Frequently Asked Questions
What Will I Learn on a KG Hypnobirthing Course?
Learn about the five Cs of hypnobirthing:
Confidence - When you feel confident, you relax and work with your body in the way nature intended.
Control - With the knowledge you have, you are enabled to take control of how you give birth.
Choice - When you feel in control, the choices you make are the best choices for you and for your baby.
Calm - When you feel calm throughout the birth you are relaxed and your mind and body work together in harmony.
Comfort - The result is that your body works efficiently and comfortably.
A KG Hypnobirthing birth can be the most wonderful and empowering experience of your life.
The course includes:
Very effective work to release fear and build confidence
How the father can be your powerful protector and support
How your body is designed to give birth with efficiency and comfort
Knowledge and information about the whole process
How ‘the system’ that you find yourself in works, and how to work with it to achieve the best result for you
A simple practice regime to support you at home
Understanding how the mind and body work together
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?
He doesn’t, but he will be very glad if he did. Most fathers arrive at the course utterly sceptical and leave extremely enthusiastic. We don’t expect you to believe in it. Why should you? We do ask you to listen to the facts and the logic so you understand how important it is and the difference you as a father or birth companion can make. Have a look at the birth reports from fathers, and you can benefit from their experience.
The caricature of a father at a birth is someone who is nervous, feeling responsible for the situation she is in, holding her hand and wishing he could help, but not knowing what to do.
A hypnobirthing father is knowledgeable and able to support her as she gives birth. He is a huge asset in the birthing room, and many mothers say, ‘I couldn’t have done it without him.’ They have practised together before the birth which brings them closer together, and he knows he has played an important part in how his baby enters the world. This deepens their relationship as a couple, and his relationship with his child.
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?
Your KG Hypnobirthing teacher is always there for you. Please call or email if you feel stressed, are put under pressure, or we can help in any way.
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.
Answering all your questions - ‘What If…..? If Only…..’
If you are expecting your first baby, you may have the phrase on your lips, ‘What if……’. The fears you have are often derived from the dramatic emergencies you have seen on television or the movies. KG Hypnobirthing helps to explain the ‘What ifs’ so you can safely leave them to your midwife. She is highly qualified in ‘what ifs’, but you need the knowledge to understand this.
From women who are expecting their second or subsequent baby, I often hear the words, ‘If only…’. ‘If only I had known, I would have made a different decision.’ ‘If only someone had told me.’ KG Hypnobirthing saves you from saying ‘If only…’ after the birth, and helps you let go of a previous bad experience, so that the birth of your second baby can be a wonderful and empowering experience. You may find this hard to believe, but there are many mothers who can vouch for this. It is the second time mothers who REALLY know the difference that KG Hypnobirthing makes as they have experienced the difference.