for a gentler birth
Benefits of hypnobirthing may include:
A more comfortable labour and birth
An often shorter labour
Fewer drugs and medical interventions
A shared and positive experience for the partner, who will learn how to support you and take an active role in the birth
A relaxed birth environment for both you and your baby
A faster recovery after birth
A calmer and more contented baby
"I feel so confident and am really looking forward to my birthing experience. I can’t recommend Joanna enough, I have a circle of pregnant friends and I feel that I am definitely the most positive and happy in the group." (Lauren)
"As a result of Joanna’s classes we can honestly say that we were able to have (and even surpass) the birth that we were hoping for. This was particularly special considering baby was born during the height of lockdown and much of the birth experience (home births, visitors, etc) we were planning was unavailable which made the days and weeks leading up to the birth more anxious than it would otherwise have been. (Sophie)
My name is Joanna Williamson and I started Over the Moon Birthing to help women and their partners to have a better experience of birth. Too many women and families are not equipped psychologically for birth, not confident in their bodies’ ability to birth and see it as a likely traumatic incident that they just have to get through with the help of drugs. I want to help change this negative and fearful mindset, to empower women and their partners to experience birth for what it should be - one of the most fulfilling and celebrated days of their lives.
I live in Maidenhead with my husband, twin girls and little boy. I work locally as a community midwife and have run Over the Moon Birthing since April 2019. I completed my hypnobirthing teacher-training with Katharine Graves of KG Hypnobirthing and have also trained to provide the Rewind visualisation technique for treating PTSD.