Pregnancy Yoga & Hypnobirthing
"I would like to introduce Benjamin Ross Keely born Wednesday July 19th (two days early) weighing 8lbs 3oz. We had a quick and calm water birth (45 mins in water/5 contractions before he came) on the MLBU. His older sister is smitten with him (I think the Frozen themed bike which he gave her helped ;) )& she loves to help.
I have to thank you for all your birthing techniques; I felt SO much more in control and calm this time around. My big belly breathing during contractions helped me keep calm, in control, and focused (quite a few midwives commented on my breathing technique as I was contracting through the hospital ha ha & told them it was thanks to you!). I also shook my maracas in between contractions to help back pain. We are both doing well & was so relieved to be discharged that day.
Thanks again as I really enjoyed Yogabumps for both my pregnancies. Hope to see you at YogaBubs or something of the sort in the future."
"I can’t thank you enough Jackie for all the breathing techniques and birthing positions I learnt during the classes. I never thought I would be able to go through labour without any pain relief and without swearing too 🙂 but I did."
"We are so grateful to Del for everything she taught us at Hypnobirthing. The classes were great fun and the whole birthing experience felt calm and natural. We would recommend Hypnobirthing to everybody. It's an incredible experience to birth in this way."
Andrew and Zoe Norwich
"Baby Mabel Rowley (7lb 11oz) was born at home on 22nd June after a 4.5 hour labour. Hypnobithing and yoga moves totally rocked it again! It was such an amazing experience.
The midwives arrived to our house just 30 minutes before Mabel was born and we felt so completely in control of the labour and birth. Mabel was delivered in the birth pool and I caught her under the water.
Thanks so much Jackie for all of your tips and helping to instil such confidence."
"I birthed in the pool on the MLBU without any pain relief and it really was the most amazing time of my life. I literally couldn’t have wished for a better experience and Jackie I can’t thank you and hypnobirthing enough for giving us the skills, confidence and self belief that we could do it."
"I can’t thank you enough Jackie for all of your advice and teaching from YogaBumps and the Hypnobirthing course; with it I had the most amazing labour, It was such a beautiful experience which I’d do again without hesitation – something I never thought I’d say!"
"Hypnobirthing, yoga & breathing techniques definitely helped keep me calm, & the tens machine was so worth having. My advice is to expect the unexpected and don’t get too fixated on the ‘perfect’ birthing plan"
"I couldn't recommend Jackie's Birthing Toolkit enough! Naturally I started to feel a little apprehensive and nervous about the impending labour as my pregnancy progressed. This was my first pregnancy so I had absolutely no idea what to expect of labour and more importantly how I might be able to deal with and manage it. I attended the Toolkit session with my husband. He was slightly apprehensive. But we both left that day feeling much better prepared, knowledgeable on the biological make up of pregnancy and labour and excited for the event itself. And when the time finally came I used those breathing techniques, I expected a simple task such as getting out of the bathroom a long drawn out affair while managing contractions in established labour and I accepted that it didn't matter that it didn't go the way I wrote my birthplan! Thank you Jackie - 4 hours very well spent!"
Louise Farr Norwich
"Thanks for all your words of wisdom and support Jackie. I had the vbac I wanted just using your breathing techniques, but the delivery stage needed a little assistance for Jessica to join us, leading to some complications, so I will take my time recovering before joining you at YogaBubs!"
Helen Johnson Norwich
"Thank you for being so happy and positive about all things pregnancy and birth related! I really enjoyed YogaBumps and will definitely be recommending it."
Amy Thompson Norwich
"I keep meaning to say Thank you!!! I enjoyed every moment of the 5 weeks with you, it was brilliant! Can't wait to put it all into practice! All the girls have kept in touch which is lovely, can't wait to hear their stories as well!
Thanks again, xx"
Hollie Yaxley Norwich
"The breathing you taught me during yoga sessions and then Luke and I during hypnobirthing classes helped not only deal with the tension during birthing but also helped me to keep calm. Without the use of sleep breathing and golden thread I would have been so stressed. Our midwife reminded me many times to continue using my hypnobirthing breathing as it was helping so much and I was able to breathe Eliza down and out without any need for further interventions."
