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Hypnobirthing Midwife Practice Newcastle and Tyne and Wear

For all clients interested in Hypnobirthing Newcastle, North Tyneside, South Tyneside and Northumberland

Janine Swindale has been a Midwife for over 20 years and is Mum to Philippa and Tom and Step mum to Lucie. Janine also has a little Grandson called Harry. Janine trained at Northumbria College of Midwifery and has a BSc (Hons) Degree in Midwifery Sciences and BSc (Hons) Degree in Social Administration.

Janine is a Registered Midwife, a Registered General Nurse and fully qualified Complementary Therapist

Janine is a full member of the Association of Hypnobirthing Midwives (www.ahbm.co.uk), a fully insured member of the Federation of Antenatal Educators (FEDANT) and is registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council since 1992 (NMC), she is also a full member of the Royal College of Midwives. Janine is also a full member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) and the UK Reiki Federation (Master/Teacher)

Janine has a strong commitment to normalising birth. "My experiences as a Midwife have helped me to have an understand the importance of the strong mind and body connection when women are birthing. Women who are more relaxed and confident in their birthing bodies have a better birth experience. As a complementary therapist I see the adverse physical and emotional effects of stress and anxiety and have seen how relaxation and breathing techniques can positively improve health and well being."

Hypnobirthing is a way for you, your birthing partner and your baby to have a positive, gentle experience of birth.

The mind body connection with birth has long been acknowledged in many cultures. Cultures such as the Native Americans would use rituals and contemplation as a means of preparation for birth.

Michelle Leclaire O'Neill probably first used the term Hypnobirthing in 1987 (www.leclairemethod.com) and Dr. Grantley Dick-Read, often referred to as the Father of Natural Childbirth acknowledged the connection between fear and pain as far back as 1933 in his book 'Childbirth Without Fear'.

More recently Marie Mongan author of 'Hypnobirthing' has founded a teaching program promoting natural birth and several practitioners in the UK have now developed similar programs for couples looking towards a normal, natural, relaxed birth. Hypnobirthing is ever increasing in popularity in the UK and the word is spreading that with Hypnobirthing childbirth can actually be a positive, calm experience.

The Hypnobirthing Course teaches you and your birthing partner the importance of replacing fear with confidence during birth. You will learn to understand that just as fear and tension can affect the birthing body on a physiological level and make birth a difficult process, conversely confidence and relaxation can enable the birthing body to work easily and efficiently, hence why Hypnobirths have a reputation for being easier and quicker.

Many couples find upon completing the Hypnobirthing Course that they have a deep confidence in the birthing body and are free of negative thoughts around birth. This together with the relaxation techniques mean you and your birthing partner can look forward to a gentle, calm birth for both you and your baby.

Hypnosis is simply deep relaxation (a similar feeling to daydreaming or becoming focused in a good book or a film). During birth you will be aware and totally in control but deeply relaxed and calm. This calmness brings with it a clear mind for staying in control as well as being aware of the changes in your birthing body and being able to make decisions.

What to Expect During a Hypnobirthing Course

  • An introduction to Hypnobirthing - why does is work so well?
  • The connection between fear and pain
  • How the birthing body actually works
  • Hypnosis - what exactly is it and why does it work so well for birth?
  • Visualisation
  • Breathing techniques for relaxation and birth
  • Progressive Relaxation
  • Special techniques for birthing partners to support during labour and birth
  • Film of a wonderful Hypnobirth
  • More breathing techniques and practise
  • How to help your baby into a good position for birth
  • Specialised hypnosis session - releasing fears and building confidence
  • Massage techniques for labour
  • Breathing for birthing
  • What to expect during labour
  • Making a Hypnobirthing Birth Plan
  • Making decisions and special circumstances
  • The placenta
  • Birthing Positions

Here are some Stories from the Association of Hypnobirthing Midwives about Birth Experiences using Hypnobirthing (AHBM)

Janine it was the most amazing experience of our lives! It was perfect! I couldn't have hoped for a better birth. So thank you again! We thoroughly enjoyed the course and with your help, we managed to have our perfect birth!


I'm so glad we found Janine. With both extensive midwifery and hypnobirthing experience, her advice was practical, calming and more than encouraging. I am now looking forward to the birth of our first child instead of fearing it. I can't thank her enough for the 'tools' she's equipped us with to positively breath through our birth.

If you're looking for ways to help you birth naturally then look no further.

Karen, Whitley Bay

What an amazing uplifting experience. My husband said I "knocked it out the park". I am so proud of our team work and giving my little boy a fab birthing experience.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you!xxx


There are more tales on our Hypnobirthing Testimonials page.

