Natal Hypnotherapy ™ workshops for a better pregnancy and birth
Welcome to Ready for Baby
Welcome, my name is Caroline Graham and I am the licensed Natal Hypnotherapy™ Practitioner for Coventry and South Warwickshire. I am also an NCT antenatal teacher and birth and beyond practitioner.
Many congratulations on your pregnancy. Enjoy browsing this site and if I can be of any assistance, or if you wish to leave me any feedback, please don’t hesitate to contact me via the contact form. If you would like regular updates on the birth preparation workshops and activities (or just fancy a chat!) then please visit and like our Facebook page.
A huge thank you to Nadine at Minikin Photography for taking the amazing photos of clients and their babies for this website.
Thank you for all the support and knowledge you gave us prior to my labour it was invaluable and I’ve already passed on all your details and leaflets to many of my friends and colleagues!
Caroline explained the techniques very clearly and has such a naturally calm approach that I couldn’t help but feel relaxed and positive. I’m so glad I attended and, even though I am having an elective caesarean, I can still use the Natal Hypnotherapy™ techniques to help me relax and feel more positive before the birth and remain calm during the birth.
We wanted to let you know that Charles was born yesterday morning at 04.31 at Melton birth centre weighing 8lb 15.5oz. It all kicked off quite strongly and quickly in the end - contractions started at about four minutes apart and rapidly got closer together so not as much time for the project as we’d hoped! No dusting/cleaning etc for us before we headed off and it took about six hours in total, which was much quicker than we’d thought it would be. The hypnotherapy worked really well, I had to resort to a bit of gas and air at the end but the music and the pool got me most of the way there, thank you so much.
Rich and Alex
Baby George arrived after a fairly speedy labour on Wednesday evening. Contractions didn't really regulate til 9:30pm and baby arrived at 11:19pm with a recorded second stage of 1 minute!!
As for the labour, I think everybody was very amazed at how calm I was from beginning to end. I will be shouting the benefits of Hypnotherapy to everyone who will listen. I shocked myself with my ability to completely zone out of a contraction and managed to visualise myself elsewhere for the majority. The last couple of contractions before I knew I was ready to push were too strong for me to zone out of but instead I successfully managed to zone in to them and focus on what they were doing. I have never felt so calm and in control, despite things being a little manic around me (hubby was frantically trying to get the pool ready). I knew I was very nearly ready to push when I got into the pool at 11:05pm as I'd had the pressure for a little while but can honestly say I caught everybody else by surprise as they had no clue I was that close until I asked for gas and air at 11:18pm, they heard me make a noise for the first time and there was a baby on the floor of the birth pool a minute later and the midwife was scrambling to put her gloves on lol. Steve has seen me through 3 labours before this and he said he thought I had ages to go and would not have said I'd gone through the transition stage at that point.
I was also amazed at how much I managed to tune in to the pushing (as quick as it was). To feel every moment of baby being born like that was such a surreal experience and one I will never forget.
It was utterly perfect and such a calm and amazing experience for absolutely everyone and I certainly have you and Hypnotherapy to thank for that :) I have never felt so at peace with a birth experience.
Thanks so much