Lauren Mayhew Norwich
"Thank you so much for all your help and teachings! Coming to pregnancy yoga was one of my favourite things about pregnancy apart from this gorgeous little boy of course. My labour was pretty challenging as the day before he was due he turned back to back and no matter how much shaking the pear tree I did I couldn't turn him. But the breathing techniques and the mental focus that I learnt with you and Kerry got me through with just gas and air, some yoga stretches and the birthing pool. The physio also said that I only have a tiny gap in my stomach muscles probably thanks to my pregnancy yoga! Bonus!
Thank you again for all your support! We can't wait for Yogabubs!"
Ellie Kidd Norwich
"Although we didn't manage the home birth we'd planned, we had an amazing, smooth and very quick water birth at the MLBU. The midwife was wonderful, calm, but totally in control and just allowed us to get on with doing it by ourselves, breathing the golden thread through the 'surges' without much involvement from her. We were very lucky. He's just perfect and we are totally in love with him!
Thank you so much for all your invaluable advice, support and just general happy enthusiasm at YogaBumps. I will certainly recommend it to anyone that is pregnant as I just know birth wouldn't have been such an amazing experience without it."
Kate Jackson Norwich
"Massive thanks to Jackie, the techniques you taught Chad and I meant that I had the drug free, relaxed birth I had been wanting! Although coming into the world face first rather than head (faces don't squash as much!) she was born without any issues just some bruising! Also the lower back massage worked so well for me!"
Victoria Crisp Norwich
"Thanks Jackie for giving us both the confidence to better handle labour; we were definitely able to implement some of the tips you gave us and generally felt calmer this time around"
Sandeep Cavill Norwich
"I wanted to thank you personally for all your help in both of my pregnancies and prep for birth. I called on yoga (active labour) and hypnobirthing and your words of wisdom i delivered Reigan in a pain relief free birth and no other medical interventions unlike my pervious experience, I was even eating bananas /oranges ect moments before"
Jade Farley Norwich
“I wanted to thank you so much as I had an absolutely beautiful birth experience. I just concentrated on my breathing and breathed him out with no pain relief whatsoever. The whole time I kept in my mind how each surge was taking me closer to meeting my baby”
Beth Castle Norwich May. 26, 2016
Jackie, thank you for your positive vibes that you were sending to us all this time and huge thank you for teaching us yoga positions and breathing that we could use during labor! Hope to see you soon at YogaBubs.
Mytsky & Yohei Norwich
Jackie - I just want to say a huge thank you for all your amazing support. Pregnancy without you and your yoga classes just wouldn't be the same.
Thank you again for filling me with inspiration, confidence and knowledge to be able to birth my two gorgeous children....
So glad I did both early and late pregnancy yoga. It has made me a lot more relaxed and in control of my pregnancy and hopefully labour! Thank you.
Lizzie Snowling Norwich
Jackie’s yoga pregnancy class is fantastic, I always feel so relaxed and refreshed and ready to get on with my week. Always nice to learn new postures and exercises.
Tracey Barbosa Norwich
Thoroughly enjoyed both early and late courses as they made me feel prepared for the journey ahead. Would recommend to any expectant mothers.
Georgina Chapple Norwich
A friendly relaxed atmosphere promoting well-being for Mums to be and babies.
Odile Poulsen Norwich
Thoroughly enjoyed both early and late course, helped relax me about pregnancy and labour and have picked up some brilliant moves and tips to ease pregnancy pain. Thank you so much.
Samantha Allen Norwich
I would definitely recommend pregnancy yoga with Jackie, I’ve found it really beneficial for my aches and pains, and have really enjoyed meeting Mums to be.
Sophie Collins Norwich
The positivity…always come away feeling really positive and calm (and prepared for labour!) Biscuits good too!
Kate Bagshaw Norwich
Great class. Jackie is lovely and very informative. Helpful to keep active in pregnancy but also great tips for birthing. Lovely way to meet other Mums.
Rebecca Anderson Norwich
It is great to meet other like-minded ladies at the same stage of pregnancy as me. The moves really help and I will definitely keep using them in labour and after. Jackie is fab, thank you!
Sarah Keel Norwich
My guaranteed hour and a half of sanity a week, a pregnancy survival essential.
