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Congratulations Paula Lane and Tom Shaw

Congratulations to the lovely Paula Lane and her husband Tom Shaw for the arrival of their second child.  Paula, well known for her role as Kylie Platt on Coronations Street has recently left the ‘street’ to concentrate some precious time with her growing family.

We are looking forward to hearing the full inside swoop on their birth experience but most of all getting a cuddle with the new bundle of joy.

Tom and Paula recently studied a KG Hypnobirthing course.  We love the tweet Tom put out after their baby arrived:

'#ItWorks!'

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MIDIRS - The Hypnobirthing Book Review

hypnobirthing book review smThank you to Karen Powles, Lactation Consultant and Antenatal Tutor for the recent review in the MIDIRS Midwifery Digest 26:1 2016.  You can subscribe to the MIDIRS Journal here.

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The Hypnobirthing Book

Graves K, Marlborough:  Katharine Publishing, 2012.  205 pages. £10.17. ISBN 9780957144507

Katharine’s well-written book is a pleasure to read. Her enthusiasm and championing of ‘natural birth’ shines out through these pages.

Content

The book sends out a positive message as a midwife, mother and grandmother of what is achievable in life.

From the pregnant mother’s perspective, it gives her tremendous insight and strengthens the fact that she does have a CHOICE.

That she may birth her baby in whatever arena she feels comfortable with.

It prepares her for the best possible birth that she could wish for.

The book then takes one through the different stages of pregnancy and how to prepare for every eventuality that may arise.

A very important factor, that is sometimes overlooked, but not in this book, is the role of the father. The ‘Dad factor’ has not been forgotten. It shows fathers how they can be part of this amazing journey and what role they may assume whilst their partner is pregnant, in labour and beyond.

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Paula Lane featured in OK Magazine - Career, Babies and Hypnobirthing

ok cover magazine hypnobirthingMany thanks to the lovely Paula Lane and her husband Tom Shaw for helping to spread the word about Hypnobirthing.  In her recent feature in OK Magazine she talks about her upcoming birth and using KG Hypnobirthing. 

Since this was published I have had the pleasure of teaching KG Hypnobirthing to both Paula and Tom Shaw in their beautiful cottage with a fabulous view across the Yorkshire Dales. Paula and Tom were incredibly hospitable, and plied me with cream scones. It’s a good thing the course was over in two days!

Paula had just finished her last day’s filming for Coronation Street and can now turn her attention to looking after her son, Arthur (toys everywhere!), and focussing on the birth of her new baby. The cottage was full of flowers, cards and gifts she had been given as leaving presents at her farewell party on ‘the street’ where she has been part of the team for 5 years. She told me she is sad to see this period of her life draw to a close and to leave the Coronation Street ‘family’, but is looking forward to new avenues opening up when she is ready to go back to work.

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Actress Paula Lane Embraces KG Hypnobirthing

We are excited to announce that KG Hypnobirthing will be working with English actress Paula Lane of Coronation Street fame. Paula played the role of Kylie Platt and has recently left the series in preparation for her second child.

I'm so looking forward to starting my Hypnobirthing journey with Katharine - something that I can share with my husband too to make the experience for us both extra special. Relaxation is key and I can't wait to fully immerse myself in the course.

Earlier this year she announced that child number two will be a girl, giving a baby sister to her 17 month old son Arthur.

We look forward to sharing KG Hypnobirthing with Paula and her husband Tom Shaw, helping and empowering her to enjoy the best birth for her second child.

Prima Baby & Pregnancy Magazine

It is fabulous that the word is spreading about the importance of not fixating on your due date.  Prima Baby Magazine have an article in their latest edition which quotes Katharine about the keeping your dates to yourself:

Unnecessary Stress

Katharine Graves, founder of KG Hypnobirthing and author of The Hypnobirthing Book agrees that fixating on due dates causes unnecessary stress for mums-to-be.

“All babies arrive on their due dates,” she says. “It’s simply that they don’t tell you what that date is until they get here!” She adds, “ There’s no such thing as a ‘late’ baby, only women who have different length pregnancies.”

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