I offer private and group hypnobirthing antenatal classes to help you prepare for birth, make informed choices about your care, and stay calm, relaxed and focused while you birth your baby. I also offer baby massage classes for babies aged four weeks to crawling.

The Calm Birthsmith hypnobirthing course

  • A complete hypnobirthing antenatal course

  • 12 hours of teaching time with a KG Hypnobirthing certified teacher

  • Regular email contact until your baby arrives

  • ‘The Hypnobirthing Book’ by Katharine Graves

  • The KG Hypnobirthing ‘Colour and Calmness’ MP3

  • The Calm Birthsmith course pack

If you are new to hypnobirthing you may want to read more about how it works.

Private classes: £390 per couple

With a private course you may feel more at ease asking me any questions or discussing any worries you have. You may also find the privacy more beneficial when we are practising the relaxation techniques. In your own home you will be more comfortable and you will be practising hypnobirthing in the same environment you are likely to be in during the first stage of labour.

If you would like to book a private course, we will arrange mutually convenient times and dates. I usually teach the KG Hypnobirthing course over two days or four half days but I am also available for evenings.

COVID 19 UPDATE: Please email so we can discuss the safest way to deliver your course. Face to face courses will be available again soon with the preferred option being meeting outdoors (eg your garden). Appropriate safety measures including social distancing, regular hand washing and hand sanitiser will be in place. We are also hoping to include meeting indoors soon with appropriate safety measures in place so please get in touch to register your interest.

Not quite ready to book?


Read about the benefits of hypnobirthing and reviews of The Calm Birthsmith.

Group classes: £275 per couple

Held at my house in Walton on Thames, you can learn the KG Hypnobirthing course alongside other couples. The small class sizes  (maximum three couples) and relaxed atmosphere make it is easy to get know others who are expecting a baby around the same time as you.

The course is run over two days and a light lunch is included.

To book a group class please email

Course dates:

Group courses have been temporarily suspended due to covid 19, however please email if you would like to hear when courses start up again.

What is hypnobirthing?

Hypnobirthing helps you to have a smoother, more comfortable birth.


It is so effective because it uses a combination of logic and science, with some relaxation techniques and gentle hypnosis.

Who is The Calm Birthsmith?

Hi I’m Rachel, Mummy to George, and (hopefully) your hypnobirthing teacher!


I had a wonderful birth using hypnobirthing - birth can be so incredible and empowering. I decided to train as a KG Hypnobirthing teacher because I want to help more women like you to have positive births.

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