Your Hypnobirthing Expert in Warwickshire
What we do is provide you with a fun programme full of factual information about labour and birth, along with simple to follow tools and techniques, so that you are able to:
Alleviate any fears
Build your confidence
Become experts in breathing and relaxation.
Ensure that you are always in control of your baby’s birth
Don't just take our word for it! We have supported hundreds of women and couples in Warwickshire. Read some of their stories here.
Find us just 10 minutes from the M40 in the village of Claverdon. We are proud to have worked with couples from all over Warwickshire and neighbouring counties including Rugby, Nuneaton, Coventry, Warwick Leamington Spa, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Evesham, Banbury and the Cotswolds.
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.
You are in safe hypnobirthing hands...
Everything that we do at Happy Healthy Babies is promoting good health and education in pregnancy. Through a programme of well thought out hypnobirthing classes and workshops we can fully prepare you for one of the biggest days of your life. All of our hypnobirthing classes are designed to increase confidence, reduce stress and worry, and offer the most up to date maternity education for birthing within the NHS, working closely with the team at Warwick Hospital. We offer a truly relaxed experience in our dedicated teaching studio, a comfortable home from home space in Claverdon, Warwickshire.
There is no such thing as a perfect birth!
Everybody's birth experience is different as we are not carbon copies of each other, there is no 'one size fits all' for how we should feel about birth. There can be a very big difference between a perfect, text book birth and a positive birth. In fact, a woman can have a text book birth and feel negatively about it if she didn't understand what was happening and why.
This is where hypnobirthing comes in.
Everything that we do is about preparing you for the birth that you want, and if you are unsure then we will help figure that out too!
The more calm and confident that you feel, the better your body will perform. Stress has a negative effect on how the body works whether you are trying to conceive, expecting a baby or experiencing labour and birth. Anxiety and stress trigger the release of adrenaline into the bloodstream which is the enemy of the birth room, massively affecting your ability to birth without intervention.
Private Classes for you - Appointments to suit your availability.
Designed to build confidence, eliminating all fear and panic and fully preparing you and your birth partner with all that you need to experience a safe and calm birth that you had hoped for. You will learn to trust your body during birth, using breathing, relaxation and visualisation to work with your body rather than against it. The deep relaxation techniques that are practiced throughout pregnancy keep stress at bay having a positive effect on both you and your baby before, during and after birth. Babies are born better adjusted and happier, having a direct result on breast-feeding and sleeping patterns and mums are far less likely to experience any postnatal discomfort or depression.
Researchers have found that after 17 weeks cortisol, the stress hormone, can be found in the amniotic fluid at the same levels as in the mothers blood. Relaxation will help to massively reduce the production of this hormone, minimising the effect on your unborn baby.
Hypnobirthing techniques aim to teach you ways to stay in control and calm during labour and birth, whatever happens.
You will learn:
Relaxation and self-hypnosis. These methods can help you to stay alert, but at the same time shut out the world and focus on relaxing your body.
Deep breathing techniques to help you cope in labour and stay in control.
Antenatal theory including birth positions, birth preferences, what to expect from your labour and decision making.
Benefits of Hypnobirthing include :
You are in safe hands!
Leonie Darch is an experienced and qualified Antenatal Teacher and Hypnotherapist specialising in Women's Health and Wellbeing. Leonie is registered with the National Federation of Antenatal Educators (www.FEDANT.org) and The Warwickshire Pregnancy and Birth Network (www.pregnancyandbirthnetwork.co.uk) so you can feel confident in her knowledge, experience and qualifications as a Practitioner. For more information on Leonie's story click here
All hypnobirthing classes are held in a private studio in Claverdon, Warwickshire. View Map A truly relaxed home from home environment just 10 mins from Warwick, Leamington, Stratford-Apon-Avon and the M40.
"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!"
"Brilliant classes for anyone who would like to have a relaxed and comfortable birth. Leonie is great and made me and my partner feel confident about the birth of our first baby. By using the techniques we practiced with Leonie I had a very quick and natural labour"
"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."
Read more testimonials and birth stories here!
BBC Radio Interview - Listen Here!
Leonie recently featured on 'Health Matters' on BBC Coventry and Warwickshire Radio. Listen to her talk about the important role that HypnoBirthing plays!