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Private birth preparation 

Like the idea of having a doula, a nurturing birth professional by your side as you go through pregnancy & prepare for birth... but aren't sure about having one at your birth? 

Want in depth, tailored birth preparation for just you and your birth partner? 

Fancy a beuatiful weekend retreat up in Northumberland - time to focus just on your baby, each other and your upcoming birth journey? 

 

My private hypnobirthing course & antenatal doula service is just what you need...  

"As a highly experienced doula, birth educator, pregnancy author & and Mum of 2 - it's safe to say your time preparing for birth is in safe hands; I know that to truly feel nurtured during this time, each moment counts.

From feeling crystal clear about your choices around how you bring your baby into this world, right down to that moment when you reach for your baby, your eyes locking for the first time, preparing for a lifetime of love."

Come, join me for a weekend in Northumberland...

To rest, focus on your baby and your upcoming birth together. Once you're both settled into to my tranquil 'relaxation room', you'll be served up a lovely breakfast of freshly baked pastries and fruit salad, with your favourite juices and hot drinks. 

We'll have already gone through your current worries, your hopes and wishes for birth, personal/ pregnancy history and what you'd most like to get our of your course during our initial video call consultation. So on the day we can just get straight into getting you prepared for birth. 

On booking you'll have decided how spreading out your two full days with me works best for you; either one full weekend or consecutive Saturdays/Sundays spread a week apart usually works best. 

Throughout the weekend you'll be welcomed to enjoy my welcoming countryside retreat in Northumberland, Chatton Park Farm, like your own home. Take refreshing walks around the gardens & farmland whenever you fancy, have your lunch by the AGA in the country kitchen, which will be ready and waiting for you, having been collected from the gorgeous local deli, Carnaby's Cafe. Lunch is included on your first day. 

Your expert led classes will be broken up into enjoyable, easy to digest sessions and we'll be covering absolutely everything around the physical and mental aspects of birth, as well as talking through your choices and what feels right for YOU.

Once your weekend of learning is over we'll be keeping in touch via message, email or video calls whenever you need my help or support. Think of me as your antenatal doula! 

As one of my 'antenatal doula clients' you'll also have the opportunity to book postnatal doula visits with me. Postnatal doula-ing is all about 'Mothering the Mother'; I'll come to your home on your chosen days once your baby is born & be on hand to chat through your birth with you, run you healing baths, bring nourishing snacks and meals, tidy your home or care for your babe whilst you shower/ sleep/ recoup in whatever way you need. 

(Postnatal visits are an additional £45 per 2 hour visit)

Alternatively we can work together Online via Zoom connection if you are situated elsewhere in the UK. Please chat to Jessica about your needs and preferences during your discovery call or during the booking process. 

Birth expert Jessica Ord leads a Hypnobirthing class in Northumberland

Lucy's positive birth story...

"I got to 6cm at home, listening to your tracks on my birth ball! The midwives were super impressed at my breathing through contractions, following all of your methods. I had a very speedy birth, with only a few puffs of gas & air. I felt like Wonder Woman afterwards!

 

I can't thank you enough for giving us the determination to be really clear on the kind of birth we wanted & the confidence to know I was strong enough to do it"

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Private Hypnobirthing pricing

£450 Per couple / 2 x £275 

I only work with 1 couple per month on a private basis, so that I can fully invest my time & attention to your care. 

If you would like to go ahead and book your month of choice do reach out over email or phone and we can chat through your needs and questions.

Jessica: jessica@positivelypregnant.co.uk or 07795560180

If you would like to book postnatal doula care do mention this to Jessica on booking (can be paid for separately). 

T&Cs apply - if paying in 2, the full balance of your classes must be paid at least 2 weeks prior to your first class.

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Why embark on a private course...?

My tailor made hypnobirthing courses are perfect for couples who would prefer to have my undivided support throughout their pregnancy and the early days after their baby is born, couples who have a clear idea of how they would like to give birth but are unsure how to maximise their chances of getting there, couples with a unique history around birth (such as previous trauma), or for those who would love to make this special time a truly unique and nurturing experience. 

Perhaps you've thought about having a doula at your birth, but would prefer to have that care and continuity just during your pregnancy, rather than during the birth itself. 

Having your birth preparation completely tailored to you means that none of your precious time is wasted; you won't have to sit and listen to aspects of birth which perhaps are not relevant to the way you want to give birth and my time won't be split between 4 different couples. All the questions are yours, all of the support is yours. 

If you have experienced difficulties around pregnancy or conception, either during a previous birth or any other time - which might include pregnancy loss, fertility journeys, pregnancy complications or breastfeeding difficulties -  I am able to facilitate something called 3 Step Rewind for private clients.

 

3 Step Rewind is a gentle and effective framework in which we can ease traumatic or difficult emotions or memories which may remain after such an experience. This is a treatment which I currently only offer to private clients, and is something which we would explore together ahead of your main Hypnobirthing course, should you feel this would be of benefit. 

My private clients also benefit from having me 'on call' throughout their pregnancy; they're able to contact me directly either via message, email or scheduled video calls whenever they're in need of support, advice, links to research, or just an offload to a friendly, non judgemental ear. 

Meet your Antenatal Doula...

Hi! I'm Jessica Ord, Doula, award winning birth educator, pregnancy mindset author & hypnobirthing specialist. 

I pride myself in providing the very best in depth, evidence based but heart centred care to women across the North East of England. 

 

Over the past 6 years, supporting women in the childbaring year,  I have won several major awards, including 'Best Antenatal course - England', 'Hypnobirthing Specialist of the Year' and 'Best in pregnancy support services'. 

I'm a registered Doula with Doula UK, the country's leading accreditation body for professional Doulas. 

