Hypnobirthing Teacher, Midwife and Mother
My name is Joanna Williamson and I live in Maidenhead with my husband, twin girls and little boy.
I am a qualified midwife with experience in both hospital and community settings. I now work in nearby Windsor. I trained as a hypnobirthing teacher with Katherine Graves of KG Hypnobirthing whilst pregnant with my son. Click here to see my teacher listing. I have also trained in the Rewind visualisation technique for treating PTSD. Click here for more information on Rewind.
I was interested in becoming a midwife whilst working with midwives and traditional birth attendants in Africa, but what made me sure of this decision was listening to my aunt talk about her home birth experiences back here in the UK. I wanted to enable women to have the same fulfilling experiences. However, once working on the wards I soon realised that so 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 became a hypnobirthing teacher 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.