Joy Cassidy

Childbirth Educator
Broxburn, Scotland
17 years of experience
About me

I was excited about meeting my baby but anxious and confused about the birth part. I certainly wondered if one of those ‘wonder births’ I’d read about was even possible. So, maybe you are here because you are keen to have a drug-free birth or maybe you just want to learn some self-help techniques to use alongside other ways of coping during labour ... I can help you. With over 15 years experience supporting mums and birth partners across West Lothian, Falkirk, Edinburgh and Glasgow prepare for their special day I would love to share my 100% honest, evidence based and down-to-earth (no hippy nonsense) approach to hypnobirthing and childbirth preparation with you You’ll learn easy to use hypnobirthing techniques suitable for all types of birth in an interactive way as well as all the other essential info found in an antenatal class like the physiology of labour, birth partner support and how to make informed choices about birth that feel right for you. If you are still unsure, check out my course reviews or contact me and we can discuss how my classes could work for you.


DipHE Antenatal Education (2010)

BD Hons Divinity Pastoral Care & Counselling (1998)

Certification and training

COSCA Cert. Counselling Skills (1999)

Hypnobirthing Mama Serene (2019)

Aromatherapy for Childbirth (2021)

Aromatherapy Assertiveness Birth Support Childbirth Education Evidence-Based Care Hypnobirthing Method


Service introduction

Imagine feeling totally confident about your baby’s birth, knowing that you have tools to feel calm and in control of your birth experience however it happens! I offer realistic and evidence based childbirth education for mum-to-be and their birth partners both in person and online. Hypnobirthing focussed antenatal courses - looking at the ethos of hypnobirthing but traditional antenatal course topics too. Power Up Your Birth Skills workshops - increasing your confidence by looking at self-help skills for labour and birth.

Hypnobirthing Focussed Antenatal Course
Included in the Course: An antenatal course with a difference! Hypnobirthing and antenatal education taught in a really interactive way. Perfect if you have not done hypnobirthing before or want to make sure you are prepared and supported ​6 hours of interactive learning for both you and your birth partner Small groups of no more than 6 couples. Ongoing support via email / WhatsApp if you have a wobble or just need to chat Up to 1hr Zoom support if your plans drastically change (breach baby or induction) Online resource with links to videos, local maternity information and other evidence based articles Relevant course handouts Relaxation downloadable MP3's Gift pack for mum-to-be Chance to connect with other local parents-to-be in a relaxed and informal way Plenty of time for tea and cake
GBP Flat rate
Power Up Essential Skills for Labour
Included in the Course 2hrs of interactive learning for both you and your birth partner ​Chance to learn about and practice optimal labour positions for the different stages of labour Benefits of labour massage and some beneficial strokes How you can use aromatherapy in the birth room Learn about the benefits of relaxation for labour Easy to master breathing techniques Why working with your body and supporting your labour hormones is key! Relevant handouts emailed after the session ​
GBP Flat rate
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