Reviews of the English CoursesElke2021-06-09T17:23:11+02:00
Find out how other people liked Happy Birthing Day’s courses. What they got out of it and how they look back on it.
Maria about the Baby Massage Course
I attended Shantala Babymassage course. Both I and my son enjoyed it very much. The facilities are very cozy what makes it very relaxing for the mother and child. Moreover, we got a lot of useful, essential information/guidance during the classes and in written. I was attending the Dutch course as an expat and Elke took special effort to make sure that I could understand everything (including translating the course booklet). I recommend the place and the teacher!
Alejandra & Francisco about the Hypnobirthing Course
The English course is very nice. It helped my partner and I to be better prepared. During the course you get information and techniques of how to use hypnobirthing. Then you need to keep practicing at home. During the course you have the opportunity to practice the techniques.
Elke is a very nice instructor, she helps you with all your questions and guide you and your partner through the course.
The place is very nice, relaxing and comfortable.
Audrey & Moussa Hypnobirthing experience
I have been to one of your mucha mama hypnobirthing class last July.
First of all I wish you a very happy new year!!
I never took the time to thank you after the birth of my daughter! Liv was born on August 22nd with no medical aid. The relaxing exercices you taught us really helped! The dilatation phase from 0 to 9 was pretty easy to handle, I was very relaxed! Then we went to the hospital (our choice), my midwife broke the water and after that it was quite more difficult to handle everything… I think I have been surprised by the intensity of the waves! But then I managed to concentrate and I focused on the waves and on my baby girl! My partner Moussa has also been of a great help! He has been an amazing coach! The pushing phase lasted 1h15 and with the help of a cut, Liv was born 6 hours after the beginning of the first waves!
What a magical and wonderful moment! I was under a shock of happiness!
So a huge thank you for what you taught us!! I will definitely go with hypnobirthing if we have a second baby!
Manuela & Neil Hypnobirthing experience
The hypnobirthing workshop with Elke was a great experience and we enjoyed the whole day. The explanations and exercises gave both of us a feeling of empowerment and made us look forward to the day of our son’s arrival. After the course I used the audio sessions regularly. I also got in touch with Elke about a week before the due date to get the labor induction audio session, which felt very helpful at this stage.
Once the waves finally started, they continuously built up and after a while I started to use the visualization we had practiced. At a certain moment, the waves were so intense that I did not manage to use the visualization but just counted out my breathing. Trying the different options for the breathing exercises during the hypnobirthing workshop and practicing them afterwards was a great preparation for birth. It enabled me to easily switch from one option to another without thinking too much. Our midwife was quite impressed how well I managed to breathe and stay relaxed during the waves.
We can really recommend the hypnobirthing workshop as it felt very empowering. It also gave us a very positive attitude towards birth, which helped us also during some other information sessions.
Ewa & Paul about the Hypnobirthing Course
We took a full day Hypnobirthing course with Elke during the 25th week of pregnancy. Elke was very accommodating, enthusiastic and patient with us, especially during the practical part, when we needed to practice various calming techniques. While explaining us different concepts she supported them with a lot of examples to help us understand everything better. The course consisted of both the emotional/mental and theoretical side of giving birth. We learnt how to act and what to do on every stage of the process. We received the exercise book and some extra material to further learn and practice at home. We highly recommend this course to all pregnant couples.
Ewa & Paul
Kelly about the Hypnobirthing Course
Had a great hypnobirthing course in English with Elke. I definitely recommend it. It was very peaceful and calm made me feel very much ready.
Michaela & Sergio Hypnobirthing Experience
I hope you are doing well.
I would like to share my birth experience with you.
Our son due date was 21.9., so we had to schedule an induction in the hospital for 30.9. As I had a C-section before, doctors did not want to wait too long.
I was really hoping for natural birth without any interventions, however, I was prepared mentally that maybe this will not be completely possible, and this helped me to stay calmer. I also tried some acupressure to help Luca start by himself, and I talked to him the night before that I would really need his help to move his little butt, and decide to arrive by himself to avoid any medication for him and me, too.
At 2 am I started having irregular and light contractions, I could not sleep any longer, so I was on a fitball listening to dilation hypnobirthing music/meditation. When we arrived at the hospital at 1 pm for the planned induction (placing balloon in), the doctor confirmed that I was 2 fingers open and having contractions. They sent me home, but later on at 8pm, we were back in the hospital as contractions were already regular and intense. Sergio and the whole medical team helped me breath in and out, gave me a wireless monitor so I could use a shower and even suggested me to change positions to help me with pain. Luca was born at 0.55 am naturally without any medication 🙂 4.180kg!!!
They did do the membrane sweep to me at the beginning, had to break the membranes and slightly help with vacuum to get him out in the end.
Despite this, I had a great experience, I managed to breathe thru contractions (which was my main worry before), Sergio was helping me breathe and reminding me to relax my shoulders.
So thank you for the course and all the information, I am happy we participated 🙂
Michaela & Sergio
Alicia & Chris about the Hypnobirthing Course
I recently attended the Hypnobirthing course in English, held by Elke. The course took place in Eindhoven (a very nice location in Strijp-S) and next to Elke, myself and my partner, there were two more couples present. At first, I was sceptical about this course but it exceeded my expectations – it was a wonderful and unforgettable experience! 🙂 Elke explained various breathing, massage, relaxation and meditation techniques that help you go through the delivery day with a positive attitude, happiness and joy. We received a practical workbook and practised with our partners the language and signs we will use, in order to make me feel comfortable, safe and relaxed during THIS day. It is a very bonding experience and involves your partner deeply too. It makes men feel also more attached to you, your feeling and your body. I totally recommend this course!!!