Testimonials and Birth Stories

Sarah – 1st time mum

Leonie’s hypnobirthing sessions have been fantastic! I have also loved the relax and breathe Friday mornings as “top up” sessions to add to the hypnobirthing sessions. The hypnobirthing has been so helpful in pregnancy to help me get in to a relaxed and positive place in terms of how positive I feel about the birth, I am really looking forward to it! But it has also helped me to feel relaxed in pregnancy and just enjoy every moment! The whole package Leonie offers has given us lots of knowledge about the physiology of the body and baby in Labour so we feel relaxed about the birth, and the relaxation techniques have been great, I’m looking forward to using them during birth and I’m sure I will call upon up them in parenting life too! Leonie is a warm and positive teacher and the lodge is a perfect, tranquil setting for the hypnobirthing sessions.

Rob – 1st time Dad!

I’ve really enjoyed hypnobirthing with Leonie. I feel that it has put Sarah and I in a relaxed and confident place for the birth of our first child. Leonie is very warm and I’ve enjoyed the sessions at the lodge. It’s all very practical and down-to-earth stuff which will help us to welcome BabyG into the world in a peaceful and calm way.

Rowena – 1st time mum

Our beautiful baby boy was born at home, in water as we had hoped. It was everything I dreamt it would be and better and… Leonie’s support and advice played a huge part in that. Our midwife said it was the calmest most relaxed birth she’d ever attended and she has been a midwife for over 30 years! My (initially skeptical!) husband and I had signed up for a private course with Leonie after a recommendation. The tools given to us through the course meant we felt so calm and prepared for the birth. The relaxation techniques are useful beyond birth too. I also attended the Relax and Breathe sessions which were a great help in keeping me relaxed and focused (especially useful as we went 12 days overdue!) and I have made some great friends through Leonie, her Relax and Breathe group and her coffee mornings. I cannot recommend Leonie enough and her course was the best baby related investment we made, by a long way.

Honey – 2nd time mum

Having had a traumatic time during the delivery of my first daughter, I was determined to take control of the birth of my second child. I had meticulously planned a home birth, with little intervention if possible, and knew that I had to overcome any anxieties I may have possessed. Thankfully, I came across Leonie’s website and was instantly taken with her gentle, positive aura. Immediately after our first session, my husband and I felt confident that our hopes for a relaxed, natural birth in the calm of our home would be realised.Every session we felt more empowered than the last, to the point we were oozing confidence and positivity, resulting in what I can only describe as the perfect birth of my beautiful girl. Leonie is a fabulous hypnobirthing teacher, with an amazing demeanour that can soothe any raw nerves. We can’t thank Leonie enough!

Emma – 2nd time mum

I had a course of hypnobirthing while I was pregnant with my 2nd child and it was the best thing I’ve ever done. The birth of my 1st son was a very scary experience and I felt totally out of control.However, when I gave birth to my 2nd son, I was so much better informed and in control of the situation and more importantly of my body.  I can truthfully say that hypnobirthing help me enjoy labour the second time round and made it possible for me to have very little intervention with no pain relief.

Due to hypnobirthing, my recovery after the 2nd birth was much quicker and mentally, I felt better prepared for life with another newborn in the family.

Debbie – 1at time mum

I can recommend Leonie and hypnoBirthing from experience! I was very anxious about giving birth and very squeamish and scared of hospitals. After doing the hypnoBirthing course with Leonie I had a natural birth with just a bit of gas and air! Leonie is truly amazing!