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Reviews

Here are some very kind words about Bodhi Mama from some lovely people who it was my pleasure and privilege to support:

Claire & Jo (baby still cooking)

Group Course, Spring 2024

We chose to do a Bodhi Mama course to help us feel empowered and calm in the lead up to our second birth.  We also wanted to make friends with other pregnant couples nearby.  We really enjoyed having dedicated space and time to reflect on our experiences of birth so far, and get into detail about our preferences for the future.

We would definitely recommend working with Lindsey, her course has totally changed the way we're thinking about labour, and for the better.

Caragh & Ben (baby still cooking)

Group Course, Spring 2024

From Caragh: We signed up for a Bodhi Mama course to gain more knowledge and feel in control during pregnancy and birth; for my husband to be fully involved and meet other couples at a similar stage for support and community.  I met Lindsey a few years ago when I attended her Singing Mamas sessions with my baby son, I knew me and my husband would feel very comfortable in her company. 

We really enjoyed the inclusive atmosphere and approachable people. There was lots of time given for open and freeform discussion, and a mixture of approaches, not too much of any one thing which made the course more engaging. 

We found the 'creating our birth preference plan' exercise super useful and helped us to consider our options this time around, it even prompted us to create a written plan to share with our caregivers.  The relaxation sessions were good too.

We would be more than happy to recommend Bodhi Mama to a friend - the information provided was good and the environment was friendly, comfortable and engaging.  Thanks Lindsey!

Kristine & Tom (baby born at home, April 2024) 
Refresher Course/Return Clients 2020 & 2024 

Me, Kristine & Tom first worked together during covid when they were preparing for the birth of Henry. We never met in real life though as it was all online back then and so when they got back in touch for a Refresher course, I was all in!

"It was really valuable to revisit the breathing techniques, debrief our previous birth and current fears. Everything that was presented, and that we discussed was so detailed and tailored to our specific needs. It's really easy to share how you're feeling with Lindsey too. A big thank you for your support!"

Bonnie & Stan (baby born February 2024) 
Autumn/Winter 2023 Group Course 

Did the course meet your expectations?  
Completely. 

 

What did you enjoy about the course?  
Lots of interaction and the opportunity to reflect and discuss between ourselves.  

 

Would you recommend Bodhi Mama Hypnobirthing to a friend?   
Yes, I'd recommend Bodhi Mama as a balanced and informative course that allows time to reflect on your own birthing preferences. Great way to involve birth partners too and initiate conversation between each other. Good snacks too 😉 Thank you Lindsey x 

 


  
Jess & Andrew (baby born February 2024) 
Autumn/Winter 2023 Group Course 

 

Did the course meet your expectations?  
Completely  

 

What did you enjoy about the course?  
Lindsey was very welcoming and organised. The snacks were great and the whole course felt very personal.  

 

Was there a particular part of the course that you found most helpful and why?  
The relaxations were great to practice.  

 

Would you recommend Bodhi Mama Hypnobirthing to a friend?   
Yes 

  

Abbi & Murray (baby born January 2024) 
Autumn/Winter 2023 Group Course 

What did you enjoy about the course?  
The pace, all the info was presented clearly. Having time to discuss with other couples as well as just each other. Questions encouraged! The relaxations were great.  

Was there a particular part of the course that you found most helpful and why?  
Creating the table of things we were fearing about birth and discussing/realising why those things would be okay. Referring to this throughout the course as well.  

 

Would you recommend Bodhi Mama Hypnobirthing to a friend?   
Absolutely! Lindsey made such an effort to make us all feel looked after, ask what we wanted to get out of the course and be flexible.  

 

Any other feedback?  
Just a big fat thank you!   

 

 

 

Robyn & Carlo (baby born Dec 23) 
Private Course, face to face & online 

 

What did you enjoy about the course?  
Personal approach, safe space to ask any question without any judgement.  

 

Was there a particular part of the course that you found most helpful and why?  
Explanation of how things might happen, what to expect and how to handle different options.  

 

Any suggestions for how the course could be improved?  
Nope!  

 

What did you think of the course content and the resources provided?  
Fantastic content and balanced resources.  

