About Sophie

I gave birth in 2016 having bought a vague, cheap and generic online hypnobirthing course. I thought I was an expert, but sadly it wasn't the birth I planned for. I didn't realise I had choices, I lost control and it was traumatic. Following birth, I didn't have the support I needed. 

So as I've always said....if you don't like something, change something. I gave birth again in 2019, I had truly understood and practiced hypnobirthing. 

I was prepared, understood and trusted my body, my instincts, knew what was happening and why. I listened to my options and chose what was right for me, my body and my baby.

I was not scared and I had no fear. I look back now, in awe of my body, amazed at my strength. Sure, it wasn't "perfect", but that's not what hypnobirthing is. I was prepared for everything having already thought about the 'what ifs' and done my research, and I felt in control, calm and empowered - as did my birth partner.

Those skills continue to help me through the difficult parenting days, general anxiety and enable me to love myself that little bit more.

About A Mother World®

In 2022, I decided I needed to act on my passion to help others. I wanted to sprinkle kindness like confetti and use my skills that have been suppressed by working in the corporate world for too long.

So I changed my world. I studied for my Counselling Skills and Hypnobirthing qualifications in the evenings, juggling my 9-5 finance job and young family. I qualified as a Hypnobirthing Teacher and started A Mother World® at the end of 2022 and I still work in finance 3 days a week! I opened the Hub in 2024, as a permanent place for you to come where you know you'll be welcomed and comfortable. 

I trained with The Little Birth Company who continue to train and support me and my business.

My aim is to help you achieve a positive birth, not a perfect birth! To be empowered, calm, in control, have the knowledge and power, not to fear birth, and have no regrets. To trust your instincts. I want you to be fully supported by your birth partner, and by me - birth and beyond. I continue to learn every day, gaining more knowledge and connections to be the best support I can be to you.

I am also passionate about helping others to build a community in Wokingham, Berkshire as I know how hard it can be to meet friends without paying for the expensive group classes!

You don't have to do the usual NCT course in Berkshire - my antenatal classes offer something a bit different (and more!) and you get my full support and signposting to local services.

I regularly attend Birth Worker forums at Royal Berkshire Hospital and Frimley Hospital to stay up to date with what's happening in the local maternity services.

Hypnobirthing teacher Sophie from A Mother World smiling

Charity Donations & 
Pay It Forward

A Mother World® values are kindness, honesty, generosity, compassion, empathy and selflessness.

In 2024, I will be donating a percentage of profits to Tommy's baby charity who are dedicated to finding causes and treatments to save babies’ lives as well as providing trusted pregnancy and baby loss information and support. A lot of my clients come to me pregnant with their rainbow baby, and after supporting my friend after baby loss in 2018, this is a charity close to my heart.

I will also be introducing a 'pay it forward - sprinkle kindness' option where upon booking your course, you can add any amount to a pot to help pay for a space for a birth team that may not be able to afford it. I will reduce the cost of this space to only cover costs in order to help as many people as possible, sprinkling kindness like confetti. There is no pressure and no judgement to add to this pot though - it's whatever is right for you.

Black and white photo of hypnobirthing instructor Sophie peering over her pregnancy baby bump

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