Hypnobirthing with Susan

Let me tell you the story of how I discovered hypnobirthing;

I was working a night shift in my local birth centre, supporting a lovely couple who were using hypnobirthing for the birth of their first baby. I had no idea what it was but I was intrigued! This amazing woman was so calm and composed, she later told me that, yes, the labour was intense and ,yes, it felt painful but that she was able to “go within” to find a powerful focus and breathe through each contraction, or surge, right up until the baby was born.

Well, from that moment on I was hooked!

I eventually trained to become a hypnobirthing teacher because I wanted more people to conquer their fear of birth and learn these amazing techniques to experience this confidence and calmness. Since then, I’ve taught  lots of couples to use hypnobirthing and it’s been a revelation to me how these techniques can change your vision of birth and the birth itself! . So many people are fearful of birth because of stories they’ve heard or programmes and films they've seen. Of course, hypnobirthing is by no means a guarantee of a straightforward natural birth, after all, birth is unpredictable. However, with hypnobirthing, you learn how to stay calm and enable the body to do what it was designed to do, utilizing the hormones of labour. II have also supported many hypnobirthing couples who found the techniques really helpful when nature has needed some help and when their birth plan has not gone quite the way they’d hoped.

Giving birth should not be something you dread. Of course, it can be intense and hard work but it can also be the most positive and fulfilling moment of your life!

About the course

In my hypnobirthing course you will learn about the physiology of birth and how the mind/body connection plays an important role in the birth of your baby.  You’ll learn techniques to relax, self-calm and reach a place where you can focus inward helping your body produce all the lovely birth hormones allowing your body to do what it was naturally designed to do.

Through the mind/body connection you’ll learn how to control your body's reaction to fear and tension in the run up to and during birth. You’ll learn about the cycle of pain, relaxation and breathing techniques, affirmations, positive anchoring and much more. You’ll have many opportunities to practice so by the time you give birth, it will be second nature!

But ...

Hypnobirthing is not just for the birthing person! My course includes your birthing partner in everything and enables them to learn alongside you and be your own personal birth coach, helping you to focus on the breathing and relaxation techniques you’ve learned together. This also gives your partner an active and pivotal role in the whole birthing process.


All my in person classes are held near Ilkley in West Yorkshire. If you can’t make it in person then I also offer them online to you wherever you are in the world! I teach the wonderful  Little Birth Company programme which is a complete birth preparation programme aimed at supporting you and your partner to plan for a calm confident birth.

I also offer Bespoke Private courses online or in your home-please contact for details

“Giving birth should be your greatest achievement not your greatest fear” Jane Wiedeman