Rachel Penn - London Hypnobirthing Teacher
I'm Rachel and my Hypnobirthing journey began in 2015. I was deeply cynical when I initially heard the term ‘Hypnobirthing’ but I figured I had nothing to lose. After 3 lessons I became a total convert so much so that I decided to train as a Hypnobirthing Teacher.
What I learned was entirely based on logic and evidence. The simplicity and the common sensical biology converted my husband and the calming relaxation along with the pragmatic advice turned me. That was it. We became positively evangelical about it. "WHY ISN'T EVERYONE DOING THIS?" we cried. Yes, we were THAT couple. I fervently believe that everyone should have access to a course and that is why I trained.
I have practiced Hypnobirthing when birthing both my children and I can honestly say I have the fondest memories of both labours. I have never felt so empowered and I put this down to Hypnobirthing. I really believe in it’s power, I have seen and experienced it’s benefits and I think every pregnant woman should have access to it. It shouldn’t be exclusive.
I studied at The University of Sussex and Goldsmiths, University of London. I am a fully qualified teacher specialising in Literature and Theatre. I am also a registered Hypnobirthing Practitioner having trained with Katharine Graves and completed the Hypnobirthing Teacher Training Course, which is accredited by the Royal College of Midwives (RCM).
I am so excited to be part of the The Positive Birth Company team!