My passion for all things birth continued to grow and I chose to plan a homebirth for my second baby – which is still one of the best decisions I have ever made. After catching my son, and another empowering (albeit intense) birth, I knew I wanted to be part of a change for better births for everyone. I feel privileged to have had two positive birth experiences, but am all too saddened to know that I am probably in the minority, and this has to change.
Although sharing Hypnobirthing with my friends was special, I had the itch to learn more and give more. It was my husband who encouraged me to take the leap, and when my son was only weeks old I signed up to the KGH Practitioner Course – at the time the only course in the country accredited by the Royal College of Midwives. April 2019 saw the ‘birth’ of Barefoot Birthing and I haven’t look back since!
In early 2021 I became a Mindful Birth Group Associate, and now offer the Mindful Birth course. I truly believe in the power of simple mindfulness tools combined with the incredibly effective Hypnobirthing theory and techniques, providing an all-eventualities birth education.
I understand parents-to-be want to feel prepared, calm, and excited for labour and birth. That is exactly what the Mindful Birth course is designed to do, and all taught in a relaxed, inclusive, and personal atmosphere.