I have been a massage therapist and reflexologist since 2006, Babistic Baby was born after I had my first son Dominic in 2010 (photo to the right). I was inspired to become an Infant Massage Instructor after taking him at the age of 8 weeks old to a local baby massage class. He was suffering terribly with colic and through massage, yoga and the use of reflexology really helped me and my husband to manage the despairing and upsetting episodes. There is light at the end of the tunnel! I really felt my relationship with my son had strengthened through learning to read his cues too and it definitely increased my confidence as a first-time mum. Click here for my published article in Gurgle magazine.
I came across 'Hypnobirthing' through hearing my maternity reflexology and baby massage client's birth experiences, how they had used hypnobirthing techiques and how it helped them have a more calm and positive birth experience. Some had even reported that it was pain free and I noticed that their baby's were very calm too during my classes.
I did use hypnotherapy, breathing and relaxation techniques during my first pregnancy and labour but I wish I'd have known what I know now about the other tools and information about informed decision making and choices which hypnobirthing also covers. I originally trained with the Hypnobirthing Institute (Mongan method) and later changed to The Wise Hippo Birthing Method which is a more UK focussed programme and focuses on the positive birth approach. A calm birth can be achieved and a positive outcome no matter what turn the birth takes once you have the tools.
I used the Wise Hippo Birthing techniques for my second birth back in June 2018 and I'm pleased to say I had an amazing positive home water birth with my 10lb 2oz baby Alexander, just using hypnnobirthing and breathing techniques to bring him in to the world with an intense 5 hour labour and I'm pleased to say I have another big fan of massage, reflexology and yoga again.
Labouring in the water with my family supporting me.
My very chilled out hypnobaby Alexander
I'm committed to bringing the highest standard of services for bump, birth and beyond. I continue to update my skills regularly, abiding by the strict regulations and code of ethics that all of my professional associations requires.
I also provide general hypnotherapy working with lots of clients with various issues.