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I am responding to COVID19 ~ My Services Are Still Available
I am a member of the team co-ordinating the Keynsham Community Response Group
I am hosting a Holistic & Charitable Wellbeing Initiative
called Butterflies & Sunflowers
You can reach us via Facebook by clicking this link - HERE
* Bespoke and Private Hypnobirthing Bookings also taken - Contact me for Bookings *
All Courses will continue
Autumn & Winter Babies
Will Now Take place via Zoom
* Mid-Summer Group *
* Autumn Group *
Sept & Oct
* Winter Group *
Nov Dec & Jan
* Contact me for dates *
*Limited spaces for private and bespoke or refresher courses also available*
All available to
book online now
~ ONLY £50 deposit ~
I am still providing
new & existing
I am also available
(in that order -
based on urgency)
for evidence-based advice and consultation
Your Rights - in respect of birth generally & the impact of Covid19
Vicki Youdan DipHb (KGH) MSc Applied Behaviour Analysis
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Thank you for visiting Paratoi.
I look forward to sharing additions to this website with you regularly.
Paratoi is essentially born of a passion to support mothers and their birth partners to achieve the best possible birth experience. Whether this is vaginal, instrumental or caesarean, it can be a gentle, calm and empowering experience, unique to them.
I want to see a world in which no mother fears birth, no birth partner feels inadequate in their support role and no health care professional acts in the interests of generic protocol over person-centred care.
Paratoi: Welsh for prepare was established following the birth of my daughter, Cassidy in 2016.
Paratoi began with my own personal story and grew into a complete, evidence based antenatal programme, built upon the foundation of more than a decade's practice, delivering CBT and mindfulness-based interventions, in a variety of NHS services, throughout the UK.
During my personal journey through pregnancy and birth and my ongoing academic training, I've discovered that many myths and misunderstandings exist surrounding Hypnobirthing and the wider Positive Birth Movement. I'd like to guide you through these fields and accompany you in your exploration of some seriously good science, that today, rightly propels their increasing mainstream popularity.
A Randomised Controlled Trial (which is the GOLD standard of clinical and medical research) published by Levett et al (2016), in Australia, has concluded that mothers who were taught and subsequently practiced techniques for effective coping during labour (particularly breathing exercises and visualisations) had substantially less need for medical intervention during their birth and better outcomes for their newborns.
Increasingly and notably, with the right support, women are able to make informed, evidence-based choices during their pregnancies because they recognise the impact these choices can have on their birth experiences... And the ongoing impact birth choices have on their lives and the lives of their growing family.
This is where it starts.
If there's anything you'd like to know, to book a KG hypnobirthing course, pregnancy relaxation or mindfulness session or simply to have a chat or maybe for some support in considering your options in birth (you have SO many), please do drop me a line... we can discuss all that Paratoi has to offer.
I look forward to hearing from you, Vicki Youdan.