Hypnobirth is growing in popularity across the UK as many women and couples seek the tools they need for birth. There are many individual private hypnobirth practitioners offering training, but increasingly Hospital Trusts are delivering the program in house.
An in-house NHS hypnobirth course offers women the opportunity to learn hypnobirth techniques for birth but also the reassurance of being taught by health professionals.
Bringing hypnobirth within the NHS domain allows the hospital to monitor the standard of information, offers choice for women and impacts on the normal birth rate.
Traditionally there has been a divide between private antenatal classes such as the National Childbirth Trust (NCT) and the NHS ‘parentcraft’ classes. NHS branding is recognised and respected, and couples seeking antenatal education would prefer to attend innovative hospital classes.
HypnobirthmidwivesUK uses midwifery expertise and knowledge partnered with hypnosis/NLP to offer a comprehensive and complete antenatal program.
Teri Gavin Jones is an NHS midwife with 20 years of experience. She is clinical lead for maternity transformation across several maternity units.
Teri’s passion for supporting the pregnancy and birth journey began almost 30 years ago when she was an antental teacher for the National Childbirth Trust (NCT). She would describe herself as an advocate for choice and a birth activist. Women’s rights, reducing inequality and body autonomy are central to her work.
Teri has successfully introduced hypnobirth into maternity units across the UK. Working at a strategic level she can offer expert experience at integrating and managing this service within an NHS system.
Teri is a guest University lecturer and has contributed to midwifery Master’s degree courses. She is a regular conference speaker both in the UK and abroad.
She has published articles on the importance of antenatal education in Midwifery journals and has co authored two books on hypnobirth.
Sandra has over 20 years experience as a hypnotherapist. Very early in her career she began working with women with secondary infertility.
It soon became clear that a traumatic birth experience could contribute to an inability to conceive again. Sandra had great success using tried and tested hypnotherapy techniques with couples and once they became pregnant again they wanted support through their pregnancy.
Sandra developed her own programme and when Hypnobirthing came to the UK she trained using the Mongan method and later the KG method and incorporated the best bits into her programme.
Sandra specialises in working with women who have experienced previous birth trauma and her local midwives regularly refer very anxious and tokophobic women to her.