What is Hypnobirthing?

What is Hypnobirthing?

What is hypnobirthing?


Without a doubt the thought of giving birth can stir up many emotions. Fear, anxiety, excitement, or a mixture of all these combined. Indeed giving birth is such a pivotal moment in a woman’s life, which is why it is so important the experience is a positive one.

As a result of watching TV or overhearing a woman on the bus relaying her birth experience a little too loudly, this negativity becomes the norm. With this in mind Hypnobirthing is a proven method of managing pain and fear during birth.

Consequently we can release these fears and give you an overall more positive experience.


Why does it help?


Firstly there are many benefits to practising hypnobirthing not only for mums, but for birth partners and babies too. In particular hypnobirthing has been proven to shorten labours.

For one thing hypnobirthing women require less pain relief and less interventions, leaving them feeling less fatigued.

Secondly birth partners know their role and feel proactive and involved from the beginning.

Finally the babies themselves have been known to be calmer, better sleepers, and more efficient feeders. Therefore if birth is calmer for you it is calmer for baby. What is not to love!

Hypnobirthing is for all. Home birth, waterbirth, induction in hospital, first time mums or subsequent births.


What do you do in a hypnobirthing class?


The Calm births course uses a combination of Hypnobirthing techniques and practical antenatal education. Indeed you will leave understanding the physical and hormonal changes that take place within your mind and your body.

Armed also with practical techniques including, deep relaxation, in addition to simple breathing techniques and light touch massage to complete the package.

Further more we discuss birth choices, the options available to you and how different scenarios might look for you and your baby. Ensuring that always you are making an informed decision.

At the same time understanding your body and your mind and how you can maintain calm and controlled throughout undoubtedly makes for an easier and more comfortable birth. For one thing your body can use the energy where required and your focus can remain for a more efficient birth.

From someone who experienced Hypnobirthing first-hand. I have never had a more empowering experience in all my life. This is how birth ought to be and can be, everyone should try giving birth this way.


To summarise

The aim is to support and empower you to achieve a calm, beautiful birth, whether that be a vaginal or a C-section birth.

  • Hypnobirthing teaches simple and effective breathing techniques.
  • Relaxations are calming and effective.
  • It gives you visualisations that make the breathing you are doing more effective.
  • Techniques are effective in working to release fear and build your confidence.
  • You will receive simple and clear relaxations to practice each day, and it is in this practice that you achieve the birth you desire. It is true that practice makes perfect.
  • Hypnobirthing is logical, common sense approach backed up by evidence-based research.
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