Hi, I'm Anja and welcome to my website! I'm guessing you're here because you're pregnant so Congratulations!
I am a dedicated pregnancy and hypnobirth coach based in Manchester, England and I am absolutely passionate about helping women all over the world to positively prepare for their labours and babies' births both in-person and online!
Hypnobirthing is a very logical approach to childbirth based on the science of the body and mind. It is a practical and easy-to-follow antenatal education method which can help you to prepare for giving birth in a relaxed and peaceful way!
I use hypnobirthing and natal hypnotherapy practices to help women eliminate any anxiety or negative thoughts and feelings related to childbirth, helping them to feel in-control, calm and relaxed about the birth process. Most women have been exposed to a fair few traumatic and fear invoking tales of childbirth be it from TV, film, social media or stories recounted by friends and family members. They have been conditioned into believing that labour is agonisingly painful and just something that they have to endure to meet their babies! But I am here to tell you that it doesn't have to be that way!
Hypnobirthing is based on the premise that fear has a detrimental effect on labouring mothers causing their bodies to become tense. This tension leads to stress and rigidity in the body causing increased pain and discomfort during childbirth. It also prevents labouring mothers from being able to navigate smoothly through the birth process because their bodies, namely the uterine muscles, are unable to work as efficiently.
Hypnobirthing teaches women all about the physiology of birth and the way the birthing body is meant to work to allow a mother to give birth to her baby with ease. It also teaches fantastic breathing, relaxation and visualisation techniques to help mothers to navigate through every stage of labour with confidence.
Studying hypnobirthing also teaches mothers how to make informed choices regarding where and how to give birth, how to work harmoniously with care providers and ensure that their needs and wishes are met. Furthermore, it teachers their birth partners how to provide the highest standard of emotional and practical support during pregnancy and the birth process.
When I found out I was pregnant with my daughter in 2014, I was so happy and excited but as the months flew by in my pregnancy, I became more and more nervous about what childbirth was going to be like!
I was also struggling with the sad news that my mum had terminal cancer so this added to my anxiety levels. I was trying to get my head around losing my mum but I was also becoming a mum myself! I felt lost and afraid.
When I was 6 months pregnant, I was a complete mess of nerves and I knew that I need to do something positive and transformative to overcome my fears of childbirth. I knew that I needed help to change my mindset. I wanted to find out how to have a positive and empowering labour and birth that I could look back on and be proud of!
I discovered hypnobirthing and what I learned totally changed how I felt about labour and birth. I had to put in the work but by the end of my pregnancy I was no longer panicky and unprepared! Instead, I was enlightened, confident, ready and fully trusting in my body's abilities to give birth like a BADASS!
Following my daughter's birth, I became a pregnancy coach with a specialism in hypnobirthing as I knew that I wanted to dedicate my life to helping other women experience amazing births! I trained with the most esteemed hypnobirthing practitioner in the world as I knew I wanted to offer the best education and support to all my pregnant mama clients!
I currently run hypnobirthing classes to couples and individual women in-person from my home in Manchester, England. I also coach expectant mums and their birth partners online through my Badass Birthing Queen Coaching Programme and online course (The Badass Birthing Queen School).
I am really passionate about what I do and I want to reach out and help as many women as I can to have positive pregnancies and births!
You only get one chance to give birth to your baby and I want one of the most important events in your life to be a beautiful one! You deserve to bring your baby into the world with calm and confidence and your baby deserves the best start in life!
I love what I do and look forward to supporting you to prepare for a positive birth! Anja x