Creating a mammal-friendly birth space...

If all is well, we tend to birth best when we feel safe and secure: familiar, quiet, private, comfy, warm and dimly-lit. Wherever parents expect to give birth, they can plan a fully transportable 'birth bubble'.

Attn Cornwall families:- 
for online tours and pictures of our local birth centres and delivery suite click here too

"Early and then active labour was at home in our bedroom... The cat got into the wardrobe and noisily insisted that I joined her - she made a nest to deliver my kittens (!!) I smile so much when I think of it"
Rae, Cornwall

Hospital birth...

  • Bring their birth plan
  • Make the space THEIRS
  • Bring a familiar blanket & pillow
  • Play their affirmations or music
  • Essential oils
  • Turn off most lights
  • Bring the birthing ball
  • Eye mask
  • Consider fairy lights!
  • No need to wear a hospital gown

hypnobirthing room


Homebirth...

  • Have the birth plan available
  • Play their affirmations or music
  • Essential oils
  • Turn off most lights
  • Keep the space warm, dark & quiet
  • Set up a comfy 'midwives station' in another room for enhanced privacy

hypnobirthing cornwall


Birth in theatre...

  • Discuss which elements of their birth plan can be met
  • Consider IV in non-dominant arm
  • Electrodes & gown placed to allow for skin-to-skin
  • Play their own music
  • Birth partner can smell of some nice familiar smells
  • Skin-to-skin with baby asap
  • Use familiar blanket in recovery

caesarean hypnobirthing