I've had the pleasure of teaching KGHypnobirthing to a number of wonderful parents in the UK, and since arriving back in New Zealand. Have a look at some testimonials to read about their thoughts.

"For any men who are doubtful of KGHypnobirthing, I would recommend it"

“I was at first slightly reticent to use KGHypnobirthing as I thought it relied on being hypnotised. I spoke to Anna about my concerns and she put my mind at ease about its uses and how it could help Stacey and myself through the birthing experience. I thought that it was going to be all for the mother, with the father just around to support but I found that reciting the scripts and practising the visualisations helped me through the labour too. It's pretty intense watching your partner so the weeks of practice helped me to stay focused and help Stacey through contractions. For any men who are doubtful of KGhypnobirthing, I would recommend it”

Greg - 2nd time Dad

"I wasn't emotionally or physically spent like I was with my first child's delivery".

"KGHypnobirthing was very helpful in educating us on all the natural physiological processes that occur during the entire labour process which gave me peace of mind and sense of trust in the body's amazing abilities.  The relaxation exercises were great for helping me to relax in the late stages of my pregnancy.  These exercises were also vital in allowing me to conserve energy and stay calm in the early stages of labour so that when I got to active labour I wasn't emotionally or physically spent like I was with my first child's delivery.

Although I didn't find I wanted to listen to the guided relaxation recordings during active labour my husband and I had great awareness around the importance of breathing as a result of the course.  This meant I was able to deliver without an epidural this time and as a result my immediate post delivery state was more present and clear.  We were also able to leave with our new baby after 3.5 hours from delivery whereas with my first child we had to stay 3 nights.  We are really grateful to Anna for her guidance and care and her passion for what she does".

Anonymous - 2nd time Mum 


"I felt like superwoman afterwards!"

"Anna is a thoroughly genuine and lovely person who instantly made me feel calm. I was due to have my second posterior birth and was rightfully anxious. With the relaxation and breathing techniques that I learned from Anna I was able to have a natural birth and felt like superwoman afterwards! I can’t recommend her services enough".

Emma - 2nd time Mum

"This practices makes us stronger and happier as a team "

“It was a big privilege to be part of Anna's KGHypnobirthing Course because it gave my partner and I so much knowledge and confidence to feel more empowered to prepare for the best possible birth for us.

We are not far from having baby #1 in our arms and so we try to practice lots of techniques for relaxation, breathing and positive statements. This practices makes us stronger and happier as a team and a family too!

Exited - happy - empowered - confident - supported - informed - positive - calm and natural are some of the words that I feel when I think of the word Birth thanks to this course.

Definitely we recommend it to any one”.

Emmie - 1st time Mum 


"KGHypnobirthing works with both my scientific mind and the art of caring"

"I am so grateful I found KGHypnobirthing and Anna's course. I really was empowered by it (this is my first child) and was able to enjoy the birth experience. I had a home birth as planned and required no pain killers. My midwife was very supportive of hypno birthing (definitely important). Although I had read the book beforehand I felt Anna's course got me practicing the relaxation techniques with my husband. I'm a nurse by profession and KGHypnobirthing works with both my scientific mind and the art of caring. Thank you Anna for giving me this wonderful opportunity so late in my pregnancy."

Anonymous - 1st time Mum

"A positive birth experience"

“KGHypnobirthing was an important part of my preparation for birth. And I believe that all the meditation, facing my fears and breathing exercise help me to have a positive birth experience at the end”.

Pavla - 1st time Mum 


"It was 100% worthwhile".

