Barefoot Birthing / Hypnobirthing classes

Rachel is an accredited Hypnobirthing Practitioner and founder of Barefoot Birthing, offering group and private Mindful Hypnobirthing classes for expectant parents.

If you’ve not heard of Hypnobirthing before then don’t be fooled by the name. The theory behind hypnobirthing is evidence-based, logical, and goes back to basics in understanding what our instinctive body wants and needs to give birth with ease (unsurprisingly this is not a bright white clinical hospital room).

Although the course will very much help you prepare for a calm and natural birth, it is also very much about preparing for twists and turns that can happen along the way during pregnancy and birth. Mindful hypnobirthing is not about having a certain type of birth, but preparing and making decisions that are right you and your baby, and being truly prepared for every birthing scenario whilst maintaining a feeling of control.

Doing a course with Rachel you’ll be learning in a relaxed, friendly, supportive, non-judgemental environment, with space to explore how you feel about birth as well as asking any questions, big or small.

What’s on offer:

· Physiological Birth Course – Group or Private Classes

· Abdominal Birth Course (specifically if you are having a planned Caesarean Section) – Private Classes only at present

· Short Essentials Course – a great refresher, or for second-time parents

· Free Monthly Taster Sessions – held online once a month, normally around 45 minutes long – a great intro to Hypnobirthing

· Free Birth Pool Hire for parents doing a Barefoot Birthing course

· Coming Soon… Doula and Breastfeeding Support

The physiological course is a full antenatal education so you don’t need to do another course, but some parents who discover Hypnobirthing later on in their pregnancy have been known to do it in addition to another course.

Quite uniquely, all group and private courses also include a full online postnatal course, providing lifetime access to expert advice ranging from your baby’s sleep, feeding, baby massage, returning to works, to introducing your baby to your dog! (This is pre-recorded course)

Please do give Rachel a call for a relaxed friendly chat or visit the website to find out more.

* Recommendations and Reviews

* Referencing carried out independently by Epsom and Ewell Families

  1. “Rachel from Barefoot Birthing was amazing.

    Coming at this from a point of not really knowing what to expect or how it would work I am now in a position that I have recommended this course to ALL of my friends that are currently having a baby Not only is this course amazing to give you the skills and practices for both mum and dad to feel empowered but it truly explains the reality behind birth, all aspects of it. I can honestly say that I feel like I am MUCH more prepared for the journey ahead, not only the best case scenario but all scenarios.

    We can only recommend this course and encourage anyone to at least have a conversation with Rachel to find out more about it and then make your own decision. You will not be disappointed. If I were to describe the course in 3 words I would say, ‘empowering’, ‘illuminating’ and dare I say it ‘necessary’! This course will give you the tools or at least show you the tools that you can use to have a birth and birthing plan that lives up to your expectations. Oh not to mention the amazing pack that you get, not only for mum but some VERY useful cards for dad too!

    Thank you Rachel. We feel prepared for the next chapter!”

    Stephen Morgan

  2. “Rachel from Barefoot Birthing provides everything you need to prepare yourself for the birth experience.

    Rachel was so calm and made me feel so confident about what was coming. In addition my husband was able to feel prepared to support me too, which was important given I could only have one birthing partner.

    We decided to have private hypnobirthing sessions with Rachel instead of online NCT classes and it was the best decision we could have made. The course is so practical, and much more scientific than we originally expected it to be. My husband was asking so many questions throughout as he was really interested in all of the things we were learning.

    Although I wasn’t feeling nervous before, as I was still in my second trimester so I guess it was a little further away, I’m now feeling excited and so well informed. We have been listening to affirmations each evening which has been helping with my sleep pattern, something I was struggling with before.

    Rachel shares so much information and lots of helpful relaxation tracks and videos to ensure that we don’t forget anything that we have learnt. Such a lovely goody bag too! She has such a calming nature I just couldn’t help but think I can do this and I’m ready.

    I would recommend hypnobirthing to anyone that is expecting and it’s so nice to do something as a couple, especially given we have to attend appointments on our own now.”

    Emma Billingham, Epsom

  3. “Rachel from Barefoot Birthing helped me to have an amazing pain free birth.

    The information she gave me made me feel relaxed and calm in a situation which could otherwise have seemed very scary (due to Covid).

    Rachel is a very warm and friendly individual who really cares about helping women with their birth journeys.

    I would thoroughly recommend her.”

    Joanne Miles, Banstead

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