Pregnancy

Hypnobirthing
Maternity Reflexology
Reproductive Reflexology

Alison Lindsay

BSc (Hons), BMid (Hons), RM, MAR, MARR
 

Choosing the right antenatal course can make all the difference to your birth preparation and experience of pregnancy. Learning hypnobirthing is an opportunity for you and your birth partner to feel empowered and supported, in order to achieve a positive birth for you both.

Courses here at Carlisle Therapies/The Yoga Rooms are led by an experienced local midwife, Alison Lindsay.

Alison brings her many years of midwifery practice and birth education experience and "delivers" a unique and informative course which will explain to you the process of birth, how to manage contractions, write a birth plan and even how to get breastfeeding off to a good start.

Classes are open to everyone, no matter what type of birth you are planning for. Unlike traditional antenatal courses which can focus on what might go wrong, hypnobirthing gives you the knowledge to prevent problems, and the skills to deal with an unexpected change of plan.

Groups are welcoming, informal, inclusive and engaging with no more than six couples at a time to ensure the highest quality education for you all. You and your birth partner(s) will build confidence for birth, while forming your own unique support network for baby and beyond.

Birthers and birth partners can all benefit from access to:

 

  • 12 hours of face to face teaching in small groups

  •  An exclusive hypnobirthing workbook

  • Online video library

  • Relaxation mp3s for birth, postnatal recovery and beyond

  • Hundreds of positive birth images and affirmations

  • Ongoing group and 1:1 support from booking right through to after your baby is born, via email, phone and/or social media

  • A unique "goodie box" including affirmations, product samples, gifts and exclusive discounts

  • Unlimited support for changes in circumstance, including in the event of labour induction, planned caesarean, or other changes to your birthing plans.
     

Group Hypnobirthing Course Dates

Alison recommends taking a hypnobirthing course any time after 20 weeks of pregnancy, but ideally before 36 weeks. Hypnobirthing classes are just the beginning of your journey to a more positive birth experience and will give you lifelong skills. Some couples choose to join earlier and some right up until their due date!

Course dates are advertised on Alison's own website, www.alisonlindsay.co.uk and via our Events and Social Media pages.

"My husband and I completed a hypnobirthing course with Ali and I could not recommend her more. Not only was I fully prepared for birth but she helped with my day to day anxieties of pregnancy. When faced with an induction she continued to support me and helped create a list of questions to ask so that I felt comfortable going forward if needed.  Without Ali (and my husband) I wouldn’t have felt so empowered after a not so to plan birth."

Lauren

FAQs

Is hypnobirthing a type of pain relief?

No, not exactly. Hypnobirthing is a type of birth education which focuses on reducing anxiety or nervousness for birth. Stress can make labour more painful, so it's no coincidence that lots of hypnobirthing mums find that they just don’t need drugs. Instead, they use the simple breathing and relaxation techniques they have learnt in order to stay calm and comfortable.  You can choose to use any other type of pain relief while you "hypnobirth", it's always your choice.

"I attended the Birthing Programme with my wife. Ali is a great teacher and we would highly recommend her course for both mums and dads to be. It covers so much more than general antenatal classes and left us both feeling much more prepared and confident. Our daughter was born in March and we utilised the relaxation and breathing techniques during labour which really helped [my wife] stay calm and ride through the contractions so much so she discarded her gas and air at the end! The midwives commented on this and were really interested to hear about the course.”

Steven

Does it matter if I am planning (or end up having) a more complicated birth?

Of course not. Hypnobirthing is about feeling empowered, not about feeling pressured into a certain "type" of birth - quite the opposite! Lots of birthers are drawn to hypnobirthing to increase their chances of a natural birth, but did you know you can hypnobirth your way to a positive Caesarean too? If you want to chat about specific birth options, you can email Alison in advance to see if a private or group hypnobirthing course suits you better - hello@alisonlindsay.co.uk

The tools you will cover in a group course are more targeted to a natural birth or induction than a Caesarean, but ALL participants will leave knowing that they have the tools to deal with curve balls, including emergencies.n, planned caesarean, or other changes to your birthing plans.- Unlimited support for changes in circumstance, including in the event of labour inductio



Group Hypnobirthing Course Dates

Alison recommends taking a hypnobirthing course any time after 20 weeks of pregnancy, but ideally before 36 weeks. Hypnobirthing classes are just the beginning of your journey to a more positive birth experience and will give you lifelong skills. Some couples choose to join earlier and some right up until their due date!

Course dates are advertised on Alison's own website, www.alisonlindsay.co.uk and via our Events and Social Media pages.

"My husband and I completed a hypnobirthing course with Ali and I could not recommend her more. Not only was I fully prepared for birth but she helped with my day to day anxieties of pregnancy. When faced with an induction she continued to support me and helped create a list of questions to ask so that I felt comfortable going forward if needed.  Without Ali (and my husband) I wouldn’t have felt so empowered after a not so to plan birth."

Lauren

FAQs

Is hypnobirthing a type of pain relief?

No, not exactly. Hypnobirthing is a type of birth education which focuses on reducing anxiety or nervousness for birth. Stress can make labour more painful, so it's no coincidence that lots of hypnobirthing mums find that they just don’t need drugs. Instead, they use the simple breathing and relaxation techniques they have learnt in order to stay calm and comfortable.  You can choose to use any other type of pain relief while you "hypnobirth", it's always your choice.

"I attended the Birthing Programme with my wife. Ali is a great teacher and we would highly recommend her course for both mums and dads to be. It covers so much more than general antenatal classes and left us both feeling much more prepared and confident. Our daughter was born in March and we utilised the relaxation and breathing techniques during labour which really helped [my wife] stay calm and ride through the contractions so much so she discarded her gas and air at the end! The midwives commented on this and were really interested to hear about the course.”

Steven

Does it matter if I am planning (or end up having) a more complicated birth?

Of course not. Hypnobirthing is about feeling empowered, not about feeling pressured into a certain "type" of birth - quite the opposite! Lots of birthers are drawn to hypnobirthing to increase their chances of a natural birth, but did you know you can hypnobirth your way to a positive Caesarean too? If you want to chat about specific birth options, you can email Alison in advance to see if a private or group hypnobirthing course suits you better - hello@alisonlindsay.co.uk

The tools you will cover in a group course are more targeted to a natural birth or induction than a Caesarean, but ALL participants will leave knowing that they have the tools to deal with curve balls, including emergencies.