Hello! Welcome to Relaxed Birthing.
It is really lovely to have you here!
Relaxed Birthing was founded by me, Yvonne, in 2015 to offer parents-to-be in Cheltenham and Gloucester private antenatal classes and a different kind of hypnobirthing – modern, realistic, down to earth and inclusive of all types of birth. I am passionate about supporting women and their partners on their journey to parenthood and would love to work with you!
I’m an Antenatal Teacher (DipHE), Hypnobirthing practitioner, Clinical Hypnotherapist and birth trauma rewind Practitioner. I live just outside Gloucester with my husband and our two children.
It was during my first pregnancy in 2007/08 that I developed the love and passion for hypnobirthing and antenatal education that eventually led to me launching Relaxed Birthing. My labour didn’t go how I wanted it to, but I knew that the techniques I had learnt had made such a difference to how well we coped. I also noticed that the hypnobirthing techniques were so helpful with staying calm after the birth too. I felt like I knew about something wonderful and empowering and I wanted to share this with other women. A few years later and I have worked with over 1000 parents for birth preparation – and I love every minute!
I really love learning and as well as completing a DipHE in Antenatal Education, I have also had the pleasure of training with three incredibly well respected women within the area of hypnobirthing – Maggie Howell (Natal Hypnotherapy), Sophie Fletcher (Mindful Mama) and Mia Scotland (Rewind). I have combined all of my experience gathered over the years through my training and working with couples, to create a hypnobirthing course that provides the perfect preparation for labour. I am so excited to be incorporating the fantastic resources from The Calm Birth School into my approach.
I am so passionate about birth preparation as I know the difference that feeling informed and prepared can make to how you feel about your birth. I know how being scared, worried and fearful can affect your labour and I know that my hypnobirthing courses can make such a massive difference.
You can find out the longer version ‘about me’ here if you’d like to know even more about me and my training!
If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to get in touch, I’m more than happy to answer any questions or talk about birth.
Yvonne – hypnobirthing and antenatal teacher for group and private in-person courses in Cheltenham and Gloucester and online.