QUALITY ANTENATAL AND HYPNOBIRTHING COURSE, DELIVERED ALONGSIDE NURTURING ANTENATAL AND POSTNATAL CARE
Group & Private 1-2-1 classes in SE London and Kent
I am Nike, a KG hypnobirthing teacher, an experienced midwife, a birth enthusiast and founder of Hypnobirthing Midwife Nike.
What drives me is my passion to be holistic in my approach, that means that the experience you bring, your knowledge and your desires matter to me and you are central to the quality, evidence based service, that I am proud to deliver.
Why hypnobirthing, because its birth preparation that is based on science and has been shown to be effective. It offers techniques and practices to prepare for a calm and positive birth. My course combines antenatal/parent education and quality hypnobirthing education to deliver a holistic prepartion for childbirth and beyond.
Experinced woman/person centred antenatal care ensures that you and your baby have the best care safe in the knowledge that if medical imput is needed or you request it, I can facilitate it.
The 4th trimester/postnatal period brings with it its own sets of newness and people start to realise that postnatal care is worth its weight in supporting their family's smooth transition.
As a Midwife, I am expert in normal pregnancy and childbirth, during the antenatal, labour and postpartum period, I am skilled in identifying when to engage my Obstetric colleagues (when things are truly going out of the norm) - that is where the obstetricians are experts.
Where this care is rushed and impersonal, it can lead to trauma and PTSD to both mum and partner, incidences of which are increasing (British Trauma Association BTA), (MBRRACE-UK: Saving Lives, Improving Mothers’ Care, November 2019).
One-off Antenatal appointment - investment £200
x3 Antenatal appointments - investment £360
x4 Antenatal appointments - investment £480
Each appointment is up to 1 1/5 hour.
Relaxed and unrushed. Date and time to accommodate. Can take place in your home, at your office/place of work or an appropriate place of your choice (including central London).
You will feel cared for, heard, listened to and fully informed.
Continuity of carer - (you don't have to repeat your story several times to different midwives)
Full discussion and explanations of processes and tests being carried out, including USS.
Detailed preparation for Consultant appointments and any tests planned by your specialist.
Blood tests and referrals can be done as required.
Know more about Vitamin K for your baby, compile your birth plan or discuss any burning issues.
Previous traumatic birth and pregnancy experience, or things just not clear about your previous experience - a debrief appointment can help and this can be facilitated by my. You will feel more relaxed, ready, full of oxytocin and open to welcome your labour without fear.
It can take 6-8 weeks for the pregnancy hormones to subside and you now begin to replenish the nutrients and elasticity in the body. (In the UK, 1 in every 10 women will suffer with postnatal depression within a year of giving birth.) The chances of postnatal depression can be greatly reduced when there is good and nurturing postnatal support.
Practiced in older societies (including UK) and still practiced in some communities (Asian & African) today, for 40 days or a little more, after childbirth, the woman and her partner are supported by elders, close friends and other family members because they understand that the new mum need time rest to, recoup, recharge and readjust. They will be present to:
pamper the new mummy
counsel and teach her and the father the new things they needs to know
bathe and give special massages to her and the newborn
watch over and care for the newborn while mum and her partner rests
ensure mummy eats the right food to replace nutrients and optimise breast milk production
In the old Malaysian communities and some present day ones it is said that when a new mum transitions into motherhood in this way, she regains her shape, her health and physical attractiveness much better and more lasting.
One-off Postnatal visit - investment £230
x4 Postnatal visits - investment £480
Each appointment is up to 2 hours.
Relaxed and unrushed. Date and time to accommodate. Can take place in your home or an appropriate place of your choice (including central London).
Continuity of care - (your time is precious and you shouldn't have to spend it repeating your story to different midwives)
Tongue tie assessment and referral
Routine newborn bath tutorial/demonstration
Newborn heel prick test
Newborn oral vitamin K administration
Preliminary pregnancy and birth debrief
You will feel more relaxed, strong, fully supported at the start of your new family journey
You will feel cared for, listened to and informed.
New Mama Massage & Belly Binding
Antenatal appointment - £200
Postnatal appointment - £230
Newborn baby bath, massage & tutorial £50
New mum postnatal massage - £50
New mum belly binding and tutorial - £75
New mum postnatal belly massage and binding - £100
Back baby wearing tutorial £30
The nature of my pregnancy meant that I had a few ‘extra’ questions that I posed to Nike based on comments made by consultants at the hospital, these were primarily around the need for induction which I wanted to avoid. Nike answered them honestly and openly, drawing upon her knowledge as a midwife but also referring to her life experience.
I felt ultimately reassured and informed of my options at what felt like a slightly nerve wracking time. Ahead of my final meeting with Nike I had been experiencing signs that labour was on the way, my son was born less than 24 hours later. I went away from that meeting feeling positive, calm and ready to birth my baby. I would have no problem in recommending Nike to any new Mum and will certainly call upon her expertise in the not too distant future (I hope).
Your path towards reigning fearlessly supreme on your birth journey and beyond