Jackie, Crystal Palace SE19
I was overjoyed to give birth to a gorgeous, healthy boy, my beautiful first born but the labour and postnatal experience left me feeling very unsatisfied and low. When I became pregnant again with our daughter I was once again thrilled, but was very nervous about going through a tough experience again. A friend suggested Hypnobirthing and we attended the classes. The classes made me feel empowered, calm and relaxed about giving birth again. Each time I would feel the fear creeping back into my thoughts I used the techniques and tools learned in the classes. I went on to have a wonderful birthing experience, a million miles away from the first experience. I would recommend Hypnobirthing to any mother-to-be - especially those who are feeling particularly nervous about giving birth.
Kate and Alex, Crystal Palace SE19
We were so lucky to have the introduction to labour and eventual parenting from someone as warm and easy to be around as Amy. Labour became something I didn't dread but was ready to tackle with a "bring it on" sort of attitude. Equally for my husband, who quite literally had to look away when I had blood taken at my initial booking appointment, became a cord cutting master, and the most important person, for me, in my birthing room. He knew exactly when I needed him to speak up, and more importantly exactly when I needed him to shut up! For both of us it was something to share in our first pregnancy that made both of us view things from the others perspective, and it gave us a sense of what our roles would be, but also what those roles might make us feel like. It wasn't just parent education it was partner appreciation which is ultimately something that's helped us along the way during the months post pregnancy. Amy's positivity, warmth, knowledge and sense of humour are all part of what make her a brilliant person to learn from and make the imminent arrival of your little one something you are well prepared for, which is invaluable.
Dom and Ruth, Crystal Palace SE19
Amy teaches in a very relaxed, friendly and hands on way. We really enjoyed the classes and they gave us the knowledge and confidence to have a natural birth. I would absolutely recommend Amy's classes to absolutely anyone, many thanks.
Katie, Crystal Palace SE19
I was recommended to try Hypnobirthing by my mother in law who runs a holistic therapy centre. Having used hypnotherapy for health reasons successfully previously, I decided to investigate how it may be able to help me in childbirth. My husband and I opted for group sessions as I saw it as an opportunity to create a network of people who I could share the journey of pregnancy with The sessions made me feel completely relaxed about the birth and actually quite excited to experience it! My birthing experience was calm, controlled, drug free and exactly as we had planned. My son Toby was alert and extremely chilled out as a result of the birth and I really can't recommend having a Hypnobirth more highly!
Sean, Crystal Palace SE19
Amy's NCT course was excellent and her teaching sublime! It was relaxed, fun, very informative and gave us the confidence to deal with whatever would happen. So when our son Garvey arrived without the midwife in attendance I felt confident and able to cope because of the confidence I had gained from Amy's classes - not just the standard course material but, more importantly, the extra bits - anecdotes and tit bits.
Claire, Crystal Palace SE19
For my 2nd pregnancy I chose a VBAC (vaginal birth after caesarean) Natural Home Birth, after my first was an elected caesarean due to my son being breech. My second birth was an amazing empowering hypnobirth. Which left me feeling incredibly elated and emotional. Our daughter was born completely naturally in the comfort of our home making this birth the most memorable experience for me to date. To anyone considering a hypnobirth, I would say don’t think twice about it, as I couldn’t recommend it highly enough.
Lorraine, Crystal Palace SE19
My experience with Amy as my NCT teacher was great! I looked forward to going to the sessions every week and they were always interesting, I always learned something I never knew and they were fun. My labour was long so all the breathing techniques I had learned and knowing about oxytocin was priceless. My husband was amazing during our home birth and some of that was down to what he had learned by attending Amy's sessions!
Jodi, Nunhead SE15
I decided to give Hypnobirthing a try as I liked the idea of a natural labour, but also as much as anything I feared the thought of an epidural. Studying Hypnobirthing before having my first child allowed me to feel more in control, it gave me a distraction through labour and ensured I stayed calm and focused. Whilst the labour wasn't entirely pain free, I feel that using the techniques I learned in Hypnobirthing helped me to avoid pain relief or any intervention which was my main aim. It also kept me calm in the few months before giving birth. I felt it helped so much that I used the techniques again with my second baby, and had a calm water birth at home.
Simon, Dulwich SE21
What a wonderful class and Amy is a brilliant teacher who obviously loves what she does. Very knowledgeable and warm.
Lucy, Herne Hill SE24
The course was worth every penny spent and more. I had the most wonderful experience and I am looking forward to doing it all again!
Kelly, Crystal Palace SE19
Amy's course was fantastic. There was no bias to information, it was extremely informative and allowed me to come to my own decisions. Highly recommend to all new parents to be.
Oliver, Gypsy Hill SE19
I was a bit sceptical when my wife booked NCT classes but I really enjoyed them and found everything so useful. I learnt so much and considered options which would not have occurred to me if I hadn't done the course, including deciding on a home birth which was wonderful and something I wouldn't have had to confidence to support my wife with before the classes. Thank you Amy.
Katherine, Dulwich SE21
I felt so comfortable during the classes and didn't feel embarrassed to ask what I thought were stupid questions. After the classes everything had become real but I felt so prepared and confident.
David, Crystal Palace SE19
I loved Amy's honesty and obvious passion for what she does. She oozes enthusiasm and encouraged our group to discuss options available to us so that we could have the best possible birth experience. I am very grateful to Amy as I had been terrified about birth before the classes, but afterwards I was calm as I understand what would happen.
Shelly, Croydon CR0
The classes taught me so much and I am now much more relaxed for the big day.
Seema, Croydon CR8
I got a great deal from Amy's classes, the group interaction and the way the information was shared was great. I am looking forward to welcoming our twins!
Ruth, Crystal Palace SE19
I loved learning about the process of labour, thinking and considering all the choices as well as weighing up the benefits and risks attached to each choice. I enjoyed learning with others, meeting new people and the interactive and different learning styles. In fact I loved all of it!
Sam, Crystal Palace SE19
Amy's classes covered so much and gave me the confidence to support my wife during labour. I especially liked all the information on encouraging a calm environment and the relaxation techniques we learnt which without doubt helped my wife to have a natural birth, something which she would not have considered possible before.
Mayoor, Croydon CR8
I had a really valuable experience learning about labour, birth and early parenthood - I would definitely recommend to other parents.
Abena, Crystal Palace SE19
For me, hypnobirthing was such an amazing experience. It wasn't until meeting new friends on whilst on maternity leave with my first baby, that I really started to engage with the idea of having a hypnobirth. As soon as I became pregnant with my second child, it seemed a natural choice to pursue. Hypnobirthing helped me to feel in control and calm from the start of the surges, to our child being born. That I'd birthed my child without any drugs or intervention left me feeling so empowered, elated and confident in myself as a mother. My little boy was so calm when he met the world (proud mum !!!) My partner was as equally elated as me, as he'd been able to take an more active part in the birth, helping me to maintain a meditative state at key points. Even the midwife, who had never attended a hypnobirth before, was converted! It was amazing - thoroughly recommend it.