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Birth Preparation with Joy 

Imagine feeling totally confident about your baby’s birth, knowing that you have tools to feel calm and in control of your birth experience however it happens!

Congratulations on your pregnancy, I bet you can’t wait to meet your baby. I’m guessing nursery preparations are well under way, you’ve signed up for your Scottish Baby Box and your list of baby names is finally narrowing. Then the realisation hits ... Baby = Birth  Suddenly there are more things to think about.

Benefits of hypnobirthing & antenatal education

You are in the right place and I am so glad you have found me. I can help you!

What is hypnobirthing?

Hypnobirthing uses antenatal education, self-hypnosis, relaxation, massage and breathing techniques to help release any fear or tension you may have around birthing your baby. Discover how the mind and body can work together to help you gain control over your own labour. Find out more here

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With a university diploma in antenatal education,  and over 15 years experience supporting mums and birth partners across West Lothian, Falkirk, Edinburgh and Glasgow prepare for their special day, I would love to share my 100% honest, evidence-based hypnobirthing antenatal course with you. 

Hypnobirthing Antenatal Course in Linlithgow
Hypnobirthing online workshop west lothian & scotland
Next Available Course Dates 

Sunday 18th September 2022

Sunday 20th November 2022

Sunday  5th February 2023

Sunday 19th March 2023

Held at The Mariposa Studios

Linlithgow, West Lothian 

Next Available Course Dates 

Wednesday  29th June 2022  7pm-9.30pm


Sunday 24th July 2022 10.30am-1pm 

Wednesday 17th August 2022 7pm-9.30pm

Sunday 11th September 2022 10.30am-1pm 

Wednesday 12th October 2022 7pm-9.30pm 


Thursday 10th November 2022 7pm-9.30pm

Wednesday 7th December  2022 7pm-9.30pm

What Others Say 


Zoe & Partner 

I hope our paths do cross again. You have been such a phenomenal support & fountain of knowledge at such a special time in our lives. Can't thank you enough.

Heather & Partner

I now feel much more confident about birth & that would not have happened without you. You can tell you care which sounds like an obvious thing but not always a given

Claire & Partner

I just want to thank you for all the information. I managed to stay at home until I was 6cm & it was the best part of the labour because I felt so calm and in control.


We have genuinely felt more at ease and excited about the birth of our daughter & we really feel you played a crucial part in this! This course has helped us to become much less apprehensive about the birth.

Amanda & Paul

Joy was a fantastic course leader - she was open, honest and practical. She made everyone feel included and knew when to give us time to talk amongst ourselves. She was friendly, knowledgeable and supportive.


I had a birth pool! It was all natural as planned and I don't think I could have asked for a better experience. I just wanted to say thank you again for helping us make this choice as I know it made all the difference. 

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Providing face to face antenatal support in West Lothian from Linlithgow to Livingston and  Bathgate to Broxburn.

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