About us

Dr Emma Tregenna

Dr Emma TregennaI am a qualified Doctor who was inspired to use hypnobirthing for the birth of my own children after my observations as a medical student showed me how easy, calm and joyful birth can be when not accompanied by fear.

Even though my eldest son was born by Caesarean because he was in a breech position, I went on to have 2 beautiful home births when I had my daughter and 2nd son, thanks to hypnobirthing. I was amazed at how powerful and successful the hypnobirthing techniques really are! They allowed me to achieve the births I really wanted- natural homebirth with no pain-relief, and both were lovely, calm, joyful occasions.

I am passionate about teaching other couples about hypnobirthing, so that you too can have a calm, gentle birth and look forward to meeting your baby with confidence and excitement.

As well as practising medicine and teaching hypnobirthing, I run Hempsals Community Farm, with my husband, as featured in Country Living magazine 2013

2002- 2006 Cambridge University, Wolfson College:
Cambridge Graduate Course in Medicine
Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, MB BChir

1995- 1999 Cambridge University, Trinity College
MA(Hons) Natural Sciences

Professional Qualifications
Oct 2009 HypnoBirthing UK The Mongan Method Practitioner Training, Stirling
Introduction to Hypnosis for Childbirth
Certification workshop for HypnoBirthing

Jul 2010 NCFE Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory
Huntingdonshire Regional College

Aug 2007 GMC Full Registration

Samantha Maggott

Sam Maggott

I am a qualified Social Worker with 11 years experience in mental health. I am also a Hypnobirthing instructor and mum of two.

I decided to book onto a Hypnobirthing course when I found out I was pregnant with my second child. The birth of my first child, my daughter, was difficult due to special circumstances. I wanted to have a set of tools and techniques to use for my second pregnancy, and labour, and we embarked on our Hypnobirthing journey. My experience of birth with my second child was a powerful, empowering experience that has stayed with me ever since, and I always planned to tell other women and their birthing partners about the great techniques I had learnt.

I am committed to passing on my knowledge of The Wise Hippo Birthing programme so that you too can experience a calm, comfortable and confident birth.

Professional Qualifications

2004-2009 BA (Hons) Social Work (England)

April 2013 HypnoBirthing UK The Mongan Method Practitioner Training, Northampton.
Introduction to Hypnosis for Childbirth.
Certification workshop for HypnoBirthing.
September 2013 Birthing Foundation Course.

April 2014 Solution Focused Brief Therapy.


I am registered with
- HCPC (Health Care Professions Council)
- The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme