HypnoBirthing is not your ordinary prenatal class! This education program is based on the philosophy and understanding that all babies should come into this world in a calm, peaceful and loving environment. And who wouldn’t want that?
Whilst HypnoBirthing may appear ‘alternative’ or a bit ‘out there’ it is quite simply a program designed to help you better understand the options you have regarding birth, provide you with simple tools to assist the natural birth process and reduce the fear associated with the birthing experience. You will feel empowered, informed, excited and confident.
HypnoBirthing is based on physiological, psychological and medical evidence. From this evidence a toolkit of skills have been created which empower couples to understand and welcome the events of labour and birth. The program is family focused, so there is great emphasis on assisting birth companions to be active – and helpful - participants in the birthing process.
Often when using the skills from this life changing program women are able to birth without the need for medical intervention or pain medication. Their babies are calm, content and enter this world easily and gently – a desirable outcome indeed.
When our mind and body are in harmony, when all fears and doubts around birth are eliminated and we trust in our well designed bodies to function as nature intended, birth will be a positive experience.
Advantages of HypnoBirthing
- Shortens the first phase of labour
- Reduces and often eliminates fatigue during labour
- Leaves mother alert, fresh, awake and energised
- Greatly reduces and often eliminates the need for chemical painkillers and drugs
- Helps keep oxygen supplied to the baby during labour
- Reduces the need for an episiotomy
- Embraces the concept of pre-birth parenting
- Empowers parents with techniques to achieve a calm, gentle and easy birth for themselves and their baby
You will learn:
- Everything you need to know to achieve a safer, easier and more comfortable birth
- Explode the myth that pain is necessary in labour - it’s not!
- Techniques of deep relaxation to help you eliminate Fear, Tension and Pain
- Understand how your body is naturally designed to conceive, nurture and birth your baby with ease and comfort
- How you and your birthing companion can create a birthing environment that is calm, serene and joyful rather than tense and stressful
- Natural methods to bring your body into labour without artificial chemical induction
- Gentle birthing techniques that allow you to breathe your baby into the world
- Use your natural birthing instincts to birth your baby in a way that nature intended
I’m not sure if HypnoBirthing is for me?
I know when you’re pregnant that the amount of information & advice can be really overwhelming. Committing to a HypnoBirthing course when you’re just not sure can be a difficult decision. It is for this reason that I welcome you to attend a free information session. During this information session I will give you an overview of how simple & easy tools, that are backed up by scientific research, can assist you to have a calm, gentle & easy birth, watch a lovely HypnoBirth video so you can see how calm & gentle these techniques are. We will also finish with a lovely relaxation session to give you a taste of the techniques & ensure that you float home!
Will I be in control during my birth if I’m under Hypnosis?
You will always have control. You will not be in a trance or a sleep and you certainly won’t be clucking like a chicken (unless you want to)! What you will experience is similar to daydreaming, or the type of focusing that occurs when you are engrossed in a book, a movie or staring into a fire. You will be able to chat to those around you, your spirits will be high, you will be totally relaxed and you will be fully in control.
Who should attend the program with me?
HypnoBirthing is designed to empower the mother AND their birth companions. This might be the baby’s father, your best friend, your mother…whoever is going to be supporting you during your labour is the person who should accompany you in the program. I welcome you to bring the people that will be supporting you.
What is included in the price?
In addition to the 12 hours of class tuition you will also receive a copy of the HypnoBirthing - Mongan Method text book which also contains a CD, a collection of hypnosis mp3’s to download & a birthing tool kit compendium which you will add to each week.
I also offer ongoing support. Whether you just have extra questions, you would like some extra hypnosis scripts to assist getting labour started, turning a breech baby, releasing additional fears etc.
Why is this taught in 5 sessions when other course are offered over a weekend?
Self-hypnosis and deep relaxation are very effective birthing techniques. They are acquired skills that need to be learned gradually and practiced between sessions. This ensures that you have the time to develop the conditioned responses that make HypnoBirthing so successful. There is no shortcut and this why the program is taught in five, 2 ½ hour sessions.
This class schedule allows the time to explore your feelings, to relax with your partner, to resolve and release any anxieties that may arise, and to become acquainted with your baby through pre-birth parenting. We like to work with you personally and to follow your progress, so that we can work with you and prepare you to be ready, relaxed, and confident as you approach the birth of your baby.
I understand that often you might not explore HypnoBirthing until later in your pregnancy or you might have restrictive availability due to your work etc. I will always ensure that you receive a high standard of HypnoBirthing Childbirth Education to ensure you have a wonderful birth & often accommodate these situations with three 4 hour classes. I believe that this is the minimum number of sessions required before the information becomes overwhelming .