MAMACAN hypnobirthing classes are a practical common sense approach to birth.
Back in 2015, a pregnant lawyer in search of an informed, calmer birth experience, I came across hypnobirthing during some late-night internet searching. Intrigued by the refreshingly positive and practical outlook on birth, I signed up to a class (and then spent the evening convincing my husband I hadn't gone mad and become a hippy).
The scientific foundations that hypnobirthing is built on, silenced the sceptic within and I was instantly a convert. My pregnancy was positive and enjoyable as I practised the relaxation and breathing techniques with my partner - I was even looking forward to my birth! My labour was short and the majority of time was spent in the bath at home, before transferring to Kingston Hospital. After the birth of my son, looking for a change of pace and wanting to spread the word of hypnobirthing, MAMACAN was born.
My daughter was born a year and a half later at home in the birthing pool and it couldn’t have been a more positive experience. Being at home and so relaxed in my home environment, hypnobirthing, educating myself about birth and surrounding myself with positive birth – groups, people, and stories. And of course my wonderful husband and midwives!
I am a KG Hypnobirthing trained practitioner. I believe passionately about changing the way society views birth, and helping women understand their innate ability to give birth and ultimately achieve the best possible outcome for them and their baby.
Nicky Khan, Founder