COURSES & EVENTS

“Knowledge is Power, and Preparation is Key”

You wouldn’t attempt to run a marathon without any training or turn up to a board meeting unprepared, so why should birth be any different? Our unique courses and events will support you on your journey into parenthood from bump to baby to ensure you feel informed, connected and supported.  We recognise that you and your partner are a team. Unique to our course, you will hear how Hypnobirthing works in practice directly from a husband’s perspective. Not only is this engaging for your birth partner, but it also provides an opportunity to ask any questions (no matter how trivial!) so both of you really get the most out of the course.

GROUP HYPNOBIRTHING COURSE: £250

10 hours • £250 investment for you and your birth partner

Classes are intimate (no more than 4 couples at a time) and take place in Oxshott, Surrey. The course is held over two consecutive weekend days or four weekday evenings, which gives you time to digest and practice some of your hypnobirthing tools between classes.

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • 10 hours of teaching
  • The chance to meet other parents-to-be.
  • Cognisant Birth Parent Pack including all of the course content.
  • The opportunity to meet my birth partner and husband – unique to my course, we think this helps the soon-to-be-dads and gives them the chance to ask a few questions and get a bit of insight into the practicalities of the birth partner role.
  • Invitation to join a private social messaging group with the other members of your Cognisant Birth group (optional)
  • My full support up to your baby’s birth via phone call, email, text, WhatsApp, Facebook, whatever you need.
  • The Hypnobirthing Book by Katharine Graves.
  • The KG Hypnobirthing course relaxation MP3, Colour & Calmness. This will be sent to you when you reserve a place on a course so you can begin to enjoy the benefits of Hypnobirthing straight away
  • My full support up to your baby’s birth via phone call, email, text, WhatsApp, Facebook, whatever you need.
  • A post birth ‘de-brief’ session where you can share your experience, enjoy a coffee and relax with your new baby.

WHAT THE COURSE COVERS

  • The principles of Hypnobirthing and how it works.
  • The physiology of how our bodies are designed to give birth
  • The importance of the mind/body connection and how we can use it during pregnancy and birth.
  • The role of the birth partner, with the added bonus of meeting my birth partner who will talk about his first-hand experience of hypnobirthing.
  • How to feel relaxed and positive during pregnancy and birth.
  • The importance of creating the right birthing environment and your birth partner’s role in this.
  • Understanding your options and how to make informed throughout your pregnancy and birth.

LOCATION: Our group Hypnobirthing courses take place at my home in Oxshott, Surrey. 

DID YOU KNOW: Both parents are entitled to 2 x 6.5hrs of time off to attend antenatal appointments, including birth preparation courses such as this. https://www.gov.uk/working-when-pregnant-your-rights

WHEN TO ATTEND: We recommend that couples attend the course any time after their 20-week scan. The earlier you start, the more time you have practice the all-important techniques of Hypnobirthing.

PRIVATE HYPNOBIRTHING COURSE: £500

10 hours • £500 investment for you and your birth partner

This course is ideal if you are looking for a more bespoke birth preparation course. Whether it is your first or your fifth baby, we will work together to explore your fears, plans and expectations around your pregnancy and birth with tailored tools and methods that work for you, your birth partner and your baby.

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • 10 hours of teaching
  • Cognisant Birth Parent Pack including all of the course content
  • Lunch hosted by my birth partner and husband – unique to my course, we think this helps the soon
  • to-be-dads and gives them the chance to ask a few questions and get a bit of insight into the practicalities of the birth partner role.
  • The Hypnobirthing Book by Katharine Graves
  • The KG Hypnobirthing course relaxation MP3, Colour & Calmness. This will be sent to you when you reserve a place on a course so you can begin to enjoy the benefits of hypnobirthing straight away
  • My full support up to your baby’s birth via phone call, email, text, WhatsApp, Facebook, whatever you need 
  • A post-birth ‘de-brief’ session where you can share your experience, enjoy a coffee and relax with your new baby
  • My travel up to 20 miles from KT22 (a small mileage charge will apply further afield). 

WHAT THE COURSE COVERS:

  • The principles of Hypnobirthing and how it works.
  • The physiology of how our bodies are designed to give birth
  • The importance of the mind/body connection and how we can use it during pregnancy and birth.
  • The role of the birth partner, with the added bonus of meeting my birth partner who will talk about his first-hand experience of Hypnobirthing.
  • How to feel relaxed and positive during pregnancy and birth.
  • The importance of creating the right birthing environment and your birth partner’s role in this.
  • Understanding your options and how to make informed throughout your pregnancy and birth.

LOCATION: Our private Hypnobirthing courses can either be taught in the comfort of your own home or at my home in Oxshott, Surrey.

DID YOU KNOW: Both parents are entitled to 2 x 6.5hrs of time off to attend antenatal appointments, including birth preparation courses such as this. 

WHEN TO ATTEND: We recommend that couples attend the course any time after their 20-week scan. The earlier you start, the more time you have to practice the all-important techniques of Hypnobirthing.  



THE PARENTHOOD SUPPER CLUB

A Fun and relaxed evening out

Want to make friends with other couples who are expecting? Thinking of signing up to another antenatal course purely to meet people or to “buy friends “as some call it?

Save yourself time, money and enjoy a fun night out together meeting other local, like-minded couples in a relaxed and social environment.

Our Parenthood Supper Clubs are held at popular local venues where you can enjoy great food, drinks, chat to other local couples and hear from trusted local wellness experts on topical interests such as; sleep, nutrition, exercise and relationships. Tickets include:

What couples say about our Parenthood Supper Clubs

“Karianne is a fabulous host for these great alternative events to NCT. Meet like-minded couples and mothers in your local area, enjoy delicious food and you might even learn something you weren’t expecting! Highly recommend.” – Katie

“My partner and I attended one of Karianne’s Parenthood Supper Club evenings just before our daughter was born. We loved meeting other parents in the area” – Leigh-Ann

“I have attended a few of Karianne’s Parenthood Supper Clubs and enjoyed every one of them. So much so that I’ve recommended them to other friends that have been and also had a great time. It’s the perfect forum to meet other new parents and chat about really relevant topics on pregnancy and being a parent, whether it’s for your first child or not, always something to learn!” – Carol

THE POSITIVE BIRTH MOVEMENT OXSHOTT, COBHAM & ESHER

We are a global network of pregnancy and birth support groups, linked up by social media. We connect pregnant women and couples together to share stories, expertise and positivity about childbirth. We aim to challenge the epidemic of negativity and fear that surrounds modern birth and help change birth for the better.

Join our free monthly meetups as part of The Positive Birth Movement

Check out our Courses/Events page for details of our next meet-up

What couples say about our meetups for the Positive Birth Movement Oxshott, Cobham & Esher

 “Karianne is very welcoming and sets the scene for lovely, friendly meet ups where we have great conversations and get to know each other. Highly recommend all of Karianne’s events!”- Leigh-Ann

 “Karianne exudes warmth and positivity around all things birth and motherhood. It is always a pleasure to attend her meet ups and meet with other parents. She offers fantastic advice and support, all backed up by her hypnobirthing training. Come along to our meetups!”- Abigail

 “Highly recommend joining the Positive Birth Movement meet-ups if you are pregnant or already a mummy and wish to meet new mums in the area. The group is hosted by the wonderful Karianne who organises great meet-up events and most which are free! I didn’t join NCT but if it wasn’t for Karianne and her positive birth group I may of never of met some of my new lovely mummy friends. It is really refreshing to hear positive birth stories & advice especially if you are a first-time mum.”- Emma

What couples say about our Parenthood Supper Clubs

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