I am Natalie, a hypnobirthing practioner, antenatal, birth and postnatal doula, mindful breastfeeding peer supporter and baby massage teacher.
I live in a little white cottage in the Garden of England, aka Sevenoaks, Kent, and I love everything about our community here. We have such a strong network of women, mothers and children and what I teach slots in just perfectly with our growing village of expanding families.
I am here to ease your worries and navigate you into shifting your mindset away from the misconceptions of birth today and lean more towards your knowledge of your own incredible birthing body and your astonishing capabilities as a woman. Believe it or not ladies, you are ALL so amazing, however you wish to birth!
I literally live and breathe hypnobirthing. I am incredibly passionate about the benefits it has on your wellbeing before, during and after the birth of your baby. It gives you such strength mentally and emotionally, which in turn means you can physically do things that you once thought were impossible!
When I am not teaching/talking/thinking about all things birth (yes, I am a little obsessed!) I spend most of my time out in nature with my little ones, discovering pine cones, blackberry picking and splashing in puddles. Seeing their connection is a highlight for me every single day.
I support my hypnobirthing families with ongoing doula support, whether that is antenatally, postnatally or during labour and birth as well. There are many options. I am here to serve you and your individual requirements, whatever they may be.
I wish you well on your journey discovering who can best support you during this incredible time. However, If you feel the shoe fits and you would like to get in touch with me, I very much look forward to hearing from you and can I just say, HAPPY PREGNANCY! xx
Sorry, no records were found. Please adjust your search criteria and try again.
Sorry, unable to load the Maps API.
Nurturing Birth - Birth and Postnatal Doula
The Little Birth Company - Complete Antenatal and Hypnobirthing
The Mindful Breastfeeding School - Mindful Breastfeeding Peer Supporter
Blossom and Berry - Baby Massage
I am so glad I booked up hypnobirthing classes with Natalie. It was a fairly last minute decision of mine to decide to want to learn more about tools and techniques to help me through the labouring process. Natalie was super accommodating, being due very soon herself, and fitted my husband and I in for private classes over 2 weeks to ensure we could complete the course in advance to her having her little one!
During the sessions I not only felt that I learnt techniques that could help during birth, but also more information about pregnancy, labour and my own body in general. Natalie created such a calm and relaxed environment that I found my husband and I were also able to open up and address alot of our questions, concerns and decisions regarding what we both wanted related to birth in an open and free from judgement environment. Our discussions often extended long into the night following Natalie's sessions - I don't think we would of even thought of some of the points raised without her.
Having welcomed my son into the world via emergency caesarean in January, I can honestly say, despite nothing going to plan and having an alternative to my ideal birth, I was able to employ some of the techniques learnt even in the high alert situation we found ourselves in.
Thank you doesn't quite cut it!
- NATASHA AND NICK
My wife and I contacted Natalie during the third trimester of our first pregnancy after hearing good things about Hypno birthing. It was the best decision we made.
Natalie really helped dispell any fears, anxiety and to be honest on my part ignorance. She is incredibly knowledgeable and professional, but it's clear that for her it's more than a job, she genuinely cares that you have the best birth experience possible and was there to support us when we needed advice.
My wife and I both found the sessions gave us the tools we needed to stay calm and in control even during this pandemic.
We would wholeheartedly recommend Natalie to anyone who is looking for a Hypno birthing course, and even to those who haven't considered it!
