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"It was an Amazing Experience"

"Hi Emily, just to let you know baby "C" arrived on Thursday at 1:33pm. I stayed home until 4cm dilated and was very calm. I decided to go to the hospital as it felt right. I managed to get the pool room, had aromatherapy, played the music and all of the tracks continuously for the 12 hours and only had 4 paracetamols. The midwives couldn’t believe how calm and collected I was. I honestly cannot thank you enough, it was an amazing (still painful at times) experience but I am so proud of myself and so happy he was born calm and totally naturally. He came safely into the world and is doing amazing, thats everything 💙 so thank you again. I can write a proper testimony when things get a bit more ‘normal’ here xxxx" - Loren

"We need to always remember that mothers who are afraid, tend to secrete the hormones that delay or inhibit birth. This is true of all mammals and is part of natures design. Those who are not terrified are more likely to secrete, in abundance, the hormones that make labor and birth easier and less painful -- sometimes, even pleasurable." - Ina May Gaskin - 
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“I am passionate about supporting you to have the birth you want, no matter how or where you are planning to have your baby”

Hi, congratulations on your pregnancy and on taking the first step in empowering yourself for your baby's birth. My name is Emily Sheppard, I am trained in KG HypnoBirthing which is accredited by the Royal College of Midwives and I am a mentored birth and postnatal doula based in Carnforth, Lancashire. 

I work with pregnant women/persons and their birth partners antenatally to teach deep relaxation techniques which reduce fears and anxieties during pregnancy as well as practical pain management skills for the birth itself through the complete hypnobirthing course as well as shorter antenatal sessions which cover different topics of labour and birth as well as the postnatal period.

As a birth and postnatal doula, I can provide you with support for the birth (basically an additional birth partner), or postnatal period during the first 6 weeks (usually) after the birth of your baby.

I cover North Lancashire, South Cumbria and North Yorkshire

Whatever the birth you plan to have, doing KG Hypnobirthing and/or having the support of a doula always makes a difference!

Take a look below at what I offer!

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Birth Doula Support
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Postnatal Doula Support
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With all the uncertainty that is at present, it is more important than ever for women to know what their options are, to have the "tools" to help you relax (through pregnancy and birth), to understand the physiology of birth (just how birth works) and to have adequate support.
 I am therefore discounting all courses throughout the covid-19 outbreak in the hope that it can be accessible to more families in this time of need.

Russell Brand Interview with Katharine Graves

“Birth,  Feminism & Power”
An in-depth look at the logic behind KGHypnobirthing and exploring some of the myths and mis-information that surrounds it:

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Feel free to email, call or use the quick contact form below to send me a message.