About

Hello, I am Soraya

I am a mother and qualified hypnobirthing teacher. I founded mind body birth co. with the aim to empower you to take control of your birth. Only you know what is right for you and your baby.

My story

During my pregnancy, I read a book that introduced me to hypnobirthing and although at the time I hadn’t thought much about the type of birth I wanted, I knew hypnobirthing was a practise I wanted to learn to aid me during my journey.

At my 20 week scan I was told I had complete placenta previa and the safest way for me to give birth would be for me to opt to have an elected c-section. After listening to what the doctors had to say and having a discussion with my partner we agreed it would be too high risk for me to attempt to give birth vaginally so I booked for my c-section. I still wanted to do hypnobirthing and looked at what classes were out there for my circumstance but there was nothing available at that time.

On the morning of my c-section I was terrified. I was anxious and became very subdued, this is not how I wanted to be feeling on the day I was about to meet my baby. My c-section, however, was very successful. I chose to have a gentle c-section, this meant I still got to listen to the music I wanted to, I was given the choice to watch my baby emerge and within seconds of her being born I was having skin to skin with my beautiful daughter.

As the weeks passed and as I told my birth story to the many people who wanted to know. I noticed the same pattern of starting my story with “I was terrified.” That is when I returned to doing some more research into hypnobirthing and noticed that the three fundamental tools (physiology, psychology & hypnotherapy) that make hypnobirthing so powerful were actually applicable to every birth. So I decided to train to become a hypnobirthing teacher myself to inform women that no matter how your baby comes into this world you can do it with strength and confidence using hypnobirthing tools and techniques.

What mums say...

“Soraya made us feel at ease the moment we met her. I was a little sceptical before the session but I left with a completely different outlook - the result was a calm birth, where I felt in control throughout the process. I couldn't have done it without Soraya's help.”

Leanne
East Grinstead