Thank you so so much our daughter is incredibly calm and perfect. Due to some complications during her birth I believe without the techniques you helped us to learn the whole experience could have been totally different! What a difference to last time.


Holly Daws

Had the most fantastic hypnobirthing session today with Tahnee. Although this is my second pregnancy and quite close after the first which went very well as a natural birth, I’ve been feeling really apprehensive about this one and worried that it won’t go as smooth. Tahnee’s session sent me into deep relaxation and I learnt some amazing new techniques. Now I feel way more confident about this birthing experience coming up. I cant recommend Bump & Minds Hypnobirthing enough! Thank you Tahnee! xxx


Georgia Iona Newman

“I have been present at KGHypnobirthing births and seen how in control the women are, and how also the partners are a lot calmer and able to help, and what a difference it really does make to the start of parenthood for them.”


With You Every Step of the Way


We offer regular Hypnobirthing classes on the Isle of Wight. Group, 1-2-1 and Skype sessions.
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“Hypnobirthing is soundly based on established medical knowledge.” - Midwife

The seeds of the natural birth movement were first sown with the work of eminent obstetrician Dr.Grantly Dick-Read. After witnessing a homebirth in the slums of the London Docks in 1913 where the mother refused any pain relief and then proceeded to give birth quickly and with no pain, Grantly Dick-Read was truly amazed.

The mother’s comment after giving birth when he asked why she refused the pain relief was “It didn’t hurt. It wasn’t meant to, was it, Doctor?” This experience was defining, and after a career of working on the battle field in the first world war and subsequently in hospitals as an obstetrician he theorized that fear was the overriding cause that led to the pain in childbirth. At the end of his career he wrote the book “Childbirth Without Fear”. He hypothesized that when you are fearful, you tense up and the natural birth process is inhibited and becomes longer and consequently more painful.

Over the years his theories have been fully vindicated with research into how hormones work during childbirth. His principles have been further developed by a number of natural birth practitioners with Hypnobirthing being the most notable and widely practised.

Hypnobirthing can reduce the need for pain relief and shorten labour, and you are more likely to experience a natural, calm, comfortable birth. It actively involves the partner; you will both learn skills to instil confidence about the birth and your role as parents.

A Trained Professional Here to Guide You


I’m Tahnee Knowles (DipHb) the founder BUMP & MIND Hypnobirthing and Bump & Mind Retreats. I am based on the Isle of Wight where I live with my husband, son and 2 fur babies.

Very early on in my pregnancy I stumbled across hypnobirthing. After researching the benefits I realised the importance of a mindful pregnancy and positive outlook on birth itself. During my maternity leave I found myself itching to offer the same experience to other expectant parents.

I used hypnobirthing techniques throughout my own pregnancy and labour and was in awe of how confident and excited I was about something that used to cause me such anxiety and fear.

I have since trained as a hypnobirthing teacher and use the renowned KGH training programme with my clients. KGH is a Royal College of Midwives accredited and the original UK Hypnobirthing course. Everything you would expect from NCT and so much more.


There is no right or wrong it is simply what makes you most comfortable. If you are comfortable you will learn better and if you learn better you’re more likely to apply the techniques more effectively throughout pregnancy and labour. Therefore you will experience a calmer more comfortable birth experience.
You will learn the full KGHypnobirthing programme which includes a folder with supporting reading materials and course syllabus, MP3’s, The Hypnobirthing Book, daily positive birth affirmations, invitation to the KGHypnobirthing facebook group for peer support, refreshments throughout the course and a goodie bag.
I recommend to attend classes between 25 and 36 weeks but we can discuss alternatives should you need to. If you are towards the end of your pregnancy and have just discovered hypnobirthing it is not too late, 1-2-1 sessions can be offered in your own home over the space of 1 weekend. Contact me as soon as possible if you would like this option.
I am a registered KGHypnobirthing Teacher. KGHypnobirthing is a Royal College of Midwives accredited programme designed to be a guide for parents to have a better understanding of the birth process and also to provide them with the tools needed to facilitate a calm and confident birth.

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