Welcome to Calm HypnoBirthing, I’m Sophie Kirkham
I want to truly affect and inspire mothers and fathers about birth with meaningful antenatal education, welcome to Calm HypnoBirthing.
I was pregnant with my son and I felt scared about birth and I realised that I didn’t really understand what happens during birth, so, I wanted to learn more. I bought a book called ‘HypnoBirthing’ – after reading the first two chapters I was convinced that I could birth my baby comfortably with calm and confidence. I protected myself from negative opinions and influences about birth, booked our HypnoBirthing course and we practised the relaxation techniques so that when the time came we were ready and waiting. I was so positive and I felt empowered.
When our son started to come, I was so excited that I was finally going to meet him, I cried tears of joy. I was fearless and absolutely ready to trust in my body to birth my baby. I breathed my son out, I didn’t push and when he was born he didn’t cry; after all why should he cry? He had just had a lovely, calm birth and was like a little Buddah and we faced each other and took in the amazing feeling of him being out in the light. It was intense and inspiring and I wanted to do it again and it can be that way for you too.
It is my goal now to share the techniques and coping skills of HypnoBirthing with mums-to-be and their birth partners. Working with expectant mothers, fathers and babies is a tremendous privilege, and I am committed to helping you to achieve the calm, comfortable and drug free birth you want.
If you’re going to run a marathon, you prepare for it mentally and physically, and HypnoBirthing is a way to help couples prepare mentally and physically for labour and childbirth. Pregnancy is not an illness but labour and childbirth have in many ways become over-medicalised and I firmly believe that HypnoBirthing will help to redress the balance. The whole programme will equip you with the skills you need and then you have practise.
I also do early pregnancy relaxation classes to help ease the tension of the first trimester and support couples in working together towards the birth outcome they want.
Sophie Kirkham MHbA, Dip HB