Taster Session

I’m so glad you’re here! Congratulations on your pregnancy and I hope you’re feeling well. 

Wherever you are in your pregnancy, the tools and tips I share in the Taster Session are super helpful.

I used to host live monthly taster sessions, however with now being on call for births as a Doula and wanting to give more flexibility to the families I teach and support I no longer do these live. HOWEVER…stick with me, as you can now get 24 hour access to your own personal taster session to watch at a time to suit you!

What’s included in the taster session?

  • Why and how you can prepare for birth
  • An intro to Mindful Birth, including the science behind Hypnobirthing – great if you’re not 100% sure what Hypnobirthing is or want to introduce your partner to it
  • What is meant by a positive birth and how to have one
  • Practical tips for birth that you can take away from the session
  • What the Barefoot Birthing course includes and your learning options
  • A chance to see and hear me, Rachel, and see if I’m a good fit for you
  • A discount code when booking any group or full private course
  • The taster video is 35 minutes and completely FREE!


How to watch the taster session?

  • REGISTER HERE – you will be asked to complete a few simple details.
  • Once registered you’ll recieve a confirmation email (remember to check your junk) including the video link.
  • Get comfy with a cuppa/drink of choice and maybe some nibbles and get ready for some serious knowledge is power!
  • Get in touch if you have any questions or are ready to book a course!

(Please note when registering you will also be signed up to our mailing list, and are able to unsubscribe at anytime).

Rachel xxx

Course options include group courses, private courses, and short courses. All can be in-person in London/Surrey or online from anywhere in the world!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When’s a good time to do the Taster Session?
    Anytime! It really is never too early to start learning about Hypnobirthing and preparing for the birth of your baby.
  • When’s a good time to do the full course?
    A good time to start the course is anytime between 20 and 30 weeks, but you can do the course at any time right up to your due time, it really is never too late! Hypnobirthing and mindfulness become more powerful with regular practice, so starting sooner rather than later is beneficial.
  • I’m planning a natural birth but have been advised I may have to have a Caesarean Section, which course should I do?
    We recommend the physiological course, as this will provide you with all that you need to prepare for a physiological birth but also includes what happens during an abdominal birth (caesarean section) so you will learn about both types of birth.
  • 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 full 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. If you have a second birth partner (relative, friend or doula) then please get in touch so we can discuss accommodating your birth team.
  • Can I attend a course on my own?
    Yes, we welcome all pregnant mums and birthing people.
  • Do you offer a short or condensed course?
    Yes. There is the Hypnobirthing Essentials Short Course. This is for those who perhaps did a hypnobirthing course for a previous birth and want a refresher, are much later on in their pregnancy and short on time, or perhaps have done another antenatal course but feel something is missing.
  • I want to do a group course but I can’t make the dates?
    Please do get in touch and if there is enough interest additional group course dates/venues may be possible.
  • I’m not sure Hypnobirthing is for me but I would like to know more.
    We run Free monthly Hypnobirthing Tasters Sessions which last around 45 minutes and are a great introduction to Hypnobirthing and what you’ll learn in the course.
  • I want an epidural, can I still use Hypnobirthing?
    Most definitely. Hypnobirthing really is for all birth preferences and situations. Hypnobirthing is about understanding your body and learning how different choices, including pain relief, have pros and considerations so you can use or avoid them in the best way possible for you.
  • Do you provide Doula services?
    Formally, not yet no. However, Rachel is doing her Doula Training in November and will be offering Postnatal (and possible Birth) Doula services from January 2022. Please do get in touch if you are interested in hiring Rachel as a Doula.
  • 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 – again finding they complement each other.
  • I was hoping to do a Hypnobirthing course but I can’t afford the classes.
    Please do get in touch as we don’t believe that your birth preparation should be restricted by money. We can offer payments plan, services swap, or pay-what-you-can options should this mean you are then able to do the course.
  • 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. There is also the Free monthly Hypnobirthing Tasters Sessions which last around 45 minutes and are a great chance to meet Rachel and get a feel for if she’s the right fit for you.

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