At BirthSense, we offer face-to-face hypnobirthing classes in Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and the surrounding areas for a positive, empowered birth experience. You can choose to learn in a group or have private lessons with an instructor in your own home. We can also teach you online via zoom so that you can access our expertise wherever you are.
We offer drop-in sessions, refresher courses, hypno-caesarean courses, breastfeeding preparation classes or one-off sessions to help you put together a birth plan. Whatever your birth preparation needs are we are here to help, so get in touch to see what we can do for you.
Our approach to antenatal education is unique. Our classes include a rigorous mix of evidence-based theory and practice delivered with positivity, honesty and humour. We aim to inform you, entertain you and sometimes, to challenge you! There are no awkward ice-breakers or getting to know each other segments. Our 10 years of experience tell us that when you facilitate a warm, welcoming and interactive learning environment, friendships develop organically. Instead, our focus is on helping you to acquire essential knowledge and develop genuinely useful skills which will actually make a difference to your experience of pregnancy, birth and beyond.
We understand that a positive and confident is mindset is essential but acknowledge that ‘magical thinking’ will only get you so far. Birth can be unpredictable, and we don’t shy away from talking about the fact that things don’t always go to plan because we want you to feel prepared for ALL eventualities! We think it’s important that you feel fully informed and supported to make the decisions that are right for you and your situation; whatever they might be. Our classes are a judgment free zone where all births and all choices are valued equally.
All of our teachers are experienced doulas who regularly attend births and see the techniques being used first-hand. We know exactly what challenges you might face and can help you to develop the strategies to cope with them. We know which techniques really work and how they can be tailored and refined to each individual couple. We are continually updating what we teach in light of the latest evidence, research and policy changes in maternity care. Perhaps, most importantly, we work for YOU and not for your local maternity trust which means that you can be sure that you are getting unbiased information about your rights, choices and options.
We understand that birth is a psychological, neurological and physiological event which is why we have combined hypnobirthing techniques with active birth techniques to provide what we believe is the most comprehensive and thorough birth preparation program on the market.