We did a Hypnobirthing session with Carys before the whole world got taken over by this awful virus. I was a little sceptical about how useful I would find it as I wasn’t entirely certain what to expect but from the minute Carys walked into our home she put us both completely at ease and made me feel really open to learning everything she could possibly tell me. I learnt more from our session about how my body will operate during labour than I have from anyone else during my pregnancy.
Some of the benefits from the course were immediate - introducing the relaxation scripts at bedtime had an instant impact on getting to sleep for me and as a lifelong insomniac that’s no mean feat! We’ve then introduced more things like essential oils at bedtime that I will also use in my delivery room to ground me.
Practicing the breathing techniques has helped me stay much calmer in a number of situations - hello ridiculous office politics! - and I can honestly say there is no way on earth I would feel as calm as I do about being a few days out from meeting our baby in the midst of a global pandemic if it wasn’t for both this course but also Carys ongoing support. This lady is INCREDIBLE! It’s so lovely to have met someone with such genuine passion for helping others with something as life changing as their birth experience but she manages to be empowering, uplifting, reassuring even when she can’t actually see you. Just the odd text to check in or a helpful update or tip that she’s seen somewhere that could be useful.
I honestly can not recommend her highly enough.
Gina & Kelvin
Carys is such a lovely teacher, and makes you feel instantly at ease like you’ve know her for years!
Hypnobirthing was something I really wanted to do although didn’t know to much about it (and think my husband just went along with it because I kept going on about it) we both really gained so much out of it! Especially now in my 38th week of pregnancy and in the middle of a pandemic, I feel I’ve learnt a lot that I can use to help to keep myself calm and grounded!
It’s lovely Carys is there every step of the way just on the end of the phone whether it be for a refresh or just a pep talk.
Highly recommend Carys if you want to gain a lot of knowledge and feel totally at ease along the way!
Ruth & Matt
Carys did a lovely job hosting our session over Skype. Her personal and engaging style made the session just as useful as an in person session.
We even had a chat and a cuppa as normal!
Sam & Lucy
Carys is an inspiring teacher and her course taught me lots of incredibly useful techniques to use during my pregnancy to keep the nerves away. Those techniques turned out to be invaluable during the birth itself - helping me stay calm and relaxed through a long induction process that ended in an emergency c section.
Hypnobirthing helped me feel more in control during the induction - which was an odd process, not knowing if and how your body would respond at each stage - and was so useful during the c section itself in distracting me from everything going on in theatre.
Without Carys’s course my birth experience would have been a real struggle for me, and nowhere near as positive, and this definitely helped my recovery and post-birth bonding with my baby.
Second time parents, Harpenden.
Can I say a massive thank you Carys. While the birth was far form 'pain free' for Becca I think we both knew that wasn't realistic, but the things you taught us and the Hypnobirthing process definitely gave us the focus and mindset that meant that we had the birth that we wanted.
Just like we planned it. It was amazing.
Becca & Owen
Carys was more than just a teacher, she felt like a close friend who only wanted the best for us. Her positivity and support throughout our journey to birth was incredible.
A huge thank you to her!
First time parents, Herts.
I just wanted to say thank you for your positivity and support throughout our journey to birth. Even though I didn’t have the natural birth I wanted, I was able to use the breathing and visualisations to help me through my induction and also during the c section in staying calm.
Thank you so much!
Alex & Tyron
I don't feel like it was the 'perfect' birth because I don't think that exists, but it was the best it could have possibly been for me, Josh and Baby Etta.
Even though we didn't get to take advantage of all the lovely labour plans we had (films, funny TV shows, playlists, video messages from friends etc) we saved them up for the week post birth instead.
I'm so very grateful for Carys' help, calming influence and putting some of the techniques/hypnobirthing ideas into a practical context for us. Thank you!! x
Jemima and Josh
Our lovely little boy was born 22nd July 2019, weighing 7lbs 11.5oz. The birth was very straight forward, even thought we had to change hospitals (by ambulance at our request). We had cuddles in under 24hrs, so much quicker than my little girl.
I found the hypnobirthing helped, I used a couple of tracks and yoga music in early labour, plus kept running some affirmations through my mind throughout. Staff here kept complimenting my breathing to cope with powerful surges.
Thank you so much again for all your support. It really was much appreciated. xx
Sian and Neil
The hypnobirthing gave us structure to cope and get back on track when things weren't going to plan.
Thanks so much for the relaxation tracks which encompassed non-straight forward pregnancies and birth, I really do think they helped.
Second time parents, Aberystwyth.
Carys is so positive about birth, she is inspiring to talk to, and grows confidence in expecting mothers. She tailors the material to each mother /couple and listens to you answering any questions pragmatically. She is generous with sharing her own experience of birth while acknowledging that every woman, birth, baby, and situation is different. After my hypnobirthing session with her I felt confident and excited about birthing my baby.
Hannah and baby Ralph.
Hypnobirthing mothers never ask you what is happening to them. They know what is happening to them.
I can honestly say that Hypnobirthing has changed my life. I use the breathing techniques daily to overcome any anxiety and am in awe of what my body can do by tuning in to the skills I have learnt.
Katy and Chris
Whenever and however you give birth, your experience will impact your emotions, your mind, your body, and your spirit for the rest of your life.