The Best Hypnobirthing Classes Near Molesey and Thames Ditton

best hypnobirthing classes near molesey and thames ditton

If you’re anything like me, you’ll want to be sure you’re getting the best possible education and support as you prepare for your baby’s birth. 

You may be wondering whether to take a traditional antenatal class, a hypnobirthing class, or perhaps even both. You may be wondering which is the best one for first or second time parents, whether there’s a class that you can fit around work, and how early or late in your pregnancy you should plan to attend.

In this article I’m comparing the top three hypnobirthing courses near Molesey and Thames Ditton, and I hope it helps you to make an informed decision about which is right for you.

The three classes I’m comparing are:

  1. Positively Birthing
  2. Zenbirth – Surrey Hypnobirthing
  3. Kingston Hospital Maternity

How I've Reviewed The Hypnobirthing courses

The aim of this article is to provide you with unbiased information about the top three hypnobirthing courses in Molesey and Ditton, so before we dive in it may be helpful to explain my process.

The ‘top three’  classes that I’ve reviewed are the classes that rank highest on a Google search for ‘hypnobirthing molesey thames ditton.’ This doesn’t include paid-for Google Ads.

In fact, I would have liked to have reviewed more classes in this article, but these are the only three classes that came up in the search results.

For the purposes of this article I’m only reviewing in-person, group classes. Many providers do offer online and / or private classes and this may be something you would like to explore too.

For complete transparency, I did attend the four hour ‘Baby Bumps Hypnobirthing’ course run by Jackie Kietz (who teaches at Kingston Hospital) at another Surrey venue when I was pregnant. However, for the purposes of this article I’ll only be reviewing the classes based on the information on each website; I have no interest in promoting one over the other in this article. If you’d like to know about my personal experience of the class you’re welcome to contact me directly.

To keep things consistent I’ll be reviewing each course based on the following seven factors:

  1. Who teaches it, and their qualifications
  2. Which hypnobirthing method they use
  3. Location
  4. Price
  5. What’s included in the cost of the course
  6. When it’s recommended to start the course
  7. Google review ratings

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What Is Hypnobirthing?

Before we dive into the reviews of each class, it may be helpful to look at what hypnobirthing actually is.

According to Tommys, hypnobirthing is “a method of pain management that can be used during labour and birth. It involves using a mixture of visualisation, relaxation and deep breathing techniques.”

You can use it alongside other pain relief techniques, and can include it as part of your birth preferences or birth plan.

The Tommy’s website explains more about hypnobirthing here. 


Birth-ed is run by Megan Rossiter, and offers private, group and online hypnobirthing and antenatal preparation courses. 

Here are the key facts about the Positively Birthing courses:

  • The Teacher: The courses are taught by Megan, who is a hypnobirthing practitioner, mother and former student midwife.
  • The Hypnobirthing Method: Megan is a KG Hypnobirthing teacher
  • Location: Course are run in Cobham, Cheam, Farnham, St Margarets and Guildford.
  • Price: The group course costs £295 per couple
  • What’s included: The group course includes: a full antenatal and hypnobirthing course, ongoing support via email, text message and phone right up to the birth of your baby, a private social messaging group with the other members of your class (optional), relaxation MP3s, and a goodie bag.
  • When you should take the course: I couldn’t find information on the Birth-ed website about when it’s recommended that you take the course.
  • Google reviews: At the time of writing Birth-ed has a 4.8* rating from 4 reviews on Google.

Click here to visit the Birth-ed website

Zenbirth - Surrey Hypnobirthing

Sophia Smythe-Davis teaches the ZenBirth antental hypnobirthing programme across Surrey and South West London. She offers both group and private courses.

Here are the key facts about Sophia’s Zenbirth group courses:

  • The Teacher: The courses are taught by Sophia Smythe-Davis who is an antenatal teacher and hypnobirthing practitioner, and hypnobirthing mum of two.
  • The Hypnobirthing Method: Each course teaches the full KG-hypnobirthing programme.
  • Location: The group classes are taught at locations in East Molesey, Kingston and Chiswick.
  • Price: The course costs £295.
  • What’s included: The cost of the course includes: the complete KG Hypnobirthing programme, the Hypnobirthing Book, hypnobirthing recordings, course manual and on-going support.
  • When you should take the course: The website explains that you can take the course at any time, however most expectant parents attend at around 30 weeks of pregnancy. It explains that couples have started the course as early as 15 weeks of pregnancy, and as late as the 38th week.
  • Google reviews: Zenbirth – Surrey Hypnobirthing has a 5* rating from 7 Google reviews.

Visit the Zenbirth – Surrey Hypnobirthing website here

Kingston Hospital Maternity

Kingston Hospital Maternity Unit offers short hypnobirthing courses, which are designed to complement their own or other antenatal courses. 

Here are the key facts about the Kingston Hospital Maternity hypnobirthing course:

  • The Teacher: The hypnobirthing courses at Kingston Hospital are taught by Jackie Kietz, a NCT, hypnobirthing and baby massage instructor and a reflexologist.
  • The Hypnobirthing Method: The website doesn’t specify which hypnobirthing method is taught, but the course does include the Katharine Graves Hypnobirthing Book.
  • Location: The classes are taught at Kingston Hospital Maternity Unit.
  • Price: The fee for the class is £150.
  • What’s Included: This fee includes: 5 x MP3 recordings. the Baby Bumps book ‘I’m Expecting a Baby’, the Katharine Graves ‘Hypnobirthing’ book, a handouts folder, and email follow-ups.
  • When you should take the course: Expectant parents can attend the course from 20 weeks of pregnancy onwards. The website explains that the more time you have to practise what you’ve learned the better.
  • Google reviews: The course doesn’t have any Google ratings or reviews.

Visit the Kingston Hospital Maternity website here.

Over To You

How you approach the birth of your baby will be deeply personal to you, but if you’re thinking about taking a hypnobirthing course I hope that this article has helped to give you an understanding of the options locally.

I’d love to hear how you got on if you take any of these classes. Or perhaps you attended a different hypnobirthing class and would like to share your experience. You can let me know by sending me a message here, or in the comments below.

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Clare Murthy

Clare Murthy

I’m a newborn, baby and family photographer working with families from South West London and Surrey. I specialise in timeless, natural photography with no props or unnatural posing. I photograph babies at my studio, and families in beautiful outdoor locations. I'm based on the Surrey / London border, close to Hampton Court.
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