NHS study trial, Central Lancashire University, Soo Downe (Midwifery Specialist):

There is currently a study taking place by the NHS at Central Lancashire University.  Soo Downe, a Midwifery Specialist, is leading the trial to investigate how effective the use of Hypnobirthing really is.  The trial is to include over 800 first time mums, over an 18 month period and the women will be given "90 minutes of training and a CD to listen to" - this is a very small amount of training in comparison to the 10 hours that we provide to you within the full education programme,  the results will be very interesting, watch this space as they are due Spring 2014.

More celebritys now choosing to use this alternative antenatal programme:

Tom Fletcher of McFly and his wife Giovanna gave birth to a beautiful Hypnobirth Baby Boy, Congratulations to them both, happy days!

 

Stictly Come Dancing coach Erin Boag is now using Hypnobirthing for her current pregnancy and up and coming labour and birth, with regular blogs throughout her pregnancy. 

Hypnobirthing Instructors are now FEDANT Registered:
 

As teaching professionals, Hypnobirthing Practitioners are now eligible for accreditation within "The Federation of Antenatal Educators" (Registry for Birth Professionals FEDANT) and this is a huge step forward for the future of our work and is there to protect you by ensuring you use a qualified accredited body who holds appropriate public liability insurance.

 

Northampton General Hospital Midwife-Led Unit and Maternity Ward Upgrades:

A £480,000 cash boast will see a number of improvements made at the hospital and will be used to develop an alongside Midwife-led Unit (MLU) - which is designed to give women more birthing options.

A MLU is planned at Northampton to compliment the existing home birth service at the hospital, and its high risk obstetric unit.

The hospital hopes that providing a Midwife-led Unit on site would offer a "home from home" environment where birth can remain an intimate and personal experience, supported by midwives.

The funding will support development of an MLU with 3 x birthing pool suites, all with en-suite and kitchenette facilities (plus double pull down beds) and the freshening up of the maternity ward.

 

NOW OPEN...

 

 

Kate Middleton and her natural labour and birth:

 

It has been reported in all the media recently that Kate Middleton was using Hypnobirthing for her pregnancy and birth.  Considering she used Hypnotherapy for her hyperemesis gravidarum (acute morning sickness) in early pregnancy and high recommendations for this natural birthing programme came from her close friends, I am not surprised at all.  I don't think we will every truely know what went on behind closed doors and why should we, it is a very personal and special time, but, we do know that she had a quick first birth which was completly natural and she looked radiant hours later.  I must admit I like to think she used our techniques and had a beautiful experience for the birth of our Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge, congratulations Kate and William on the birth of your son, fantastic news. 

 

 

The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme and fellow friend and Instructor appears on TOWIE: 
 

It appears that our Hypnobirthing Programme is going from strength to strength, one of my lovely friends and fellow Instructors was contacted by ITV to appear on an episode of TOWIE for a little intro into the world of Hypnobirthing.  Stephanie Grainger of www.hypnobirthing-essex.co.uk had a great time meeting Billie, Sam and Jess and by the sound of things they were all very impressed by the whole prospect of having a calm and relaxed birthing experiance. Is Stephanie Grainger going to be Billie Faiers personal teacher, watch this space...

 

 

My Mothercare Expectant Parent Event: 

 

Beautiful Beginning will be attending the following event: "Mothercare Expectant Parent Event" @ St James Retail Park, 6pm - 8pm, Monday, 23rd June 2014 (Northampton).

An evening to learn more about essential baby products and key parenting topics from their in store experts and guest professionals and all mummies-to-be will receive a gift bag from the evening event.  In addition you will also be able to find out how I can support you and your little one to have your very own Beautiful Beginning Birth Story...

It is an exclusive "Invitation" only event and you will be required to either ring them direct on 01604 608150 to have your name added to the guest list or collect your admission tickets in advance direct from the Northampton store.  I look forward to seeing you there.

 

 

The Herald & Post interview:

 

Beautiful Beginning was recentlly interviewed by the local newspaper (19th June 2014 Editition).  

