Hypnobirthing in Portsmouth with Avril Waters
My name is Avril Waters and I’m a Mindful Mamma hypnobirthing practitioner and antenatal teacher in Portsmouth.
I first came to hypnobirthing and mindfulness because the longer I practised as an NCT antenatal educator, the more I became convinced that so much about how we manage labour (and indeed the rest of our lives,) begins in the mind.
One thing which long intrigued me as an antenatal teacher was that couples on my NCT courses who also learned hypnobirthing often seemed to have an inner calmness in the way they approach labour and birth. They were positive and confident that they had the inner resources and skills needed to manage labour however it unfolded. Interestingly, I found such couples often appeared to adapt to their new lives as parents equally calmly and smoothly and they looked back on the birth as a genuinely positive experience. It made me want to find out more and so in 2014 I undertook RCM-accredited training to be able to share these valuable and life-enhancing skills with parents-to-be.
I love the pragmatic approach Sophie Fletcher has built into the Mindful Mamma programme. It integrates simple but effective hypnosis and mindfulness techniques with practical preparation underpinned by sound information and research to enable you to approach birth with a range of mental and physical techniques to select from and adapt as your unique labour journey unfolds.
Mindful Mamma Workshops are great as standalone preparation for labour and birth and also compliment other types of antenatal courses, such as NCT, adding new skills and approaches. A Mindful Hypnobirthing workshop is also a great way to refresh and extend your labour toolkit if you are expecting again too, – I have many second or third time around parents booking workshops!
Get in touch and ask me if you would like to book a private session (£250) or if you can’t see group dates (£150) which work for you. firstname.lastname@example.org
Ask any mother or grandmother about her birth experiences and she is sure to remember them, however long ago she gave birth. These days, dads and partners support their labouring partner and so hold memories of the births of their children. Birth may be ‘just one day,’ but if the memory of that lasts a lifetime, it is important to make it a positive experience.
Ask any athlete or sportsperson and they will readily agree that it is not enough simply to train the body, learn the techniques and understand the sport, it is also essential to prepare the mind to believe that the body can do it.
Join me on a Mindful Mamma course and change the way you think about birth. Invest in preparation for a calm and confident birth and enjoy positive memories to last a lifetime!