As the first qualified Hypnobirthing Practitioner in N Ireland, I have now taken thousands of mothers through the Hypnobirthing method, both as a midwife and a Hypnobirthing practitioner. I am based in Strabane, Co Tyrone 

 

Amanda Lafferty, BSc (Hons) Ad. Diploma in Midwifery, RGN, RM, Hypnobirthing Practitioner, Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist.

I have been a Midwife for over 20 years. My Midwifery career began in London where I lived and worked for 16 years. I enjoyed every minute of it, attending home births, water births and hospital births, cycling from appointment to appointment around London on my bicycle. The variety was immense, caring for women from different cultures, ethnic backgrounds and religions. I learnt so much from these women and their families, and was privileged to attend them during pregnancy, birth and postnatally.

I have worked in both the NHS and the private sector as a labour ward co-ordinator which gave me a varied working environment and highlighted that all women have the same needs during pregnancy - most importantly, to be treated as an individual!!!

On my return to Northern Ireland, 13 years ago, I worked in a hospital setting where, amongst other duties, I was responsible for improving maternity services for women.  After six years in my role as ward manager, and because of the many changes in the NHS, my management role dictated that there was little time to spend looking after the women in labour and birth.  I realised that work just didn't feel the same as I missed the contact with mums and mums to be.  Fate intervened, and I was asked to look after two women in labour who had both completed a childbirth programme called Hypnobirthing - what I saw changed the course of my career forever. They had the calmest, most relaxed and gentle births I had ever seen.

I left my job and retrained in London as a Hypnobirthing Practitioner. The course was so brilliant that I continued with my training to become a Clinical Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist.  I am also a qualified reflexologist.

The past eight years have been the most challenging and enjoyable of my life. I have seen the benefits of Hypnobirthing, and I have met great parents and babies who have all enriched my life.

 

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When I'm not working, I love to spend time walking my dog, Coco, horseriding, cooking and living life to the full!

To make your appointment please call me on 07792460168, or send me your contact details on my contact form.