Hypnobirthing Antenatal Course Livingston

Pregnant and living in Livingston? I can help with that!

Over the years, I’ve taught antenatal courses in and around West Lothian, in particular, at the Mercure Hotel in Livingston. I have also taught private 1:1 sessions for local parents-to-be. These days, my hypnobirthing classes run from The Mariposa Studios about a 20 minute drive away from Livingston,  between the towns of Winchburgh & Linlithgow.

The majority of the course takes place in the Social Butterfly Lounge at The Mariposa. This is a beautiful room located on the 2nd floor of the property. It’s kitted out with comfy couches and chairs, coffee tables and a window looking out to the countryside. The room also has a small kitchen attached to allow for teas and coffees. The space has a fun quirky and inviting atmosphere. We also have use of the larger studio space downstairs.

 

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Why Birth Preparation with Joy for your
Hypnobirthing Antenatal Course?

Congratulations on your pregnancy! It can be a bit of a daunting time and I understand if one minute you are really excited about labour and birth and the next wondering how you are going to manage and feel anxious and a little overwhelmed. 

 

It is true that you’ll find other hypnobirthing instructors around West Lothian who all do things a little differently,  but I hope I am the 'right fit' for you.  I pride myself on teaching a realistic, honest and evidence-based course.

 

Hypnobirthing  has the potential to help everyone, regardless of their birth options and pain relief choices. Some want to use hypnobirthing strategies right 'til the end of their labour, others want to learn how to cope when there’s nothing else; at home in early labour, in the car on the way to the hospital and whilst waiting in triage or to be admitted into the labour room. I most definitely promote informed choice throughout my courses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Having qualified with a university diploma in Antenatal Education and subsequent qualifications in hypnobirthing, I have supported 1000s of couples since 2007 prefer for the birth of their babies both privately and in my capacity as an NCT and Blossom Antenatal Teacher. I regularly attend CPD events so I am up-to-date with current maternity thinking and facilitation skills and I am a lay member of the Maternity Voices Partnership working with NHS Lothian to provide the best care for parents.

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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.

Sally

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.

Sophie

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.