What is hypnobirthing?

One of the first questions I get asked as a hypnobirthing teacher, is WHAT IS HYPNOBIRTHING

Whilst hypnobirthing is about teaching you simple self hypnosis, visualisations, relaxations and breathing techniques to help you stay calm and in control of your birthing experience no matter what path this may take, it is also about so much more than that…..

Is hypnobirthing an antenatal class?

Hypnobirthing is a full antenatal class. Throughout the 4 sessions I help you gain an understanding of exactly how your body is working while you are birthing in labour and how fear can impact this. We look at both physical and emotional preparations for birthing your baby and carry out a fear release session. We fully cover your birth plan and alternative options for promoting comfort. As well as this we do cover the relaxation and simple breathing techniques that can help you achieve a calm, comfortable and positive birthing experience.

Sharing your hypnobirthing experience

On top of the great antenatal classes hypnobirthing is a great way to meet other local likeminded pregnant mums in our group classes and regular coffee mornings.

Can I use hypnobirthing if I give birth at home or in a birth centre?

You can use your hypnobirthing techniques wherever you choose to give birth.

Midwives who attend home births or who work in midwife-led birth centres won’t prevent you from using hypnobirthing techniques, and they’re likely to have come across other women who have done hypnobirthing before.

How effective is hypnobirthing?

Hypnobirthing is so much more than just hypnosis for birth, hypnobirthing allows you to have the knowledge, understanding and confidence in both your body and your baby to allow you to have the right birth on the day in a calm and relaxed way.