BirthBalm - For a calmer, easier, positive birth.
HypnoBirthing Antenatal Classes run by Louise Balm, Midwife with over 12 years of experience. I am a Certified HypnoBirthing Practitioner trained in the Mongan Method, Katherine Graves and the UK-specific Wise Hippo Birthing Programme.
I have taught over 175 HypnoBirthing mums in the 5+ years I have been teaching HypnoBirthing, and am a HypnoBirthing mum of two beautiful girls.
Group or private classes taught in St Albans.
The difference between conventional antenatal classes and HypnoBirthing, is that conventional antenatal classes will tell you that you should relax when you are birthing. In BirthBalm HypnoBirthing classes, I will teach you how to relax, giving you all the necessary tools to do this.
Upcoming Group Classes
January: Fully booked
February: Fully booked
March: Fully booked
April: Mondays at 7.30pm, on 30th (March), 6th, 13th, 20th (1 couple place remaining)
May: Mondays at 7.30pm, on 27th (April), 4th, 11th, 18th
June: Mondays at 7.30pm, on 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd
July: Mondays at 7.30pm, on 29th (June), 6th, 13th, 20th
August: Mondays at 7.30pm, on 27th (July), 3rd, 10th, 17th
September: Mondays at 7.30pm, on 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
October: Mondays at 7.30pm, on 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
November: Mondays at 7.30pm, on 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd
December: Mondays at 7.30pm, on 30th (Nov), 7th, 14th, 21st
Please contact Louise for more information, to book your classes. Places are limited. 07932 745925
Couples travel from a wide area to attend, including Hertford, Hemel Hempstead, Watford, Welwyn Garden City, Hatfield, Potters Bar, Stevenage, Harpenden, Rickmansworth, Stanmore, Chorleywood, Radlett, Berkhamsted, Shenley & Barnet!
Here's a recent email I received from one of my HypnoBirthing mums:
Just wanted to let you know that Finley was born at home on Monday at 02:12 weighing 8lb 9oz. He is perfect and Jamie and I are both doing well, just tired and working out what our little man needs and how to do it!
I'll write up a bit more of a birth story when I have a bit more time but I can only say I think all the Hypnobirthing practice and classes must have paid off! We didn't even have time to get the pool filled up in the end, he was with us in in 3hrs for start to finish! Think the midwife was in a bit of shock when she arrived to the house and observed me in the bath and then examined me and said I was fully dilated!
I ended up delivering in the bedroom and we all had a cup of tea and a flapjack and cuddle afterwards :-)
I was so proud and happy that we did it at home and that all went so well, no stitches and no gas and air even. So thank you very much!
K, J & F xxx"
And here's a photo of some Hypnobabies when their mums all got together!