When: Group courses are offered over two days, a Saturday and Sunday, from the hours of 10am to 3pm with a lunch break and one small break. Group courses are offered approximately six times throughout the year.
What: This course offers a combination of teaching, discussion, questions, relaxation and practice during each section of each day. MP3 tracks, handouts and homemade snacks are provided and a limited number of books are available for lending. We use Marie Mongan’s HypnoBirthing book which is also available at Liber bookshop in Sligo town at a 10% discount for those in our classes. For those interested in attending I highly encourage you to purchase your own HypnoBirthing book as it’s an invaluable resource that you can continue to reference after the course completion. What is special about the group course is the opportunity to learn along side other parents to be. Oftentimes mothers and fathers come away with new friends, and baby too!
Where: Classes are offered in the comfortable and supportive environment of BabyBloom Mother and Child Clinic in Strandhill.
How much: The price for the total course is €180 euro. This includes:
- Approximately 8 + teaching hours for the birthing mother and partner.
- Homemade snacks, tea and coffee
- MP3 tracks
- Email and phone correspondence. Should it prove necessary, I also offer an additional discounted private fear release meeting.
- Acupressure handout and instruction
Private Hypnobirthing Classes
Private classes are available to anyone wanting a more focused individual session. These meetings are beneficial especially for women whose previous birth experiences may still need to be processed. Sometimes second or third time mothers prefer to meet privately so that information and emotions can be freely shared and expressed. With that in mind whatever your reason for choosing a private session I will be respectful of your needs. In many cases this extra privacy can help to facilitate a profound shift in the birthing mother, whether this is the first or fourth pregnancy.
When: Tuition is available primarily Monday through Friday 8:30am -4pm. Where possible we can arrange an evening or weekend meet up but please note these spaces are very limited.
Where: Private sessions may be arranged in my clinic room in St Michael’s Family Life Centre, Babybloom Mother and Child Clinic, or the comfort of your own home.
How much: Individual meetings are 55 euros per hour. Although the number of sessions needed may vary, for us to cover the entire Hypnobirthing syllabus please allow three, 1 and 1/2 hours – 2 hour sessions.
I attended hypnobirthing classes with Lauren before the birth of my second child. I found Lauren to be skilled, knowledgeable, warm and nurturing. She is also incredibly generous with her time and will listen seriously to even the simplest of your labour-related worries. Everything you want from a class and practitioner in preparation for labour! Lauren was particularly skilled at teaching breathing exercises and her relaxation exercises were second to none! I felt more relaxed and prepared for labour and thankfully I experienced a positive labour where I felt in control. I believe this was due to the great preparation I gained in Lauren’s classes. I would highly recommend Lauren and her classes to any Mum-to-be embarking on labour. Thanks Lauren!