“If a birthing woman does not look like a goddess – someone ain’t treating her right"

Ina May Gaskin

WELCOME TO MAMASERENE
and to the start of your positive birth journey

Dani Diosi hypnobirthing instructor

I’m Dani Diosi,

An experienced antenatal and childbirth educator, hypnotherapist and Doula – and mum to three girls.  I’m certain that whatever kind of birth you are planning, the tools and techniques offered here will make an undeniable difference to your childbirth experience.  Whether you choose to learn powerful and effective hypnobirthing techniques on our range of hypnobirthing workshops or opt for a more traditional antenatal course you will feel confident and empowered welcoming your baby into the world. Have a look at what we have to offer and if you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch.

Dani xx

Hypnobirthing classes Bushey Hertfordshire Mill Hill Finchley

HYPNOBIRTHING

At MamaSerene (based in Bushey, Hertfordshire) we offer a range of hypnobirthing workshops to help you learn effective pain management techniques and overcome any fears concerning labour and birth.  Most importantly, these workshops will enable you to develop a firm belief in your body’s own natural ability to give birth, allowing you to emotionally and physically prepare yourself for birth and beyond.

Independent Hypnobirthing instructor training independent

INSTRUCTOR TRAINING

This totally independent hypnobirthing instructor programme not only trains you to teach your clients powerful and effective hypnobirthing techniques but enables you to create your own programme that is authentic to you.  There are no on-going fees or expensive client packs, just support and encouragement from other like minded practitioners.

Antenatal Classes Borehamwood Finchley

ANTENTATAL CLASSES

If it is a more traditional form of antenatal education you are after, then look no further that our excellent ALL ABOUT ANTENATAL antenatal course.  This interactive six-week course covers both antenatal and postnatal aspects allowing you to approach both birth and parenting feeling excited, confident and informed.

Breathing in Short Pants Hypnobirthing Author Dani Diosi

BOOK

I am very excited to announce the publication of my first book.  If you have been intrigued by what hypnobirthing is but worried that it involves far too much incense burning and navel gazing, then this is the book for you.  A fun and informative guide written to take the ‘hippy’ out of hypnobirthing.  Please register for pre-order here.

3 step rewind birth trauma

BIRTH COACHING

The focus of these sessions is emotional health and resilience, giving you tools and techniques to to either prepare you emotionally and mentally for pregnancy, birth and/or parenting.  I can also help you with birth trauma resolution using gentle techniques that are designed to avoid re-triggering or traumatising you.  Sessions are done in person or via Skype.  Please click here for more information.

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BLOG

Read the latest musings of a self-proclaimed birth geek!  I’m also a mother of three teenage girls which makes life pretty hectic sometimes.  If you fancy putting your feet up and having a read then click here.

What our customers say about us

Dear Dani,

I’m writing with some news and a huge amount of gratitude.  Baby H was born on 26th October and we’re enjoying him hugely!

I feel so incredibly grateful for the course we did with you, and the recordings that followed which prepared us so brilliantly for the delivery and everything that went with it, and significantly influenced my thinking about giving birth.

The birth was as natural and non-medicalised as I could have asked given that I had to be on the labour ward.  I didn’t need any pain relief or gas and air.  With each contraction  H leaned on my lower back and I breathed through each one.  H was also brilliant with affirmations and reminders to breathe out.  I think I was lucky – from going to hospital to the birth only took 4 hours, but I still think I was able to get through it in such a relaxed and natural way thanks to your preparation.

I stayed active throughout, using a yoga ball, and delivered the baby on my knees, leaning against the head of the bed.  Only a tiny tear and no stitches needed.

Your training empowered me to feel more in control of the environment – we dimmed the lights considerably, played classical music and had lavender oil out.  The lady who came past to talk to us about donating cord blood commented on what a calm environment it was compared with the other labour rooms.  When I was asked to have a cannula inserted upon arrival, I questioned why (it was just in case I lost blood afterwards), asked about the risks of not having one, and made the decision not to have one.  In the end I did lose blood after and needed one fitted, but I’m still glad that I wasn’t encumbered by extra tubes during the labour.

He came at 38 weeks after a sweep in the morning (at which the midwife said he was very low and would probably have come imminently even without a sweep.)

And you were right about the unreliable “big baby” predictions.  H was a lovely, middling 7.5lb!

So I feel incredibly grateful, and have been singing your praises to everyone who has asked about the birth.  Thank you so so much and I will continually

Miriam Hendon

Dear Dani,

I wanted to write a quick e-mail to thank you for your help and support through your enlightening workshop. I hadn’t even realised how terrified I had been about giving birth and accepting the reality of having a child. After the course, I and my partner, both felt so relaxed and prepared. It was a great bonding experience for us. I hadn’t thought about his role and he didn’t know how valuable he could be.

