"I'd heard about hypnobirthing through my mum, who is a midwife, and wanted to give myself the tools to have the most positive birth experience possible. So at 29 weeks, Jessy came and conducted a private session at home with myself and my boyfriend. It was everything I wanted and hoped it would be - reassuring, useful and full of strategies and techniques to put into practice during labour. Jessy made the session informative, interesting and relaxed - we both felt completely comfortable and at ease practicing the techniques and felt able to ask absolutely any question without judgement. Jessy is so approachable and genuinely invested in your journey as a family. Even my sceptical boyfriend was converted as the focus of the session was as much on him as on me, providing him with strategies for supporting me throughout the birth. This helped him to feel more in control and calmer about being able to be useful during the experience! We both ended the session feel calm and excited for the birth of our daughter. Over the next few weeks we listened to the relaxation tapes and practiced the techniques we were taught in preparation for labour. Later in my pregnancy, I was told that I had gestational diabetes and that our baby was measuring on the 97th centile. With all medical advice in mind, we decided to schedule an elective c-section. I was initially disappointed that I would not have the natural birth that I anticipated but am now at peace that the decision is the right one for our baby. Jessy was able to provide me with a number of relaxation and positive statement audio files specifically tailored to a caesarean birth which have helped lots. We are still planning to use hypnobirthing techniques to remain calm and relaxed during the procedure and to make the experience as positive and gentle for our family and we still feel that the positivity and confidence with which we are approaching the arrival of our baby is largely down to our hypnobirthing preparation with Jessy."
"All of it was Brilliant start to finish!"
"Jessy was superb. Feel a lot more confident now! Excited and not stressed!
"No improvments needed! Do not change a thing"
(Jessy) "Makes such a relaxed environment, with such a knowladge Teacher"
"Fabulous insight in to lead up to labour and birth. Useful tips to start straight away. Very Pleased :-)"
"Talking about what to do in different stages of Labour and time frames with a midwife was amazing! Jessie was so lovely and very helpful.
"I can’t put into words how much I’d recommend this course ran by Jessy! Despite not having the natural birth I’d hoped for (rather, having to be induced 12 days early with too big a baby, which failed and resulted in an 1am emergency C-Section at the start of Lockdown) we both felt calm and in control at every step of the way thanks to the hypnobirthing techniques we’d learned and Jessy’s caring, insightful advice as a midwife herself. Even though there is a lot of information on the course, the pace and delivery of every session was perfect and we came away feeling tranquil, relaxed and reassured. Thank you for playing such an important role in the birth of our son xx"
Is there anything extra you wish I had included?
No; the course delivered above and beyond what we expected. We really appreciated the opportunity to recap previous sessions and go over any and all queries we had in more detail.
What you found least helpful?
We found everything helpful!
What did you find most helpful?
It's hard to pick just one thing that we found the most helpful fro the course but, if pushed, for us, it was probably coming away with a better understanding of pain relief, cord clamping and the golden hour.
How was the course different from what you expected? Did you find the additional in depth antenatal information helpful?
Jessy's combination of experience as a midwife and an hypnobirthing teacher, and the way she mixed hypnobirthing practices, biology and practical information was invaluable. By understanding the science behind what my/Amy's body will be going through, it helped us both feel more informed and ultimately in control ahead of labour and birth.
Is there any other product or service that I could provide that would be helpful to you?
Jessy's personable approach - such as sharing her own birth affirmations - and additional products, like example birth plans, was all incredibly helpful. We also had some follow-up questions during the week, in between our course sessions, and Jessy went above and beyond in finding out the answers to those questions for us.
The pace and delivery of every session was perfect! Despite receiving so much information, we both came away from every session feeling tranquil, relaxed and reassured. Moreover, we both felt more in control and knowledgeable about the roles we can both play during labour and the birth of our son. Thank you!