Testimonials


I’m fortunate to have worked with some amazing couples, here are some of things they have had to say about my classes:

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When I told my husband I wanted us to do Hypnobirthing, he assumed it would be some ‘hippy’ rubbish. How wrong could he have been! From our first session, Charlotte was knowledgable and professional, but also approachable, friendly and so very calming.
I was so excited to experience labour and give birth and when it started, I felt calm and in control, and confident that my body knew what to do. We stayed at home for the majority of the labour, using a mixture of breathing techniques, aromatherapy and music, allowing me to experience each surge with calmness and an overwhelming excitement to meet our baby.
We continued labour in a birthing pool on the MLBU, and when my body told me it was time, I told the midwife I was ready to push. The midwife had a brief look and said “you’re about to meet your baby”.
Our birthing experience was incredibly calm, positive and empowering and I honestly can’t thank Charlotte enough for the knowledge and confidence she gave us to bring our daughter into the world. Thank you thank you!! Xxxx

Florence & Kane

Thank you so much Charlotte, this was all made possible because of you.  You gave me the confidence to have a home birth and the knowledge to feel strong enough not to be bullied into something I didn’t feel comfortable with.  I wouldn’t have had this experience without you and I honestly can’t thank you enough.  You have made such a difference.  Really, thank you xxxx

Kitty

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Hi lovely
I just wanted to write you a quick message regarding my birth experience 5 days ago now,
My contractions started at 5:45pm, coming irregular all throughout the night and early hours, the following morning my waters broke at 11:30 and I couldn’t wait to use to do tens machine and hypnobirthing, we then decided to contact MLBU to go in and be assessed as I had no idea how far along I was.. turns out we got there and I was 10cm dilated and time to push!!
We got there at 4pm and our little girl was born at 6pm!
I managed to labour for 20+hours with your hypnobirthing and a tens machine.
I am so proud of myself and how I focused on your pack before birth!! Without hypnobirthing I don’t think I could have done it!
Thank you.

Karina

New mum and baby

Can honestly say hypnobirthing helped us so much (THANK YOU!). We managed to stay at home using up breathing to cope with surges, creating a safe space at home and knowing what we’d learnt from the course gave us the confidence to lead the whole process along with the support from the staff at the MLBU. We arrived at the MLBU and I was already 9cm dilated and delivered her in the birthing pool only 45 minutes later. So we just wanted to say thank you for all your support, I really believe it helped us all three of us to have a the positive birth experience we wanted x

Anna & Sam

My partner and I opted for one-to-one hypnobirthing sessions with Charlotte and we’re so glad we did! Charlotte made us feel comfortable and relaxed right from the first session and the course was really well structured to walk us through hypnobirthing techniques.

As second-time parents I was amazed by how much we didn’t know or hadn’t considered around pregnancy and birth, especially that the whole thing can be such a positive and shared experience.

We both came away from the sessions with huge confidence for the birth and so much excitement to meet our new baby!

Alan & Charlotte

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Cannot believe I haven’t written this recommendation earlier. How I forgot I do not know. I cannot recommend Charlotte enough, she is a one of the friendliest people I’ve ever met. She welcomed me into each session with a warm smile and a check on how I was personally before moving on to educate myself and my partner on all things hypnobirthing. I had the most amazing birth, I felt confident through my pregnancy and with the guidance i gained from what I had learnt I was able to confidently make my own decision to refuse an Induction 3 times (no problems with baby, just predicted small, offered due to it being procedural). By refusing, I went on to have a safe and very quick natural water birth, everything I wanted.

I still to this day use the breathing techniques I learnt if I ever find myself feeling worried about anything. Once again thank you Charlotte. Still to this day you are only an email away. Cannot wait to catch up soon.

Lots of love Stacey x

Stacey & Mike

sleeping baby

As a soon-to-be 2nd time dad, I really wish we did hypnobirthing the 1st time round. Apart from learning various relaxation techniques and a lot of useful information about the birth experience from an impartial and knowledgeable source, it equipped both myself and my other half in the tools needed to have a relaxed birth on our terms. All in 1-to-1 sessions, tailored to your specific needs and circumstances, in the comfort of our own home. We can’t thank or rate Charlotte enough, who was very friendly, approachable and made the whole experience a really pleasant learning curve. 100% recommend to any expecting couples, whether it’s your 1st or 10th.

The course was a lot more informative than I expected it to be as my initial expectations were more along the lines of just relaxation techniques. It allowed us to make more informed decisions about the birth and helped debug some birthing myths.

Now we are very much looking forward to our baby’s birth and plan to have a home birth after initially being very sceptical about it. I was very much against it, whilst my other half was considering it but Charlotte gave us a lot of useful, insightful and most importantly impartial information about the pros and cons, which ultimately allowed us to make a confident and informed decision, which we are very pleased with.

I would just like to thank Charlotte for all the time she’s spent with us and her help, guidance and support. Both myself and my partner feel that we have massively benefited from taking this course and we have already recommended it to a number of our friends.

