About me

'A 3 hour labour with no pain relief...hypnobirthing with Rachel definitely had something to do with it!' - S & S


Rachel Quickenden birth coach pregnant with second baby

I am Rachel Quickenden DipHB(KGH), a qualified hypnobirthing practitioner, from Tonbridge, Kent. I trained with KGHypnobirthing, an antenatal course accredited by the Royal College of Midwives. My other most important qualification is that I am a mum of two. 

I have experienced two different births, in different environments, one with hypnobirthing and one without (hop over to my Positive Birth Stories to have a read of my second birth!) I have seen and experienced the difference that hypnobirthing made for me. 

Through having my own children - and speaking to all the other mums I met at baby groups - I've learned how fundamental a mother's birth story is to her. Giving birth is not just one day - the memory of that experience lives within a woman for the rest of her life, and can be particularly powerful in the weeks and months after giving birth. So, of all the many things that need to be planned or purchased in the run up to having a baby, preparing for that birth is the most important investment that parents-to-be can make. 

It breaks my heart that women are so quick to surrender control when it comes to the birth of their baby, not realising that things can be so different. Birth can be beautiful, calm, confident, comfortable, powerful, inspiring, and a whole lot more! Honestly, it is the biggest thing that you will experience in your life. 

Book a course with me and I will teach you about how your body is going to work intuitively, how you can feel calmer, more confident, and more comfortable... we'll discuss how to navigate the maternity system in the best way for you, make decisions about your pregnancy and birth, and take control of your journey into parenthood. 

I am based in Tonbridge, Kent and teach face to face in Tonbridge, Sevenoaks, Tunbridge Wells and the surrounding areas. I also teach online through zoom, so you can prepare with me for the birth of your baby from anywhere in the world! And my support continues way beyond the duration of your course, right up until you have your baby in your arms. 

If you would like to learn more, book in for a free 30 minute discovery call and let's have a chat about how hypnobirthing can help you, your partner and your baby. 


"I would like to say a huge thank you...taking part in your hypnobirthing sessions was one of the best decisions we've made" - A & N