I am Annalie and a mum of two children, both born using hypnobirthing techniques one in hospital and one at home (click here for their hypnobirthing birth stories). I know it may sound a little bit crazy saying this, but I actually feel it is my calling to support women to find their inner strength when it comes to birth and being a parent. I have had quite a few jobs, never really feeling that what I was doing was what I was put on the earth for. With the work I do now with mums to be, birth partners and new parents, I know that I am helping, in a small way contributing to the happiness of the world and that is a great place to be.
A bit about me
My children are now 6 and 4 and I still have a lot to learn when it comes to nurturing them as they grow, but I have been on a journey, I know what it is like to not get the birth I thought I was going to have, and to feel positive about the experience we had. I know how upsetting it is to not be able to breastfeed my baby when it was the one thing I wanted to do, and I know how wonderful it is when (with the second child and lots of support) it works like a dream. I have used disposable nappies and cloth nappies, I have used slings and buggies, I have bed shared with one and not with the other. I know how hard it is to feel judged when you are just trying to do what you think is right for your family, and I make it my personal mission to not do that to you.
In my classes you learn what you need to do in order to get the best chance of getting the birth you want with hypnobirthing. Your birth partner has an important role to play and is treated with the respect deserved. There is opportunity to ask questions in a non-judgmental environment and decide what is right for your pregnancy preparation, your baby’s birth, newborn and postnatal preferences and your parenting choices.
"If a woman doesn't look like a goddess in birth, someone isn't treating her right." - Ina May Gaskin
Hypnobirthing classes in northamptonshire
Contact me for a free telephone consultation to find out more about giving birth in a calm, relaxed and joyful way.
So by now you are probably wondering in addition to my experience, what else qualifies me to share my knowledge.
Hypnobirthing Instructor training by The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme 2014
Calm Birth School Instructor 2016
BabyNatal Practical Parenting Training
Breastfeeding Peer Support Training by BabyWays 2014
Baby Massage with Peter Walker - 2016
First Aid Training (April 2016)