Useful Resources

KG Hypnobirthing website

This website is a great resource of information and free resources including daily positive affirmations sent straight to your inbox, image affirmations to print out, the first chapter of The Hypnobirthing Book and a relaxing audio/mp3.


KGH Hypnobirthing Group (Facebook Page)

A very supportive online community for all things hypnobirthing-related.

Why Hypnobirthing Matters by Katrina Berry

A compact little book explaining the origins of hypnobirthing, how it works and helps including when birth does not go to plan, and what you can expect from a course.

Tell Me a Good Birth Story website

A wonderful website full of positive birth stories.

Sarah Wickham website and books

Sarah Wickham is a midwife on a mission to inform women and their families as well as midwives of the evidence (and often gaps in it), helping women to make truly informed decisions about their care.  She has written extremely informative easy-to-read books on inducing labour, Group B Streptococcus (GBS), birth of the placenta, vitamin K and decision-making.

The Positive Birth Book by Milli Hill (2018)

A great book full of useful information relating to birth.  It is an easy and encouraging read too.

Give Birth Like a Feminist by Milli Hill (2019)

Making birth a feminist issue, with women to be empowered and not to be given a raw deal in the birth room.

Why Home Birth Matters by Natalie Meddings (2017)

A lovely book about the reality of home birth as well as how the home environment can facilitate the birth process.

Windsor and Maidenhead Homebirth Support Group (Facebook Page)

A local group run by Joanna and the Riverside Midwives duo, Emily and Jo.  This is a supportive forum to share homebirth information and experiences.  Monthly support groups held.

Recommended Local Players


Mind, Body and Bump (with Louise Prince, Cox Green)

For reflexology, pregnancy massage, postnatal massage and group baby massage classes.

Marie Daniels Physiotherapy (Pinkneys Green)

For treatment of pregnancy-related musculoskeletal conditions, such as pelvic pain, back pain and sciatica and poor posture.  Marie combines manual therapy, pilates and acupuncture with a positve approach.

Bumps to Babes

Pregnancy yoga from local yoga teacher Tara, followed a 30-minute discussion and relaxation from either a local midwife (me!) or massage/baby expert Louise.  Every Monday at the Yoga Hub in Maidenhead.


Tara's yoga sessions for mums/dads and babies (6 weeks to crawling)


Baby Matters (Cox Green)

Debra Jonckers and colleagues teach group antenatal classes, baby massage and baby first aid and runs Baby Cafe (mum and baby group in Maidenhead)

Ines Banks Photography (Pinkneys Green, Maidenhead)

For pregnancy and newborn/baby photo shoots.

Group sessions
Jan/Feb dates -
23rd & 30th January and 20th & 27th February,
at the United Reform Church in Maidenhead
March/April dates - 15th March and 5th April, 12-5pm
Location TBC
£250 per couple

Contact Joanna 07973 478794

Based in Maidenhead, Berkshire

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