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one day antenatal & hypnobirthing course 
Rayleigh, Essex

Recommended from 16 weeks of pregnancy onwards.
Full day course, including lunch, for you and your birth partner. 

Group Antenatal Classes in Rayleigh, Essex

With birth I just wanted to go with the flow....

During pregnancy, I was taking on so much NEW information- all of the do's and don'ts of pregnancy, on top of preparing to welcome a newborn into the family and questioning how to navigate this alongside my career. So when I did have a moment to myself (in-between snacking or my 'all-day' sickness),  I didn't want to think about birth. I didn't like the idea of it, and definitely didn't feel like I had the brain space left plan for it. I just wanted nature to do its thing and for me to go with the flow...... But I am so glad that I did, because birth is powerful, but when you know all of your options and are fully informed about possible challenges, then so are you! 

Hypnobirthing can help everyone, regardless of birth preferences and pain relief choices. Whether you are planning a home birth, or whether you want to learn how to cope at home in early labour, in the car on the way, or whilst you are waiting to be seen at hospital. With a local induction rate of 36%* and cesarean rate of nearly 42%* it's really important to me that you are fully informed and know how you can use hypnobirthing no matter what path your birth takes, for an empowering experience (*Southend Hospitals February 2024 Statistics).

I compare it to my wedding day...  I wanted to be able to go with the flow on that day as well, which I did, but it took a lot of planning...  and everything was planned out ahead of time so on the big day, I didn't have to worry about... what to wear, how to do my hair, my make-up.  I had my team of bridesmaids knowing where everyone needs to be, along with all the back-up plans (like what if it rained...). Allowing me to just go with the flow- soaking up those magical feelings of love, excitement and happiness throughout the day. The last thing I wanted to be doing on my wedding day is making any last minute decisions with my husband-to-be because something didn't go to plan.

Like the weather of a British Summer, birth is also unpredictable..... but you can approach it empowered with knowledge, with you and your birth partner armed with your tool-kit of calming techniques for a more comfortable birth, knowing what you can control, whilst being able to let go of what you can't. You would have already discussed with your birth partner the 'what ifs' and be aware of all of your choices and options. There may still be things that come up that you need to discuss or make a decision about, but this will be coming from a place of calm, instead of panic. For me, the power is not in the actual birth plan itself, it's in the process of becoming educated and the conversations you have with your birth partner when writing it... making it more likely for you to be able to go with the flow on the day. 

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'Definitely the best thing we’ve done in the pregnancy so far! Michelle has the most wonderful, calming presence and knows her stuff! She really put me at ease and has made me feel so much more confident and empowered going into my labour, my husband also found the sessions extremely helpful. I’d recommend Michelle to anyone wanting to learn more about hypnobirthing for their labour! Thanks so much again Michelle!'


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My one-day antenatal course teaches you and your birth partner everything you need to know, to feel confident and completely prepared, it is a complete Antenatal and Hypnobirthing course. With a maximum of 5 couples, it gives you the opportunity to meet other expectant parents from our local area of Rayleigh, whilst keeping the course personal and allowing me to support you effectively with time to answer your questions. 

Do you want to feel fully prepared, for whatever path birth takes, allowing you to go with the flow on the day?...

Are you ready to have a better understanding of how to work with your birthing hormones and muscles and not against them?...

Do you want to be armed with practical coping techniques that you can use in ALL types of birth, that complement the pain relief options you have available to you?...


The cost of your course includes:

  • Attendance for you and your birth partner, with plenty of refreshments and a delicious lunch. 



  • Your hypnobirthing workbook

  • A set of relaxation tracks to download


And these bonuses!

  • Pregnancy relaxation kit including items which will support your use of hypnobirthing or just make the end of your pregnancy a little more relaxing! 

  • Continued support from myself until the birth of your baby via email, message, or phone call...

But most importantly... feeling empowered with knowledge, calm, confident and excited to meet your baby!  


£222 per couple

(Interest free payment plan available on checkout)


In addition to my Hypnobirthing teaching diploma, I also have a degree in Psychology and have taught Maths in secondary schools for over 10 years. That means that I like things that are either logical or backed by science, and my antenatal and hypnobirthing course is exactly that. You can find out more about the science behind it here.


I have always been interested in the Mind-Body connection but I was blown away when I experienced the power of this for myself in birth. I've had two children, and during the birth of my second child things didn't quite go to plan, with only my husband and sister there, no midwife, no paramedics, no medical professional. I was open to pain relief, but when it came to it I had no choice but to birth without, so was incredibly thankful for my tool-kit of coping tools and techniques. 


I am fully insured to teach antenatal courses and hypnobirthing classes, and am on the National Register of the Federation of Antenatal Educators. I completed my diploma with KGHypnobirthing, who are accredited by the Royal College of Midwives, I am also an aquanatal instructor for My Yogi Tribe, trained by birthlight

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