About Us

About Purely Pregnant – HypnoBirthing, Bristol

Hi, I’m Leyla Fellows and it’s lovely to meet you!

It’s my intention, passion and purpose to help you have the positive, empowering and amazing birth you and your baby deserve.

What does this mean exactly?  It means that no matter who you are or what your unique fears, doubts, hopes and dreams may be, you have the choice and the ability to significantly influence your experience of birth.

How?  By deciding to PREPARE for your birth using a proven method.

I believe that the only thing that stands between you and YOUR best birth is a single decision. 

That decision is the commitment to prepare for your birth in a proven, effective way – underpinned by scientific principles.

The right preparation will give you the ability to stay calm, focused and mentally in control – regardless of whether you have a natural water birth or, due to special circumstances, might need to take a more medicalised approach.

How do I know this to be true?  I know this because both I and the hundreds of mothers who’ve used our training programs are living proof.

Before having my son Rafi in 2009, I had already enjoyed the privilege of teaching Pregnancy Yoga to over 100 women each month.  Whilst I strongly believe Yoga to be an essential aspect of birth preparation, it’s my personal opinion that most of us need to combine it with other forms of preparation.

This inspired me to seek out additional methods and techniques to help me have the calm, natural birthing experience I truly believed was possible.

Plus, as my husband James knows full well, I have a low pain threshold and needed something that REALLY worked.

I researched everything I could lay my hands on and chose to use a WINNING combination of HypnoBirthing and Pregnancy Yoga.

I’ve drawn on my qualifications as a HypnoBirthing Practitioner, Pregnancy Yoga Teacher and Homeopath to bring you the highest quality HypnoBirthing Course packed with inspiration and incredibly practical techniques – so that you can easily use them to make a real difference at this special time in your life – and of course on the big day itself.

I’m recognised for delivering down to earth, effective and compassionate training which is soundly grounded in scientific principles. 

With over 12 years professional experience, I help pregnant women just like you, release their anxieties, doubts and fears – replacing them with genuine confidence and SO much excitement that they complete their HypnoBirthing program actually looking forward to their birth – yes, really!

The birth of my son was an incredibly empowering and affirming experience which gave me indisputable proof of the strength and wisdom that lies within each birthing Mother.

I loved practising the HypnoBirthing techniques whilst pregnant – they helped me feel calm and connected to my baby.  I literally grew in confidence with each day’s blissful relaxation practice.

The day I went into labour, it felt so natural to start using the breathing techniques and guided relaxations.

When I called the hospital to let them know I was in labour, they kept advising me to stay home as they didn’t think I sounded like a woman in labour!

By the time I was admitted I discovered to my utter joy and amazement that I was already 8 cms dilated.  Had I been using any pain relief up until that point?  No, not even a paracetamol – I genuinely didn’t need it.

I gave birth 3 hours later to our son Rafi in a birthing pool without the need for an epidural or medical intervention.  Was it a challenging experience?  Yes – there’s no denying it – but it was also the most empowering, inspiring  and confidence building experience I have ever had.

At no point during my birth did I ever feel frightened, anxious or out of control.

I know that my smooth and calm birth experience was 100% due to my personal commitment to preparing through HypnoBirthing and Yoga – the only thing I can take credit for is just DOING it!

And it’s exactly the same for you – the action you choose to take (or not) can make all the difference between a disappointing, negative or “I don’t EVER want to do that again” experience or a supremely positive high point in your life.

It’s my sincere commitment to help you have the most incredibly positive, inspiring, healthy, confident and calm pregnancy and birth.  

Through our high quality HypnoBirthing and Pregnancy Yoga Courses, you’ll learn practical tips and tools that you can start to use RIGHT NOW -wherever you might be in your pregnancy.

Warmest Wishes,

Leyla

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