 

Would you recommend Bodhi Mama Hypnobirthing to a friend?   
Yes. Loved everything we learned and the strength we gained from it - I would highly recommend post-natal sessions with Lindsey to reflect on your birth experience. We had a session as baby arrived early and it was fantastic.  

 

Becky & Adam - May 2023 (baby born June 23) 

Private Course, face to face 

Why did you choose a Bodhi Mama course? 
Clear details from Lindsey’s email helped explain what was offered and the options made available - being able to visit us at home due to being local, and her Hypnobirthing qualification meant this was a credible course on offer. 

Face to face helped us connect well with Lindsey. This was important as we hadn’t done any hypnobirthing before (this is our second baby) and it became apparent that we needed to trust each other to help fully engage with the meditation activities in particular - I think this would have been more difficult online. 

 

What did you enjoy about the course? 
The course provided an opportunity to relax and unwind. We both found ourselves looking forward to the sessions. 

 

Was there a particular part of the course that you found most helpful? 
Lindsey’s positivity was infectious and helped empower us to look forward to our birth (rather than feel intimidated and stressed). Lindsey’s approach was to introduce us to the benefits of Hypnobirthing and how this can complement medical care as opposed to an Us vs Them approach which we wouldn’t have found useful. 

 

Any suggestions for how the course could be improved? 
No. We enjoyed the balance between discussing the process of birth and creating a birth preferences plan for each potential option, and the meditation exercises were wonderfully relaxing. 

 

Would you recommend Bodhi Mama Hypnobirthing to a friend? 
Absolutely, Lindsey had a positive calm and caring approach that put us both at ease and massively made the birth experience much more positive and rewarding.  Thanks for the support Lindsey! 

Shelley & Andrew - January 2023 (baby born April 23) 

Refresher, Private Course, face to face 

Why did you choose a Bodhi Mama course as opposed to another provider? 
Lindsey looked like an experienced and professional leader, and really highlighted to us the importance of birth partner input.  Other courses we'd done previously (this is our third baby) didn't focus on this and we'd been disappointed. 

 

Did the course meet your expectations? 
Completely! 

 

What did you enjoy about the course? 
Lindsey is open and confident in what she knows.  She asked the right questions to ensure that we both felt confident and comfortable at all times. The support materials and resources, and follow up conversations via email and face to face was nice as it kept us on task, and made sure we did out homework! 

 

Was there a particular part of the course that you found most helpful and why? 
Explaining how the hypnobirthing techniques worked, and then demonstrating the guided techniques.  Learning about choice and asking for more information is also a key topic that was important to remember for the birth. 

 

Any suggestions for how the course could be improved? 
Lindsey is great at what she does and was very helpful in our preparations for welcoming our third child. 

 

What did you think of the course content and the resources provided? 
The resources were clear and easy to use, they can be used in a variety of ways and we were able to use these to meet our needs. The pictorials were especially helpful, as were the pack of positive birth affirmations which have been stuck to our walls! 

 

Would you recommend Bodhi Mama Hypnobirthing to a friend? Please explain why? 
Yes. Lindsey is calm and informative, she is able to deliver things in a way that suits the couple and is able to provide a follow up of key topics that she would recommend further reading on. We are so pleased with the course and have learned new things even the third time around!  We feel as prepared as we can be. 

 

Laura & James - January 2023 (baby born February 2023) 

Private Course, face to face 

Did the course meet your expectations? 
Completely! 

 

What did you enjoy about the course? 
We both loved the meditations; easy learning approach and being in our own home environment. 

 

Was there a particular part of the course that you found most helpful and why? 
The birth planning information and development of a birth preferences plan - This gave use good insights as well as empowered us to make sure we got what we wanted at the hospital. The personalised information provided was also very helpful and reassuring. Finally, the relaxation and meditation exercises, and breathing techniques were so great. 

 

Would you recommend Bodhi Mama Hypnobirthing to a friend?
Cannot recommend Lindsey enough. Lindsey was really friendly, supportive, relaxed and made things that were complex or emotive very clear and understandable. She provided us with the knowledge to face any situation that we may have encountered at hospital and ultimately influenced our decision to go for a natural birth.   

 

Molly & Steven - December 2022 (baby born April 2023) 

Private Course, face to face 

Did the course meet your expectations? 
Completely! 

 

What did you enjoy about the course? 
The supportive and genuine nature, the science behind coupled with the personal experience. 