My whole birth experience was amazing. My waters broke 24 hours earlier and I was very relaxed. I laboured at home, listening to the hypnotherapy downloads and used the techniques and suggestions to help me through until it was time to go to hospital. When we arrived there, midwives told me I was ready to push…I couldn’t believe it!! I had enough time to get in the pool and my beautiful daughter was born 2 hours later (my contractions slowed as I was so relaxed). The whole experience was calm, relaxed and exactly the opposite of everything I had previously feared.

If anyone would have told me I would have a calm, natural birth (with just a little gas and air), I would never had believed it! You are an incredible teacher (I should know, I’m a teacher too!). I feel you tailored your course to each person and you really helped me overcome a lifetime fear, as well as except parenthood. I can’t recommend you highly enough….but I do try!

Thanks again,

Lynette Radlett

Hi Dani

How are you?

Just wanted to let you know that Archie Graham was born last Wednesday at home, weighing 9lb 10oz. Thanks to you, it was all manageable with just the tens and a few toots on the gas and air at the end.

The ‘self-doubt’ phase became the exact opposite as I knew that when the contractions were coming one on top of another, it meant that the baby was nearly here. And the pushing stage was similar to Finn’s birth in that I experienced the ejection reflex and ‘couldn’t not’ push him out. That bit happened very quickly (in fact it was all quite quick: we rang the midwives at around 12.15pm, they arrived around 13.30 and I had Archie at 14.35!)

Thank you so much for your help in ‘revising’ for this birth – I am truly grateful to have discovered MamaSerene which I think should be compulsory for all pregnant women!

Julia x

Julia Stanmore

Hi Dani,

Just to let you know our baby Alfred Miles Carpenter was born at home on Tuesday. The birth went really well. The MamaSerene technique was invaluable!! Freddie was born in the corner of our dining room as he didn’t fancy coming out in the birthing pool. The music played throughout his birth and brought a calm and relaxed atmosphere. Amazing!!!!!
We just wanted to say a great big thank you. The course was the best preparation we did without a doubt. We were both completely inspired and bored our friends and families to death!

Hope you are well. We would recommend you to anyone!

Thanks and much love from

Nat, Martin and Freddie xxxxx

NatalieWatford

Dear Dani

We want to say a massive thank you for teaching us the MamaSerene approach.

Before the birth, the knowledge and encouragement we had gained from you had already made us feel comfortable with what we were trying to do. But now – 3 weeks on from the birth of our daughter Rebecca – we have been able to reflect a little. Not only did we have a spontaneous, natural birth free of intervention and drugs, we also had a very quick labour. Having been sent home only 1cm dilated, the midwife at the birthing centre was amazed at how fast the labour had progressed with nothing more than a TENS machine and some co-codamol. There is no question your course made a difference. We both came away with a strong belief in what was possible, armed with relaxation techniques and importantly we found you to be a great listener and excellent at explaining things.

We are so happy with how things went and feel very proud that we have a positive birth story. Thank you!

Jen and Joel Rogoff Bushey

I will admit to being a little sceptical of hypnobirthing.  We had used another hypnosis for birth technique during the birth of our first child and it had not gone according to plan.  However, MamaSerene really emphasised my role as the husband and birthing partner.  That was hugely important to me, to feel like I had a purpose and to feel like I was of some use – I felt I could understand the needs of my wife and daughter.  Throughout the birth Teena remained calm and in control and the experience was all that we had hoped for.  We look back at the birth of our daughter as a very positive and special experience and Dani, you helped us achieve that.

Stephen Chesham

I took a course in MamaSerene hypnosis for birth in preparation for the birth of my second child.  Dani welcomed us to her beautiful and comfortable home; she was hospitable and accommodating.  I found her to be extremely conversant and enthusiastic in teaching the course.  More importantly she was willing to listen to my previous birth experience and was able to apply her knowledge to explain how I could improve my forthcoming labour.  Without Dani’s teaching I can honestly say that my husband and I would not have had the wonderful birth experience that I did ultimately achieve.  I cannot recommend Dani highly enough.  She is patient, considerate and understanding, and in my opinion an expert in the field of hypnobirthing.

TeenaChesham

Hi Dani,

What your MamaSerene hypnobirthing course did for Paul and I was to let us know what was to come.  This meant that a great part of our fear was taken away.  As for the birth itself, I dealt with it confidently and calmly – the hypnotherapy techniques became very useful to create a safe and comfortable space for myself inside my own mind, where I could go and be absorbed for each contraction.  At 8.50pm my gorgeous, happy and very chilled out son was born, head first into water.  I absolutely attribute his stoic demeanour and his perfect latch, about 2 hrs later to his calm, controlled and entirely drug free birth.

Thanks again for a great course!

Anna Camden

Hi Dani,

Just to let you know Annie Grace was born this morning and I didn’t panic once about bleeding etc.  I was so calm about it, so thank you so so much.  I had quite a quick labour – ish and then pushed for about three minutes with no tearing so feel so happy about it all.

