The ultimate couples Hypnobirthing course for whatever path your BIRTH takes

Welcome to Cognisant Birth


Our informative and relatable Hypnobirthing courses and events, help support and educate expectant couples to feel empowered and positive about birth and parenthood.

Private Hypnobirthing Course

From £500

Group Hypnobirthing Course

From £250

Parenthood Supper Club

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Positive Parent Club

Free Monthly Meet Ups

A positive, calm and empowering birth for YOUR baby

Who Cognisant Are

Cognisant Birth is run by Karianne – wife, Mum of two and a strong believer that every parent deserves to have a positive, calm and empowering birth experience.

Thanks to Hypnobirthing, her pregnancy and birth experiences were so extraordinary, she became passionate to spread the word and support other expectant couples on their birth journeys and into parenthood.

Karianne holds a Diploma in Hypnobirthing from KG Hypnobirthing (the UK’s leading Hypnobirthing school accredited by the Royal College of Midwives) is a member of the Hypnobirthing Association and also sits on the committee for the Kingston Maternity Voices Partnership.

“I am passionate about supporting pregnant couples who feel anxious or scared about giving birth to feel prepared, in control, positive and excited about their baby’s birth. No-one knows exactly what will happen on the day but by providing you with knowledge and a toolkit of techniques, you will feel calm and confident whatever path your labour takes. You can look back on the memory of your baby’s birth as a positive experience that will last a lifetime”

What Cognisant Do

Our 5-star rated carefully crafted course is a logical, practical and very effective complete antenatal education, designed to support you in pregnancy, birth, and beyond. Not only will you feel more relaxed throughout your pregnancy, but it will also impact your experience of giving birth and provide you with the tools to give your baby the very best possible start in life, no matter what happens on the day. We don’t advocate one type of birth over another but believe you should be given all of the relevant information so you can make the choices that are right for you and your baby. Unique to our courses, we offer couples the opportunity to hear about Hypnobirthing and how it works in practice from a Birth Partner’s perspective. This is a great chance for birth partners to really engage, ask questions and get the most out of the course.  

More than just an antenatal course, Cognisant Birth plays an active part in the local community with our pregnancy, birth, and parenting focused events:

Enjoy a night out together as a couple at our Parenthood Supper Club; a fun and relaxed evening enjoying great food and drinks with local and like-minded parents. Hear from a wealth of local experts on topics such as; sleep routines, nutrition, and pre/postnatal fitness designed to support you on your journey into parenthood.

The Positive Parenting Club offers free monthly meetups to connect pregnant women and couples together to share stories, advice, expertise, and positivity about childbirth and parenting. We hold private and group courses throughout London, Surrey, and the surrounding areas. Please get in touch to find out more, we would love to help you.


There are lots of myths and misconceptions around Hypnobirthing – often people assume it means they will be hypnotised or be put into some sort of trance (it’s not!). Others may think Hypnobirthing is something a bit “alternative” where you sit around in a circle on the floor holding hands and do a bit of deep breathing to get you through labour (a bit closer but also not quite right).

Hear what Karianne has to say about Hypnobirthing below:

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Maybe you’re here because you’re scared of giving birth?

You’ve seen what birth is like on TV and films – emergencies, blue-flashing lights – birth can be made out to be pretty traumatic.  Scary stuff by anyone’s standard! Let’s not even start on the horror stories people seem to delight in telling pregnant women.

Maybe you’re here because you feel out of control?

You and your partner have worked together as a team to plan some big milestones in your life; moving home, planning a wedding, renovating a house. But this feels beyond your control as it’s not something you can plan for, right?

Maybe you’re here because someone has told you that Hypnobirthing is the answer?

So, you’ve googled “Hypnobirthing near me”, and here you are. But what is it exactly? You’ve mentioned it to your other half who thinks it sounds like a load of hippy dippy rubbish and to be honest you’re a bit sceptical too. You’re not entirely convinced that you’re “that type of person?”

Maybe you’ve recently moved to the area and want to make some new friends?

It’s suddenly dawned on you that once you’ve had your baby, you don’t really know any other new parents in your local area. Who are you going to meet-up with for coffee or go on a walk with to get you out of the house? You’re both busy with work and weekends are taken up choosing things like prams, cots and decorating the nursery. How and when are you going to meet other couples?

Whatever reason you have for being here, congratulations! You’ve made the first step towards taking control of your baby’s birth so that no matter what happens on the day, you’ll feel confident, calm and prepared. Sound good? Take a look at our courses and events:

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