Calm Confident Birth Fife

Removing Fear, Empowering Women in Birth and Beyond…

Calm Confident Birth Fife

Calm Confident Birth Fife

Removing Fear, Empowering Women in Birth and Beyond…

HypnoBirthing – the Mongan Method…

HypnoBirthing – the Mongan Method

Mum Dad and Baby

*Private Sessions Only available at present

NEW! Private HypnoBirthing Course + Birth Doula Service £725

Five 2.5 hour classes with Maggie McKeen
Teaching mothers and birth companions techniques for safe and satisfying birthing through guided imagery, visualization, and special breathing. Classes are suitable to commence from 14 weeks although many commence around 24-29 weeks.

YOU WILL LEARN:

  •  Everything you need to know to achieve safer, easier and more comfortable birth
  •  To explode the myth that pain is a necessary accompaniment to labour
  •  What’s wrong with labour as it exists with most other childbirth methods
  •  Techniques of deep relaxation to help you eliminate the Fear-Tension-Pain Syndrome
  •  How your body is naturally designed to conceive, nurture and birth your baby with ease and comfort
  •  To create your body’s own natural relaxant, the only safe labour enhancement
  •  Natural ways to bring your body into labour without artificial chemical induction
  •  How you and your birthing companion can create a birthing environment that is calm, serene and joyful, rather than tense and stressful
  •  Gentle birthing techniques that allow you to breathe your baby into the world without the violence of hard physical pushing
  •  To use your natural birthing instincts to birth your baby in a way that most mirrors the way that nature intended

“My dream is that every woman, everywhere, will know the joy of a safe, satisfying birth for both her baby and herself—one she’ll not need to forget.”Marie F. Mongan, 1999

(Group Classes at Kilgour House, Falkland Estate, Falkland KY15 7AE
Cost: £250 per couple.) No group classes on offer at present.
Private classes: £375 in Falkland or the comfort of your own home.

Cost includes: HypnoBirthing Book, Rainbow Relaxation CD & handout manual
For dates of next sessions, or to arrange private classes throughout Fife please contact Maggie via the contacts page or email: maggiemckeen@btconnect.com

Next Course:

Tel: 078603 60387

What You Will Learn in HypnoBirthing™ UK Classes:

Unit 1: Building A Positive Expectancy

• Introduction to the remarkable HypnoBirthing™ philosophy
• The History of Women and Birthing
• Why and how you can have an easier, more comfortable, and safer birthing
• How Nature perfectly designed women’s bodies to birth
• How to assist, rather than resist, your natural birthing instincts
• The vocabulary for calm and gentle birthing.
• Visualizing gentle births by viewing beautiful birthing videos

Unit 2: Falling in Love with Your Baby/Preparing Mind & Body

• The remarkable mind of your newborn baby—Prenatal bonding techniques
• Rapid and instant self-relaxation techniques and deepening techniques
• Breathing techniques for labor and birthing
• Hypnotic relaxation and visualization
• Selecting the right care provider
• The Birth companion’s role in birthing
• Preparing your body for birthing with massage and toning

Unit 3: Getting Ready to Welcome your Baby

• Preparing Birth Preference Sheets
• Preparing the Body for Birthing
• Light Touch Labour Massage
• Your body working for and with you
• Avoiding artificial induction and achieving a natural start to labor
• Releasing negative emotions, fears and limiting thoughts.

Unit 4: An overview of Birthing – A Labour of Love

• Onset of Labor – Thinning and Opening Phase
• Birth explained simply
• Settling in at the hospital or birthing center
• Preparing for home birth – or baby’s choice of birth
• As labour moves along – passing time through labor
• Hallmarks of labour
• If labour rests or slows – Companion’s  prompts and activities
• As labour advances – birthing with your baby
• Protecting the natural birthing experience
• Birth rehearsal imagery

Unit 5: Birth – Breathing Love – Bringing Life

• Moving into birthing
• Positions for descent and birthing
• Breathing baby down to birth
• Baby moves to the breast
• Family bonding with your baby

The following package is also available to HypnoBirthing Clients:

I offer Birth Doula services in Fife and Dundee

What is a Doula?

A doula is a compassionate women experienced in birth and believes that giving birth is a normal part of life. Doulas have a full understanding of the physiology of birth and the emotional and practical needs of a woman and her partner in labour. A doula informs and empowers women and their partners so they can participate more fully in pregnancy and birth.

They offer a comforting presence during pregnancy and birth.

Why have a doula?

Research shows that mothers who had a doula present reported their birth as less difficult and painful then mothers who had a doula present. Here’s more statistics highlighting the potential benefits of having a doula (Klaus, Kennell and Klaus, 1993) :

  • Shortens labour by an average of 2 hours

  • Significantly reduces the use of synthetic pain relief

  • Decreases the need for artificial oxytocin to induce labour

  • 50% less likely to have a caesarean birth

  • 40% less likely that forceps would be used to assist delivery

  • 60% less likely for epidural to be requested

  • Increased success with breastfeeding

  • Encourages fathers to be more confident and involved

A positive birth experience has great impact on the lives of both mother and baby…

My Birthing Doula Package includes:

I offer an initial Free consultation – this allows both of us to be sure we can work together…

Before your baby is born…

A minimum of 2 antenatal visits to:

  • debrief any previous birth

  • get to know you more and your birth wishes

  • discuss how birth works (physiology), what helps and what hinders

  • explore the role your partner wishes to play

  • address any anxieties you may have and explore ways to cope with these

  • you will have unlimited access to me by phone, text or email

  • you will have access to my informative library of books and articles

  • I go on call for your birth 24 hours a day from 38 weeks until your baby is born

During labour and birth…

  • my presence during labour and birth (no matter how long)

  • I will be with you whenever you wish my presence and accompany you from home to hospital or be with you at home before the midwife is called

  • I am able to make suggestions for labour progress, help with relaxation, positioning and other comfort measures.

  • where wished I can act as a liaison between birthing staff and parents

  • I can safeguard your bonding period and support you with baby’s first feed if you need some support

  • I do not come between you and your partner but rather support you both

After baby is born…

1 postnatal visit 1-2 weeks following the birth to:

  • admire your baby

  • reflect and talk through your birth

  • listen to your and your partners story

  • discuss feeding and offer general information as required.

I am also available to contact by phone for consultation during the first 6 weeks after birth

Costs

Private HypnoBirthing Course + Birth Doula Service £725

Mileage for distances over 10 miles will be charged at 45p per mile.

Payment plans are available on request. Please do talk to me, money should never be a barrier…

To discuss further call me on 07860360387 or email on maggiemckeen@gmail.com