"Anna’s KGHypnobirthing course was hugely beneficial to my partner and I and instrumental in preparing us for the home birth of our son earlier this month. We first met Anna through our antenatal classes. When I found out Anna offered hypnobirthing courses I thought it must be meant to be! I had previously heard vaguely about hypnobirthing but knew little about what it actually involved. However, I knew it was something I wanted to look into. My partner and I had been exploring the idea of a home birth but we were undecided and somewhat hesitant as this was our first baby and we had no close friends who’d had a home birth. For me I knew I wanted a natural birth without intervention if possible. I realised that the best way to achieve this was to work on my head space and expose myself to more positive messages and stories. I’ve found that there are plenty of ‘scare stories’ we’re exposed to as parents-to-be so it’s important to try to tip the balance back toward the positive.
We did a private hypnobirthing course with Anna coming to our house. My partner and I both learned so much from the course, both practical tools and techniques and mental preparation. We learned some great breathing techniques, visualisations and affirmations to help get through each stage of labour. The course was also really valuable for my partner as he learned how to be be a great support person. After the course we both felt so positive and excited about the birth as opposed to nervous and apprehensive. We made good use of the course materials we were provided (MP3 downloads and KGHypnobirthing book) in the lead up to birth which kept us on track and in a good head space.
Overall I can say with certainty that Anna’s hypnobirthing course was highly valuable for us and made a significant difference in our birth experience. We had such a lovely home birth experience during which I used the breathing techniques Anna taught me. My partner reminded me about my breathing when things were intense and supported me with encouragement and affirmations. He also used some of the acupressure and massage techniques Anna taught him. The hypnobirthing course gave us confidence and totally reduced any fears that were lingering in the back of our minds. We went into our birth experience feeling calm and ready so for us it was 100% worthwhile. To anyone considering hypnobirthing during their pregnancy, I highly recommend getting in touch with Anna. She is wonderful!".

Ashleigh - first time Mum 


"I came away pleased that I had gone"

"Despite initial skepticism I came away pleased that I had gone to this course as father of the child as it enabled me to play an important part in settling and relaxing my wife for the best possible birthing outcome."


"We couldn't have done what we just did without her help".

"We went to Anna's Hypnobirthing class when we were 20 weeks pregnant with our first child.
Basically, everything has changed once we learnt more about how birthing works, how we can change how we want to experience the birth and most importantly what the practices are we needed to do post course to be able to prepare and make our dream birth plan come true.
Anna is very knowledgeable, kind and supportive in any possible ways you can imagine. We couldn't have done what we just did without her help.
Highly recommend choosing her a doula as well as attending her Hypnobirthing courses.
Thank you Anna!"


"This has been the most beneficial thing we have done to prepare us for the birth and parenthood"

"We attended hypnobirthing mainly because it was my idea and I wanted to shed a more positive light on the birthing process - as what you see and hear about birthing are often not positive stories at all!  Hubby came along to support me, somewhat skeptical.  We found Anna to be extremely welcoming and relatable.  After our first session, I came away with some great tools to start practicing, and hubby found it more beneficial than I did!  He really felt a strong purpose of what his role would be at the birth.  The information provided is very logical and clear, Anna is totally engaging and able to answer any questions we had.  The second session was a further development on the first.  And I think we have come away feeling like we will go into birth as a team, both with a purpose in the room.
We would 100% recommend this course to any expecting parents and believe this has been the most beneficial thing we have done to prepare us for the birth and parenthood.  Thanks Anna!"
Rachael, Nov 2020

"Sam and I really do put down our really positive birth experience to our learnings from your course!"

"We are so thrilled to share that our baby boy, Oscar, arrived safely earth side on the 6th of November 🙂 we are doing well and adjusting to life on minimal sleep 😉
The birth went really well, it was a bit of a marathon beginning with a swift and smooth end. Sam and I really do put down our really positive birth experience to our learnings from your course! I managed to labour without pain relief and without any interventions. We used the techniques from the course throughout and it was so great to put them into practise on the day. Recovery has been very straight forward too which I am so grateful for and think it was due to a calm birth.
Diana, 1st time parent - Dec 2020

"Thank you for empowering us to make decisions!"

"Well!! It has been an insane few days - and although nothing went to our Plan A (unmedicated home birth 😂), I am absolutely and completely at ease with every subsequent decision we made for the health and happiness of Mum and Baby (like induction due to ruptured membranes, hospital, nitros gas and an epidural 😂 the whole shebang).

Your course was amazing and although we didn't have a textbook hypnobirth homebirth, it was the perfect birth for us and our baby x x So Thank you! For empowering us to Make decisions, and for this birth to be as incredible as any others!".
Carolyne, 1st time parent - Dec 2020

"Birth isn't something we suffer, but something we actively do, and exalt in!"