Jakub – second time dad

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My partner and are knew nothing about hypnobirth or the process of birth at all and now we feel confident and informed.

I have confidence and knowledge now whereas before I felt like I wasn’t sure. I’m well prepared. Birth is a natural process. Whereas before I thought of it as quite clinical and procedure led. Now I think of it as I’m in charge and I will lead the way with my body and baby knowing best

Alice & Jack

The course has made us both much more relaxed about the whole birthing experience. Having the knowledge and a better understanding of how to prepare yourself and keep calm and relaxed throughout. We learnt a lot more about the choices available to us and giving us the confidence to put in place how we would like our birthing experience to go, making sure we were also prepared for a sudden change of plan and the ability to keep calm.

We would both like to thank you Charlotte for all your help in preparing us for our baby and how to deliver him or her into a calm relaxed environment. We are very grateful for the kindness you showed us and the knowledge you have passed on. We will keep in touch and are very grateful to you for all your help.

Lucy & Paul

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I had heard good things about hypnobirthing however I was a little skeptical and was unsure whether I could fully embrace the idea of it. Even at the first session my views changed dramatically and I felt I gained so much over the sessions.

Charlotte was absolutely fantastic, she was on hand every step of the way. She helped build our confidence surrounding all aspects of my pregnancy and labour. I took on board all advice given and we felt due to the new gained knowledge we became confidence with all decisions being made. My partner experiences periods of anxiety and the way he dealt with the birth was amazing. He was confident and able to support me throughout. I cannot thank Charlotte enough.

Stacey & Mike

sleeping baby

I cannot thank Charlotte enough for all the work she has done with myself and Daniel to get ready to meet our bubba in 8 weeks.  We opted for the 1:1 sessions and they are fantastic! Anyone pregnant or planning a baby, this is the lady for you!! Totally amazing, thank you for everything x

Becky & Daniel

Thank you so much Charlotte for being such a kind and compassionate person and arming us with the knowledge and confidence every couple deserves before the birth of their baby.  We came out of each session feeling really inspired and empowered.  We can’t thank you enough for instilling us with a sense of positivity and excitement approaching the most important event of our lives.

We felt you did an excellent job of tailoring it to us as a couple and were very open to answering the many questions we threw at you.

We were delighted to learn how to make informed choices around interventions as well as relaxation and breathing techniques.  We expected the course to be more focussed on the latter but it was much deeper than that.  We both feel exceptionally well informed about everything from the physiology of birth to the process of induction to how to remain relaxed and calm.

Sophie & Josh

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I had no idea what hypnobirthing (or really actually birth in general) involved and my wife booked us onto this course. This course really highlighted what I didn’t know that I didn’t know, which was a lot. It completely changed my perception of labour, which had been passively constructed over the years from overheard stories and of course – TV. Charlotte’s advice has left me feeling confident as a husband and birthing partner as to my role and what I need to be doing to support my wife. I realise it’s probably unlikely that dads-to-be will be the ones booking this course, but my advice would be to approach it with an open mind, it’s really good stuff. If possible, I would recommend seeing Charlotte on a one-to-one basis, it gave us time to ask a lot of questions that were specific to us. Highly recommend.

Mark

Happy couple waiting for baby

I met Charlotte from Bloom Hypnobirthing at a baby event and felt at ease in her company straight away. I booked onto a private course so that I would be able to ask as many questions as possible, and I can honestly say the course has given me lots of confidence in my ability to birth my baby, whatever happens during the labour. I highly recommend Bloom to anyone who has any anxieties about giving birth: Charlotte had lots and lots of time for my particular questions and worries, and she has really helped me feel very positive and relaxed about my upcoming birth. The course is based on scientific evidence about women’s natural ability women to birth comfortably. The knowledge Charlotte brought forth from the course means i am confident I am making informed choices decisions about my birth preferences. Charlotte is really easy to get along with and made the course fun for me and my partner, and expertly steered me the course to our level and needs.

Jo

Pregnant couple reading on sofa

My husband and I had a private course with Charlotte at our home. We both really enjoyed it! Not only did we have a great time but we also learnt so much. We both feel really positive about the birth and it’s awesome to know that if we have any need, Charlotte is there to answer any questions we have and guide us through any decisions. She’s a great teacher, and understood the different challenges that our life presents. She was really positive in discussing these with us! The resources that Charlotte provided us with are fab – and we feel really prepared and encouraged in our journey. She was really great at reassuring my husband about his perceptions and he felt really able to embrace hypnobirthing and how to play his role during our labour. We really can not recommend Charlotte and her course enough! You won’t find a friendlier, more approachable and professional individual if you tried! Thanks so much.

Penny

Expectant Mother and Father reading a book together

My husband and I booked a private course with Charlotte after scheduling an induction due to complications in pregnancy.

I was nervous of birth as it was and induction was not something I wanted for myself.

Charlotte very kindly tailored her course to make a bespoke one for our situation. She did a lot of work with us to learn about the process, release my fears and give us ideas on how DH could best support me. With her help, we also planned a lovely day for the day before to get the oxytocin flowing.

