Frequently Asked Questions
What Will I Learn on a KG Hypnobirthing Course?
A KG Hypnobirthing birth can be the most wonderful and empowering experience of your life.
What Course Materials Am I Given?
Before the course you will be sent you will be sent Colour & Calmness the pregnancy and birth relaxation CD or MP3 so you can start to practice and develop a positive outlook on pregnancy and birth straight away.
At the course you will be given The Hypnobirthing Book and a folder of handouts to support you during the rest of your pregnancy and the birth of your baby.
Does the Father Need to Come to Hypnobirthing Too?
Will Hypnobirthing Work for Me if I Come on My Own?
Yes, definitely. Many women have come to the course on their own if they have a husband who is away on business, as a single mum, if it’s a second baby and they can’t find a babysitter for their elder child, or any other reason. Just remember that KG Hypnobirthing works, and you are very welcome. If your partner can’t come, we would welcome your mother, a friend, or whoever will be supporting you at the birth instead.
And After the Course – What Then?
What is the Best Format for Hypnobirthing?
We teach KG hypnobirthing in 4 sessions, one per week. However, you will find KG hypnobirthing taught in different formats, 2 days, 4 short sessions, or 5 short sessions. Each format has its pros and cons, but there is no research showing that one method is better than another. The bottom line is simply that KG Hypnobirthing works, so choose the format that is most convenient for you. Contact your teacher to discuss the timing that suits you.
Is The Hypnobirthing Book and the Colour and Calmness Relaxation CD Sufficient?
People sometimes ask if buying The Hypnobirthing Book and the Colour and Calmness CD is sufficient without coming to a course. The honest answer is, ‘I don’t know’. For a few mothers it is, for many it isn’t (though it will always make a difference). The trouble is, you don’t know which category you come into until after your baby is born.
You undoubtedly get more information and feel more supported from attending a course. How many people have bought a series of audios to learn a language and then found that going to a course is far more effective?
When Should I Do The KG Hypnobirthing Course?
Given the choice, I would advise doing the course in the second trimester of your pregnancy so you can enjoy the benefits during your pregnancy as well as at the birth of your baby. It is not so much a matter of learning facts so they are fresh in your mind, but more a matter of absorbing the information so that it becomes second nature, but KG Hypnobirthing works whenever you do it. I have taught a woman who gave birth two days later, and it worked perfectly well.
If you do the course earlier, you get the benefits of KG Hypnobirthing during your pregnancy as well as at the birth of your baby.
Does the Fee Cover Both of Us?
Yes, there is no additional charge for the father to attend, and most fathers do come to support their partners.
How Many Couples Are There in a Group?
Group classes have a maximum of 4 couples. However, the size of the groups classes vary, depending on a great many factors including the venue and the time of year. It can be lovely to do Hypnobirthing in a group because you can meet other expectant couples, exchange ideas, and learn from their questions. The groups are kept small enough to be personal, and large enough to be friendly.