About me

"She was so informative and has really helped us to feel prepared for the birth of our second baby" - S & S


Rachel Quickenden - Strong Like Mama - Hypnobirthing practitioner - antenatal course


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. 

Before I found hypnobirthing, I practiced as a lawyer. I am all about the logic, the science, the evidence - and if hypnobirthing can convert me it can convert anybody! But the two professions are not completely different...I will provide you with the information you need to make your own decisions, and then I will support you through your own individual journey. Towards your very own positive birth. 

I have two children of my own - I have experienced two different births, in different environments, one with hypnobirthing and one without (hop over to my Positive Birth Story page 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, 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 smart, educated women 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 Strong Like Mama course and I will teach you about how your body is going to work intuitively, how to navigate the maternity system in the best way for you, and how you can relax and give birth to your baby unimpeded by fear. I believe in you and after a course with me, you will too. 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 for the birth of your baby from anywhere in the world!

If you would like to learn more, get in touch 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