- ANDREW AND SOPHIA
I have so much to thank Natalie and Equilibrium for. During my pregnancy I became increasingly anxious about the birth and subsequently I was recommended Equilibrium via a friend. As soon as I met Natalie for an initial friendly cup of tea, I knew things felt right. The four sessions were extremely helpful, offering confidence and knowledge on both a practical and mental level. The bond with my partner strengthened throughout as we learnt something new and important together - and I can safely say the fellow three couples in our group are now firm mates for life. It’s important to mention the value of Natalie’s support, not just before I gave birth, but in these 9 months since too. I went from someone who was pretty terrified of giving birth, to suddenly finding myself 10 days before my due date and one week into the first lockdown in March 2020 when there was a very real and frightening sense of chaos for mums about to give birth. We were told birth partners weren’t allowed under new Covid regulations until well into established labour and I simply knew I couldn’t do this alone. A complete change of direction with our birth plan followed, and with the sheer dedication of Natalie’s role as support network and friend, plus my new found knowledge of hypnobirthing and all its techniques, I gave birth to Elijah safely at home in the very thick of lockdown #1. Looking back, I still can’t believe how last minute and crazy things were, but now I hold my head up high and say it was the best decision I could have ever possibly made. An experience I can’t be certain of had it not been for that first cup of tea with Natalie.
- NATALIE AND MARK
My partner and I decided to book Natalie for an individual hypnobirthing review in our home prior to the birth of our second child in April - we managed to squeeze in the classes pre-lockdown and I am so grateful. Natalie is such a wonderful positive person. She can calm and rationalise any worries you have and guide you towards a truly positive birth experience. The classes with her were absolutely invaluable - I used the breathing and relaxation techniques through labour and during the waterbirth I had dreamed of - a completely opposite experience to my first birth. If you have any reservations about starting a hypnobirthing course with Natalie - throw them out the window - you won't regret it.
- LIZZIE AND NICK
I wholeheartedly recommend Equilibrium Hypnobirthing and antenatal classes. If you are looking for a truly individual, professional and caring antenatal class, then this is for you. Natalie is absolutely brilliant at what she does- her passion and enthusiasm for ensuring you achieve a calm and positive birth are second to none. We really appreciated all her guidance and support both before and after the birth of our daughter. Huge thanks, Natalie!
- EMMA AND RICHARD
I could not recommend the hypnobirthing course with Natalie highly enough. The course content was great, well delivered and gives you all the tools you need to have a positive birth experience, even if things don't go to plan. Natalie is very knowledgeable and provides a wealth of information related to hypnobirthing but also the wider aspects of birth. Natalie is very invested in her clients and goes above an beyond to ensure that the course addresses individual needs and that you are well supported throughout your pregnancy. If there is one course to do before birth this should be it.
- KATIE AND SHERIF
We chose to take our hypnobirthing classes with Natalie at Equilibrium Birthing because we really resonated with Natalie's personal story on her website and her outlook on the birthing experience, we chose to do this even though we lived an hour away! It was the best decision we made, as even though our birth didn't go to plan we had the most incredibly magical hypnobirth, and our son was born calm, relaxed and ready. We still keep in touch with Natalie, and would absolutely recommend her to anyone and everyone, she is truly an amazing teacher and we know we wouldn't have had the amazing experience we had, birthing our son, had we not taken our hypnobirthing classes with Natalie. Thank you so much for everything 🙂
- FLORENCE AND SONDRE
Natalie is a wonderful person, with such an amazingly calming influence, she has a huge amount of passion for women and their birth experience. Natalie helped me to feel empowered and in control of the birth I felt would be right for me. I was extremely apprehensive ahead of giving birth however Natalie gave me such confidence in addition to sheer pride to be a woman who can birth a baby into this world! I felt so energised and positive about the birth of our baby and it was largely down to Natalie. I could not recommend Natalie and her hypnobirthing programme enough, she eliminated any fear for me and reminded me that giving birth is so natural and should be embraced and celebrated. Natalie also has a fantastic memory and every small detail shared with her she remembered, and really made me feel supported. Thank you so much Natalie, you are an absolute pleasure! Xxx
- STEPH AND KEVIN
Natalie made the hypnobirthing path an incredible experience for us. She made us feel so at ease, shared her hypnobirthing knowledge with an enthusiasm and professionalism that made us acquire extremely solid skills which led to a serene birthing experience. Always available to answer questions, she also made sure we met some fellow parents along the way. In my opinion, Equilibrium provides only antenatal class you need!
