HypnoBirthing is a program to teach women techniques to learn how to relax during pregnancy and birth.
Women learn how to go into hypnosis, which is a deep, relaxed state of focus.
In hypnosis you are in control of how relaxed you choose to be the entire time, while imagining the given scenario.
HypnoBirthing is practised with guided relaxations and affirmations to be used during pregnancy and birth that are birth-specific.
Hypnosis is a deep state of relaxation, much like meditation or daydreaming. The path to hypnosis is like the path to normal sleep, and like sleep can only be entered into voluntarily.
‘All hypnosis is self-hypnosis’
No one can make an individual be hypnotised, in same way no one can make you go to sleep. You must be a willing participant, allowing yourself to slip into a deep state of relaxation, of which you are in control of your mind and actions at all times.
When giving birth with HypnoBirthing, a mother is not in a trance or asleep but instead in a state of deep relaxation—awake, aware, and fully in control.
Who should attend the class?
Anyone how would like to achieve a calm and positive birth.
HypnoBirthing can be used for all birth circumstances -first time, second time, third time mums etc, c-sections or inductions.
Whilst HypnoBirthing certainly advocates for baby choosing their birthday, the premise of my teaching is to educate participants on the physiology of birth, the instinctive nature of birth and provide a toolbox of techniques that can be used, no matter the circumstance.
When should I attend the class?
It is never too early or too late to learn about HypnoBirthing.
Generally attending sometime after 20 weeks, but ideally before 35 weeks. The class series runs for five weeks, it's best to allow plenty of time to become familiar with, and practice the relaxation techniques you will learn.
If you are worried you've left it too late - get in touch and we can discuss private options.
Should my Birth Partner attend?
It is recommended to bring along someone who will be attending the birth with you - mostly so that you have a support person on the day who is fully understanding of the way in which you would like to approach your birth.
It also means they will be able to support you with all the tools and techniques you will learn.
However, I understand that this is not always possible so get in touch with me and we can certainly find a way to ensure your birth partner can be involved.