About Me

So a little about me and what I can offer you during your pregnancy, birth and afterwards. I’m Christine and I’m a mother of two. I’ve worked as a midwife for almost twenty years and feel really privileged to have supported hundreds of families in welcoming their babies. I love everything to do with pregnancy and birth and passionately believe that all women should experience the best birth possible. This is why I offer hypnobirthing classes, pregnancy massage and aromatherapy, doula support and the MAM 3 Step Rewind Technique aimed at resolving birth trauma.

Hypnobirthing

I witnessed the benefits of hypnobirthing many times and was so impressed that I decided to become a hypnobirthing teacher. I decided to train in KG Hypnobirthing with Katharine Graves as I found her approach flexible and holistic. Katharine’s course has also been developed to suit the needs of pregnant women in the U.K. and is accredited by the Royal College of Midwives.

Doula

My doula training with Nurturing Birth means that I can provide emotional and practical support during your pregnancy, throughout birth itself and postnatally. Acting as a doula I can help you make informed decisions about your care by signposting relevant research-based information. Acting as a postnatal doula I am able to support you as you learn how to respond to your baby’s needs, recover from birth and find your feet.

Massage & Aromatherapy

For almost 15 years I’ve been a member of the International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists.   During this time I’ve specialised in clinical aromatherapy and massage during pregnancy, birth and postnatal period. Both aromatherapy and massage offer huge health benefits for mums and their babies. My hypnobirthing clients also benefit from my massage and aromatherapy skills as I can recommend essential oils and massage techniques that benefit them during their birth.

MAM 3 Step Rewind

More recently I’ve completed training with Mia Scotland and Mark Harris in birth trauma resolution using the MAM 3 Step Rewind Technique. This technique is quick, very effective and well tested.  It’s a technique that neutralises the disturbing feelings associated with birth trauma. Although the memory of the trauma persists it no longer provokes anxiety, guilt, anger, panic or sadness, allowing the person to move forward with their life. I’m really excited to be able to offer this technique.

The Positive Birth Movement Hull

As a result of the negativity and fear surrounding modern birth, I now facilitate The Positive Birth Movement in Hull. This is a free peer support group that connects women, midwives, doulas (anyone with an interest in birth!). We aim to challenge all the negativity and fear that surrounds birth by sharing birth stories, information, support and positivity.

My Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Nursing Sciences
  • BSc (Hons) Midwifery
  • Diploma Clinical Aromatherapy (CCA Clin Dip Aroamtherapy)
  • Hypnobirthing Diploma (DipHb)
  • Doula Cert.
  • Certificate – Birth Trauma and the Rewind Technique

Professional Memberships

  • Royal College of Midwives (RCM)
  • International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists (MIFPA)
  • The Hypnobirthing Association (DipHb)

 

Contact Christine on mobile: 07532 013036 or landline 01482 491280 or via the contact form.