feedback and birth stories!

Rafael was a great birth partner, he used all the brilliant tools you taught us, played the downloads at the right time for me and was confident to keep the chatting in the room to the minimum so it was peaceful and quiet for me. Overall I had a wonderful experience. Thank you so much for hypnobirthing classes and techniques, Claire.
— Lin - Mill Hill

He was so much more involved than last time, and an amazing support when it came to keeping me relaxed.
— Iona & Mark - 2nd time parents, Crouch End

 
My husband I have just finished the most wonderful course of hypnobirthing of sessions with Claire at Tutum Birthing in Friern Barnet. Claire is friendly, professional and approachable. The classes took place weekly in her beautiful home in N12, where the atmosphere was so relaxed and comfortable. We felt we could ask Claire anything, as she has a unique ability to reassure, remain positive and put your mind at ease. We honestly couldn’t recommend Claire enough.
— Lucy & Ben - Southgate London
I decided to do hypnobirthing for my second baby after quite a traumatic first labour which ended in a scary emergency c sec. I found Claire through a social media group in Palmers Green and immediately felt comfortable with her, I booked in private classes as I felt this would suit us more. Claire’s gentle and empathetic approach made me feel secure and reassured that I would be able to cope with my labour journey. When I went in to labour I felt excited and the breathing and relaxation techniquies helped me control the surges for a good 40 hours! I was so proud of myself that even after no sleep and no pain relief what Claire had taught me kept me comfortable for so long. I was able to stay mobile throughout which felt empowering. At one point I even managed to have a snooze with the relaxation music Claire provided me (which felt great). Even though the end result of my Labour was a C sec (purely because baby had turned while coming down the birth path) I felt in control and the hypno birthing techniques made my C Sec experience a much more pleasurable experience. Thank you Claire for all your support during my pregnancy and during my labour.
— Ridhi Sahi - Arnos Grove
Claire is such a warm, calm and positive force. My husband and I are so grateful for her guidance and support through the sessions we have had with her. This is my second pregnancy and my first birth felt overwhelming. Claire has helped restore some calm for me. I’m no longer feeling the same anxiety and feel more prepared for the birth whatever journey it takes. She has gone above and beyond outside of our sessions to support us and has really helped my husband feel part of the process. It’s been wonderful to have this time and space and I cannot recommend her enough.
— Rosie and Phillipe - Palmers Green
Giving birth is portrayed as one of the most enlightening, but mostly painful experiences a woman will go through. As a first time expectant Mum, I felt so privileged to work with Claire leading up to our labour, to change our perceptions on what giving birth actually means, and how we could best go about welcoming our baby girl into the world in a calm and stress free environment. Claire is exceptionally caring and will always go the extra mile to make sure you get the most out of your sessions. However her calming voice and character alone, are enough to make you relax and enjoy your time with her, and in turn your pregnancy. The result being that not only were we not afraid of child birth.. We were actually looking forward to it. I couldn’t recommend Claire enough. Thank you Claire for holding our hands through this special experience and for your trips to Crouch End to take our classes.
— Sarah & Borja - Crouch End
I am a mother of three so, it was great to carve out time for just me and the baby, I am already feeling much more confident.
— Louise - Muswell Hill
My husband and I did a series of private birthing sessions with Claire at her home in Barnet in preparation for the arrival of our twins. I had heard of hypno birthing before but didn’t think it would be relevant in our case as our consultant had strongly recommended an elective caesarean birth. I had presumed hypno birthing was only useful for natural births. However, Claire explained how useful the technique could be regardless of birth outcome. We talked a lot about my crippling fear of birth, particularly given my medical history.

Claire is an incredibly warm and open person. I immediately felt very comfortable and calm with her. I even told my husband I would love to have her as my birth partner on the day! She really understood what we needed and worked with us until I was in a place where I felt significantly more in control of the options and outcome. She was also great at engaging my husband in the process. He was definitely more sceptical than me we first started, but he quickly saw the effects the sessions were having on me, and also felt them himself (there may have been some snoring from him during the relaxation sessions!!). I think the work Claire has done with us both has also made him a more effective birth partner and we now have a range of techniques which we hope we will be able to use during the birth, whichever way things go.
— Rakhee & Mark - Whetstone
Thank you for your lessons, it really helped me to have a more comfortable second birth without any interventions and stitches.
— Deepthini - Potters Bar
We really can’t recommend Claire enough, she has totally changed our perspective on childbirth, given us a whole new level of confidence and has been an invaluable source of advice and support.
— Jane & Adam - Totteridge
We have loved our sessions with Claire ahead of the birth of our third baby. I had never used hypnobirthing before and I am so glad we went for it! I feel calm, relaxed and excited and I can’t wait to meet our baby! Claire is patient, gentle, non-judgemental and made us feel totally welcome. Classes take place in her lovely home, an absolute haven of calmness and peace. We have learned loads and feel confident and relaxed about our baby’s birth.
— Helen & Paul - Alexandra Palace
We were expecting our third child and after two straight forward births, I really wanted to try and plan for a home birth. After being out all morning with our other children, at a show and 11 days earlier than expected, Joshua was born magically and peacefully at home in our lounge.
He was even wrapped in the most amazing covering of vernix. We were able to use all the tools Claire had taught us and when he made his appearance that afternoon, we were so calm and relaxed. Magical experience.
— Lucy and Ben - Southgate
Our c-section was actually a really positive experience. I was able to stay calm throughout and focused on my breathing.
— Eliza and Keith - Friern Barnet
Our labour was induced as our little girl was measuring small and consultants were concerned. After the induction I managed the surges using just a tens machine and the techniques Claire had taught me. Thanks to Claire’s guidance, it would have been hard to remain calm without it. She was born 4lb 11oz and is doing really well.
— Claire AND Phil - Highgate
The hypnobirthing really helped me through my labour. The one thing I was telling myself over and over again was that, the pain isn’t stronger than me!
It all really got me through! Thank you Claire
— Grace and Sparrow - Palmers Green
The classes were held in a lovely relaxed environment, the material was very helpful and the book was excellent! Perfect group size of 3 couples and I left really excited to meet our baby! When she arrived, it was such an amazing experience! The breathing techniques and affirmations really helped me!
— Nita - Friern Barnet
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— Lin - Mill Hill
Thanks for all your support, it made the world of difference! He arrived after 3 hours at home, in the pool as we had wished. The whole experience was amazing and we ar so pleased we chose a home birth.
— Lucy & Ben - Oakleigh