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Sakina Ballard

I’m Sakina, a Hypnobirthing Teacher, Positive Birth Movement Facilitator, Birth Trauma Resolution Practitioner and Mum of two based in South London. My passion for birth started with my own journey and I am proud to have talked about how birth experiences and antenatal preparation can be improved on BBC Radio and BBC Television as well as writing for other resources.

I started Tranquil Birth to support others having calmer and more confident birth experiences after personally having two very different experiences. I understand first hand the impact birth has on women and their families and why it is important to be able to have experiences we are comfortable with.

As women have nourishing pregnancy and birth experiences, it helps their partners and their babies discover these too, beginning family life with greater tranquilityand wellbeing.

We often look at birth as a mountain we need to climb but it can be an enriching experience and is one that is connected to pregnancy and parenthood. Each phase impacts the next part of the journey.

When I prepared for my first baby I had lots of information but was missing tools to guide me and my partner through the physical process. Mwork with Tranquil Birth is about bridging that gap for all women and in any birth situation.

Every person I have had the privilege of working with has impacted me and my work, giving it more insight, depth and understanding. Each time I teach is a joy for me, as well as a learning experience.

All my birth training has been RCM (Royal College of Midwifery) Accredited and therapeutically supervised in line with best practice.

I also co-chair Croydon Hospital Maternity Voices Partnership, am a champion for the Maternal Mental Health Alliance and parent ambassador for Make Birth Better.

For Hypnobirthing sessions, you can book online, or by contacting Sakina directly. 

Hypnobirthing appointments are 1 hour long, and up to 2 people can attend. Initial appointments are £75, and follow ups (also 1 hour) are £50. 

For Birth Trauma Resolution Therapy sessions, appointments cost £50 per hour. To book or ask any questions please contact Sakina directly at or on 07919 095 306


  • Diploma in Hypnobirthing KGH (RCM Accredited Training)
  • Birth Trauma Resolution Practitioner (RCM Accredited Training)
  • Positive Birth Movement Facilitator
  • IART Rewind Training
  • Bereavement Training
  • MA in Acting, including training in Movement, Psychology, Alexander Technique.

Memberships/Governing bodies 

  • Hypnobirthing Association
  • FEDANT (In Process)

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