What is hypnobirthing?
Hypnobirthing is a logical, popular, and effective way to prepare for birth. It includes a set of techniques that encourages you to work with your body and to trust your instincts, leading to a calmer and more confident birth.
Our bodies are perfectly designed to give birth – after all, we have been doing so for thousands of years – but society and the media have loaded us with negative images which can act as a block to birth, putting fear and anxiety in the place of excitement and confidence.
Hypnobirthing uses simple relaxation techniques to help you release any fear or negativity you may be feeling about your baby’s birth, allowing you to enjoy the experience – this is possible, regardless of what we are told in the media. It will provide you with effective breathing exercises to prepare your body for the birth of your baby.
Hypnobirthing will also give you all the information you need to make informed decisions so that you can have the birth that is right for you and your baby.
Benefits for Mum and Partner
You are likely to experience a more comfortable and sometimes pain free birth.
Length of labour is often much shorter with Hypnobirthing births.
Less drugs and medical intervention are used in Hypnobirthing births.
Mums often bounce back quicker after a Hypnobirthing birth as the physical impact of giving birth is reduced.
Your birth partner will learn how to support you and have a central and active role in the birth. A truly shared and loving experience.
Benefits for Baby
Your baby will arrive to a serene and relaxed environment, alert and ready to bond with you as nature intended.
Less drugs and medical intervention are used in Hypnobirthing births allowing your baby to develop naturally and easily after they arrive.
Hypnobirthing babies are often calmer babies
Will hypnobirthing help me?
Everyone can benefit from hypnobirthing and although hypnobirthing does not guarantee a perfect birth, it always makes a difference. Fear release exercises reduce anxiety, allowing your body to work as nature intended.
The hypnobirthing course teaches all of the techniques needed to ensure a calm and serene birth. Both partners are encouraged to participate in relaxation and breathing exercises, therefore both benefit from the feelings of wellbeing that are elicited.