Confident Birth Preparation

  • 10+  birth professionals
  • Build your Support Team
  • Spotlight on Holistic Health

Are you ...

  • Suffering from aches, pains and exhaustion that people say is normal for pregnancy?
  • Sure there must be more options to feel better in your body and in yourself if you only knew?
  • Unsure where to start and what might help you?

If you're pregnant and feeling the strain, physically, mentally or emotionally this Free Video Interview series is designed to showcase all the different options available to you to take the best care of you while you grow your baby. It will also give you food for thought on your choices for birth and the early months of mother hood too.

The  Confident Birth Preparation Video Series  will help you:

  • Choose the right modality for you to enjoy better health and vitality through pregnancy and beyond.
  • Open you to new possibilities and solutions for all the hard bits of pregnancy that you thought you would just have to put up with.
  • Find your passion and pathway to nurture yourself though pregnancy and enjoy a confident birth.

There are currently ten interviews with specialist birth professionals with four more in the pipeline.  Each interview hones in on a particular subject, from hypnobirthing, to Doulas, to different complementary health options to keep you glowing inside and out as you grow your baby and prepare for an amazing confident birth experience.

You will discover:

  • Why going into labour spontaneously is like enjoying a water slide. 
  • Why hypnobirthing is nothing like stage hypnotism and what it can do for you.
  • The crucial difference between a mother blessing and a baby shower and how that can help you as the mother.  
  • All the options out there for the problems where Western Medicine hasn't got the answers.
  • The importance of community, a support team and positive birth stories to prepare for your confident birth.

And much more ...

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  • Who this video series is for.
  • What you will learn and how you and baby will benefit.
  • A peek into Charlotte's story and how she found confidence to birth her way.

Charlotte Kanyi,     Confidence Mentor at BirthEssence


  • Why pay for a midwife when the NHS midwives are free?
  • Why Membrane sweeps are the bane of Janie's life.
  • Janie's water slide analogy for going into labour.

Janie Al Alawi    Independent Midwife from Acorn Birth Services


  • What is a Doula and why would you want one?
  • Getting enough support in the postnatal period
  • What to do if you can't afford a Doula.

Lorna Phillip    Birmingham Doula and Mizan Therapist


  • Mother Blessing versus Baby Shower.
  • The importance of marking each transition as the family dynamic changes.
  • Why sharing positive birth stories matters.

Awen Clement,     Healer, Writer, Sacred Celebrant


  • Why it is so much more than just an exercise class.
  • Creating community and safety and why this is crucial.
  •  Why now is not the time to be a shrinking violet as you plan your confident birth.

Mandy  Rees,    Pregnancy Yoga Teacher at Blossom Yoga and Wellbeing


  • How massaging the feet supports your whole body and energy systems.
  • Bach Flower Remedies and Matrix Reimprinting
  • Being part of more than just the physical world

Arty Thukral,    Reflexologist, and Matrix Reimprinting Practitioner


  • Why hypnobirthing is nothing like stage hypnotism
  • Practice is the key to success. How to make this easy.
  • What a hypnobirthing birth is really like.

Heidi Danaher,     Pregnancy Yoga and Hypnobirthing Teacher


  • Three  top tools to transform your inner world of beliefs and imprinting.
  • Uncovering and releasing cellular memories.
  • Offering hope to women. It's never too late for change.

Gulara Vincent,    Writer and Healer specialising in sexual abuse wounding


  • Explaining acupuncture - a holistic whole body treatment
  • When is acupuncture  particularly useful?
  • Getting support for conditions that Western Medicine cannot help

Janet Eastwood,    Acupuncturist


  • All about the Positive Birth Movement, a global network of free peer support groups.
  • How the Positive Birth Movement differs from Antenatal Classes.
  • Moving fro passivity to empowerment.


  • Creating connection between a woman and her body and baby.
  • All about massaging the scare after caesarean birth.
  • Why massage should be more than just a one-off treat.

Linda Lilwall 

   Midwife and Massage Therapist

Coming Soon Pilates



Sophie Jeffries, 

Pilates Teacher and Shiatsu Practitioner    

Coming Soon Sacral Cranial Osteopathy



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Coming Soon Chiropractor



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 Maternity and Newborn Photography



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About your host, Charlotte Kanyi

I am Charlotte Kanyi, founder of BirthEssence and mother to three boys.

 I have been on my own journey of confidence just like you. Visiting every emotion from terror and full-blown panic attacks to open, expansive joy and love that pervades every cell of my being. My brand of confidence doesn’t mean you are aiming to bathe in bliss all the time or using valuable energy to avoid the sticky emotions. It is a confidence to be you, living the full spectrum of your emotions and soul desires. Showing up as you are in all your imperfections – it’s the showing up part that counts- learning then going for what it is you truly want.

This is what matters when it comes to your birth. Are you listening and connecting to you? Giving yourself permission to ask for what you need?  I work with women like you to dig into the roots and conditioning that keeps you stuck in terror and silently suffering. I support you to know deep into your bones that you matter and what you want not only matters but is achievable. I have been working in this field for 11 years and 8 of those I have supported mothers to be find their self belief and confidence. It was the birth of my son that inspired a shift to focus on birth and motherhood specifically.  The transformation that I see each time, the deep connection between baby, mother and their bigger vision and soul purpose is what makes my heart sing.

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