Conscious Birth proudly offers Doula, Hypnobirthing and Placenta services to expectant and new families throughout Essex and Hertfordshire. Our Doula services are completely bespoke to each family we support, be it Birth support and/or Post Natal. We provide intimate group Hypnobirthing sessions in Chelmsford, Great Dunmow and Harlow as well as offering private, One to One sessions throughout Essex and Hertfordshire.
“Doulas support women and their families during pregnancy, childbirth and early parenthood. "Doula" (pronounced "doola") is a Greek word meaning "woman servant or caregiver". It now refers to an experienced woman who offers emotional and practical support to a woman (or couple) before, during and after childbirth. A doula believes in “mothering the mother” - enabling a woman to have the most satisfying and empowered time that she can during pregnancy, birth and the early days as a new mum. This type of support also helps the whole family to relax and enjoy the experience” - Doula UK
Mothers who use Hypnobirthing report greater satisfaction from their birth experience. They are far less likely to describe the birth of their baby as painful or traumatic and are less likely to request an epidural or other medical pain relief. Childbirth can be an empowering and positive event in your life and one you want to remember. With the right emotional support and tools to use during your pregnancy and labour, the birth of your baby can be a more comfortable, calm, relaxed, natural and rewarding experience, and one where you are in control with less need for intervention from others.
'The Wise Hippo is a new approach to birthing.We believe a positive birth experience is a state of mind, it's not determined by what happens during labour and birth, but by how a woman feels about her baby's birth. Because of this belief we are able to teach skillsand knowledge that empower women to trust their instincts and ensure that their baby has the right birth on the day' - The Wise Hippo
When asked why Hypnobirthing was the antenatal choice made by our couples, 95% of them said it was because they were afraid of losing control in childbirth. Our programme gives you the ability to adapt calmly and peacefully to a sometimes rapidly changing situation. It gives you the ability to refocus at each twist and turn without fear or distress, but with calmness and confidence. This results in you feeling that you are in control of your birth experience.
“Hypnobirthing is not only about producing babies, it's about creating strong, confident mothers, who learn instinctively to trust themselves and, by using their inner wisdom, make choices that are right for themselves and their families.”
The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme
“I'd like to take this opportunity to say thank you so much for preparing me for something I thought I wouldn't be able to do, I found the classes an amazing help, they taught me to stay focused and relaxed and I will be recommending them to everyone.”
Claire & Peter Smith - Chelmsford, Essex
“Strength, calmness, self confidence and belief, friendship, unconditional love and respect. These are just some of the things our Doula Steph brought to our pregnancy and birth experience. The hypnobirthing techniques empowered and supported us to create the birth we wanted, with no other pain relief required to birth our 10lb daughter.”
Abigail & Buster Todd, Ipswich