Welcome to Lanarkshire HypnoBirthing and Doula Services!

Jasmine Gould is a Doula and HypnoBirthing® Educator based near Biggar, Lanarkshire.

I’m proud to be a certified Gold Seal practitioner trained in HypnoBirthing®: The Mongan Method and a registered IEMT [Integral Eye Movement Technique] Practitioner.  I am also a Birth Doula with the Conscious Birth programme and a member of The Scottish Doula Network. I am comfortable supporting you in your home, a birth centre or in hospital. I am happy to travel and can cover all of Lanarkshire, NW Borders and SW Lothians.

HypnoBirthing®: The Mongan Method is a complete programme for labour and birth. It is recognised and accredited by the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) and is featured amongst their recommended Childbirth Education Courses. The Mongan Method is much a philosophy as it is a series of techniques for achieving a satisfying, relaxing, and stress-free method of birthing.  It is also the only evidence-based, scientifically reviewed HypnoBirthing course.

       “When you change the way you view birth, they way you birth will change” ~ Marie Mongan, Founder of HypnoBirthing

Introduced in 1989, Marie Mongan’s HypnoBirthing® is the most established programme of its kind in the UK. Unlike other natal hypnotherapies or hypnobirthing methods, this original HypnoBirthing course provides you and your birth partner with a complete programme of education for labour and birth. Its unique syllabus includes practical massage, positions for labour and birth. It also contains what you need to know about pre-natal health and nutrition. It provides simple, effective meditations with guided imagery and specially developed breathing methods to enable you to be calm and relaxed during labour and birth. It also fully involves your birth partner in the amazing experience of bringing your baby (or babies!) into the world, deepening the loving bond between you all.

       “Right from the first (HypnoBirthing) class Jasmine made me feel welcome and at ease, I really enjoyed being able to take time out to connect with my body and baby. Jasmine was always happy to take the time to talk me through techniques and help to answer my questions. I found her advice very helpful.” Karen, Crossford (4th time mum)

With HypnoBirthing you will learn how to access your own natural birthing instincts, how you and your birthing companion can create a birthing environment that is calm, serene and joyful.  You will discover how to empower yourself and your birth partner for a safer, easier and more comfortable birth.

I provide equality of services and care to all birthing parents, regardless of age, disability, gender, ​gender identity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation or marital status.

I also hold space in my practice for supporting vulnerable individuals during the childbearing year, for expenses only. If you are on your own, experiencing trauma, family violence, financial hardship, living with disability, at risk of post-natal depression or anxiety and feel you would like to access HypnoBirthing or Birth Doula support please contact me.  All correspondence is treated in the utmost confidence.


How to have an amazing birth!

Discover how to eliminate fear, tension and pain during labour for a smooth comfortable birth with proven, natural drug-free techniques! This information session is held at my premises near Biggar . Highlights include

  • The ONE essential piece of information illustrating how your body is designed to work painlessly in labour!
  • Details of the course content and how it can help to transform your birth.
  • What a HypnoBirthing mother looks like in labour (calm, in control, confident and relaxed) with inspiring birth videos.
  • Simple tips for avoiding unnecessary interventions and augmentations.
  • Real life stories from HypnoBirthing parents.

Some fun, short and simple exercises, designed to illustrate where the mind goes, the body will follow, can show you how quickly and easily how you can learn to create a calm relaxed state of mind.  You can also enjoy a short, empowering guided imagery relaxation to help you connect with your body and baby.

Both parents-to-be and their birthing partners can learn the art and joy of experiencing birth in a more comfortable manner.You will learn to call upon your body’s own natural relaxant and thus lessen or eliminate discomfort and the need for medication.  When a woman is properly prepared for childbirth and when mind and body are in harmony, nature is free to function effectively. Your body is naturally designed to conceive, nurture and birth your baby with ease and comfort. Using HypnoBirthing®, you will be aware and fully in control, but profoundly relaxed.

       “HypnoBirthing is a fantastic relaxation method, alleviating both physical discomfort and fear about impending childbirth. After leaving a sixteen-year age-gap between my children, I was somewhat nervous about giving birth after so long. Jasmine ensured both myself and my husband were fully prepared – emotionally and physically – for childbirth. The information and support she provided was very reassuring.” Melissa, Edinburgh (2nd time mum)


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Breastfeeding Network: Peer Supporter

bfn_header-graphic_960x168_V3I am registered with The Breastfeeding Network (BfN) as a Breastfeeding Helper. The BfN is a Scottish Charity devoted to assisting with and promoting breastfeeding. As a peer supporter, I strive to give independent, evidence-based information and support to help build awareness of breastfeeding to individuals and organisations and to support a parent in their  choice to breastfeed.  I have many years personal experience of breastfeeding (both single and tandem feeding, as well as natural term weaning) to help and support breastfeeding parents.

Positive Birth Movement

pbm.logoI am a supporter of the Positive Birth Movement, a grass roots movement spreading positivity and informing, supporting and sharing information about childbirth. The PBM is a global network of free Positive Birth groups, linked up by social media. You can find out more at http://www.positivebirthmovement.org/

IEMT Practitioner

AA003_Logo_IEMT_PracticionerI am a registered IEMT practitioner in this powerful and effective brief change therapy. I offer this therapy to anyone, not just parents-to-be! If you would like to chat about how this could work to resolve negative emotions, thoughts or feelings about any aspect of your life or deal with unhelpful or unwanted mindsets. Please message me for more details!


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