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Kirsty Review 20th July 2017 *****
"I had one of the worst needle phobias some of the midwifes had ever seen, I would get myself into such a mess nobody could get near me, even talking about getting bloods done would put me into a panic and make me run for the door, I had no idea why I feared them so much. I met up with Alison in my second trimester and she worked with me for a few weeks helping me get to the bottom of my phobia and the anxiety around needles. I can now say with a massive smile on my face I am now needle phobia free and have no anxiety towards them. I will be always be forever grateful for everything Alison has done for me and making my sons first day into the world be as relaxed and chilled out as it could be. This has change my life forever! Thanks you so much from the bottom of my heart Alison your one in a million" (shortened review)
Ruth Nicholson on hypnotherapy during pregnancy for severe phobia Review 16/7/2017 *****
"I'm genuinely struggling to find the right words to describe how utterly amazing Alison is and how fabulous she was at assisting with my severe phobia. I only wish I had found her years ago during my first pregnancy! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking for hypnotherapy or for the birth preparation services that she offers. This lady is a game changer...!!!"
Kelly on overcoming a previous Birth trauma Review sent 28th September 2016 *****
After an extremely traumatic birth of my son, who was delivered by an emergency c section, I felt having another section was the only way I could have complete control over my second birth. I was overcome with stress and anxiety at the start of my pregnancy and booked my section for my due date. I then opted for Hypnobirthing and reflexology to try and ease this.
I never would of imagined that my second pregnancy would be so relaxed and that I would have the confidence in myself to trust my instinct & my decisions. I never thought for one second I could go past my due date and feel safe in the knowledge that I was making the right decision and actually enjoy trying to get into labour!! I loved having my "reflexology time" every Saturday and know this was a contributing factor to starting labour naturally. It helped me to become calm, relaxed and prepared for the birth of my daughter Chrissy. It eased the stress and tension and smoothed the path for my natural delivery. Starting labour on my own has helped me to recover so much more quickly than section, which was important as I had a 2 year old at home. I was driving and back on my feet in a couple of days.
I got my wish of vbac and I'm on cloud nine!! Hypnobirthing and reflexology is truly one of the best experiences as my outlook on everything has changed.
Fiona Fisher Posted on Aug 7th 2016 *****
We can't speak highly enough of Alison and her Hypnobirthing classes. We feel thoroughly prepared for the natural birth that we hope for now that we're armed with breathing, visualisation and relaxation techniques. We would recommend Alison's classes to anyone who hopes to have natural childbirth or has any anxiety over the birth. Thank you so much Alison, you've been amazing!
Craig Leonard Posted 22nd June 2016 *****
I can't thank Allison enough for the help she gave my wife and I in preparing for the birth of our little boy. We found the NHS antenatal classes somewhat depressing, focussing largely on how to manage pain. Allison taught us that a natural birth didn't have to be that way, and gave Janine confidence heading in to her labour. In the event, the use of hypnobirthing breathing techniques allowed little Cameron to be birthed in comfort. Allison is terrific; bubbly, welcoming and really knows her stuff. I'd recommend her and the Melrose Clinic to any first-time parents.
Janine Leonard Posted 23rd June 2016 *****
I can't recommend Alison enough. I had read about hypnobirthing online and I was keen to learn more and have a hypnobirth for my first baby. I consider myself very lucky to have been taught by Alison. I don't think I've ever met someone who is so passionate about what they do. My husband and I enjoyed her classes and practising the techniques at home and I found myself being very excited and looking forward to giving birth. ... My labour was perfect. I can remember arriving at the AMU thinking that I wasn't very far on and that I would be sent home. So, I was shocked to find out that I was at 8cm! I laboured and birthed in complete comfort with no pain relief. My husband also told me that I barely made a sound throughout. Alison is amazing at what she does and is one of the nicest people you could hope to meet. If you want a hypnobirth please do Alison's course. You won't regret it
Natalie Spence Posted April 30th 2016 *****
Absolutely loved the hypnobirthing course and would thoroughly recommend to anyone wanting to feel relaxed and enjoy their pregnancy!! X
Fiona Fisher Posted on Aug 7th 2016 *****
We can't speak highly enough of Alison and her Hypnobirthing classes. We feel thouroughly prepared for the natural birth that we hope for now that we're armed with breathing, visualisation and relaxation techniques. We would recommend Alison's classes to anyone who hopes to have natural childbirth or has any anxierty over the birth. Thank you so much Alison, you've been amazing!
Caryna Cunningham Posted Feb 9th 2016 *****
I can not thank Alison enough for everything at the Melrose clinic! I attended a block of classes in November in preparation for my baby due in January. As a first time mum I was extremely nervous and didn't know what to expect in bringing my baby into the world as everyone else's stories seemed to be like something from a nightmare. I went into labour 1 day before my due date, done 7 hours at home myself with no pain relief (while everyone in my house stayed in bed sleeping) went to the hospital and 45 minutes later had my 7lb 8oz little boy in my arms. I can honestly say I enjoyed the full experience as I was calm all the way which I was taught at my classes. The class hasn't only helped me I have the most calm & content baby you could ever ask for. Thanks for everything Alison! Xxx
Samantha Duncan Posted November 8th 2015 *****
Cannot recommend Alison's services enough ! Falling pregnant meant that I was needing to face my biggest phobia....needles! Having been referred to Alison after refusing routine blood tests, her hypnotherapy worked wonders and I managed to have my bloods taken several times throughout my pregnancy as well as be given an IV drip after labour. I also participated with her hypnobirthing sessions which I would advise any nervous expectant parents to attend if possible ! I had suc...h a quick labour (4 hours from first twinge to holding my baby) and I found hypnobirthing really helpful. At the start of my labour I was completely relaxed and focused without a hint of fear. I managed to give birth to a beautiful baby girl 7lb 15 with only gas and air and also in really quick time. Alison is extremely friendly and approachable and is willing to go the extra mile where she can. Like I've already said, I cannot recommend her enough !
Leigh Dunnachie Posted April 29th 2016 *****
Can't thank Alison enough for her help, attended treatment at the Melrose Clinic for a couple of months and it was really useful. Would definitely recommend Alison to anyone
Janet Hanlon Posted December 21st 2015 *****
Highly recommended! My husband and I recently completed a Hypnobirthing course with Alison in readiness for the birth of our baby. It was a fantastic experience and we both feel well equipped for our birthing experience (which could happen anytime now!) thank you Alison!