Sheila Kitzinger

"Anna made us feel incredibly relaxed about birth and also whatever was right for us"

“Our KGHypnobirthing course delivered by the wonderful Anna Driver was an enlightening experience in itself; a perfect way to stop and think about what the birth of our child really meant and how, ideally, we would like it to happen. The downward breathing and the visualisation of the flower opening was sooo useful. I pushed for 2 1/2 hours. What a feeling when he came out! The best moment of my life meeting my son for the first time! Anna made us feel incredibly relaxed about birth and also whatever was right for us. The content of the course was extremely interesting and relevant and even after the birth and now our beautiful son is here, the philosophies behind KGHypnobirthing are important to us”

Polly - 1st time Mum 

"She created a safe space to discuss difficult thoughts and clearly show KGHypnobirthing techniques to help"

 “Working with Anna to understand how KGHypnobirthing could help my labour was one of the best decisions I made during my pregnancy. Anna was extremely understanding of my fears and I felt I could explain myself without fear of judgement or condescension. She created a safe space to discuss difficult thoughts and clearly show KGHypnobirthing techniques to help. The written material she gave us was extremely thorough and very clear; we enjoyed getting our folder out every night before bed to practice our scripts together. I used these visualisations during early labour to calm and focus me. I had a natural birth in a birthing pool only using gas and air towards the end. I used all the KGHypnobirthing techniques through early labour and was feeling calm, relaxed and focused to let out the animal in me for established labour and pushing phase! Using the KGHypnobirthing techniques Anna taught us changed the last few weeks of pregnancy into a relaxed time, I just wish I had started earlier!”

Stacey - 2nd time Mum 

"I would advise every women to do it!”

“Thank you Anna for my lovely KGHypnobirthing session! It was brilliant and it helped me towards having a very relaxed and stress-free labour! Was unsure if KGHypnobirthing would work as I was having my second child, but I can honestly say that it is amazing and I would advise every women to do it!”

Anonymous - 2nd time parent 

"It made a big difference"

“We are really grateful to Anna her guidance and care and her passion for what she does. We did the KGHypnobirthing course through Anna and we believe it made a big difference with the delivery of a second child. We would definitely recommend Anna if you're considering a natural (pain-relief free) delivery”.

Cheryl - 2nd time Mum

"I felt empowered"

"The breathing and KGHypnobirthing mindset was enormously helpful in the days leading up to the birth and during labour. I used breathing and the pool and didn’t need any pain relief or intervention – so I felt like the work we did together really helped me to have an efficient and smooth delivery (she was born 5 hours after we got to hospital). We’ve had a wonderful first week with her.  I feel quite overwhelmed that I was able to go through labour without pain relief and I felt empowered by how helpful the breathing was. The midwife had to break my waters manually and after that the intensity of the contractions increased a lot. After that I remember a handful of times when  felt panicked, cursed and felt like I couldn’t handle the pain and wasn’t able to push her out, but I realised that this mindset wasn’t helping to ease the pain and that focusing on my breathing helped so much more. Understanding the relationship between fear – tension – pain helped me switch my focus to breathing. I will definitely talk about birth differently to people from now on”.

Susannah - 1st time Mum

"I was focused and in control"

"Attending Anna Driver’s KGHypnobirthing course was absolutely the best thing I could have done to prepare for the birth of my second child. After a difficult first birth I felt quite afraid about birthing a second time. I joined Anna’s course as a way of having some extra tools in my toolkit to help me through birth. It turned out that KGHypnobirthing changed everything for me and became a huge part of my pregnancy too.

Anna’s course not only taught me invaluable skills around breathing and visualisations but also how to take control of my pregnancy and birth. Through my daily practise I slowly gained confidence in my ability to birth, the fear I had eased and by the time the birth came around I was focused and in control and I knew exactly what I wanted and needed to do to have a positive birthing experience.

Anna has been completely supportive throughout this entire process. She really cares. She delivers a personal, friendly and informative course in a safe environment. She ultimately wants the best for her clients and celebrates with them along the way.

Thank you Anna!"

