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.
Catherine and Mark
"Toolkit to deal with anything"
This course has been so valuable to us as a couple. After unexpected circumstances during our first birth experience that left us feeling pretty shell-shocked and out of control, Leah's course has given us both so much more confidence in facing whatever this second birth brings. We had a lot of fun and plenty of laughs in our sessions too, and really feel that we've got an amazing toolkit to deal with anything calmly and positively. I've been able to deal with past feelings and now, instead of dreading a repeat of our last experience, we're both super excited for the arrival of this baby! Thank you xxx
Gem & Liam
Leah is a wonderful teacher. Shes incredibly informative and has such a nice calming way about her that you cant help but take in what she says. I was unsure of what the course would entail but was very interested to hear about all the aspects of labour etc. We would definitely recommend her to our friends in the future. Keep up the good work Leah!!
"...me and my husband felt so positive about my pregnancy and our whole birth experience"
I did a hypnobirthing course with Leah at The Pure Peach and attended some of her relaxation classes. Honestly, Leah is just fab and I’ve happily recommended her to pregnant friends recently. She is extremely knowledgeable and if she doesn’t know the answer she’ll go out of her way to find someone/somewhere to help. It was partly due to Leah that me and my husband felt so positive about my pregnancy and our whole birth experience. She made us feel SO empowered, prepared and aware of all the choices we had. She’s a massive asset to the local community and other pregnant couples.
"Good balance on birth partner of pregnancy and birth"
After attending an NCT antenatal course for our first pregnancy, I found the course content delivered by Leah to be much more practical, informative and tailored to our particular needs and also with a good balance on the male/birth partner aspect of pregnancy, labour and birth.
Kirsty and Steve, Brighton
"Surprised at how much we learned."
We were so surprised about how much we learned - about pregnancy, birth, even parenthood. There was so much information included in the course, but it’s delivered in a really nice environment and by Leah, who’s someone so fun to be around, so it doesn’t feel like you’re back in the classroom at all. We ended the course feeling so aware of all of our options that we were both so confident that we had everything it took to nail it - and we did!