I just want to tell you a little story…

Oh! Hey there!

I just want to tell you a little story…

There once was a girl who was very afraid of… (pretty much anything could be inserted here) birth. She was afraid of ALL the PAIN and she was afraid of ALL the DRUGS.

She got pregnant.

She felt more fear (so much fear).

She found something rather amazing called Hypnobirthing! It educated her, it built up her confidence and it helped her to see her strength and power.

She gave birth and began to feel more like a woman than a girl. She gave birth again and not only did she find her strength and her power, she found JOY in birth!

This woman knew she had to pass on this message of positive, transformative birth so she trained to teach Hypnobirthing. She was scared…so scared but she did it.

The woman had another baby. This experience was so challenging and wonderful, totally not to plan and with more plot twists than Hollyoaks but amazing all at the same time.

Slowly the woman started to reduce the hours at the ‘day job’ as she built up her business until eventually (spurred on by her Fairy God Mother- who will feature later) she jacked it in and jumped with all her might into the world of self-employment!

Her Fairy God Mother asked her one day to manage a business for her. This business was like a piece of the Fairy God Mother’s heart- it had been so precious to her but as with all Fairy God Mothers they sometimes have to fly off and sprinkle fairy dust over others who need it. So the Fairy God Mother asked the woman if she would take this part of her heart and place it into her own. The woman stopped managing and began owning…

And here we are today.

I am the woman; Liz Stanford and I am the new owner of The Calm Birth School. My Fairy God Mother (aka Suzy Ashworth) has entrusted this piece of her heart to me and I intend to take very, very good care of it.

I have 3 children and a husband (who occasionally feature on insta stories) and I have a passion for supporting women.

My passion is all connected to helping women or couples to achieve a calm and positive birth experience… because YOU deserve it. You are destined to birth and I want you to know how powerful and transformative this experience can be.

The Calm Birth School On-line programme (currently still featuring Suzy Ashworth) helps the pregnant woman who usually has ALL her shit sorted take as much control as she can during her pregnancy (and birth) and let go of the stuff that she can’t control (and be totally ok with that). Going forward this programme is going to include more connection, more communication with YOU because at the heart of it all that is my thang. And just wait until 2019…

The Calm Birth School boasts (and I really do mean boasts) a family of AMAZING Hypnobirthing Instructors teaching across the UK, Ireland & now Australia (soon Hong Kong & Switzerland too!). These women blow me away and are literally changing the way we prepare for birth…right now! Since the beginning of this year I have been training, mentoring & guiding brand-new instructors and I am always on the look out for the next group of empowering, uplifting women to help guide other women through the metamorphosis that is pregnancy, birth to motherhood. Maybe you are one of them?

That’s me stepping over the threshold of change, reaching out and grabbing onto the next exciting phase of my life. I know this is happening to you in a different way right now and I want you to know that…we got this!







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