Relax & Breathe Birthing (Hypnobirthing and Birth Preparation)

4-Week Course

This is an informal, inspiring and empowering approach that enables pregnant women and their birth partners to feel excited about the birth of their baby.

In the course we guide you through using gentle breathing , massage and visualisations as ways of staying relaxed and calm during your birth experience. By taking a detailed look at your birth rights, choices and advocacy we can help you have the confidence to liaise with your care providers to make informed choices that feel right for you and your baby.

This course is a wonderful way to prepare for all types of birth experience. We recommend attending from 24-35 weeks in pregnancy. The course is for all of you and partners/birth partners are encouraged to attend.

This midwife-developed course is fully comprehensive and includes:

  • taking a look at the mind-body physiology of birth and the power of deep relaxation
  • breathing and visualisation exercises (hypnobirthing) to help relieve negative emotions and anxiety and calmly prepare for birth
  • birth advocacy – taking a look at your birth rights and choices
  • supportive movements, positions, massage and shiatsu points
  • positive birth stories and DVDs

Course Structure

This group course is taught in four weekly sessions of 2.5-3 hours.

The course is really informal and good fun. It is also a lovely way to meet other couples.

Each course is limited to 4 pregnant women and their birth partners.

The cost of the 4 week course is £190 and this includes 4 x 2.5-3 hour sessions, a comprehensive folder of handouts, a full set of our hypnobirthing scripts as MP3 downloads, a £10 discounted pregnancy massage, a set of Positive Birth Affirmation Cards, and lots of tea, coffee and snacks!

Venue: Breath-Works, 7a Alva Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4PH

Day & time: Saturday mornings 9.30am to 12.30pm

4 week course dates: 

*No courses running at the moment*


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During this 6-hour hypnobirthing and birth preparation workshop we can show you and your birth partner(s) exercises and techniques to practice deep relaxation and self-hypnosis, build confidence and help ensure you enjoy a calm birth experience.

This workshop is hands-on, relaxing and includes:

  • breathing exercises and deep relaxation
  • using self-hypnosis for birth
  • taking a look at birth rights and choices
  • massage and shiatsu techniques
  • positions which help ease childbirth
  • positive birth stories and DVDs

Group workshop sessions cost £90 per woman and her birth partner(s).

Private workshop sessions cost £170 per woman and her birth partner(s).

Fees include comprehensive handouts (the same handouts we give out for the full 4-week hypnobirthing course), the MP3 files for the main hypnobirthing script, a set of Calm Birth Affirmation Cards and a £10 discounted pregnancy massage.

Venue: KnotStressed, 40-42 Montrose Terrace, Edinburgh, EH7 5DL

Day & time: Sundays 10am to 5pm (with an hour break for lunch)

Group Workshop dates: 

*No workshops running at the moment*