As well as having trained with some of the world's leading midwives, hypnotherapists, researchers & doulas (including Dr Sara WIchkam, Dr Rachel Reed, Evidence Based Birth & a RCM approved Hypnobirthingtraining course , I have also had two incredibly positive and empowering natural births of my own (one a 'high risk' hospital birth with our son Monty & a free birth with our 2 year old daughter Primrose).

 

I know what you really need to know, understand and have access to in order to have a beautiful experience of birth. I know the ways in which a woman and her partner need to feel supported and heard as they make this journey.  

I have extensive training and experience in the physical, emotional & pyschological aspects of birth and my specialisation is in supporting home births & helping women & their partners approach birth on THEIR terms. 

My skills include: Hypnobirthing (of course!), pregnancy & labour massage, Rebozo for birth & aromatherapy for birth.

 

I have additional training and experience in supporting women having/ with: Home birth, Free birth, VBAC birth, Strep B, High BMI, Low PAPP A, Gestational Diabetes, IVF conception and so much more.  

Do get in touch and you can get a feel whether I'm the right doula for you. 

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Your tailored experience begins right here...

With a complimentary 15 minute discovery call, should you wish...

Lets get to know each other...

Either over a quick call, or email you can help me get to know you a little better & you can get a feel for whether I'm the right Hypnobirthing teacher for you. 

Most couples tend to book in between 16- 25 weeks (with a view to finishing their course between 20- 35 weeks pregnant)

Tailoring your course to you

From the moment you book in with me you have my support & are able to call/ text/ message whenever you need. Usually by the time the actual course comes around we know each other pretty well! 

I can then begin tailoring your birth preparation to YOUR needs. I'll be busy collating research, recording personalised hypnosis tracks & even ensuring your favourite brew is on hand for your classes. 

It's time for your course!

We will have scheduled your classes accoring to what works best for you - sometimes that means 2 full days over 1 weekend, or 2 consecutive weekends.

 

Sometimes we split classes up and work together during the evenings.

Whatever works best for you! 

What's included in a private Hypnobirthing course? 

Here's what you can expect when you embark on one of my award winning, 5* rated Hypnobirthing classes...

11 hours

Spread across either 2 full days or 4 shorter evening sessions.  

A gourmet 2 course lunch from Carnaby's Cafe

Hot & cold drinks & snacks  throughout (Includes Nespresso, herbal teas, hot chocolate, Hottea Mama pregnancy tea & good old Yorkshire...)

Complimentary access to the PP Online Course

Worth £48 on it's own, you'll get complimentary access to the full Positively pregnant Online Hypnobirthing course. 

Includes a private members area of the PP website, a file full of birth related research, a private Facebok community & lots more!

Luxury pregnancy box

Full to the brim with gorgeousness!

 

Including a class workbook, learning materials, A 'Wave' Comb (labour pain relief), pregnancy bath salts, aromatherapy roller ball - hand blended for you during your course, a box of Hottea Mama tea luxury parenting magazines & lots more

Award Winning Hypnobirthing

I'll be sharing with you my highly effective, but incredibly 'easy' Hypnobirthing techniques for labour. 

You'll learn 5 different techniques, and will also get 10 exclusive hypnobirthing MP3 tracks to listen to at different times through your pregnancy & birth. 

Ongoing Support

Think of me as your antenatal doula; from the moment you book in, until weeks after you've had your baby I am here for you. 

I will provide you with emotional & practical support, be on hand to ask any question, help you put together your birth plan & everything in between. 

 

I also offer my private clients 3 step rewind (trauma resolution) should they wish.  

Rebeccas's positive birth story...

"I still don't fully have the words for what this birth meant to me, but it was like a gift from the universe to experience such a raw, healthy, primal joy.

 

Labour was so magical...getting into the pool was bliss, and then I had a little panic. The midwife told me to feel for the baby's head. And the whole world went still. I didn't feel any pain at all, just total sublime joy and awe.

 

And then I just held his head and waited, it was like time was suspended & I knew I was about to meet my baby."

What will you learn?

Well, that very much depends on what we we discover during our initial chats; how you'd like to birth, where you'd like to birth, any fears or worries you have, previous experiences. But - as an example of what I would typically aim to cover: 

  • About your birth Hormones & how they effect labour

  • Hypnobirthing  - 5 original and uniquely simple techniques . These techniques are designed to help you feel calm and in control during labour, and to help you manage the intensity of contractions.

  • The physical side of Birth - Learn about the different stages of labour, what's ACTUALLY happening during a contraction, waters going, pushing - everything you could possibly need to know to feel prepared and confident! 

  • Your Birth Room (and getting there!) - making a perfect birth 'nest' that will help labour to progress smoothly​

  • Birth Partner - Forget sitting in the corner feeling like a 'spare part' - your partner will leave the day feeling confident and happy in how they can fully support you & be an essential part of your baby's birth. ​

  • Focussing on how you want to FEEL in the coming weeks, months & during labour & thinking about what you can be doing to make that a reality. 

  • Birth Options & decisions - there can be so many different options when it comes to birth and interventions around birth. I'll help you start to look at these options & figure out whats right for YOU.

  •  Common birth fears & how we can avoid them

  • Creating your Birth Plan(s)! We don't purely focus on you're 'plan A' here - we take a look at how you can make a birth plan which covers every eventuality - from water birth to Caesarean birth, we can make any situation a calm, loving and positive one. 

  • Finding evidence, research & reliable information to make your decisions around pregnancy & birth. 

  • Birth Rights - We take a look at these and give you the confidence to take your birth experience into your own hands. ​​

  • The 'fourth trimester' - those first few hours, days and weeks - and how to make them as stress free as possible! 

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