My husband and I had Private HypnoBirthing classes with Helen when I was pregnant with my first child. Helen provided us with support throughout the pregnancy and was always just a phone call away to provide reassurance (and some wonderful reflexology in the final weeks!) The HypnoBirthing philosophy really came into its own when my waters broke and my contractions were slow to build. After being pressurised by medical staff to be induced, my once sceptical husband and I found the confidence to fight for the most natural birth possible in the absence of any medical complications. My husband was far from the typical picture of a helpless father sat twiddling his thumbs in the corner. Thanks to our training, Richard was able to support me with birthing prompts and hands-on HypnoBirthing relaxation techniques to get those endorphins flowing. This helped to create the calmest possible atmosphere for me to achieve a relaxed birth. Even though I was eventually induced, my labour was relaxed, manageable and enjoyable. My daughter Poppy was born to well-prepared parents and we bonded with her instantly. Three months on and she is a calm, content and happy baby. My husband and I recommend HypnoBirthing with Helen to any parent, as even though Poppy’s birth strayed from my original birth plan, I was able to calmly deal with the unexpected changes. I honestly believe that if we had not done the HypnoBirthing course with Helen, that Poppy’s birth could have been very different to the lovely experience we had. I can’t wait to have another baby so that I can do it all over again!