“Our body-wisdom knows how to birth a baby. What is required of the woman who births naturally is for her to surrender to this body-wisdom. You can’t think your way through a birth, and you can’t fake it.” Leslie McIntyre
Why Hypnobirthing Works
Hypnobirthing is a different antenatal and mindfulness birth education that teaches you how to remove the fears that block you from looking forward to an exciting, relaxing, empowering and gentle birth experience. Through fully understanding how your body works during labour and birth and regular practise of deep relaxation techniques in the lead up to your baby's birth, you will re-learn everything you have previously known about giving birth. You will learn to refocus your view of childbirth as a normal, non-eventful, no drama, enjoyable and completely natural way to birth your baby.
'Hypno' birthing might sound a bit wacky and conjure up all sorts of thoughts... remember that Little Britain sketch Look into my eyes, no not around my eyes, into my eyes? Well... Hypnobirthing is NOT like that! Using hypnosis in birth is actually the mother training herself to maintain a state of deep relaxation while she gives birth. When the mother is in this deeply relaxed state she will be very calm but also fully in control of what is going on within her and around her; she will not be fighting the process, she will not be in panic, or scared, she will be giving her body permission to do what it does naturally. In doing so her labour should be easier and it is often reported to be quicker. There is lots of science and logic behind a Hypnobirth and when you have all the facts it will make perfect sense... it is just a matter of believing in the process, having an open mind if plans change, believing in yourself and having a great team around you to support and encourage you the whole way.
Hypnobirthing has proven time and time again that it is possible to experience a shorter labour, often much more comfortable and completely natural without the use of drugs. It can also be applied anywhere you feel safe to give birth; hospital, birth centre or at home and it also really helps you to feel calm and in control if you either choose to have a 'natural' C-section or if an emergency C-section becomes a necessary part of your birth experience. Hypnobirthing is purely a set of tools to keep you feeling relaxed, no matter what happens on your birthing journey.
A Hypnobirthing mother will use visualisations, deep breathing exercises, positive affirmations and relaxation techniques during her labour and the birth of her baby. This kind of birth offers a host of benefits to the mother, partner and baby that can last a lifetime.
During a class you will be encouraged to release any fears and negative emotions you have around labour and birth, these will be replaced with confident, positive beliefs that will support you during your labour, your baby's birth and long into your family's lives.
"The whole point of woman-centred birth is the knowledge that a woman is the birth power source. She may need, and deserve, help, but in essence, she always had, currently has, and will have the power.” Heather McCue
How will Hypnobirthing benefit you? In my experience, both from giving birth and from talking to lots of mums about their births Hypnobirthing is the KEY to having a relaxing, natural, positive & enjoyable (yep that's right) birth experience. I think you and every other expectant mother out there deserves to experience the same. It is a rite of passage that can be truly wonderful. Birth is so medicalised these days and unless an intervention is clinically justified it doesn't need to be. You always have a choice! There are so many negative tales of birth but not every birth is like that, just go to my positive birth stories page to see why. Your mind and body work in unison together all the time, having a baby is no different and I will show you how.
I will give you all the tools and skills you need to support you around your pregnancy and birth. I will be on the phone should you need to talk anything over and I will be there to support and encourage you every step of the way. I want you not to fear child birth but to have full confidence in yourself and your abilities. I want you to feel strong and empowered so that you can focus on having an incredible, life-changing and positive birth experience.
This is a wonderful talk on the power of Hypnobirthing
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