In the end, birth was the most amazing experience of my life. I’d built it up to be something awful and scary, and while it was intense and painful in places, it was an overwhelmingly positive thing for me and I’d do it all again. Considering where I was mentally when we first met, I don’t doubt that Charlotte played a massive part in making it so wonderful, so thank you so much for everything! We’re over the moon.

Kathryn

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It was more than I could have asked for, I feel so much more prepared and informed. Ready to “boss” this pregnancy!!! The honesty, the information, the diagrams (lol) and the sheer dedication and passion Charlotte clearly has for the subject really helped us to learn and want to learn too!  Thank you for your time care and dedication. We really appreciate everything you have done for us xx

Laura

Pregnant couple sitting on a bench holding a pair of small baby shoes

Charlotte was amazing. I was induced due to medical reasons and I was so nervous, I didn’t know what to expect and it was far from the natural water birth I wanted! Charlottes sessions were brilliant, she was so knowledgeable, confident, reassuring and answered all of my questions and more!! The relaxations helped hugely during labour! I ended up having a really positive birth, but if I hadn’t met Charlotte and hypnobirthing it would have been an entirely different story and I honestly think my birth would have been horrific. I went into hospital informed, in control, confident and fully aware of the induction procedure and what would happen, and what I could ask for! 100% recommend, Charlotte is amazing and her course is brilliant!!!

Alice – First time mum

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Deciding which sort of course to attend when you want to get prepared for a new arrival is pretty tough. I’m a first time “mum to be” and I knew that I wanted to gather as much information as I could to help me. I’d heard about NCT and Hypnobirting; both had positive reviews amongst friends however hypnobirthing for me appealed the most. I knew I wanted a calm environment for our baby to be born into.

I was lucky enough that one of my friends knew Charlotte and so put me in touch with her. Charlotte has a natural ability to make you feel calm and empowered. There was never a time when I felt I couldn’t ask a question or waffle on about something I’d heard. Charlotte was really clear, honest, calm and enabled us to build our knowledge and understanding of the options and choices we have without any judgement. She made me feel like I could make any decisions necessary and they would be the right ones for us and our baby.

When we first started I had a pretty calm and open approach. I wasn’t too bothered about birth plans as I felt our baby and the hospital would kind of dictate what would happen. The biggest shift for me has been building my understanding that in absolutely every situation or circumstance there is a choice or an option. Something they don’t necessarily tell you within other courses. I found our antenatal class was rather limited. I could see faces around me in the room becoming more anxious as the midwife went through pain relief and c-sections. Whilst I smugly remained calm knowing it didn’t have to be like that and even if a c-section was a decision we made there was a way to continue to use the hypnobirthing techniques we had learnt to make it as calm as possible.

Moving forward I feel empowered to write a birth proposal for every eventuality. My previous idea of a “birth plan” was pretty basic and more like a “I’ll accept anything” with the medical professionals being “in charge”. I’m in control now, I know my body and I know my baby. Together with my partner I know we will make the right decisions for us and our baby.

At the start of the course my plan due to Group-B Strep was phone the hospital, go in, do as instructed. Now the plan is changing; we’re exploring home-birth, writing down a birth proposal for each possible outcome. The beauty of hypnobirthing is the knowledge it gives you to make informed choices. Every couple is unique, every baby is unique but we all have the ability to birth our babies in the best possible way.

The relaxations have helped me more than I realised initially. I have seen a noticeable difference in my sleeping. So far the relaxations have helped me to become more confident and all whilst I fall asleep. I already feel more relaxed and less anxious.

It also made me more self-aware; like my avoidance of packing a hospital bag…I have been putting it off for weeks. The list is written but I’m yet to put it all together. I don’t have a phobia of hospitals but subconsciously my instinct appears to be to stay at home in my safe environment. As an organised person normally I have to listen to that instinct. I may need to go to the hospital so I know now how to do that in a way that keeps me in my hypno “bubble”.

We haven’t had our baby yet but I feel excited about giving birth. I never thought I’d hear anyone say that let alone myself! We don’t know whether we are having a boy or a girl and interestingly I have been so excited about the labour and birth experience I’d kind of forgotten that we will finally get to find out what sex our little one is!

I highly recommend not just hypnobirthing but Charlotte as teacher and mentor!

Lucy – first time mum

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If it were possible to put every expectant mother, particularly first time mothers through a hypnobirthing course, whether they chose to give birth in a hospital or at home, I am sure that the need for intervention and the number of emergency cases would dramatically reduce.

This is about giving women back the skills that they have forgotten.

Jon

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KG Hypnobirthing mothers never ask you what is happening to them. They know what is happening to them.

Sarah – Midwife

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It was the most perfect birth.

Janice

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Charlotte has an incredibly warm nature which is probably why she is drawn to supporting women in this capacity. Charlotte is kind, charismatic and has a very calm demeanour.

Kirsty – first time mum

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KG Hypnobirthing is not just about relaxation and breathing techniques…..it is much, much more than that.

Josephine

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