- JENN AND SAM
I don’t know where to begin to thank Natalie for everything she has taught myself and my husband.
When we first started our hypnobirthing classes I honesty didn’t know what to expect, at the begging I was petrified of labour and giving birth but after our classes with Natalie as mad as it sounds I was looking forward to birth my baby, myself and my husband felt as prepared as we possible could, we learnt so much to prepare us to what was to come.
Natalie was just brilliant and such a lovely lady, Thankyou so much for making us feel at ease and taking us through all the right steps to guide us through a relaxing, calm birth.
I honestly don’t know how we would of managed without the breathing exercises and relaxation methods we was taught.
I would really recommend anyone who is pregnant to take up hypnobirthing classes with Natalie, you will NOT be disappointed x
- LORNA AND SAM
Having gone through 3 rounds of IVF, we were very anxious during our pregnancy. Hypnobirthing seemed like a great thing to explore in order to try to reduce stress. Our main aim of taking the class was to put our minds in the right place for a positive birth. We went from anxious and scared of the unknown, to being positive, knowledgeable and ready for the challenge ahead. I highly recommend Natalie and her course at equilibrium for teaching you how to effectively use hypnobirthing techniques. Although my delivery didn’t exactly follow the birthing plan, the techniques and knowledge learnt helped me to stay calm and make the best decisions as we progressed through labour and ultimately the birthing of our daughter. We also met some lovely people along the way!
Thank you so much Natalie! Xx
- LAURA AND CHRIS
We have recently completed our course with Natalie, and we cannot recommend Natalie and the hypnobirthing course enough. It has really helped us prepare for the arrival of our first baby. Natalie is an excellent teacher and made us feel very comfortable and very well informed, and has been an excellent support throughout the course and afterwards.
- YVETTE AND BEN
I found Natalie through a google search of hypnobirthing courses in Sevenoaks. Once I saw some of her videos and blogs I booked the course with much excitement but with no idea what to expect. My husband especially had no idea and was not initially sure if going along to the courses would be beneficial as he would not be labouring himself. After our first session we were both absolutely blown away with hypnobirthing and our hesitance turned into pure excitement for labour. Natalie was so excited herself it was hard not to be too!! But we learned all about how labour is a real team effort and has really shown us as a couple some amazing tools we can use to have the birth we want. I couldn’t recommend Natalie more, she was so brilliant and it’s obvious how much passion she has for teaching us how birth can be amazing xxx
- JO AND SERGII
Natalie is very warm-hearted and totally passionate about Hypnobirthing. She managed to make our experience for a first time mum and dad smooth and really instilled confidence ahead of labour. Thank you Natalie x
- STEPH AND CALLUM
It was a real pleasure to work with Natalie. She has a very calming and positive presence and allowed both my husband and I to become excited and empowered about our birth. We both enjoyed the lessons and felt much more ready for our birth once we had completed the sessions. Thank you.
- KEELY AND LUKE
It was a slightly late decision to book a hypnobirthing course (the last class was after my due date!) but I wanted to have some new tools and techniques for the birth of my second child. I was drawn to the course Natalie taught as it focused on the right birth for you. Natalie and the course were both brilliant and I'm very proud to have a positive birth story to share. Thank you Natalie!
- RACHEL AND IAN
I absolutely loved the hypnobirthing course we attended. The classes were split into really manageable pieces and I felt that the course length was just right to ensure sure time to practice and take it all in. There were also lots of really lovely goodies to help prepare you for the baby.
The place where the classes are held is really lovely and nice and central with parking which is great.
Most importantly - Natalie is a wonderful teacher; incredibly sweet and helpful. She passed on loads of really helpful tips not just on hypnobirthing and is a wonderful resource even after the course has finished. She also has a great voice for hypnobirthing 😊
- MERYL AND HUGH