MelissaBorehamwood

Hi Dani,

We’re pleased to report that James Harrison was born on 14 December weighing 7 lbs 4 oz. He remained breech (was too low in my pelvis and not enough fluid to turn or be turned) so was born by planned csection wee-ing all over the surgeon when he was born (a little habit he’s kept up for nappy changing time!). Obviously not the birth we had planned at the outset but  was still a fantastic experience (focusing on outcomes on your advice!) and I was able to use many of the relaxation techniques we learned from you and the download in preparation, during the procedure and the recovery.

Been pretty relentless since we got back from hospital (have no idea how you managed with twins!) but James is doing really well and Jim and I are getting more confident with parenthood with each day that passes.

A big thanks again to you and MamaSerene – we will be recommending both at any opportunity!

Natalie and Jim Watford

Hi Dani

First of all a MASSIVE thank you for your help, it really worked! Joshua James was born on Monday and 6.19pm.  I started to have fairly mild contractions at 1.45 am but managed to fall asleep to the download.  About mid-morning the breathing practice really came in to its own and was really helpful in controlling the pain.  Once I got to hospital I got into the water and was able to relax and rest between contractions and still remember my breathing etc.  The difference from last time was amazing.  Adrian was fabulous and it was a magical experience for us both.  I started pushing and really got the hang of it, he was out within a few pushes – a whopping 10lb 3oz!!

Anyway, thank you a million times for the MamaSerene course (it’s something that I found really useful and if I had still been hung up on not poohing I don’t think I would have ever got the hang of the whole pushing malarkey!) I am more than happy for you to use any of the above for your website.

Liz Chorley Wood

Oran made his way smoothly into the world last night, And what an awesome experience.  He was a week earlier than his due date and we didn’t make to the Birthing Centre, he was born into Greg’s hands in the bathroom!  Dani, it was awesome.  You know this already but MamaSerene hypnosis for birth was a gift to my baby, myself and our family.  The labour progressed with natural rhythm, I sped through transition (with just a big thirst and barking orders at Greg!) and then just as Greg rounded the bathroom door with the car keys, I shook my head, and said no he is coming now.  And in a few pushes, he was out.  A cry of welcome, then a contented 6lbs 9oz baby boy on my chest.  Just 7 hours of pure instinct, riding those waves, full deep breathing, affirmation and a sense of power that I didn’t know I had – but I loved every minute of it.  Thank you Dani!

Toria Pinner

Hi Dani,

Rachel and I just wanted to drop you a quick e-mail to let you know that our son, Daniel, was born at 4.34 am on the morning of August 25th after a 28 hour long labour at home and in the pool exactly as we wanted.

We used the hypnobirthing techniques that we’d learnt with you and know that they really helped Rachel and I through the whole of the labour. Rachel used MamaSerene hypnobirthing techniques, the water and gas and air and that was it!  The midwives in attendance all said that they thought the programme had been of immense value and had really made a huge difference to the labour and to the birth.

So once again, many, many thanks for your wonderful Tuition

Simon Milton Keynes

Hi Dani

I went for my midwife appointment at 41+3 and she had wanted to book me in for an induction for 5 days later which I didn’t want to do and it was getting me quite down.  So I started doing some of the ‘induction’ things – we ordered a curry, drank lots of raspberry leaf tea and decided to watch an easy/cheesy movie.  I went to bed about 10.30 and by 11.30 I was having proper contractions but they were manageable. We got to the birth centre just before 2.00am and I had your birth music on during the whole car journey and through the whole birth.  It kept me in the zone and it filtered out all the background chat!  I got in the pool by about 2.45/3 (the midwife still thought I was in early labour) and I pulled my beautiful boy out of the water at 3.37am.  It was so calm, so stress free, drug free, not a tear, graze or scratch!!

It was perfect – I felt so in control and calm this time and listening to your track for over a month during labour kept me in the zone and breathing deeply and slowly throughout.

Thank you so much again for the most positive experience I could have dreamt of…..

Olivia

She finally arrived!  A little bit different third time round as my waters broke early hours of Tuesday morning.  They told me to go in to be checked and then they sent me home again.  I spent the day chilling, watching TV, walking etc then it all started moving faster early evening so I went back to the hospital.  I was seen at 7.20pm and was 3cm.  She was born at 9.20pm!  I listened to your track throughout and can’t thank you enough yet again!!! Honestly you’ve helped me more than words can say xxx

Sophie

Hi Dani,

I just wanted to share our lovely news.  Our baby boy was born yesterday at 4.45am weighing a whopping 8lbs 15oz.  No need for induction, and was totally natural the whole way through.  I had the most amazing birth experience I could have ever wished for.  We stayed at home until 2.30am, arrived at hospital at 3am and he was born naturally standing at the end of the bed at 4.45am.

I was listening to your track from the minute labour started right up until the end, even in the car.  I stayed active the whole time and what a total difference it made.  Absolutely empowering and I can’t thank you enough for all of your help and encouragement.  Thank you from us all xxx

Dominique