Look into my Eyes

You’ve spent nine months mulling over the small stuff — nursery colours, the benefits of an econappy and the font of your baby announcement cards.

The big stuff — how the heck am I going to get this little person out?! — you’ve put firmly to the back of your mind.

Elle Dormer helps bring it front and center. The Kennington-based HypnoBirthing specialist teaches you (and your birth partner) fool-proof relaxation techniques to help you deal with each stage of the birthing process. Plus, you’ll learn to embrace and trust your instincts.

Just like Mother Nature intended.

Elle Dormer HypnoBirthing (07739 728079 or elledormerhypnotherapy.co.uk).

This Week in London

Stella McCartney for GapKids

What: Catwalk-inspired dresses and cool hoodies from a dream high street collaboration.
Why: Starstruck fashion.
When: Nov. 3.
Where: At Gap stores nationwide (0800 427789).

Creepy Cookery at The Kitchen of Parsons Green

What: Learn to make strawberry ghosts and pumpkin lanterns.
Why: It’s ghoulish good fun.
When: Fri., 9:30-10:30 a.m.; Sat., 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Where: The Kitchen of Parsons Green, 275 New King’s Rd., SW6 4RD (020 7736 8067).

Winnie the Pooh Storytelling

What: A reading of Pooh’s latest adventures by author David Benedictus.
Why: It’s a bear necessity.
When: Wed., 2 & 4 p.m.
Where: Fortnum & Mason, 181 Piccadilly, W1A 1ER (08456 025694).

Photo: Gilberto Santa Rosa / Flickr

Fortnum & Mason
181 Piccadilly
London, UK W1A 1ER
020 77348040
275 New King's Rd
Hammersmith, UK SW6 4RD