Meet the team
Reading, Wokingham & West Berkshire, UK
Hi I'm Hannah Barnes, I'm the founder and creator of Calm Births - a former Midwife, Hypnotherapist and Mum of 3. I am passionate about empowering families to achieve positive, calm births.
As a Midwife I witnessed women using hypnobirthing and was blown away by it's power, and in awe of the gentle, calm births women achieved with it. I have been teaching hypnobirthing since 2015 with overwhelmingly positive results. I run group or private classes in Reading, Wokingham and the West Berks area.
Woodley, Reading, Wokingham & Bracknell, UK
Hello I'm Linda Cook and I'm very excited that I'm now offering Calm Births Hypnobirthing courses. I know it's going to be an amazing way to support local families as they approach the birth of their babies.
As a birth doula, I've supported many women using hypnobirthing techniques and I do feel that it's going to be a wonderful addition alongside my other skills of pregnancy & postnatal massage, reflexology, mother blessings, naming ceremonies and placenta remedies.
South Bucks, East Berkshire & surrounding areas, UK
Hi I'm Sharon Wright. Known as Sharon the Doula, I have been a Birth and Postnatal doula for over 10 years. I'm a mother of 3 and married 26 years. I love what I do and now being part of Calm Births, I am so excited to be supporting mums and dads at the early stages of their journey to parenthood.
Caversham, Berkshire, UK.
Hi I’m Deborah Pryn, a hypnobirthing and postnatal relaxation instructor and mum of two. I’ve worked with over 200 couples and 90 midwives and I’m passionate about supporting couples so that they feel confident, prepared and positive about birth.
I teach group and private classes from my relaxing garden studio, and the classes are fun and relaxing. I’ve also created a community of women who support and nurture each other – by running regular coffee mornings every month and relaxation circles and classes for mums. Xx
Farnborough, Hampshire, UK.
I’m Fiona Richmond, a Mum of three grown up children and a practising midwife with over thirty years’ experience. I have been privileged to witness many magical births in countless situations.
I am delighted to be a qualified hypnobirthing teacher. Parents who utilise hypnobirthing techniques continue to amaze me with their calmness and control.
I look forward to empowering parents, providing a toolkit to experience their own ‘best birth’.
I offer group or private classes at times and venues to suit you.
West Reading, Berkshire.
Hi I’m Chris Duret, antenatal and postnatal practitioner in Reading and mum of one. I have supported over 600 parents as an antenatal and postnatal practitioner in their journey through pregnancy, labour and immediate postnatal period. I decided to become a Calm Births Hypnobirthing instructor to help more families achieve their best, positive and calm birth experience.
I love what I do and I have a real passion for life and being able to support new families. I run group sessions in West Reading every 6 weeks and private sessions around Berkshire in the comfort of your own home.
Avril is an experienced Nurse, Midwife and Mum of two. She is currently expecting her third child and will be teaching the Calm Births course in Galway later this year.