| My name is Gina Potts, and I am a hypnobirthing mother to a happy, vibrant little boy.
I found out about hypnobirthing from a friend when I was pregnant. I read Marie Mongan's book, and I knew immediately that hypnobirthing was for me. I passed the book along to my husband and he was also enthusiastic about the hypnobirthing approach.
We had already signed up to do local antenatal classes, and during those we met another couple who was also interested in hypnobirthing. We decided to organise taking hypnobirthing classes together and this was the best decision my husband and I ever made about the birth of our child. We bonded even more with each other and our baby during my pregnancy, and we were blessed to experience a beautiful birth for our son. You can read all about our son's arrival in the birth stories section.
Having had such an amazing 'zen' experience of pregnancy and childbirth, I have become passionate about hypnobirthing. And with my background in teaching and education, I decided that I could share this knowledge and experience with other couples and their new babies. So I trained to become a qualified Hypnobirthing Practitioner.
I hold a Diploma in Hypnobirthing (Katharine Graves, accredited by the Royal College of Midwives) and a Certificate in HypnoBirthing (Mongan Method). I also regularly undertake continuing professional development. I am an active member of the Hypnobirthing Association (UK), and have also been member of the HypnoBirthing Institute (USA). And I am regisisterd and insured by FEDANT (the Federation of Antenatal Teachers).
My previous professional experience is in higher education, having worked for 13 years at universities in London. My BA, MA and PhD degrees are all in English Literature, and my teaching and research have mainly been in women's studies. My other professional experience is in web design, which is also one of my creative interests, together with pottery, gardening and cookery. I've also just taken up the piano.
I hope to be able to help you to have a ZenBirth, like I did. Get in touch to find out more.