 

Was there a particular part of the course that you found most helpful? 
The Birth Preferences task - I feel like I know my rights, understand my choices and feel confident going into any birth scenario knowing what I can do to help relax and be positive. 

 

What did you think of the course content and the resources provided? 
Excellent! 

 

Would you recommend Bodhi Mama Hypnobirthing to a friend?
Yes, we already have. It was just fantastic, informative, genuine and useful. 

Thanks Lindsey!  The course was fab and you really listened to our concerns and needs, and tailored the course to us as a couple, not just in generic terms. 

  

 

Hayley & John - August 2022 - Planned Caesarean, Mother-Centred 

Private Course, face to face 

Lindsey helped prepare us for the birth of our second baby by elective section by providing us with a tailored hypnobirthing programme that enabled us to make the right choices for our family in a calm, focused and mindful way. 

Prior to the course we were unsure about what options would be available with a c-section. We were able to make informed decisions that gave us more control and made the birthing experience the special and unforgettable one it was. 

We would not only recommend hypnobirthing techniques but Lindsey too for her generosity and professionalism, her positivity and calming influence. 

 

Sarah and Phil, August 2021 - Induction & Vaginal birth 

Private Course, face to face 

Why did you choose a Bodhi Mama Hypnobirthing? 
Having been through numerous lockdowns and attending online antenatal classes we were really keen to have a more personalised experience. This also allowed us to discuss personal concerns which would help tailor our birth experience. 

 

What did you enjoy about the course? 
The opportunity for myself and my husband to learn together - With COVID-19, my husband was unable to attend any appointments during my pregnancy so this was something we could do together. Also, being taken through every birthing possibility helped reduce my anxiety. 

 

Was there a particular part of the course that you found most helpful? 
Help creating a Birth Preferences Plan. As this was my first pregnancy, I felt completely overwhelmed by all of my birth choices and preferences but the course helped pull everything together which in turn helped me feel more confident. 

 

What did you think of the course content and the resources provided? 
Really excellent, there was a good mix of slides, activities and video content. It was simple and easy to understand. 

 

Would you recommend Bodhi Mama Hypnobirthing to a friend?  
Absolutely!  Lindsey is so good at what she does, she has such a calming approach and you instantly feel comfortable in her company. 

 

Any other feedback? 
Such amazing support from the moment you sign up (and still continues to be). Lindsey, you are so thoughtful and it's the personalised touches that really set yourself apart and shows that you are well and truly invested in each couple. We absolutely loved the course!! 

 

Susie & James, February - May 2021 - Spontaneous Labour & Vaginal Birth 

Private Course, face to face 

What did you most enjoy about the course? 
The readings, so calming but yet empowering. 

 

What did you find most helpful about the course? 
All the information about the build up to birth and labour itself. The options. Bringing birth preferences together. 

 

What could be better about the course? 
More readings haha! 

 

What did you think of the course content and the resources provided? 
Great. So much information, and I love having the positive affirmations up around the house. 

 

Would you recommend Bodhi Mama Hypnobirthing to a friend? 
Yes, booking was easy, Lindsey is friendly and approachable and I’ve learnt new things, breathing techniques, etc. 

 

Jan & Ant - April 2021 - Premature Rupture of Membranes & Induction 

Private Course, online

My husband and I had sessions with Lindsey prior to the birth of our gorgeous baby boy in April this year. The sessions were incredibly empowering and I looked forward to the calm and relaxed feeling I would be left with after practising the techniques. 

She encouraged us to talk openly about our fears which proved to be really valuable. I won’t lie, our birth was not straightforward but I know it would have been much more stressful without Lindsey’s advice and techniques. My husband felt pleased that the techniques provided comfort to me during labour as this was the thing that worried him the most. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Lindsey’s practice to anyone who is thinking of trying hypnobirthing. 

 

Kristine and Tom - December 2020 - Spontaneous Labour & Home Birth 

Private Course, online

Did the course meet your expectations? 
Yes - completely 

 

What did you most enjoy about the course? 
A dedicated time for my husband and I to focus on pregnancy and birth and the overarching positivity of the course and Lindsey. 

 

What did you find most helpful about the course? 
Lindsey herself, she is a very warm and friendly person. It is very easy to open up to her about your fears and trust her. 

