Positive Birth Preparation in your own home
4 – 6 hours includes understanding of the birth process, what enables/hinders it, birth options, birth plan all to help you prepare for a positive birth. This is suitable if you already have a good understanding of birth or have already birthed a baby. If not then a full antenatal course is recommended like my KG course below.
KG Hypnobirthing Shirley Stump DipHB(KG)
The Complete Birth Preparation
Practicing hypnobirthing techniques enabled me to have a beautiful, positive, empowering and even enjoyable birth! I could not believe how calm I was and how much I felt in control. I literally shouted from the rooftops about it and decided in to 2012 to train as a teacher.
I trained with Katharine Graves in London. The course is accredited by the Royal College of Midwives.
Birth is one of my passions and I love teaching hypnobirthing. It always makes a difference and like anything in life the more you put into it the more you get out of it. They say training for the marathon is half mental and half physical, most people would never dream of not training for a marathon and giving birth is a bigger experience and just as demanding on your body and mind. Hypnobirthing is the complete package to prepare your mind and body for a positive birth experience for you, your baby and your partner.
The 12 hr course includes relaxation, breathing, visualisations and massage techniques. You will learn to understand the birth process and hormones, be informed about your birth rights so that you can make informed decisions that are best for you and baby.
Includes Katharine Graves Book, Colour & Calmness CD, course folder and handouts, techniques above and ongoing support.
Private one to one in your home or mine £400.00 / Yurt group courses £310.00 / Small group classes in your home with friends £300 per couple and host receives a 20% discount.
Areas I cover: Surrey / West Sussex / Hampshire
“We used Shirley and Babyo Birth Relaxation as our hypnobirth teacher in preparation for the arrival of our first baby. Shirley was amazing! With tea and cake, in the comfort of our own home, she taught us everything in a brilliant, logical and relaxed way and without doubt made our home birth experience (and the unplanned hospital transfer) fearless, exciting and completely understood. No matter how much other research, NCT classes or friendly advice given, Shirley and her hypnobirthing was far and away the biggest help in preparing us to manage the unknown journey facing us! Having done it once and been rewarded with a wonderful, healthy wee boy, we wouldn’t consider having a second baby without Shirley’s help again.” Misha & Woody 2015
I came to Shirley for one to one Hypnobirthing in order to gain a better understanding of how to approach giving birth in a more positive way. I’d done Hypnobirthing with my first pregnancy but didn’t feel the connection that I got with Shirley. Shirley took the time to speak to me before the course started and really understand where we were and what we needed. When I first met Shirley I immediately felt that I’d met a friend, she has a knack of making you feel at ease straight away even when talking about really quite personal things. Shirley had a tough time fitting round my crazy work schedule and having a toddler, I must have driven her insane moving the dates round but she remained super positive and flexible and so enthusiastic, she really couldn’t do enough! I ended up giving birth without pain relief, naturally which I believe is down to Shirley’s teaching and help! Laura Bond
One to one hypnobirthing classes with Shirley were really fantastic and personalised; we felt comfortable to ask questions which we might not have been so open in a group setting. Amy Drago
A massive thanks Shirley for the hypnobirthing refresher at your lovely home, we really valued the time we spent with you. It was such a relaxing afternoon and a great refresher following our previous positive experience of hypnobirthing. You really helped us to think about what is important to us about the upcoming birth and where to we want to focus our practice in the coming weeks. The resources you have provided have already been so useful. We feel very curious and excited about the journey ahead! Helen Glossop
It has been two years since the birth of my son and I am still benefiting from the hypnobirthing course Shirley has done with me and my partner.
We started a few months before the due date and I believe that was the time when a very special relationship has started between me and my son.
I always wandered, how was it possible to “communicate” with a baby in the womb. It was something surreal for me, until I started exploring journeys inwards. Until this day I am able to connect with my son the way we connected and communicated, when I was still pregnant with him.
Hypnobirthing course has also clarified some of my questions and worries about labour and what are my rights in medical institutions. It helped me understand what giving birth really is, what happens to my body and how I can work with it. Consequently I gained confidence and trust in myself, that I am able to give a natural birth without pain.
Whenever I feel shaken or off balance, the affirmations come to my mind and I regain my stability and assurance.
All that Shirley kindly tought me, shared with me. In such a short time, she gave me a gift for life.
The support I have received from her was on many levels.
She is ever so compassionate and understanding, able to make connection with what you are going through, having gone through the same herself. She is the ultimate friend, helping hand, someone you can talk to, who never judges, someone you can reach for help and she is there. That’s probably what all new mums want, need. Thank you so much Shirley. Anna Smidova
Hi all Wanted to pop a note on here to say how amazing Shirley has been. She has become a good friend and I could not have had such a successful birth without her. I had a beautiful 9lb2oz baby at home and it went so well – the preparation, advice, support and patience Shirley had with me can not be faulted. She is extremely knowledgable, kind and caring – supporting me amazingly through the long final stages of pregnancy and now the fourth trimester. Answering my questions and keeping me positive. I could not have asked for more. Being a first time mum is daunting and Shirley has supported me above and beyond – I have the most amazing son now. Thank you Shirley. Rebecca Lane
I had a one-to-one birth preparation and relaxation session with Shirley before my second baby. The relaxation was lovely of course (I can recommend the sound relaxation), but the really valuable bit was the practical advice around home birth and coping with/enjoying labour. The best thing was that the session included my partner, and he found it really useful and straightforward. Nicola Pyror
Shirley is INCREDIBLY talented! Hubby and I booked a private 4hr appointment as clueless parents-to-be. We’ve walked away excited, reassured, and very empowered! Just WoW! A MUST for any lady about to give birth. Shirley’s teachings and TLC techniques are invaluable. With an endless list of skills and qualifications, you will be looked after as an individual mother. Pip Jackson
We feel really privileged to have had such a positive, natural birth experience which was without a doubt aided by attending the Hypnobirthing refresher with you. Thank you again for sharing your knowledge and experience with us. Your passion and belief in hypnobirthing was inspiring and infectious! Anon
I can honestly say that Joseph’s birth was the most miraculous and empowering experience of my life.
– Carli Minchin, Surbiton, baby Joseph born 25th December 2012
Thank you so much Shirley for all your expert advice and kindness. We really enjoyed the course so much, it has put a completely new positive spin on birthing and I am now looking forward to it rather than dreading it.
– Barbara Fiennes, June 2013 1st time mum, Wandsworth
The course put me in a very positive frame of mind about the birth which I think is very important. I think my little girl is a calm baby because of her entrance into the world. So the course was really worth it.
Ps. Only Gas and Air – thank you for all your help!
– Jennie Webb, 2nd time mum Surbiton, April 2013
After we finished the course, instead of feeling apprehensive, I felt confident and empowered, with a strong appreciation of the importance of my role.
Both my wife and I are very glad we completed the hypnobirthing course with Shirley. We feel both equipped and encouraged, and we are very clear about our chosen birth plan and what it involves.
– Eden, 2014
Thank you so, so much for all your help throughout my whole pregnancy and birth. You helped us more than you can imagine and even when things got tough, we felt in control and we ultimately got the birth we wanted. You went above and beyond and we are eternally grateful
– Sarah, Nathan & Merlin, 1st time mum home birth 2015
Shirley Stump is a member of the HypnoBirthing Association and insured under Holistic Insurance.
I live in West Sussex and we have three daughters. I practiced Hypnobirthing myself and have been teaching since 2012.