need to prepare for your baby, but also to meet other expectant parents from your area. Sessions are relaxed and fun, where I share my knowledge and experience as both a midwife and a mother. My aim is to equip you with all the information you will need for pregnancy, birth and those first few weeks with your baby. My courses don't just finish after the last session, I am there to support you through your whole pregnancy and the first few weeks after birth. I will be in regular contact between sessions to provide you with useful information and have a dedicated phone number to give to my clients for additional support.
If you would like more information please visit our website
B Midwifery with Distinction Robert Gordon University - Aberdeen
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KG Hypnobirthing (12 hour at home/group or online course)
KG Hypnobirthing is a 12 hour structured antenatal course for both parents. We teach simple techniques, which together form a powerful combination to help you achieve a relaxed state of mind and release fear and negative thoughts associated with giving birth. The techniques include the use of positive words and language to work alongside the unconscious mind, visualisations, scripted relaxations, physical preparation and advice to help you be in control of your own birth. Through lots of practice this gives confidence to women and their partners to empower them to achieve a calm, confident birth.
Our KG Hypnobirthing course is a full birth preparation course that also covers everything you would expect in a normal antenatal course. Our prices also include the KG Hypnobirthing book, downloadable MP3 and parent course folder.
COST : Private, at home (£400) Private, online (£230) Group online (£180)
Bump, Birth and Babyhood Course ( 8 hours - Private, Group or Online)
Bump, Birth and Babyhood Course is a complete 8 hour antenatal course, which is normally split over four sessions. The sessions are offered as either an online interactive course (either private or in groups of 5 couples local to you), or private one to one in your home at a time to suit you.
The course is normally split into four sessions, a detailed breakdown of the course can be found on our website;
Session one - We look at how to prepare your body for birth and what to expect in the later stages of pregnancy, where to give birth, considering natural ways to start labour, as well as medical induction.
Session two - The science behind birth and what happens during each 'stage' of birth, breathing techniques and positions for birth, setting up a calm birth environment and birth partners role.
Session three - We demonstrate and practice birth massage techniques, pain relief options, consider the 'what if's' for birth.
Session four - This session is a baby feeding and postnatal care workshop. It's a fun and interactive workshop where we cover everything from breast and bottle feeding your baby to demonstrating a baby bath, safe sleep, travel safety and what to expect for yourself (physically and emotionally) in the first few weeks after birth.
COST : Private, at home (£325) Private, online (£150) Online, group (£90 per couple)
Infant Feeding & Postnatal Workshop
The Infant Feeding & Postnatal Workshop in an optional extra 3 hour course for couples undertaking the KG Hypnobirthing course. The session covers the following topics;
Safe sleep and what to expect with newborn sleep
Postnatal body changes
Mental well being
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Support groups available
COST : At home (£100) Online £55
As a new father to be, I was anxious and unsure but I wanted to help and be very much part of the pregnancy and birth.
Rachel’s advice and information throughout the hypnobirthing sessions was hugely helpful and reassuring.
I learned that with hypnobirthing, that I could really help my partner through her pregnancy and birth by practising the methods of relaxation and meditation together.
All couples should try the hypnobirthing sessions to help relax, be confident and have a positive, happy state of mind for the birth.
Rachel is fantastic and we couldn’t thank her enough!