 

What did you think of the course content and the resources provided? 
Very informative, detailed. I loved that it was full of practical exercises. 

 

Would you recommend Bodhi Mama Hypnobirthing to a friend? 
I would. It's a privilege to have someone bring hypnobirthing to life (book alone cant do it). It is also a dedicated time to discuss pregnancy and birth with your partner, so you both are on a same page. 

 

Any other feedback? 
I started from a place where just the thought of delivering my baby in hospital made me cry to now being comfortable with my birth, wherever or how it takes place. Thank you Lindsey. 

Maxine & Sanjay, September 2020 - Planned Caesarean, Mother-Centred 

Private Course, online

Did the course meet your expectations? 
Yes - completely 

 

What did you most enjoy about the course? 
It's well structured to make it easy to follow, and at the same time managed to also tailor to our personal needs. 

 

What did you find most helpful about the course? 
How it helped us manage our anxiety about labour/giving birth. 

 

What did you think of the course content and the resources provided? 
Excellent, the resources helped us right through to delivery day. Still use some of the techniques for relaxation now! 

 

Would you recommend Bodhi Mama Hypnobirthing to a friend?
Definitely, it helped us with our worries/anxiety, and if our friends had similar worries, or just wanted to know about another birthing strategy, I'd recommend them to this course.  Can't recommend this enough, Lindsey was excellent, very caring towards our specific needs. 

 

Sheela and Michael, September 2020 - Spontaneous Labour & Vaginal Birth 

Private Course, online

What did you most enjoy about the course? 
Something I really valued about the course is how much the birth partners are involved, you really feel like you'll be going into labour and birth as a team, which is so important to us. Lindsey was so inclusive of my husband Michael and made us both feel capable, and empowered to have the birth we want. There is so much more I enjoyed about the course, including the techniques I learned, but for me, doing the course as a couple and feeling like we're in this together was the best thing about it. 

 

What did you find most helpful about the course? 
For me it was the combination of the science behind labour and birth (especially how the uterus works) teamed with the breathing and relaxation techniques to use in labour. Hypnobirthing really is so logical and so scientific, which is why it's so easy to believe it works.

 

What did you think of the course content and the resources provided? 
The course content itself seemed to strike a really good balance between listening to the theory behind Hypnobirthing, and having a go yourself with breathing, visualisation and relaxation techniques. I found some of the scripts we practiced really relaxing, and some seemed to have a real psychological and physiological effect! 

 

Would you recommend Bodhi Mama Hypnobirthing to a friend?
I would absolutely recommend Bodhi Mama Hypnobirthing to any friends who are expecting a little one! I think Hypnobirthing is extremely useful to expectant parents, if it's your first, second, fifth child; whether you're excited or anxious, and whether or not you're planning a vaginal delivery or a c-section birth.

 

Any other feedback? 
I wanted to try Hypnobirthing in this pregnancy (my second) after feeling out of control and experiencing a cascade of interventions in my first labour and birth. Although I wouldn't have called it traumatic, I felt things were out of my hands, and that I'd gone into making decisions blindly. My beautiful girl was born safely so I'm extremely lucky, but I knew I wanted a different experience this time. 

As a result of doing this course, I feel prepared and look forward to labouring and bringing my baby into the world, with my birth partner by my side. Even if my birth pans out differently to how I would like, I feel that practicing Hypnobirthing will make it a calm, and positive experience. 

Amy & Phil - April 2020 - Spontaneous Labour & Vaginal Birth 

Private Course, online

What did you most enjoy about the course? 
Lindsey really took the time to put the concepts into context for us as a couple so it felt very personal and therefore much easier to apply the principles 

 

What did you find most helpful about the course? 
Really helped me to reframe my thinking - and I’ve been able to continue doing so in various aspects of life since! 

 

What could be better about the course? 
Nothing. It was brilliant, thank you. 

 

What did you think of the course content and the resources provided? 
Excellent. 

 

Would you recommend Bodhi Mama Hypnobirthing to a friend? Please explain why? 
Absolutely! Lindsey was so supportive and kind and really helped us to get into the “zone” of hypnobirthing - which is lucky as I gave birth the night our last class had finished! 

 

Any other feedback? 
Just a big thank you! 

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