A Dedicated Abdominal Birth Preparation Course

Hypnobirthing and mindfulness are about removing the fear of the unknown as well as being present in the moment so you can navigate any situation. Birth is birth, and every birth deserves to be positive, personalised, and special.

Understanding birth is important for caesarean section births too because it’s hugely beneficial to support the natural hormones your body needs when giving birth. The key hormone here being oxytocin, which is important in bonding, breastfeeding and recovery. This teamed with making sure your birth feels personalised can make for an incredibly beautiful and positive birth experience.

That’s why as a member of The Mindful Birth Group I’m proud to offer a specially dedicated abdominal birth course.


The Abdominal Birth Course

What you will learn: 

  • What happens during a planned abdominal birth

  • Specific breathing technique to help you to relax during pregnancy and the birth (and beyond!)

  • Visualisation techniques to help you to relax throughout the process

  • Controlling the controllables- what is in your control and when you need to trust the process

  • A very gentle and highly effective massage technique which will stimulate the production of the body’s natural pain relieving hormones- still very important for planned abdominal births

  • What happens in spontaneous labour – just in case!

  • How to write your birth preferences & share them with your medical care providers

  • Your birth partners important role and how they can support you throughout the birth and beyond

  • Recovering from an abdominal birth – practical and emotional things to prepare and think about

What’s included and pricing:

  • 4 Busylizzy exercise classes a month (online, live, and flexible)
  • Monthly relaxation sessions (online, live and recorded)
  • Online community to meet others on a similar path (moderated & closed) hosted on Circle
  • WhatsApp support with your teacher
  • Ask the Midwife online group
  • 6 hours (private) or 8 hours (group) live birth preparation teaching
  • Available in-person with Rachel on a private basis only. Group courses available online, search here.
  • Postnatal and recovery workshop on the Hub
  • Educational videos on baby care including newborn feeding, sleep, massage, first aid and more
  • Parent & baby yoga (pre-recorded for your convenience)
  • Online community to meet others on a similar path (moderated & closed) hosted on Circle
  • One hour postnatal doula session (via zoom)

Group course option (8 hours)

  • £275 for group courses viz Zoom

Search and book here

Private course options (6 hours)

  • £485 over Zoom
  • £515 in-person at your home
  • A private course can be completed in 1 x 6 hours, 2 x 3 hours, or 3 x 2 hours.
  • In-person would be at your home, and no more than a 30 minute travel distance from postcode SM4 6RB, UK. Please contact Rachel should you live further away, as this may still be possible.
  • Online via Zoom video call – accessible from anywhere in the world

Ready to book a private course or have some questions? Please contact me by emailing [email protected] or using the contact form.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When’s a good time to do the course?
    It’s recommended to complete the course by 32 weeks, however you are welcome at any stage of your pregnancy, right up to your baby’s due time, it really is never too late! Obviously the earlier you register for a course the longer you have to enjoy the hub benefits. Hypnobirthing and mindfulness become more powerful with regular practice, so starting sooner rather than later can really help too.
  • Do you charge for travel/parking?
    I do not charge for travel beyond 30minutes car journey, or 45 public transport. I do charge for parking costs.
  • Do I need to prepare anyting ?
    No, just a comfy space with a drink, and a pen if you want to make notes.
  • Could I do a private course with a pregnant friend?
    Yes, absolutely! Should you have a pregnant friend/relative who also wants to do the course I can come to one of your homes (or do the course online via Zoom) and run a private course at a discount.
  • What if I pay for a course and my baby arrives before the course has started/finished?
    If your baby is born prior to starting the course you will receive a part refund.
  • Can my partner or someone else attend with me?
    Most definitely, partners are encouraged to attend! The cost of the course is for a pregnant mum/person and one birth partner, whoever that may be for you.
  • Can I do a course on my own?
    Yes, we welcome all pregnant mums and birthing people.
  • Do you offer a short or condensed course?
    Yes, please contact me if you’re looking for a shorter or more bespoke course.
  • I’m not sure Hypnobirthing is for me but I would like to know more.
    Either get in contact for a chat or you can watch a taster session here –Taster Session.
  • Do you provide Doula services?
    Yes! Please find out more here
  • Do I need to do another Antenatal course as well?
    No you don’t need to if you didn’t want to, the course provides everything you need to know about preparing for birth. However, some parents either choose to enhance a standard antenatal course with a hypnobirthing course and find the cross-overs areas a really great recap, and some parents find hypnobirthing later on in their pregnancy and so end up doing two courses.
  • I was hoping to do a Hypnobirthing course but I can’t afford the classes.
    I can offer payments plan if needed.
  • Can we meet you before committing to the course?
    This may be possible yes, and would depend on how close you are to SM4 6RB, or happy to meet over Zoom.