What is Hypnobirthing?
You’re expecting a baby and are doing an amazing job growing a whole entire human, go you!
Maybe you’ve been bombarded with other people’s not so positive views and stories of childbirth.
Maybe you have anxieties stemming from previous experiences.
Maybe you feel overwhelmed with what your choices are.
Maybe you want to shake off the feeling of fear and have an empowering and positive experience.
If any of these maybes struck a chord with you, hypnobirthing is definitely for you!
Hypnobirthing is the perfect way to prepare your mind and body for the arrival of your baby/babies. Its aim is to teach you incredibly effective techniques including relaxation, visualisation and self-hypnosis to help you and your birth partner navigate birth, even when it doesn’t go 100% according to plan.
Hypnobirthing will teach you how to let go of fear and show you how birth can be a wonderfully calm and positive thing to get excited about.
A little bit about me...
I'm Chelsea (she/her), a mum of 1 hypnobirthed little and the face behind Oshun Waves.
I love an impromptu kitchen dance party, creating plant-based yumminess and curling up with a good book.
I first came across hypnobirthing when I was pregnant in 2015. I must admit I was a bit sceptical at first, but after reading into it and realising how much sense it made on a physiological level, I decided to give it a try. My birth didn’t go 100% to plan, but I had a wonderfully calm and positive experience. I was converted and have been raving about it ever since!
Fast forward a few years and my passion for birth and supporting women and birthing people has led me on a journey become a midwife and training with The Little Birth Company to become a hypnobirthing instructor.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is hypnobirthing only for women or birthing people who want a home birth or water birth?
Absolutely not. The course I teach can be used by anyone, no matter what kind of birth they are having. The tools you will gain during the course will help you plan the right birth for you whether that’s at home in a pool or a caesarean in hospital.
When’s the best time to do a hypnobirthing course?
For the complete course, the ideal time to start is between 20 and 32 weeks to allow enough time for practice.
The workshop is great for those who may have come across hypnobirthing quite late on in pregnancy.
Why choose Oshun Waves Hypnobirthing?
Whether you’re looking for a full course, a mini workshop or an introduction to hypnobirthing before committing to a course I’m here to support you.
I teach a fun, modern and very informative antenatal hypnobirthing course brought to you by The Little Birth Company, who I completed my instructor training with. Their course has been produced by the co-founders a qualified midwife and hypnotherapist. Not only is the course jam packed with useful information and practical tools, you will also receive:
- A wonderful client manual containing course material
- Access to relaxation MP3s and birth affirmation MP3
- Access to an online client area with lots of helpful tools to download and use
- Access to the closed community group
- My ongoing support up to the arrival of your baby
- A lovely little welcome pack of goodies to enjoy
Where are you located?
I’m based in Bedford, Bedfordshire but I can also deliver my course and workshop online via Zoom. This means you can take part from the comfort of your own home, yay!
Do I have to pay in full when booking?
No you don't. When booking you will make a deposit payment with the balance to be paid 7 days before the start of your course/workshop.