It feels uncomfortable doesn’t it… not being in control or feeling very confident… maybe even feeling completely out of your depth…
I get it – when you found out you were pregnant you were over the moon about becoming a mum for the first time, or your family growing again.
First up, there’s the birth – it might be fear of the unknown because you’re a first time mum who’s heard horror stories from friends and family… or it might be fear of the known because your first birth didn’t go as you’d hoped at all, in fact that’s an understatement, it was pretty bloody traumatic…
Then, there’s navigating the inevitable challenges that Motherhood brings, the mum guilt because you’re not enjoying every minute with your treasures.
The worry; am I doing a good job? How many rods have I made for my own back this week!? Have I been too shouty today!? A bit too generous with the screen time!?
Running your life, juggling and precariously balancing your various roles as a partner, mother, friend and all of the other things… ALL. OF. THE. THINGS.
… don’t worry, I’m not even going to mention sleep, or how long it’s been since you’ve had any…
I work with women just like you, don’t worry lovely – I’ve got your back! X
My name is Leah – I’m a Birth and Motherhood Coach.
My passion in life is to work with women like you, to help you realise/remember how frikkin’ amazing, capable and resilient you are.
I believe your birth experience is an opportunity for you to discover how strong you are physically and mentally.
I help women like you to prepare for a positive and realistic birth experience, on your terms. It’s all logical and backed by science – no vagina whispering or chanting I promise!
I know that being a Mum is hard. No, you aren’t going to love Motherhood 24/7/365 and that’s ok! You are going to have days where you want to sell the little turd(s) on Etsy and as long as you don’t, that’s ok too!
I help women like you to enjoy being a mum for the majority of the time, be more resilient on those days, take control of what you can control and let go of what you can’t, embrace your imperfections and have the confidence to trust your gut and parent in the way that works for you.
If enough is enough and you’re ready to get cracking, let’s talk! x
Mihiri – hypnobirthing
"so different from all I had heard before"
We contacted Leah after hearing about hypnobirthing for the first time from a friend who was practising it during her pregnancy. I had never heard a positive birth story at that time and so was terrified about what was to come. However, from the very first chat I had with Leah she managed to put my mind at ease and choosing her services was a very easy decision to make. My husband and I did the private birth prep course and what we learnt was so different from all I had heard before that we decided to start planning a home birth! In addition to the hypnobirthing, Leah took time to listen to our concerns and helped us through all of them and the support we received from her was incredible. She was very generous with her time, knowledge and resources and is such a huge part of our own very positive birth story.
"We felt fully prepared for whatever birth threw our way"
As a midwife I've seen the power of hypnobirthing and being well informed and prepared. My wife and I took Leah's Birth Preparation classes which we absolutely loved. Leah is so passionate and inspirational and her classes were the perfect combination of informative, fun and relaxing. We felt fully prepared for whatever birth threw our way and I was well prepped to be the best birth supporter ever! What could have been a complicated and scary induction of labour was a calm yet speedy beautiful experience - Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
"positive and in control"
I started looking into hypnobirthing during my second pregnancy as my first wasn’t a very positive birth experience and I could feel it was effecting my outlook on this second pregnancy. I came across The Pure Peach and instantly could relate to so many of the feelings that Leah would talk about. Not knowing very much about hypnobirthing I was a little apprehensive about what hypnobirthing would be like. But I shouldn’t have been worried. Leah is so lovely and her absolute passion and positivity towards hypnobirthing shines through in her teaching. She is wholeheartedly the reason I went into the end stage of my pregnancy feeling positive and in control and ready for what labour would bring. I cannot recommend her course highly enough. Such a wonderful ambassador for what hypnobirthing represents.
"Informed and Confident"
The sessions were incredibly informative. We met with Leah during my second pregnancy and, despite having done NCT classes the first time around, by the end of our sessions with Leah I felt so much more prepared for labour and so much more confident in my ability to make decisions in a confident and well-informed way.
Jen & Sarah
"Informal, impartial and very informative."
Informal, impartial, friendly and very informative. Really built on what we learned at NCT and provided us with lots more information and choices - regarding the birth - that we didnt know about. Was so useful to be shown how to do all the different hypnobirthing techniques and to be able to practice them and find what works for us.
Jen & Sarah
"Informed and looking forward to birth"
Leah is both a wonderful person and amazing Hypnobirthing teacher! We went in to this birth preparation course feeling quite apprehensive about the birth but came away feeling positive, informed and actually looking forward to it. Thanks to Leah we feel ready now we are prepared with the tools and techniques we need to help make the birth a positive experience. I would highly recommend doing this course!
Beccie & Danny Sarlo
"I feel in complete control"
An absolutely amazing teacher. From the start of the course I had so much negativity about birth and saw birth itself as a horrorific procedure. I now feel in complete control of all situations and believe that I’ve got this. Leah is a caring, inspirational woman and has fed nothing but positivity into my mind in all aspects of birth. Honestly do not know what I would of done if I hadn't of done this course with this lovely lady. Such an amazing person who believes in all of us no matter what pregnancy complications or no complications we may have. Can’t recommend highly enough.
Anita & John
"Prepared for every eventuality"
Leah is really friendly and approachable and really knows her stuff. She is passionate about what she teaches and clearly loves what she does. I found the course really useful, even as a second time mum. I feel relaxed about the birth and feel I now have much better knowledge about my choices and am better equipped to prepare for every eventuality.
"First time my husband got involved"
You made relaxation easy and accessible. Your course gave me the reassurance that I actually knew a few tools I could use on the day. It was also the first time my husband really got involved in the preparation - you must have put him at ease, well done!
Steph & Ash
"REAL and funny."
We absolutely loved every single week with the birth guru, that is Leah. So inspiring, informative, REAL and funny! As well as learning we really had a great time with Leah and our crew. Nothing was off limits to discuss, we felt super comfortable and best of all I feel nothing but excitement and positivity about labour! Can't wait to share our positive birth story with you. Thank you.
Clinical Hypnotherapist and Hypnobirthing Teacher, NLP Practitioner, EFT Master Practitioner, Reiki Master Practitioner, Positive Birth Movement Facilitator and Breastfeeding Supporter.
I am insured and have a full DBS & well as level 2 certificate in adult and paediatric first aid.
Please do get in touch if you’d like to know more about the services I offer, how I can help you to feel positive and confident about your pregnancy, giving birth and your transition into motherhood.