Hypnobirthing Courses Surrey East Surrey

Understanding Hypnobirthing



Calm Mama Collective

Stack the odds in your favour for a positive birth experience

Are you a pregnant woman who is feeling worried or anxious about childbirth? Or simply a pregnant person wanting to learn how to prepare for labour and how to stay calm and relaxed during labour. If so, a Calm Mama Collective hypnobirthing course if the right antenatal course for you. I offer hypnobirthing courses in Surrey that enable you to adopt a positive and calm mindset towards the birthing process. My passion is to help you gain the understanding of how your body is designed to birth your baby and how to use relaxation and breathing techniques to support your body to birth your baby calmly and joyfully.  I aim to create a warm, friendly atmosphere in which Mamas can come together. Unlike other 'traditional' antenatal courses I don't just want you to come away from you antenatal class knowing what a pair of forceps looks like or what the three stages of labour are. I want you to truly understand exactly how labour works, what your body is attempting to do, how you can support your body to labour easier and know exactly how to take some control in this exciting life event. Birth does not have to be something to fear. By the end of your hypnobirthing course you will have a much more positive attitude towards birth, you will hopefully even be looking forward to you labour, as you feel prepared and equipped to face any possible scenario.

A positive birth experience does not have to be unmedicated. It just needs to be from an informed place of positivity and not fear and that is exactly what hypnobirthing enables its parents.

For hypnobirthing courses in Surrey, West Sussex and South London that bring you, compassionate antenatal classes, get in touch with Calm Mama Collective.

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What Is Hypnobirthing?





Hypnobirthing is the misunderstood child of the antenatal education world.
To many people hypnobirthing is akin to sitting in a circle, crossed legs, hmming om whilst chanting about being a goddess. 
That is not my goal in our hypnobirthing classes! We do some gorgeous pregnancy relaxations at the end of each session but all I ask of you during those is that you sit back, close your eyes, breath and relax!



So what is hypnobirthing then?

Well hypnobirthing is a fully comprehensive antenatal program, we cover:

  • How the uterus works during labour
  • What hormones control labour and how they work
  • How to make a birth plan
  • What are all the options available to you in terms of birth place, pain relief and so much more
  • What happens and what to do whilst you are in labour

But more importantly:

We talk about you and how do you feel about labour. We will talk about how we spend most of our lives being told that labour is a scary, painful and traumatic event. An unpleasant means to an end to meet your baby.

Well, hypnobirthing is here to teach you why that mindset is going to make your labour harder. How being worried, being fearful and feeling out of control works against your body in labour, makes your labouring muscles have to work harder and makes your birthing hormones stop supporting your birth. And after we learn all of that you will learn how to change that! How to use relaxation, breathing techniques, empowering knowledge and some positivity to change this! To learn how to embrace your labouring body and help it birth your baby, stacking the odds in your favour for a positive birth experience.

Hypnobirthing has its foundations in the understanding that when we are fearful, we are tense and muscles holding tension can not function in the way they are designed. If we spend our lives surrounded by the message that birth is something to fear then we will approach birth fearful and the birthing body is not given the opportunity to work to its full potential. Hypnobirthing helps parents to reduce and remove those fears so they are able to support their body to function the way it is designed to do.

Hypnobirthing isn’t JUST for those who feel deeply in touch with their inner zen (although if you are then you are very welcome as well), you don’t have to be planning a drug-free water birth. Hypnobirthing is for every birth and supports you to make the decisions about your birth that are right for you! And supports you to stay calm, in control and relaxed during your labour.

To find out more about how hypnobirthing can help you call Emma on 07545171166 for a free, no-obligation chat. 




But don’t just take my word for it. Here is what science has to say on the matter.

“A 2013 BJM (British Journal of Midwifery) study found that those using hypnobirthing had a shorter labour, lower Caesarean rates, and lower rates of pain medication. The majority of women reported feeling more confident, relaxed, less fearful, focused, and more in control. They also commented on the ease and comfort of labour and birth and the satisfaction of having their partners involved and supportive. (Phillips-Moore, 2013)





What Can Hypnobirthing Do for Me?

  • Course taught by a Psychologist
  • If you are doing a group course, you will have the opportunity to make friends with like-minded families
  • You are likely to experience a more comfortable labour and birth, although it is important to recognise that a pain-free birth is not the focus of hypnobirthing
  • Your baby is more likely to born into a relaxed environment, alert and ready to feed and bond.
  • The length of labour is often shorter when using hypnobirthing
  • You will likely require no or fewer drugs and less medical intervention
  • Mamas often return to their pre-birth wellness at a faster rate
  • Your birth partner will learn how to support you and have a key role in the birth




Hypnobirthing Courses in Surrey

 What Will I Learn?

  • The basic physiology of birth, how your body works when birthing your baby
  • The positive belief that giving birth can be the most wonderful experience a woman and her birth partner will experience
  • To look forward optimistically to a safe, calm, comfortable and stress-free birth
  • How to release any fears that may in some way be associated with childbirth, and thus avoid the ‘Fear-Tension-Pain Syndrome’
  • How to relax deeply and quickly using breathing techniques, visualisation and deep relaxation
  • How to stay calm, relaxed and in control throughout your labour


  • How to promote the production of your birthing hormones 
  • How to trust your body to work naturally and in harmony with your baby
  • How to prepare your birth preferences so that you can be better informed and more aware of your options
  • The knowledge and power to navigate birth should you require intervention or assistance
  • Positions to help you birth your baby more easily and comfortably
  • Breathing techniques that work with your body to optimise your body’s own natural expulsive reflex, enabling you to birth your baby more gently, rather than being forced and directed by pushing, which is exhausting and less effective




Read first-hand accounts of hypnobirthing from mamas who have taken our courses

Birth stories


Call Calm Mama Collective today for hypnobirthing courses in Surrey, West Sussex and South London that provide a warm,
welcoming space in which to undergo antenatal classes.