 

Please find below the link to the article should you like to have a little sneaky peak:

 

 

 

 

BB's First Birthday Party: 

 

Beautiful Beginning's 1st Birthday is fast approaching and I am organising a little get together to celebrate with all my lovely past and present mummies and mummies-to-be (including little ones, daddies and birthing partners should they like to join us!).

If you know of anyone who is expecting who would like to find out more, this will be a great opportunity to meet me and have a little chat with other BB mummies who have attended my classes for the benefit of a calm and more comfortable pregnancy, labour and birth...

Date: Tuesday 1st July 2014.

Time: 11am - 1pm.

Venue: Delapre Abbey, Northamptonshire (FREE Parking).

Weather permitting a picnic, alternatively there is a lovely little tea shop with home baked cakes and light lunch's, a restroom, plus lots of places for little ones to explore and have a run around...

I look forward to seeing you there, alternatively, please contact me for further details.

 

 

Huddle & Bliss Boutique Mummy-to-be Event: 
 
Beautiful Beginning will be attending the "Huddle & Bliss Boutique Mummy-to-be" Event @ The Old Dairy Farm, Upper Stowe, Near Weedon, Northamptonshire, NN7 4SH, 6.30pm - 9pm, Thursday, 21st August 2014.  An evening which includes presentations from a lovely Local Midwife, Huddle & Bliss Baby Massage and myself (Beautiful Beginning for bump, birth & beyond).  
 
There will also be a FREE prize draw, complimentary drinks, luxury cupcakes and a goody baby (whilst stock lasts). On the night you will be able to find out how I can support you and your little one to have your very own Beautiful Beginning Birth Story...
 
It is an "Invitation" only event and you will be required to ring direct to book your place on: 01327 341765.  We look forward to seeing you there.

 

 

BBC Radio Northampton Interview:

 

Beautiful Beginning received a lovely un-expected phone call this week from BBC Radio Northampton, asking if I would like to be interviewed about the current issues surrounding breast feeding.  From both personal experience and supporting my BB mummies, I feel the maternity care in Northamptonshire is most often of a very high standard, but, any discussion time in the public eye is always beneficial and breastfeeding should be no exception. It may be a natural occurrence, but, it isn't easy for every mummy and the more that local support is publicised the better...

 

Should you like to hear how the interview went please click on the link below (forwarding the playback to approx. 37 mins):

 

 

 

 

My Mothercare Expectant Parent Event: 

 

Beautiful Beginning will be attending the following event: "Mothercare Expectant Parent Event" @ St James Retail Park, 6pm - 8pm, Thursday, 9th October 2014 (Northampton).

An evening to learn more about essential baby products and key parenting topics from their in store experts and guest professionals and all mummies-to-be will receive a gift bag from the evening event.  In addition you will also be able to find out how I can support you and your little one to have your very own Beautiful Beginning Birth Story...

It is an exclusive "Invitation" only event and you can book your place on-line at www.mothercare.com

 

I look forward to seeing you there.

 

 

BBC Radio Northampton Interview on the role that birth partners play within the birthing experience:

 

I was contacted to do a live interview all about the dads involvement during labour and birth - thank you Ayda & Robbie Williams for getting the world talking about how important it can be.

 

Should you like to hear how the interview went please click on the link below (forwarding the playback to approx. 1 hour 37 mins): 

 

 

 

 

Beautiful Beginning now working in association with the Northampton NCT: 

 

Beautiful Beginning for bump, birth and beyond is now exclusively working in association with the Northampton NCT and is providing Hypnobirthing Classes for their Members @ £145 per mummy-to-be.  Should you like further information please do not hesitate to contact me to see how I can support you to having your very own Beautiful Beginning Birth Story...

 

 

BBC Radio Northampton Interview on the new NICE Guidelines: 

 

I was interviewed today about the new guidelines that have been released from NICE with regard to low risk women being recommended home and MLU births for themselves and their little ones.  

 

This was a lovely little interview pre-recorded at our home and should you like to hear how the interview went please click on the link below (forwarding the playback to approx. 2 hours 40 mins):

 

 

 

 

 

Belly Beautiful Relaxation Classes:

 

Coming soon... so watch this space!

 

                                                                                          

 

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