Surge in Hypnobirthing Popularity Amongst Mothers-to-be Leads to Shortage of Teachers
As more mothers throughout the UK choose hypnobirthing for a natural childbirth, there are fears for a shortage of teachers.
“My concern is that mothers-to-be may not be able to give birth the way they wish because they can’t find a skilled teacher nearby to show them how to use hypnosis in childbirth effectively,”
To support this increase in demand for Hypnobirthing teachers, Katharine is therefore delighted to announce her first Hypnobirthing Teacher Training Course in Macclesfield in September. “I found that as well as expectant mothers seeking me out, mothers who had used Hypnobirthing successfully themselves wanted to learn how to teach it to others,” she told me. “I was also being contacted by midwives and experts in natural childbirth keen to learn about Hypnobirthing – often in response to expectant mothers who had read about it and wanted to know more. I decided the time was right to bring my classes north.”
Katharine has been overwhelmed with the huge demand for her first course outside London, and with places booking up fast she is anticipating running further courses in the north and into Scotland as well. “It’s wonderful to witness this surge in interest in Hypnobirthing – even the NHS is beginning to recognise it as a part of natural childbirth – and with so many more practitioners coming through, I hope they will soon be able to satisfy even more expectant mums!”
Relatively unheard of even 5 years ago, Hypnobirthing uses awareness of the process of childbirth and relaxation techniques to allow mothers to give birth more comfortably, calmly and confidently.
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Tytherington Club, Macclesfield, Cheshire
25th – 30th September 2012
Booking: 0845 337 9149
Further details: http://www.thehypnobirthingcentre.co.uk
Notes to Editors
About Katharine Graves
Katharine Graves, founder of the The Hypnobirthing Centre, trained and then began teaching hypnobirthing nearly 10 years ago, when it was still little known. She is also a trained doula and mother of four who wanted to extend her knowledge in helping support mothers when giving birth.
The Hypnobirthing Centre
Telephone: 0845 337 9149