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BLUME, birthing the future...

I’m Samantha, I am a yoga teacher and mother of one. I run positive birthing courses at PAUSE. My aim is to help you make your birth a wonderful and calm experience.

I took hypnobirthing classes, and I was extremely excited to give birth. My birth would be considered “traumatic” by some, or complicated at the least, but when my labour took a left turn, not at one point did I panic, or feel out of control. I truly enjoyed every second of my labour, this is the power of hypnobirthing. I’m not here to promise a straightforward “easy” one hour labour, no one can or should promise this, as it isn’t in our control - I am here to prepare you for the best day of your life. I truly hope every client does get a straightforward, easy labour but if it does go off course, that’s ok too and you will have the strategies to manage the experience.

First let me tell you what you what hypnobirthing is not. Hypnobirthing is not “hypnotising” you whilst listening to Enya and sniffing lavender or burning sage from a north facing tree! It’s not just for people who want home births or no pain relief. Yes this would be ideal and the preference for every birth, but sometimes it’s just not realistic. Even if you know you are having a caesarean or know you want pain relief, hypnobirthing still has a place in your birth. We aim to prepare you for labour armed with a toolkit to help you feel calm and confident with any situation that arises.

Hypnobirthing gives you simple, practical and logical techniques to help you enjoy (yes enjoy) your labour.

Benefits for Mum:

  • It allows you to release fear and work with your body, as nature intended

  • It allows you to experience a calm and comfortable labour

  • While using hypnobirthing techniques you are less likely to need pain relief

  • We will help you to increase your confidence in your own ability to birth naturally

  • We will help you to prepare for whatever happens during labour and birth

  • We will help you to have a positive birthing experience

  • We will help you accept you cannot control your labour and release and surrender to this. Baby knows best

Benefits for partner:

  • Builds an understanding of the physical processes involved in birth, thereby helping to understand what mum is experiencing

  • Can bring you closer to mum as you practice together

  • Gives partner a 'real' job during labour, not just a helpless bystander

  • The making of a baby is a partnership, the bringing up of the child is a partnership and hypnobirthing fosters partnership through the pregnancy

Benefits to baby

  • Babies who are born using hypnobirthing show less distress during birth

  • Hypnobirthing babies are often very alert after birth

When to take the course:

  • Any time from 20 weeks but the sooner the better. The earlier you take the course, the more time you have to practice


  • 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month 1:30pm-6:30pm


  • £330 per couple

For more info head to the BLUME website

If you’re still not sure what Hypnobirthing is, or whether it will work for you, why not join one of our FREE taster sessions;

tursday 11th april 8 - 9pm

thursday 30th may 8 - 9pm