Emma and Jims birth

A calm and positive induction using photos, candles, hypnobirthing tracks and great anchors like affirmations and the pebble

I thoroughly recommend Rachel’s hypnobirthing courses. She is incredibly knowledgeable, experienced and an all round lovely person. I enrolled with Rachel after feeling anxious about my second pregnancy following a difficult first labour. Rachel quickly helped us to park our previous pregnancy and learn to look at our second with fresh eyes. After the course I felt excited and positive to give birth and well equipped with relaxation/ breathing techniques to use in labour. These techniques and other ideas such as ways to create a calming atmosphere hugely shaped my labour (which ended up be induction led) and made not a very straight forward labour a truly positive experience. Thank you Rachel


We found Rachel’s antenatal classes invaluable as we prepared for the birth of our first child. She created a really relaxed atmosphere and has a warm and friendly delivery style. Rachel’s passion for parenting and families shone through, and she was a hugely positive influence during that important time in our lives. The classes were packed with information that she explained in a clear and concise way, with plenty of questions and discussions. We would recommend Rachel to anyone wanting to learn more about pregnancy, birth and having a new baby.

Ruth in Harborne

I am not the type of person who would have thought that hypno-birthing techniques would work for me. I was very cynical and had already been swayed by friend’s negative birth stories. Myself and my husband attended Rachel’s classes as part of our preparations but I didn't imagine myself having the opportunity to use what she taught us. The morning my contractions started, I was assured by the hospital that I was safe to stay at home and it was best to delay hospital admission for as long as possible. I was determined to do this and at this point I realised the true value of Rachel’s classes.  My husband  was able to guide me through the techniques. I really do owe the techniques Rachel taught us to the fact the majority of my labour was at home in a calm and relaxed environment. I was fortunate that I didn't have a medically complex birth but I really do believe that Rachel’s techniques were very significant in my birth story.

Amy and Simon in Bearwood