Our Services

At The Nurtured Munchkin we offer a number of treatments and courses that support your needs from pre-conception to early years of your little munchkin.

KG ​Hypnobirthing 
​​​​​​​​​​​​HYPNOBIRTHING is the use of words in a positive way, it is a simple, logical approach that changes mother and fathers concept/ views of pregnancy and childbirth by using different simple techniques such us special breathing, relaxation, visualization, scripts removing fear and negative thoughts about birth. Hypnobirthing is very effective and educates mothers during pregnancy, empowering them and their partners so the more they practice the better the outcome.

Why KG Hypnobirthing?

KG Hypnobirthing is a full antenatal course that will provide you with the skills and tools to gain confidence and control of your pregnancy and childbirth. Using KG Hypnobirthing mothers, fathers (or birth partners) and babies will see immediate and long-term benefits.

With KG Hypnobirthing you will learn how to trust your body, your baby, your own instincts so you can be in control of your body, mind and emotions. 

The mother will learn to use relaxation and breathing techniques to remain calm and confident during pregnancy and labour. This will help you to let go of any fears, negativity and bad experiences and to achieve a more gently, calmer and easier birth. 

Fathers (or birth partners) will learn ways to help and support the mothers in pregnancy but more importantly during labour and feel included when often they are not. This improves the bonding between father, mother and baby

Mothers that had a hypnobirth experienced a more comfortable, shorter and easy labour; the postnatal recovery is much easier as the physical impact of giving birth is reduced and there are less drugs and medical interventions; And of course the “Hypno Babies” will benefit from Hypnobirthing as they are born in a calm and relaxed environment and normally less traumatic delivery. So that, Babies born with KG Hypnobirthing are more calmed, relaxed, they sleep better and thrive better.

The course provides you with the techniques and knowledge that you need to get the best of your experience of giving birth, Knowing your choices, understanding the system (hospital, home births, independent midwives) and the implications of the choices you might be taking in this journey. 

We provide the tools but you will have to practice to achieve the natural birth you want.

Oliver's homebirth - using Hypnobirth

Learn more about Hypnobirthing by downloading the 1st chapter here.


    
    
Acupuncture
Acupuncture is a healing art being used for many many years in China. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TMC) believes the body is form of 2 opposite forces YIN and YAN. When these two forces are imbalanced then the Qi or the flow or vital energy along the meridians (or internal pathways) gets blocked. Using hair thin like needles through the skin in specific points along the meridians will correct and heal the body, restoring health. This is acupuncture.

I offer acupuncture, accredited by the British Medical Acupuncture Society (BMAS) for all women, but with my background as a midwife I have a focused interest in gynaecology, fertility and pregnancy.

Acupuncture is a safe, natural, gentle and very effective treatment for women’s health problems, for every stage of pregnancy as well as during the postnatal period, and menopause.

Treatment is based on personalised treatment plans that are dependant on your own needs after a first free consultation.  Acupuncture sessions will last between 20 to 50 minutes depending on the specific problem or symptoms. I offer home visits if you do not fancy coming to Woking.

The treatments available are:

Gynecology:
  • absent or irregular periods
  • heavy or painful periods
  • Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
  • Menopausal Symptoms
  • Hot flushes
  • Irritability
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

Fertility issues:
  • Pre-conception body preparation
  • Ovarian stimulation, IVF, ICSI treatments (before and after embrio transfer)
  • Stress and anxiety

If you are planning ahead to have a family or you are having trouble to conceive, or you are going to go under any fertility treatment like IVF, Acupuncture is shown to be very helpful. Research has shown that the IVF pregnancy success is increased in those cases using acupuncture as a complimentary treatment to IVF.  Acupuncture increases the blood flow to the uterus, regulate the hormone levels and the ovulation, helps with the quality of the follicles and very important reduce the stress and anxiety during this difficult time.

Pregnancy:
  • Nauseas and vomiting
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety and stress
  • Constipation
  • Moxibustion treatment for breech presentation
  • Preparation for labour
  • Pain relief in labour

Post-natal:
  • Anxiety or depression
  • Stimulation of milk production
  • Tiredness
  • Anaemia
    
What are the benefits of acupuncture in Pregnancy?
  • Acupuncture increases blood flow to the uterus so it helps nourishing the baby.
  • Acupuncture helps mother-to-be to stay calm and relaxed which benefits the baby as well.
  • Receiving acupuncture regularly in the 3rd trimester increases the chances of delivering on time without medications easier and quicker.
  • Acupuncture is beneficial after birth helping mums to heal quicker with less complications, improves digestion and helps with milk production.



    
Baby Massage and Yoga
Baby Massage - is the use of basic strokes and massage routines to relax your baby in a playful manner.

The course is suitable for babies from 6 weeks and will provide you the opportunity to gain skill and confidence to bond with you baby.​​​

Baby Yoga

Fun playful yoga movements adapted for babies that include dry massage, mini stretches, mini twists and diagonal, upper and lower body movements.

Suitable from 8 weeks.

The benefits of these activities includes:

  • Promotion of bonding and secure attachment increases the baby self-esteem and independence;
  • Communication between mother and baby improves (both verbal and non-verbal communication);
  • Great opportunity to share some very special one-to-one time together;
  • The Yoga moves, help babies to become more aware of their own bodies, improving their coordination and preparing them for the next step such us walking and standing up;
  • Activates baby’s circulation through the moves;
  • Facilitates the digestion;
  • Boosts the immune system;
  • The baby yoga moves and massage can help alleviated day to day situations such us constipation, cramps on the gastro-intestinal area, gas and colic, muscular tension or growing pains;
  • Stimulates the brain and language development;
  • Promotes better quality of sleep and offers a good opportunity to Dads as well to interact with baby.
  • Reduces stress