Booking your Hypnobirthing Course - What you need to know

Group Courses £190 per couple

10 hour course with a Fully Qualified, insured and experienced Hypnobirthing Midwife.

  • The Hypnobirthing Course is for you and your birthing partner
  • Courses are presently held at my home in North Shields (information will be given about getting to the venue upon booking)
  • The fee includes your Calm Birth Hypnobirthing Book and CD
  • The fee includes telephone support both during and after the course from Janine
  • All courses run over two days (usually Saturdays and Sundays), starting at 10am and finishing around 3.30pm. A light lunch and refreshments are included. please let me know if you have any specific dietary requirements (Maximum of 3 couples)
  • THE COST OF A GROUP HYPNOBIRTHING COURSE IS £190 and this cost is per couple NOT per person (max of 3 couples)
  • To reserve your place you will need to leave a none refundable deposit of £50. Upon receipt of a deposit, confirmation of your reservation and full details of the course will be sent by return email. If you wish to pay by methods other than Paypal such as visa, cash, cheque or bank transfer please contact Janine or email janineswindale@outlook.com

Private Hypnobirthing Course £230

10 hour course with a fully qualified, insured and experienced Hypnobirthing Midwife.

For some couples private one to one sessions are preferable to group courses. Sometimes the one to one sessions work better to fit in with a busy diary, as I am able to tailor the sessions to an individual couples needs. Some couples do the course over two days, while some prefer four shorter sessions. Please note that these sessions are run from my home in North Shields and I don't travel to people's homes. Lunch and or refreshments are included and you will receive a copy of the Calm Birth book and CD.

  • The cost of a private course is £230 per couple and can be booked via Paypal or as advised above
  • NB These sessions are extremely popular and early booking is advised
Private Hypnobirthing Course


Hypnobirthing Refresher Days £80

I love it when one of my hypnobirthing Mums/birthing couples, or someone who's used hypnobirthing with their last baby, get back in touch for their second or subsequent baby. It's often the case that you're so busy with your little one that you don't have time to focus on this birth as much. It can feel like a whirlwind of months flying by, before you suddenly realise you're giving birth in a few weeks time! As time and energy can be low at this point, I've tried to accommodate couples as much as possible with shorter refresher classes.

Don't think that just because you don't have time to go to a full course again that you can't take a class...there's always a way and it's better late than never! If you've lost your previous book/CD or your toddler has coloured it in or chewed it :) I have them available for sale so don't worry.

The cost of a Hypnobirthing Refresher Day is £80 and I can do this on a one to one or group basis; you might have a friend who wants to refresh too. As with my other courses booking a refresher day requires a deposit of £50 to secure the place and my time for the booked date. I'm happy to chat to you about refresher days if you have any questions.

Booking and Cancellation Policy for Hypnobirthing Group, Refresher and Private Courses

Booking and cancellation by the client.

A non-refundable deposit of £50 becomes due upon booking.

Availability slots are only reserved upon receipt of a completed Booking Form and a deposit.

The balance becomes due at the beginning of the first session.

  • Cancellation more than 30 days before commencement of course will not incur any fee
  • Cancellation of less than 30 days but more than 14 days before commencement of course will incur a cancellation fee of 50 percent of the total course fee
  • Cancellation of less than 14 days before the commencement of the course will incur a cancellation fee of 75 percent of the total course fee

In some cases course bookings are transferable to other dates but this cannot be guaranteed.

Clients can catch up any sessions missed by arrangement, however, any catch up sessions will be charged at £25 per hour.

Any sessions cancelled by the client with less than 24hrs notice will be charged at £25 for each hour cancelled.

In the unlikely event of the course being cancelled by myself a full refund will be given.


Call Janine on 07940812634 or email janineswindale@outlook.com

Please call or email me to check that there is a place available prior to leaving a deposit for Group Sessions thank you.

Group Hypnobirthing

Please contact me for current dates and venues.


Millfield House, Jesmond Dene Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE7 7BQ

Please contact me if you would like to reserve a place.

A none refundable deposit of £50 is required to secure your place on this course. Availability is limited to a maximum of 10 couples.

For more information or to reserve a place contact Janine via:

Email; alternatively ring 01434 685260 or 07940812634.

Janine for Hypnobirthing Midwife Practice Newcastle

Federation of Holistic Therapists

Group Hypnobirthing

Please contact me for current dates and venues.

Private Classes

Private Hypnobirthing Course

The Association of Hypnobirthing Midwives. ABHM / Fedant - Ferderation of Antenatal Educators

Hypnobirthing - The Home of Hypnobirthing