Mindful Mamma Hypnobirthing in Barcelona

Mindful Mamma Hypnobirthing at Life in 360, Barcelona, Spain.

A one day Mindful Mamma hypnobirthing class run by Liana van Zyl – a doula, mum of one amazing daughter and lover of all things pregnancy, birth and beyond!

Places are limited to four couples to keep the classes relaxed and informal- there will be yoga mats, chairs and cushions to sit on but please feel free to bring your birth ball, pregnancy pillow or anything else to help you feel as comfortable as possible.

The class costs €150 per couple (mum and birth partner). A non-refundable deposit on booking of €35. This includes MP3s to get you started on your hypnobirthing journey, all course materials and a goody bag of some lovely treats for mum.

This relaxed Mindful Hypnobirthing workshop is packed with advice and guidance. Couples will learn a variety of hypnobirthing and mindfulness techniques, the aim of which are to empower, inspire and assist parents in becoming calm, focused and confident. Once techniques taught, are practiced regularly they will be prepared and excited for that very special day, the birth of their baby.

I feel passionately that childbirth should be a beautiful event and even when things don’t go exactly as expected, the experience should leave parents with happy memories, and a birthing experience on which to build strong family bonds.

Classes are held at Life in 360, Passeig Taulat 212, Barcelona, Spain.

Parking spaces are limited but the place is really close to the highway La Ronda Litoral if you wanted to come by car. As for public transport: Coming from Barcelona city centre by bus H16 takes you directly to the venue. Bus D20 and D25 are quite close as well. Also metro 4 and the Tramvia are about 10 minutes walk. Shops and Cafes are within a few minutes’ walk. I will provide refreshments but bring lunch if you’re not planning on going out for lunch.

Any questions Email me at liana@lianadoula.com


Colchester, Essex Workshop

This one day workshop is running on Saturday 24th February 2018 in Colchester, Essex from 10am to 4pm.

Workshop sizes are small to ensure time for open discussion.  Our workshop will help you and your partner to feel confident, excited and relaxed about your baby’s birth.  This workshop brings to life the bestselling Mindful Hypnobirthing book and you will learn practical mindful hypnobirthing techniques.

Nicola Garland will run this workshop in Colchester.  The venue is easy to access by road and rail and there are places to eat nearby.  The class costs £130 per couple so please book one space to cover you and your birth partner.  To book a place a £30 non-refundable deposit is payable, after which you will receive access to the MP3s. Refreshments are included but please bring your own lunch.  Full payment of balance is due shortly after booking your class to confirm your place.

Nicola Garland is a Mindful Mamma Practitioner running classes in Colchester and the surrounding area.  Please email nicola.garland@mindfulmamma.co.uk if you have any questions or if you cannot make this date and wish to arrange a workshop on another day.

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Birth Story: An unplanned homebirth for baby Daisy

Kate has kindly shared her story with us and unlike many of the birth stories we receive Kate didn’t take one of our classes. She did however listen to the audio book of ‘Mindful Hypnobirthing’.

Here is her story….

Photograph courtesy of Rachel Jane Photography

“My hypnobirthing story! I’m not sure if I’d recommend hypnobirthing or not 😂 mainly because I was so calm I had an unplanned home birth!

I was monitored more in my second pregnancy due to high blood pressure during my 1st labour where I was given lots of medication, had a very stressful labour and suffered with PND for months after. I knew my raised blood pressure was white coat syndrome and panic not pre-eclampsia but doctors would not agree.

I decided to use Sophie’s hypnobirthing audio book so I could listen to it before and during hospital appointments and labour, it worked so well got signed off to give birth in the birthing centre and was delighted as I could try a water birth and less intervention.

My baby had still not arrived at 41weeks and a induction date was looming, I kept calm listening to the book and making a visualisation board and phrases, I was so calm I agreed to my husband having a work night out an hour away!

I went to my mums house so I wasn’t alone just incase and my 3yr old could stay the night. I started getting a little uncomfortable about 7pm and had a bath, sat on my birth in ball and listened to the book, by 9pm I was calm and talking to my parents but asked my husband to come home and get me on the way. We arrived home at 11pm and I had a shower, contractions started and we decided to time them! 5mins apart 1min long. So we called the birthing centre who suggested having a bath as my waters hadn’t broken.

In the bath my contractions became intense and continuous so I got out and dressed to go in. By the time I got downstairs I needed to push! Yes really 😂 called my husband down as he was getting the hospital bags. Laid on the sofa we could feel her head and sac still intact so he called an ambulance which arrived 7 minutes later and my 6lb 12oz baby girl was born in her waters 6mins after they arrived!

I felt calm, in control and concentrated on my breathing and visualisations so managed without any pain relief in a rather quick and unplanned home birth 😍. Baby Daisy is now 5 months old and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it this time. Even now when I hear Sophie’s voice I feel a sense of calm 😍