Bespoke Labour and Birth Preparation Courses online and in St Helens

Lionheart Hypnobirthing is run and delivered by Rachel – a registered midwife, health visitor and hypnobirthing teacher.

Rachel provides both group and private hypnobirthing courses that are delivered either face-to face (in and around the St Helens area in Merseyside) or virtually – so that you can learn Lionheart Hypnobirthing from anywhere in the world.

Rachel also teaches Parenting courses including The Lioncub Course (all about your newborn) and Weaning.

So what exactly is Hypnobirthing?

The worst thing about hypnobirthing is its name! It conjures up images of being put in a trance or something very bizarre and “hippy-ish”. This is not the reality.

It is based on the work of Obstetrician Grantly Dick-Read, whose work led him to the conclusion that 95 per cent of labour pain is caused by tension and fear.

Hypnobirthing works by breaking this fear-tension-pain cycle through:

  • Deep relaxation and breathing techniques to stay calm and focused.
  • Understanding of the labour and birth process so you trust in it and feel “safe” and reassured when it’s happening for real.
  • Psychological tools to cope with each and every surge, and
  • Practical tools to minimise birth sensations and the need for birth interventions.



What I teach you will not find anywhere else. I felt dissatisfied with a lot of big brand hypnobirthing books, so I wrote my own, specifically for my clients. The bespoke Lionheart Hypnobirthing manual is a clear, comprehensive and easy to use accompaniment to your course. It is jam packed with visuals to help you remember everything you have learnt with me and usually on The Big Day. There is literally no chance of you forgetting what I taught you! At the end of a course with me you’ll think “thank god we know all this!”

So…get yourself comfy and make your way through my website.  All the photos are of my clients (shared with consent of course). Check out my Facebook and Instagram pages (links above and below) where you can watch videos of some of the things I teach, see what my clients thought of my course, and just generally get a feel for me, what I do and how I can support you in having a positive and empowering birth experience. Message me here for more info or to book.

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