What is Hypnobirthing?

 

Hypnobirthing is a complete antenatal programme that teaches you how to work with your body during labour and birth, control any anxious or stressful thoughts and stay calm and comfortable.

These tried and tested techniques include using relaxation and self-hypnosis, deep breathing exercises and visualisation. This combined with in-depth birth know-how will fully support your preparation for labour and birth.  The birth partner plays an integral role and our classes will give your partner the knowledge and confidence to actively support you in labour.

 

What is Hypnofertility?

 

If getting pregnant was simply about having sex at the right time then the world would be a much happier place, sadly for many it is not that easy.

The mind/body connection is so strong when it comes to conception.

Hypno-Fertility effectively supports the conception process whether that is natural or assisted by supported you through one of the most important and stressful times of your life: Pre-conception, ovulation, fertilisation, implantation and beyond.

What is a Birth Doula?

My role as your Doula is to be there for you and your birth partner as practical, emotional and informational support before, during and after birth.

I will help and encourage you to find the strength to experience your labour in the best way possible, to feel confident and assured as your labour and birth unfolds.  I will encourage and reassure you when you need it most, removing any fear that you may have and building control as your labour progresses.  I will coach and assist you and your birth partner with your hypnobirthing techniques so that you can focus only on your baby and your body.

 

What is the Wise Hippo Birthing Programme?

We teach the incredibly successful Wise Hippo Birthing Programme which covers everything you need to fully prepare you for your hypnobirthing experience.  The course consists of 4 easy-to-follow fun and informative classes.

You’ll receive a course book, access to the secure online client area where you can find all of your guided relaxation recordings and one-to-one tutor support right up until your birth. Our teacher Leonie Darch is an experienced qualified Hypnobirthing Practitioner, Hypnotherapist and Doula who has been teaching hypnobirthing since 2011.  Leonie is a long standing member of The Warwickshire Pregnancy and Birth Network where she has held position of Chair Person since 2018.

About Happy Healthy Babies

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Hello I'm Leonie, I have been teaching hypnobirthing since 2011 after gaining my professional diploma in hypnotherapy and counselling and going on to study hypnobirthing, antenatal education and reproductive health.  My approach embraces evidence based techniques and education that will give you control over whatever happens during your journey from pre-conception to labour, leaving you positive and proud of your experience.  Over the years I have continued to research and specialise in all areas of women’s health and I have a thriving fertility hypnotherapy practice.

My own experience of birth inspired me to qualify as a hypnobirthing practitioner and I trained with the international HypnoBirthing® Institute - The Mongan Method. I am registered and approved by FEDANT (Federation of Antenatal Educators) and The Wise Hippo Hypnobirthing Programme. I currently hold the position of Chair Person of the Warwickshire Pregnancy and Birth Network and I am an active User Rep for the Maternity Partnership within the South Warwickshire NHS Trust.

Our Services

Hypnobirthing Warwickshire

Hypnobirthing

I have been teaching hypnobirthing since 2011 and am also a qualified Hypnotherapist and Doula.  You are in safe hypnobirthing hands.

Hypnobirthing is more than just classes.  At Happy Healthy Babies we support you though pregnancy to birth and beyond with 1:1 Telephone Support, Bump and Baby Coffee Mornings, Practice Sessions and a Closed Facebook Community of local mums to offer advise and experience.

 

Leonie Darch Doula

Birth Doula

My role as your Doula is to be there for you and your birth partner as practical, emotional and informational support before, during and after birth.

I will help and encourage you to find the strength to experience your labour in the best way possible, to feel confident and assured as your labour and birth unfolds.  I will encourage and reassure you when you need it most, removing any fear that you may have and building control as your labour progresses.  I will coach and assist you and your birth partner with your hypnobirthing techniques so that you can focus only on your baby and your body.

 

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Hypnofertility

Hypnofertility will not only tackle stress & anxiety but deep-rooted feelings that affect our ability to conceive.  The mind-body connection is so strong that key systems like the reproductive organs can become healthy, stronger & more efficient through carefully planned visualisation and suggestion.  If you have never visualised a follicle in the ovaries developing a strong viable egg then I recommend giving it a try!

 

About Us

Leonie Darch Hypnobirthing

Leonie Darch Dip Hyp CS, GHR Reg, HBCE

Hello I'm Leonie Darch, hypnobirthing teacher at Happy Healthy Babies

I live in the beautiful Village of Claverdon in Warwickshire,  I have two (not so small) children, one husband and a Cocker Spaniel called Chester. I love running, a good jigsaw and coffee but not necessarily in that order (or together) and I love talking about all things birth.

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The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme

At Happy Healthy Babies we teach the incredibly successful Wise Hippo Birthing Programme.
The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme covers everything that you need to fully prepare you for your birth experience.
You receive a manual and all MP3 relaxations as well as face to 1:1 tutor support right up until your birth

Leonie Darch Pregnancy and Birth Network

Pregnancy and Birth Network

This unique local network is a group of highly trained and trusted independent practitioners with a special interest in pre and post natal care and a passion for enhancing the health and well-being of women and their babies.

 

 

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Client Testimonial

Jo Thompson - 1st Baby

 

Leonie was an absolute god send, I am so grateful to of met her and have her be part of my pregnancy journey. I had an amazing birth which I was fully in control of and managed without any pain relief or intervention. I believe this is all down to hypnobirthing with Leonie.

She made me relax, feel confident and prepare for the most amazing day of my life. I think my experience would of been a whole lot different if I hadn’t of learnt about hypnobirthing. Not only is she lovely and caring, she is truely passionate about what she does and made me feel completely relaxed every time.

Happy Healthy Babies Supporting Couples Since 2011

 

Happy Healthy Babies have been supporting couples since 2011 with Hypnofertility, Hypnobirthing and Doula Support to ensure that your journey to parenthood is as smooth as it can be.
Hypnofertility effectively supports the conception process whether that is natural or assisted by supporting you through one of the most important and stressful times of your life: Pre-conception, ovulation, fertilisation, implantation and beyond.
Hypnobirthing techniques aim to teach you ways to stay in control and calm during labour and birth, whatever happens.
A Birth Doula will stay by your side through your labour and birth, helping you to have a positive birth experience .
All will teach you how to control stress, feel in control and understand how you can influence the natural flow of the body at a time when it's job is as crucial as it can be.

 

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