TERMS & CONDITIONS

 

These will be updated from time to time, so please ensure you read them before making a booking. Please take special note of the cancellation terms, which provide information on what happens if you cancel at short notice. Please also take note of the conditions under which the online support pages may be accessed.

Please contact me at info@emilyhousman.com if you have any questions regarding the terms and conditions before purchasing or attending any classes, courses sessions or online supported programme. And please read the privacy information

All classes are run by Emily Housman, registered UK Midwife. I qualified as a DreamBirth Imagery practitioner (2017, School of Images), as a Level 1 Trainer with the UK Hypopressives Trainers Course (2020). I also have a BSc in Psychology, University College London (2008).

This website is owned by myself, Emily Housman. These terms and conditions identify the terms and conditions under which you may use this website and services. This website offers visitors information and services in the form of sessions, online material and information for general education. The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. By accessing or using the website of our service you approve that you have read, understood and agreed to the terms and conditions of use.

General Disclaimer

  • All products, services and written material are intended for general education and information purposes only, and are not intended as, and do not take the place of medical or professional advice. 

  • I do not provide any medical advice, diagnosis, treatment or medical service.

  • If you have any concerns about any medical matter, you should consult your doctor, midwife, or other professional as soon as possible.

  • The information I provide on the website is for educational purposes only, and any opinion expressed by myself in my blog or social media posts are subjective in nature. I always strive to provide up to date information, and draw from experiences in my own personal life, however you must not rely on this information.

The Course

  • The Immersive Pregnancy Course usually takes 6 weeks, and it seeks to educate you and give you tools to improve your pregnancy and birth experience, however there is no guarantee the tools with work for you.

  • Participation in the Immersive Pregnancy Course by yourself, is undertaken with the understanding that no litigation or legal action whatsoever will be initiated, and that no form of compensation or reimbursement or refund will be claimed or applied for at any time now or in the future against Emily Housman, under any circumstances whatsoever. 

  • I use feedback from former or current clients to demonstrate what can be achieved through Imagery, Hypopressives or Antenatal education, however, there is no guarantee that you will achieve the same results or effects. I will work hard with you and do my utmost to support you so that you get the most out of the techniques.

Hypopressives

  • The course includes instruction in Hypopressive for Pregnancy which are exercises that have been adapted to be safe for pregnancy. Emily also offers a postnatal Hypopressives Program. Always seek medical advice before embarking on any exercise programme. All exercise is undertaken at your own risk and Emily cannot be held responsible for any unforeseen health issues you may have. 

  • Before starting Hypopressives, you (the client) must have completed the welcome pack to assess general suitability for Hypopressives. However, ultimate responsibility in assessing the suitability and safety of Hypopressives rests upon you, the client. If you answer ‘yes’ to any of the contraindications, or have any other health concerns, you may or may not have stated, then it is up to you to get the necessary approval from a medical professional to start the programme. 

  • You are responsible for updating me, Emily Housman, with any changes to your health, which may or may not affect the suitability of the Hypopressives programme undertaken.

  • I will provide you with support and guidance, to help you learn the basic of hypopressives. The success of the exercises will depend on factors including your motivation, time commitment and participation. 

  • In using the Hypopressives, you acknowledge there is an inherent risk in any fitness routine, and there is no guarantee that you will fully resolve your issues or improve your symptoms significantly as a result of purchasing or completing the Programme.

  • Feedback from you, the client, regarding symptom improvement during the full hypopressives programme will be measured using a validated research questionnaire – the first is completed at the start of the programme and the same questionnaire is completed at the end of the programme. The result of these are used by myself as anonymised data to provide information, on social media and at events on the effectiveness of the Hypopressives technique. This is purely in the form of symptom and quality of life improvement data collection. I will ask for your written permission. If you do not wish for you results to be included – please inform me by email at info@emilyhousman.com

  • Any feedback given after the course has ended, will be published with your permission, using your first name.

Retention of right to change offering

I (Emily Housman) may, without prior notice, change the services; stop providing the services or any features of the services I offer; or create limits for the service. I may permanently or temporarily terminate or suspend access to the services without notice and liability for any reason or for no reason, including technical problems. 

Ownership of intellectual property, copyrights and logos

The Service and all materials therein or transferred thereby, including, without limitation, software, images, text, graphics, logos, patents, trademarks, service marks, copyrights, photographs, audio, video and all Intellectual Property Rights related thereto, are the exclusive property of Emily Housman. Except as explicitly provided herein, nothing in these Terms shall be deemed to create a license in or under any such Intellectual Property Rights, and you agree not to sell, license, rent, modify, distribute, copy, reproduce, transmit, publicly display publish, adapt, edit or create derivative works thereof.

Contraindications

Please contact me if you are unsure whether the Immersive Pregnancy Program, DreamBirth imagery or Hypopressives is suitable for you before you book onto a course or class. Contraindications to Hypopressives include – some heart conditions and uncontrolled blood pressure problems, recent surgery, within 6 weeks postnatal, some shoulder conditions will need programme modifications, serious digestive conditions can be a contraindication, particularly if experiencing a flare-up, and some hernias. The apnea hypopressive breath is contraindicated in pregnancy and therefore when hypopressives is taught in pregnancy there is an adapted breathing technique that you can safely use.

Course dates

At the start of the course you will be given the dates when the course will run, which will be over 6-8week and include 6 sessions. Please choose a course where you are able to attend all the classes to get the most out of the support offered.​

Booking & paying for Immersive Pregnancy Course

  • Please pay for tasters, classes and courses with payment details from Emily

  • An advanced deposit of £50 is taken at time of booking to secure your place on a course, and this will be deduct from the total amount.

  • The course needs to be paid in full atleast 48 hrs before the course start date

  • If you’d like to pay in instalments – please contact me to arrange this. 

  • After you have booked, I will contact you to set you up with the online course details

  • In placing a booking, you (the Client), do so with full and informed consent and agreement with all the terms and conditions of use.

  • The programmes are only for those aged 18 years or over

  • Published prices may change. 

  • There may be times when there is a waiting time for joining a course or class

  • It is recommended that you aim to complete the course by the time you are 37 weeks gestation.

Cancelling / rescheduling appointments

  • Weekly course classes are fixed, and if you are unable to attend one week Emily may not be able to cover the material in the next class, but Emily will offer information over email with what was covered.

  • Please let me know as soon as possible if you can’t attend a scheduled class

  • Should I need to cancel a session due to illness or unforeseen circumstances, the session will be rescheduled and offered on an alternative day as soon as possible.

Refunds

  • If you have booked on, and paid for the Immersive Pregnancy Course and cancel before the first class, 50% of the Programme cost will be refunded to you within 24 hours.

  • The £50 deposit is unfortunately non-refundable once paid.

  • If you give birth before the course is complete and you therefore do not need to attend the remainder of the course, Emily can offer you a free one-to-one postnatal session that can focus either on postnatal information and education, Imagery, Hypopressives or discussing your birth experience.

Please get in touch if you have any questions! – Emily