My name’s Ella and here’s a little bit about me....
I live in Chelmsford with my husband Tom, who I met in 2003 back in the days when we could lie in until midday and our biggest concern was which bar to meet our friends in that night!
Fast forward to 2015 and I was working in HR in London when we found out we were expecting! YES! Off we went to our first scan blissfully unaware that my lovely neat excel “baby budget” spreadsheet was about to be blown out of the water. TWINS! Apparently they run in our family – thanks for the heads up Mum! Needless to say we spent the rest of my pregnancy (and years since) in shock.
My pregnancy didn’t quite go to plan – I definitely didn’t glow! And at 34 weeks Penny and Stanley made an early entry into the world via emergency C-section. 3 weeks later the twins came home and our house hasn’t looked the same since! Whilst the twins went from strength to strength I needed a little bit more help – I suffered from postnatal depression and birth trauma (all that lovely fun stuff!). I had lots of therapy and learnt so much about me, my body and my mind. Turns out the female body is pretty awesome at this pregnancy, birth and motherhood malarkey! If only I’d known all of this stuff before!!!
I started talking to friends and turns out I wasn’t alone – I wasn’t the only one trying to navigate and make sense of this new pre & post-natal world. And that’s how I ended up here - I decided to retrain as a hypnobirthing instructor, hypnotherapist and psychotherapist, to share what I’ve learnt, to help support & empower others through pregnancy, birth and motherhood.
I run hypnobirthing courses, workshops and taster sessions at the lovely Nesting Place - for more info check out my website www.projectyougroup.co.uk or drop me an email at email@example.com
Thanks for listening!