Anonymous - 2nd time Mum


"I would highly recommend Anna’s services to anyone"

"I first came across Anna when I saw her advert for Hypnobirthing taster classes. Having had friends back home in the UK that used KGHypnobirthing with great results I decided to send Anna a message. I can remember liking Anna from her first email response, her warmth and positivity was so apparent. My partner and I signed up for her course and found it incredibly useful, informative, educational and fun, Anna is a great teacher. Following on from the course we practiced the Hypnobirthing techniques and started to discuss how we ideally would like our birth to be (as much as one can plan these things). Due to having all our family back home in the UK and the information we had read about the positive impacts of having a Doula at your birth we decided this was a step we would like to take, Anna was of course our first choice!
As a Doula, Anna was a great help and support to us during my pregnancy. She came to our home for visits and attended a midwife appointment with us to discuss our birth plan as well as answering any questions I had at any time. She also lent me books and information.
When my labour began at home but didn’t progress as we had hoped Anna was an invaluable support on the phone and made some great suggestions to help it along including the Rebozo technique. When we finally went into hospital after several sleepless nights Anna met us there and provided great emotional support and helped us make some informed decisions which, despite being far away from our original wishes for birth, were definitely the right ones at the time. Thanks to the Hypnobirthing course we had considered all birth scenarios and Anna was an invauable support to both my partner and I during Orla’s birth. I really don’t think we could have done it without her. Her encouragement and emotional as well as physical support made so much difference to me (such as counter pressure during contractions, feeding me water constantly, taking photographs which we might have forgotten to do!).
Anna came to see us a week after Orla’s birth and brought me vegan lactation cookies she had made, amazing! It was very beneficial to be able to talk through and process the birth and the immediate post-partum period with her. I would highly recommend Anna’s services to anyone, be at as a Hypnobirthing teacher, Doula or Post-Partum Doula. Thank-you Anna x"

Zoe - 1st time Mum

"This was the first time I had been able to feel like I had a serious role to play, rather than being a passenger".

"We stumbled across KGH by way of a Russell Brand interview, and everything about it sounded like exactly what we wanted. Anna's two-day course taught me more about what to expect for birth than anything else we did to prepare. It was about six months ahead of our due date, so while we sacrificed a lot of specific information retention by participating so far out, what my wife gained was a noticeable and lasting shift in her attitude toward labour and birth; Anna gave her the space and the opportunity to be excited rather than anxious and uncertain. It’s hard to overstate the impact of reframing the pain of labour into the context of muscles doing what they are designed to do, and knowing that each contraction of the uterus is a very intentional and productive process of opening up. The course also brings fathers right into the business end as an essential spiritual steward and hospital negotiator, and this was the first time I had been able to feel like I had a serious role to play, rather than being a passenger".
Anonymous new Dad, 2o2o


"I loved sharing this time with my husband".

"We really enjoyed taking Anna’s private course last weekend with my husband in our home.

I highly recommend her course, because even I had read a lot I didn’t know many things that she told us: relaxations, visualizations and how to control my mind during labour and birth. I loved sharing this time with my husband too because now he knows that even if he is not the one having the baby, he has an important role too 💗 I finished the course feeling strong, empowered and excited about everything that’s coming 💫💫💫THANK YOU, ANNA ❤️".
Alejandra, First time Mum - 2o2o


"I can confidently, happily say that I have a positive birth story, and I attribute much of that to Anna and her hypnobirthing course".

"Anna's course gave me the confidence I needed to own my birth story. Compared to my antenatal course, which despite being very helpful and connecting me with great people ultimately left me feeling anxious and totally unsure of myself, Anna's course made me feel empowered, capable, and genuinely eager and excited for labour to start. Although I moved between using the techniques I learned in Anna's course and older meditations I'd practiced to stay calm during labour, I know that the course was instrumental in enabling me to believe in myself throughout the whole birth and to trust my intuition, which turned out to be critical with a much shorter first stage of labour than expected. Not everything went according to plan at the birth (plan A anyway), but with the preparation we'd done following Anna's course, we were able to make decisions quickly and respond to the situation. I can confidently, happily say that I have a positive birth story, and I attribute much of that to Anna and her hypnobirthing course. Alongside pregnancy yoga it's one of the most critical things my partner and I did to prepare for birth, and I recommend it to everyone. Thank you, Anna!

Jenny - 1st time parent, Oct 2o2o


"The hypnobirthing skills we learnt with Anna were front and centre for both of us".

"We had a really lovely birth experience. I labored for about 2 days at home, then went to hospital and our little one arrived within 5 hours.  The hypnobirthing skills we learnt with Anna were front and centre for both of us. We had been listening to the audios each night for about two months prior. I was very relaxed throughout the pregnancy and during birth my husband was able to cue me with breathing when the surges were coming. Thank you again for the course, it made the world of difference for us!"

Rachael - 1st time parent, Nov 2o2o