Sara Peverett Norwich
Just to let you know Austin Mark Goodacre arrived into the world this morning at 2.22am weighing 8lbs 6oz.
The birth was great and less than 2 hours! I woke at 12.15am having very intense surges. I knew this was it and we got to the hospital with 40 mins to spare! I used the hypnobirthing techniques you taught me with Jacob and they worked wonders. I swayed and breathed and he came out with only 4 or so pushing breaths.
Thank you for your advice and words of encouragement, again you helped us to achieve a calm, trouble free birth and the end result is a beautiful, chilled but alert little man.
Sarah Goodacre Norwich
We had a perfect hypnobirthing home birth. It was utterly perfect! I was definitely in a total birthing trance and just surrendered my consciousness to my body. I was more confident with switching between my beta and alpha brain, conversing throughout and then dipping into my trance. I never thought it would be possible to feel so completely in control of my 'presence'.
Thank you once again for 'training' us!
Thanks for all your help and techniques - I will always recommend Hypnobirthing to any mum-to-be. The light touch and pressure on the sacrum definitely works and if you can stay in the zone and avoid fear it undoubtedly works!
Just wanted to say a massive massive thank you for everything from the teaching of hypnobirthing to your followed support towards the end of pregnancy.
Molly arrived after a 12 hour labour by natural delivery, no equipment, no interference, no stress, no fuss.
My husband tells me I was so calm and relaxed that the midwives thought there was something wrong and took him to one side to express how worried they were that they were missing something medical . He re assured them that it was the hypnobirthing having such an influence and hypnotic effect on me and that I truly was ok. He listened to an audio book throughout as he was "bored" at my very little reaction to full blown labour.
Without a shadow of a doubt I couldn't have done this without hypnobirthing and will certainly recommend.
Pegan and Adrian South Norfolk
Absolutely fantastic course. Jackie’s delivery was smart, compelling, and down to earth and full of retractable experience. Would highly recommend the course to others.
Molly Taylor Norwich
It was great and informative and eye opening, in a good way!
Molly Taylor’s partner Norwich
I thought the course was great, the best aspect for me was seeing how different two births can be. Sarah was relaxed and under control and the whole labour and birth was a wonderful experience (for me anyway) I can’t stress the importance of a detail birth plan because all of the midwives reading this and basically only got involved at a few points, leaving nature to take its course.
Tony Shipley Norwich
After having a traumatic first birth (emergency c section) I always said I would do a hypnobirthing course before any other babies. I am so glad I did as this experience has been 100% different; I felt in control, relaxed and had no medical intervention/pain relief what so ever. I felt so much more prepared, thank you Jackie.
Sarah Shipley Norwich
Hypnobirthing has confirmed my thoughts that birthing should be a natural event and given me confidence and techniques to birth our baby calmly without the need for medical intervention.
Helen Johnson Norwich
In all I found the course beneficial, I feel a lot less fearful of childbirth and intend to make use of the breathing techniques and affirmations during the birth. The further information given regarding inductions and examinations was useful…the course and the hypnobirthing book has helped me feel positive about the birth.
Helen Dodgson Norwich
We looked forward to our class every week, it was great to meet with others who wanted a similar birthing experience and to listen to Jackie’s inspirational teaching. We left the final class feeling confident in ourselves, each other and our little babe. We didn’t have a straight forward birth in the end but I’m glad we chose to have a hypnobirth. Thank you.
Rach Antsey-Sanders Norwich
A thought provoking, empowering course that has given me confidence about the birth. Hypnobirthing gives the birthing partner a defined role when often they are left not knowing what to do. Time and effort is required during and after the course to practice, but the benefit is fast during that period also, and is of great benefit to parents and baby.
Anna Dolling Norwich
Before undertaking the hypnobirthing course I had real concerns about giving birth. 5 weeks later I feel calm and confident that this will be a positive experience. I understand more about my body’s ability to give birth and how (and the importance of) remaining calm throughout. The breathing exercises are crucial and relaxation techniques learnt I have no doubt will help. I was most impressed with the science side of the course explaining birth. Jackie is fantastic; I cannot recommend her highly enough and feel incredibly lucky to have come across this course and to have met her.
Alisha Armstrong Norwich