What is HypnoBirthing?
& the benefits of HypnoBirthing
What is HypnoBirthing?
HypnoBirthing teaches you how to stay relaxed, alert and in control during your baby's birth.
HypnoBirthing isn't just for 'hippies'. There's no pendulums swinging. I don't smell of earth and I definitely won't make you run around on all fours wagging an imaginary tail. HypnoBirthing is not just about hypnosis. It is a childbirth education program designed to help you achieve a positive, relaxed and calm birth that your body was designed for, no matter what turn your baby’s birth might take.
Instead of focusing on “pain” and “drugs” and how mum can cope through labour, it teaches you how to call upon your body’s natural instincts and use techniques and tools to help you stay relaxed, comfortable and in control during your baby's birth.
You'll learn how to use self-hypnosis to take yourself into a deep relaxation during birth (whilst still being totally in control and alert), effective breathing techniques, visualisation, positive thinking, fear release, special massage, and birth partners will learn how they can be involved too.
We look at how your body is perfectly designed to give birth, the hormones and their effect (positive and negative) on labour, and how you can birth your baby in comfort and without pain.
And so much more!
I gave birth to my two children using HypnoBirthing and I can honestly say, they were the most amazing moments of my life. After my daughter's birth, I was so full of energy, I felt so empowered, I wanted to do it all again! That's because HypnoBirthing helped me feel confident, positive, calm, relaxed and comfortable during my pregnancy and birth.
My husband and I worked together as a team. HypnoBirthing teaches your birth partner (husband, friend, sister) techniques and ways in which they can be very involved. They're no longer a spare part in the birth room, feeling awkward and useless. You are a team, welcoming your baby into the world together.
This kind of birth can be yours!
From the very first class, you'll notice how you feel more positive, more confident, and more relaxed. It's not just mums who benefit:
Dad/birth partner - you'll feel involved in the pregnancy, prepared and excited about your baby's birth! During the birth you will feel in control and completely involved, working with mum together, as a team.
Mum - you'll feel EMPOWERED, and really relaxed during pregnancy, prepared, positive and excited about your baby's birth. During the birth you will know how to stay calm, relaxed and will feel totally in control. It's even very possible to experience birth without one ounce of pain! After birth, you will have so much more energy!
Baby - you too little one...you'll be born in a gentle, calm way so you'll be a pretty chilled out baby and may even sleep and feed better.
PLUS there are so many more benefits:
Teaches you how your body is designed to give birth
Can shorten labour
Mum is relaxed and calm during birth, and even sometimes sleeping through contractions!
Often a pain-free birth experience
High success rate in helping turn breech babies
Greatly reduces the need for painkillers, drugs, episiotomy and other interventions
Reduces tiredness for the mum during birth
Gives dads/birth partner an important role during the pregnancy and birth (instead of feeling nervous, lost and unsure)
Provides knowledge of the birth process, helping you feel prepared
Confidence when dealing with medical staff
Reduces the need for difficult and tiring pushing
Mum and dad/birth partner work as a team, bringing them closer together and building that special bond
Mum feels happy, content and comfortable after the birth, which can reduce the “baby blues” and post-natal depression
Teaches relaxation techniques that can be used in other aspects of life too (feeling stressed with a toddler, can’t sleep, dentist….)
It is about taking control of your birth experience, whether you give birth at home, in hospital, via c-section, or in the back of a taxi.
I teach the Mongan Method of HypnoBirthing (the original method which has been going for over 29 years and is taught in over 55 countries, and in many languages!). This is a complete birth preparation course made up of 5 sessions of 2.5 hours each, usually over 5 weeks. This will give you time to practice in between sessions, where the new knowledge and skills learnt in the sessions, become automatic and natural to you.
You'll learn how to deeply relax and take yourself away to a lovely peaceful place, whilst remaining alert and in control. You'll find out all about the hormones involved and how birth really doesn't need to be painful. Tools and techniques will empower you to have the safe, calm and comfortable birth you and your baby deserve.
Who is for?
EVERYONE! Whether this is your first baby and you're scared, nervous ,worried or just want some tools to help you through the birth. Or whether this is your fourth baby and your previous births didn't go as planned and have left you feeling nervous or anxious. HypnoBirthing works for everyone! It can help during any type of birth...c-section, VBAC, homebirth, hospital, in the back of the car!
The course is designed for mums-to-be to attend with their birth partner (husband, wife, partner, friend, family member). Your birth partner is the person you would like to be with you during your birth. If this isn't possible, then you can still do the course on your own and can still have a wonderful HypnoBirthing birth.
Most parents like to start the course after their 20 week scan, but it's never too early or too late. The programme works best if started between 20 and 30 weeks.
Classes are friendly, fun and relaxed and gives you a chance to just stop what you’re doing in life’s busy schedule, and spend time learning to let go and relax your mind and body, while preparing for your baby’s birth.
I offer group and private courses, and hold monthly taster sessions (free information session). I also offer refresher courses.