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antenatal courses

for a gentler birth

Specialist antenatal courses run by midwife Joanna.
Group courses in Maidenhead and coming soon to Marlow!
Private courses around Berkshire and Buckinghamshire

Welcome to our website!  Congratulations on your pregnancy and on finding a hypnobirthing antenatal course.


These antenatal courses are different to the others, because you will be fully trained in hypnobirthing techniques!


You will still learn all of the usual things you would learn on a traditional course. But hypnobirthing adds another level...


You will learn self-hypnosis techniques to help get rid of any fears and anxieties you have about giving birth, so you can approach birth with more confidence.  This is important, because the more relaxed you are the better your body will labour.

As a midwife, I have seen the difference that hypnobirthing makes to the couples I have cared for in labour.  They appear in control, unafraid and more relaxed.  They are also better able to negotiate the medical system and consent to what is right for them and their baby.

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Mothers and their Baby

Benefits of hypnobirthing may include:

  • Feeling more confident

  • A more comfortable labour and birth

  • An often shorter labour

  • Fewer drugs and medical interventions

  • A more active role for your birth partner and a more positive experience for them

  • A relaxed birth environment for both you and your baby 

  • A faster recovery after birth

  • A calmer and more contented baby

Why Choose Over the Moon Birthing?
  • The full hypnobirthing antenatal course includes both birth preparation and learning about those first 6 weeks with your baby

  • You will learn hypnobirthing techniques to manage your anxiety and help you have a more comfortable birth

  • Group courses enable you to meet other parents on the same journey and there is a postnatal meet-up

  • Bespoke private courses are completely tailored to your needs

  • I am a midwife as well as mother of three, so have plenty of experience to share and can support you all the way

About Me
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My name is Joanna Williamson and I am founder of Over the Moon Birthing.  I completed my hypnobirthing teacher-training whilst pregnant with our son, so I was able to put it all into practice. 


Memories of our amazing hypnobirthing experience then gave me the oomph to set up this business!  I set up Over the Moon Birthing in April 2019 whilst on maternity leave and have since enjoyed teaching couples and hearing the birth stories that follow.

I have eight years experience working as a hospital and community midwife in both London and the home counties.  My previous work was in health promotion overseas.


Additional training includes aromatherapy, biomechanics for birth and the Rewind visualisation technique for treating PTSD.

How do clients describe me?

Passionate, experienced and a good sense of humour

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