Reading and West Berskhire

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, and the West Berks area. To find out more about the classes I run please click here.

To get in touch:

Contact me here or Email: or Call: 07852 954122


Woodley, Bracknell and Wokingham

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.  

To get in touch:

Visit my website or Email: or Call: 07580 540 342


South Bucks and East Berkshire

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.  

To get in touch:

Visit my website or Email: or Call 07855 766 595


Caversham, Reading, Berkshire

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

To get in touch:

Visit the website or email:

Calm Births Hypnobirthing Farnborough

Farnborough, Hampshire

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.

To get in touch:

Visit her website or email:


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.

To get in touch:
Contact me here or call: 077726 44449 or email:


*Coming soon!*

Galway, Ireland

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. 

Calm Births Hypnobirthing Reading

Central Reading, Berkshire

Hi, I’m Sarah Collison and I’m based in central Reading. I teach weekend group classes as well as privately from my calm and comfortable home, or I can travel to you. 

Every couple deserves to be informed, prepared and super excited for the birth of their baby. I know from first hand experience how amazing hypnobirthing is for all of these aspects, and I can’t wait to share with you the tools to achieve your positive birth. 

To get in touch:

Visit my website or Email:  or Call: 077403 49946

Calm Births Hypnobirthing Reading

Calcot and surrounds, Reading, Berkshire, UK

Hi, I’m Donna Clayson, and I am mum to two wonderful boys. My journey with hypnobirthing has been life changing. After labouring with my first child without any hypnobirthing techniques, I knew I needed something to help me when I fell pregnant with my second child. I was recommended hypnobirthing and my second experience of labour was amazing. I love to tell anyone who will listen how empowering the techniques were for both me and my husband. So much so, that I felt passionately that this was something I wanted to help others experience.  As a qualified Calm Births teacher, I can help you feel confident, relaxed and excited about your birthing experience too! 

To get in touch: Email:  or Call: 07835 272080

Calm Births Hypnobirthing Gloucester

Stroud, Gloucestershire, UK

Hi I’m Kizzy Shipton, Doula, Mother of one and Hypnobirthing teacher working in Gloucestershire.
I’m very excited to have the opportunity to work with women and their birth partners towards a confident and empowered birth using Hypnobirthing. I look forward to hopefully hearing from you soon! 

To get in touch: Email: or Call: 07964583887

Calm Births Hypnobirthing Leicester

Leicestershire, UK

Hi I’m Pooja, your newly qualified Hypnobirthing tutor based across Leicestershire. I come from a professional background of Perinatal Mental Health, working with a families of all cultures both nationally and internationally. 

In January 2019, I gave birth to my son using the tools and techniques I learnt from the Calm Births course and it helped me achieve my blissful birth.  I am looking forward to starting my new journey as a Hypnobirthing tutor, but more excited to share my experience and empowering parents- to- be in having the best birth possible.

To get in touch: Email: or Call: 07534 816339.