Amanda Gwynne Expert

Midwife, Hypnobirthing Practitioner and Complementary Therapist

Amanda has combined her expertise in midwifery over 30 years with skills in complementary therapies and HypnoBirthing, offering a holistic approach to fertility, pregnancy, birth, and beyond. She lectures to health professionals and contributes regularly to parenting magazines.

Biography [ click me ]

A career as a midwife for 30 years, spent both in the UK and abroad, has enabled Amanda to explore all aspects of fertility, pregnancy and birth. She is passionate about keeping pregnancy and childbirth natural wherever possible. A qualified and experienced therapist in aromatherapy and reflexology, Amanda has helped develop an aromatherapy and massage training programme for hospital based midwifes.

Amanda continues to explore natural choices for childbirth as part of her professional development. A highly skilled and qualified practitioner in  hypnotherapy, Hypnobirthing, and emotional freedom technique (EFT), Amanda lectures and presents seminars on complementary therapies and hypnotheraby during pregnancy and childbirth to health professionals, NCT groups and antenatal classes.

Hypnotherapy in pregnancy

Amanda became fascinated by the potential of using hypnotherapy in pregnancy and birth. “A combination of these techniques has given women more choice and autonomy in their desire for a natural labour and birth. I’ve been offering hypnobirthing courses, incorporating my skill and knowledge both as a midwife and hypnotherapist, to provide a holistic approach to pregnancy and birth. I also offer therapy to women suffering from severe morning sickness (hyperemesis). Research has also shown that hypnotherapy may increase the success rate of assisted pregnancy such as IVF.”

Qualifications [ click me ]

  • RGN (Registered General Nurse) 1978 and RM (Registered Midwife) 1981
  • ADM (Advanced Diploma in Midwifery) at University of Surrey
  • ITEC in Complementary Therapies, Aromatherapy massage, Reflexology and Indian Head Massage 1999
  • NSPH (National Society for Professional Hypnotherapists) 2003 in Clinical Hypnotherapy and Hypnoanalysis
  • Baby Massage Instructor 2006
  • EFT Level 1& 2 Practitioner 2007
  • HypnoBirthing Practioner The Mongan Method 2009

Experience [ click me ]

Community midwife for NHS Highland
2002 to date

I provide continuity of care for prospective parents from early pregnancy through to the postpartum period. My role encompasses a holistic role providing care, education and support during pregnancy, childbirth and early days of parenting. I also teach parent education classes and baby massage.

Mama2b Amanda Gwynne Consultancy
Current

I also run my own business encorporating complementary therapies, hypnotherapy and HypnoBirthing as a specialist in natural fertility, pregnancy and childbirth. I lecture regularly for the NHS to student midwives and health professionals and also provide seminars to a wide audience.
My interest in writing is expanding and I also contribute to parenting magazines.
I have also created and developed a range of organic aromatherapy products for pregnancy, birth and babies.
My latest Hypnobirthing CD explains breathing, relaxation and visualization techniques from early pregnancy (morning sickness) baby bonding and preparation for childbirth.

Amanda's Recent Articles

Pharmacological Methods of Pain relief in Labour – Part 3

Pain relief options for labour – Pharmacological part 3

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Pharmacological pain relief for labour

Pain relief options for labour – Pharmacological part 2

The second part in our pharmacological pain relief for labour series. Continue reading

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Labour pain

Pain relief options for labour – Pharmacological

The most commonly used pharmacological pain relief options for birth. Continue reading

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Pain relief options for labour - part 3

Natural pain relief options in labour – part 3

The third part in our natural pain relief for birth series. Continue reading

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Birth and labour

Natural pain relief options in labour – part 2

The second part of our series about pain relief during labour. Continue reading

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Pain in labour

Natural pain relief options in labour – part 1

Your pain relief options for childbirth. Continue reading

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Belly dancing for pregnancy

Belly dancing for childbirth

The benefits of belly dancing to help prepare for baby. Continue reading

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Benefits of EFT during pregnancy and childbirth

Benefits of Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)

What is EFT and why is it beneficial during pregnancy and childbirth. Continue reading

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Why are so afraid to give birth naturally?

Why are we scared to give birth naturally?

Women are opting for C-sections but what is better for baby? Continue reading

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Diabetes in Pregnancy

Gestational Diabetes In Pregnancy

The signs, symptoms and management of gestational diabetes. Continue reading

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