Detailed information for our Antenatal Hypnobirthing Course. We hope to welcome you, your birth partner, and bump very soon!

Hypnobirthing Classes: The tools and knowledge for your pregnancy, from professional midwife & UB Academy founder, Sally Underwood.

There is so much information for you to access today once you are pregnant  As soon as you become pregnant you will be bombarded with information from the health professionals, from friends, colleagues, and family members who will all have the dramatic tale to tell of their own birth experience.

The UB Academy Antenatal Hypnobirthing classes give you all the tools and knowledge you will need to have the best childbirth experience possible for you. 

Hypnobirthing affects your body and your mind. It works along the lines of your body following where your mind leads. Your body is perfectly designed to give birth to your baby.

We will give you the ability to be able to navigate the system so that you can make your own informed choices. And work together with health professionals.

You will be encouraged to release the fear and negativity which you will have programmed and learn how to trust your instincts and your body and your baby.

We practice relaxations, breathing exercises, massage, visualisations and stroking and on releasing any negative thoughts and replacing them with positive thoughts.

You will approach birth feeling calm and confident and in control.

Our antenatal hypnobirthing classes also cover the more clinical aspects of childbirth – labour, onset, IOL place of birth, analgesia, health care team, and continuity of care.

You will learn to understand how important your birth partner is for you to focus upon – anchoring. We also cover the what-ifs. They are hugely important, I feel fairly well placed to deal with these – having had around 40 years of midwifery experience and 6 kids myself to cope with them!

Our courses are fun and interactive and taught by a midwife. One thing you need to take from this is the idea that the choices you make at an early stage of your pregnancy really do influence the route you take to motherhood.

So broaden your knowledge base with us so that you make considered choices and experience the best possible birth experience.

Sally Underwood

Why should you do our Antenatal hypnobirthing classes?

Firstly, because it incorporates the amazing Katharine Graves Hypnobirthing, which really does make a difference to birth, for you and your baby. I have been a midwife since 1984 and only recently discovered what Katharine does. She inspired me hugely, gave me the idea for the Underwood Baby Academy and the desire to teach hypnobirthing, alongside my more conventional antenatal education programs. 

The UB Academy Hypnobirthing offers a complete antenatal training program taught by a midwife. It is simple, logical and profound. It is much more than a few techniques to use in labour.

UB Academy  gives you the knowledge and the tools to have the best natural childbirth for you.

You need information and knowledge to get the best from the system in which you find yourself. You need to understand the implications of the choices you may be required to make.

Most of all you need to release fear and learn to trust your body, your instinct and your baby. In order to do this you need information and knowledge.

As Katharine Graves, founder of KGH and bestselling author states;

“You can find good information about babies and birth in many places, but hypnobirthing is the only thing that actually makes a difference to your experience of giving birth. It cannot promise the perfect birth. Nothing can and to do so would be ridiculous and not true. However, my experience is that KGH always makes a difference and a very big difference too”.

Antenatal Hypnobirthing classes
Feel calm, confident, in control

At UB Academy we are the signpost. You make the journey. We regard it as our responsibility to give you all the information and support that we can.  

Benefits for Baby and You

  1. You are likely to experience a more comfortable and sometimes pain-free birth
  2. Your baby will arrive in a relaxed environment – alert and ready to bond with you
  3. Your length of labour is often much shorter
  4. Fewer drugs and medical intervention are used in Hypnobirthing – allowing your baby to develop naturally and easily after they are born.
  5. Mums often bounce back quicker after birth as the physical impact of giving birth is reduced.
  6. Your birth partner will learn how to support you and will play a central and active role in the birth. A truly shared and loving experience.

The benefits are obvious but the long-term benefits to your baby cannot be overestimated. We repeatedly hear stories of babies being calm, content and sleeping well. They seem to thrive better. It may seem miraculous, but this is how hypnobirthing is designed to.