I am your course facilitator and have the privilege of working among mums, dads, babies and new families on a daily basis as a midwife. I have a genuine passion for women’s issues and rights and am fascinated by the changes women undergo throughout history.
My 25 years in Midwifery has afforded me the experience of working in
hi-tech teaching units as well as low risk maternity units, leading a
ward team, teaching natural family planning and for the last 8 years,
being a community midwife and gaining experience in homebirth settings.
I feel strongly about getting the foundations right, so that to become good parents, we should all be concentrating on getting the birth right to start with; that’s not saying that you should or would want to have a “natural birth” but that you deserve the right to choice, information, care and support so that you can welcome your new baby with love in your heart, whatever way he or she is born. It is not within everyone’s grasp to experience problem-free birth, but I hear from women every day that it’s not always the outcome that challenges them, but the journey along the way. My role as a midwife is to ensure that that journey is as smooth and safe as possible, building strong foundations all the way – I can now offer that to you in the shape of my classes.
I have a good, working knowledge of birth preparation classes and the
ever-changing needs of you new parents within an ever-changing society.
So I was delighted at the chance to become a HypnoBirthing®
practitioner and train with the Mongan method; I am currently certified
with the HypnoBirthing® institute to provide you with the official 5
week (12.5 hours) preparation course – the details of which you will
find in the relevant pages of my website.
As a certified practitioner, i fulfil annual re-registration with the
Institute by measurable continuing development and i practise within a
Code of Ethics drawn up by Marie Mongan, to ensure your safety at all
times; I appear on the international directory of practitioners on the
official HypnoBirthing® listings at www.hypnobirthing.co.uk/com
and you are encouraged to always check out your practitioner.
Non-appearance on the listing means non-compliance with an agreed set of
standards. HypnoBirthing® is meant to be provided to you in 12.5 hours
of tuition, usually split over 4 or 5 weeks to allow for your practice
to process the information and reinforce positive goals – otherwise less
than good results could ensue ; the exception being couples wishing to
start close to their due date.