Hypnobirthing Antenatal Classes Hertfordshire & Essex


Hypnobirthing & Caesarean Section Classes

Bishop’s Stortford, Stansted & Saffron Walden

Hypnobirthing Antenatal Classes Hertfordshire & Essex

Women are born with the physiology to birth their young. It’s such a simple sentence, that almost nobody would dispute ….so why is it, that so many of us question our ability to do so without conjuring up feelings of fear and anxiety?


If you are determined to welcome your child into this world through a positive and calm birthing experience, then you are in the right place. At Born to Birth we use Hypnobirthing, a logical approach to childbirth which is grounded in evidence-based and scientific antenatal education, that will leave you feeling confident and excited whatever path your birth takes.


New mum

 Thanks to you, we felt so calm, prepared and confident.

I'd do it all again in a heartbeat

Young Dad


First time dad

Ellie's passion shone through and I would recommend this course to any future parents

Happy Baby



I always had an overwhelming fear of birth, until I met Ellie and completed her Hypnobirthing course

I have been lucky enough in my career to work with some lovely clients, recently I was delighted to be asked be an antenatal coach to The Only Way is Essex's most loved couple Georgia and Tommy. Supporting them in preparing for the birth of their first child was a highlight for me, which was captured on camera for their spin-off show Georgia and Tommy Baby Steps aired on ITVBe.

Meet Ellie

My name is Ellie and I’m the founder of Born to Birth, I am a trained Hypnobirthing Instructor trained by The Little Birth Company and a member of The Maternity Voices Partnership in the Bishop’s Stortford, Stansted & Saffron Walden area

I have a beautiful daughter Josie and amazing son Hugh, both were very different labours but both were equally amazing experiences.

After having my daughter I decided to take the plunge and leave my corporate job working in London within client services, and turn a passion of mine into a career. This feels like the biggest achievement I've ever experienced….second only to the births of my children.



Hypnobirthing Antenatal Classes Hertfordshire & Essex

The ‘WHAT’

Hypnobirthing might conjure up images in your mind of women being placed in a zombie-like state in order to avoid the anticipated pain of birth. Practised by very hippy zen-like yoga enthusiasts - well that was my initial interpretation, not very me I thought!!


It might surprise you to know Hypnobirthing is rooted in evidence-based scientific observations of obstetrician Dr Grant Dick-Read. His findings over his career of 35 years brought him to the conclusion that pain felt by women in labour was affected directly by the 3 evils FEAR, TENSION and PAIN. Forming a vicious cycle.


Here is where the Hypno bit comes in,  Marie Mongan inspired by Dr Grant Dick-Read and her own birthing experience introduced the first version of Hypnobirthing, alongside the scientific findings developed, and the physiological knowledge of women and birth, she began to tackle the psychological focus required to remove the fear from birthing women. 

Hypnobirthing Antenatal Classes Hertfordshire & Essex

The ‘WHY’

Birth isn’t a new concept, so why do we need Hypnobirthing to support women in something we have been doing since the dawn of time?

Hypnobirthing is fundamentally about preparing for the biggest day of your life. We provide women and their birth partners, the tools they need to be able to plan for a positive and exciting birth.


Don’t be afraid to plan for the labour you want, although things in labour are often out of our control, having the knowledge and the ability to adapt to that change, and to be in control of your mindset, is the true power.


You wouldn’t run a marathon or turn up to your wedding day without planning for it, nor would you hope for a successful race or an amazing wedding day unless you had. Why should the birth of your child be any different?

Hypnobirthing Antenatal Classes Hertfordshire & Essex

The ‘WHEN’

The techniques we use on my courses work to slowly change the way your subconscious mind views birth, many people associate the process of birth with fear, anxiety and pain. My job is to help change the narrative in your mind to that of strength, positivity and excitement.

To do this effectively we recommend couples start the course any time after 20 weeks of pregnancy and prior to 37 weeks. Allowing enough time for you to complete the 8 hr course and spend time working on the techniques we provide you.

Hypnobirthing isn’t just for first-time parents and can be extremely beneficial for those who experienced a less than positive or even traumatic previous birth and my Hypnobirthing Essentials course is ideal for second time parents.

Still have questions about Hypnobirthing?

Click the link to my frequently asked questions and answers section



I offer a variety of courses to support you through your birth and beyond. 

I have categorised the classes I offer by those held in person and those delivered online. I also offer additional classes to support those that have specific needs. If you are unsure of which course might be right for you please contact me on my email.


My classes are hosted either in my home in Elsenham, an intimate and comfortable setting, where you will be learning alongside other local couples, or in the comfort of your own home via Zoom. This is a great way to meet local expectant parents.

Alternatively, I offer the opportunity for private classes delivered in the comfort and privacy of your own home.

Please note I strongly recommend your birth partner attends all classes with you and my course prices reflect this and are charged per couple.

Hypnobirthing Antenatal Classes Hertfordshire & Essex

Face-to-face classes


Live online classes


Additional classes




I hope you enjoy reading my blogs on all things pregnancy and mummy related, as I shine the spotlight on topics that I find shape my life as a mum.


Contact Me


Tel: 07828 866 198


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