The Blossoming Birth Company
Hello, I’m Julie… Mum to two girls and a Nanna to a wonderful little boy. I’m the founder of The Blossoming Birth Company, Hypnobirthing teacher, baby massage and baby yoga instructor and I have over 20 years’ experience as a midwife, which included setting up the most relaxing and serene birth centre, plus 8 years as a Head of Midwifery… So, I understand and appreciate what it is ‘to birth.’
Following the births of my two girls I knew I had found my place in life, not only as a mum but also as a midwife. Over my 20 years I have seen things within the midwifery world change, but what has never faltered is the innate ability a woman has to birth. During my journey I have been fantastically privileged to support and observe 100’s of women birth, that feeling parents have and I witnessed as their baby was born is truly miraculous and one that never diminishes… it stays with you forever.
Hypnobirthing Courses In Surrey
The Blossoming Birth Company offers hypnobirthing courses in a variety of ways, but my sole purpose is to prepare you and your birth partner for a positive birth experience… a tool in your ‘life’s tool-box.’ Not the one and only tool you will learn on my courses as I have 20 years midwifery experience and because of that the courses are littered with research, real-life stories and some humour, all to allow you to make the right choices for you and your baby.
Group Hypnobirthing Course In Surrey
These courses are taught in small groups of between 2 – 7 couples. They are a great option for 1st time parents, or for parents who did not train in hypnobirthing with their previous children. Group courses are great for meeting like-minded people and for making local connections and friendships. These courses will either be offered over 2 weekend days (10 until 4) or 4 shorter evening sessions (6 until 8.30), regardless of the set-up the content is the same and the 10 hours of face-face teaching will take place in the most wonderfully, enchanting yurt, based in Bisley.
Private Hypnobirthing Course In Surrey
These courses are held in the comfort of your own home. At the point of booking I will contact you directly to discuss a mutually agreeable day and time. This approach is ideal for couples who may struggle with the set times and days that group courses are based upon, it is also perfect for couples who may be experiencing a more complicated pregnancy or where a previous labour and birth evokes difficult emotions and it is just right if groups just aren’t your thing. The private courses include the same content as the group courses and there will be 10 hours of face to face teaching. Although my courses are based in Bisley I do travel outside of this area for private courses, this can be discussed at the point of booking.
All Blossoming Birth Company Hypnobirthing Courses Include:
- FREE access to the UKs first Postnatal Digital Kit, produced by KOMU, comprising of 8 hours worth of invaluable advice and worth £30!!!
- The KG Hypnobirthing Colour and Calmness MP3 – this will be sent to you at the point you book your course as learning time is precious
- 10 hours face to face teaching with a certified KG Hypnobirthing teacher (3 hours for refresher)
- Email support (Monday – Friday 9am ‘til 5pm) from booking until birth
- The Blossoming Birth Company course manual
- The hypnobirthing book by Katharine Graves
- An in-depth hypnobirthing/antenatal course
- Positive affirmation cards starter pack
Baby Massage Courses In Surrey
The Blossoming Birth Company is excited to offer baby massage classes in Bisley and Addlestone. The courses run for 4 weeks and are for babies aged 4 weeks to crawling.
About The Classes
Each class will last an hour, 45 minutes of practical teaching and 15 minutes at the end for discussing any burning issues or for me to answer any specific worries or concerns. Groups will be up to 12 mums and their babies, depending on the venue. The classes will be based on a detailed five step approach, which will open up the world of baby massage to you and your baby in a clear and uncomplicated way. In between sessions you will have the opportunity to practice the techniques at home and I will provide you with a complete set of course notes for you to refer to until the techniques become second nature. The classes will include songs and playtime to add a bit of variety and there will be the opportunity for us to talk about any challenges and for the group to share ideas, which as a new mum is always helpful.
All Blossoming Birth Company Baby Massage Courses Include:
- Four weeks of classes
- A bottle of 100% pure grapeseed oil
- The Blossoming Birth Company course manual
Baby Yoga Courses In Surrey
The Blossoming Birth Company is excited to offer baby yoga classes in Bisley and Addlestone. The courses run for 4 weeks and are for babies aged 8 weeks to 12 months. Groups will be up to 12 mums and their babies, depending on the venue.
About The Classes
The classes will follow a structured approach, which will open up the world of baby yoga to you and your baby in a clear and uncomplicated way. In between classes you will have the opportunity to practice the techniques at home and I will provide you with a complete set of course notes for you to refer to until the techniques become second nature.
Each class will introduce different movements, with many taught alongside song and rhymes. Classes are much livelier and interactive than the more sedate approach of baby massage, however each class will end with time for relaxation. There will be the opportunity for us to talk about any challenges and for the group to share ideas, which as a new mum is always helpful.
Private Antenatal Classes In Surrey
Having worked in the NHS as a midwife for over 20 years I know that different things appeal to different couples, and the ability to choose is paramount. So, for me it was really important to offer something as well as hypnobirthing… something to compliment it but also something that could stand alone.
It is an informal and relaxed class, I will share with you my knowledge, my experiences and most importantly the most up-to-date evidenced based practice. There will be no bias towards one type of birth or another, it’s just a fun filled session full of tips and information.
About The Class
The class is 6 hours of face to face teaching which can be delivered in 1-day session with a midway break, or two 3-hour sessions, either way the class content is the same. If you have any particular concerns or worries then let me know and I will build the content of the course to meet your needs.
What Does The Private Antenatal Class Cover?
Session 1 focuses on labour and birth
– The labour journey, including the physiology and the part your hormones play.
– Techniques to help you relax and remain calm.
– Understanding what your choices are if you find you need help with the pain.
– Planning for, and understanding the unexpected, including induction, instrumental deliveries and c-sections.
– Positions that may help you in labour.
– The role of your birth companion.
Session 2 discusses informed choice
– Birth planning.
– Places of birth and what the choices are?
– The ‘over-packed and over-thought’ birth bag.
– The use of positive affirmation.
Session 3 takes a look into the first few weeks after birth
– Feeding, what are your choices and how does it all work?
– The basics such as changing, dressing and washing your baby.
– Your relationship now the two of you have become three.
– Your emotions and physical changes.
All baby massage and baby yoga courses are taught by Julie Watson and follow the Hands-on Babies programmes, accredited by the Royal College of Midwives.
These courses will change the way you interact with your baby, for now and always. They both offer time for you to bond with your baby but will give you totally different experiences.
The massage courses will give you a skill to relax and calm your baby, whereas the baby yoga classes offer a fun and lively time which encourages your baby’s coordination and body exploration…why not try both?