Feel more confident, calm and positive throughout pregnancy, childbirth and early parenthood

What is Hypnobirthing?

Hypnobirthing is a complete birth preparation programme designed to meet the needs of every mother and will benefit birth partners too.

As well as learning deep relaxation, breathing and visualisation techniques, Hypnobirthing is about freedom of choice and having access to accurate information which helps build confidence and belief in your own instincts more and more each day.  

Hypnobirthing instills calm confidence ensuring you feel knowledgeable, respected and in control and turns any doubt or fear you may have into positivity.  

The techniques you will learn enhances your ability to have a gentle, positive birth enabling you and your baby to have the best possible start as you begin life together as a new family.   

Many Hypnobirthing mothers say giving birth is the most empowering experience of their lives, no matter how the birth of their baby unfolds.

Hypnobirthing puts you in control

Benefits of Hypnobirthing

  • Reduce fear and anxiety
  • Increase confidence
  • Positive birth experience
  • Reduce need for medication
  • Shorten labour
  • Reduce hospital in-patient stay

The Hypnobirthing Programme

The Hypnobirthing programme lasts 12 hours and is split into four easily digested 3 hour sessions which I find works best when done once per week.

Session 1
Calm Trust

Hypnobirthing Introduction

The power of positive language

Physiology of pregnancy and birth

Session 2
Relax, breathe and visualise

Visualisation techniques

Anchoring techniques

Antenatal information and education

Session 3
Confidence and power

Deep breathing and relaxation

Informed choice

Taking responsibility

Session 4
Meeting your baby

Techniques for childbirth

Bringing it all together

No stone left unturned

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Andrea offers unique Hypnobirthing classes based on the methods of Katharine Graves Hypnobirthing (KGH) fused with her own knowledge and skills as an experienced midwife and educator.  

She offers a complete in-depth birth preparation programme designed to build confidence and support the release of fear, fully preparing you for your baby’s birth

KGH techniques are designed to break the fear-tension-pain cycle which promotes a more positive, empowering birth experience.

The Hypnobirthing Fear Pain Tension Cycle
Hypnobirthing makes you feel confident, calm and optimistic

Enquire about hypnobirthing

Please get in touch if you would like any further information or wish to book a hypnobirthing course

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does the course last?

The complete course lasts approximately 12 hours and ideally classes will be spread over 4 sessions, each lasting approximately 3 hours.

Can you shorten the course?

It is recommended the course lasts 10-12 hours minimum, anything less than that would be selling you short and would not give enough time for you to have all the information and practice nor have all your questions answered.

Where are classes held?

Andrea offers private, individualised classes tailored to your own needs in a comfortable, designated room in her home in Newtonhill but can travel to your home if you prefer (please contact Andrea for further information).  

Andrea also offers group classes at The Haven, 3 Market Square Buildings, Stonehaven, AB39 2BY.

What is included in the price? 

On receipt of your enrolment form and payment, you will be emailed the Hypnobirthing Colour and Calmness MP3 so you can make a start with Hypnobirthing straight away.

At your first class you will receive the Hypnobirthing Book by Doula and Hypnotherapist, Katharine Graves, and a Parent Manual.

Who can attend?  

The course is suitable for expectant mothers any time in their pregnancy but ideally after 12 weeks. Birth partners can attend (Andrea strongly encourages this) and their attendance is included in the price.  

Do I need to bring anything with me?

Andrea will provide tea, coffee, water and light snacks.  Although, there is no need to bring anything, you may wish to bring your own refreshments to suit your particular preferences.  

Comfortable clothing is recommended.  Andrea will provide cushions and some blankets, or you can bring your own if you prefer.  

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Andrea’s commitment to you

Andrea is a mother of 2 boys, experienced Midwife, Hypnobirth Teacher and Midwifery Educator who believes strongly that women and families should have access to accurate, evidence-based information, enabling them to make informed choices during pregnancy, child birth and parenthood.  

Following the births of both her sons (one in hospital and one at home), Andrea realised her ambition to become a midwife going on to support hundreds of women and families throughout pregnancy, labour, child birth and early parenthood and understands the myriad choices and often conflicting information women and families face.   

With her down to earth, compassionate approach and knowledge of meditation and mindfulness, Andrea will teach you deep relaxation, visualisation and breathing techniques as well as transfer knowledge and skills to help instill calm confidence and ease any fears you may have to enable you to feel in control and achieve a positive birth experience.

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Testimonials

“You have been such a fantastic support and guidance for us, the Hypnobirthing has really helped.  We’re so glad we found you, we feel a lot more relaxed.”

Rosie and Ben

“We both really enjoyed the course and learned more about our choices than we had been told.  The course is so much more than just Hypnobirthing. We feel a lot more relaxed now “

Katy and Craig

“Our son was born this morning with no chemical pain relief and we deeply thank you and Hypnobirthing for that”

Juliette and Sebastian

Booking Information

To enquire about a booking or ask Andrea a question please type your message in the contact form below.  Alternatively, you can email info@andrealawrie.com or text / call 07411 755895

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Upcoming Group Classes

I hold frequent Hypnobirthing group sessions as well as free Hypnobirthing taster classes at The Haven in Stonehaven as well as one-off Hypnobirthing group sessions and free Hypnobirthing tester classes in Aberdeen, Portlethen, Newtonhill and Inverbervie.

If you are interested in attending or simply want more information please get in touch via the form above or email info@andrealawrie.com

Location

Andrea Lawrie
1 Berryhill Place
Newtonhill
AB39 3QZ

Covering Aberdeen, Portlethen, Newtonhill, Stonehaven, and the rest of Aberdeenshire.

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