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WTF is Hypnobirthing?

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WTF is Hypnobirthing?

Hypnobirthing is a birth preparation course/antenatal course with a difference – you learn about the process of birth, how your mind affects your body, how to work with your body to produce the hormones that help your labour along and a massive one here, HOW TO LET GO OF THE FEAR OF GIVING BIRTH!

 

I’m going to break this down for you…

 

The Hypno element of Hypnobirthing is the hypnotherapy or hypnosis element. This is basically using language to change your state – we all know that all things progress much more easily when we are calm and when we are relaxed. The Hypno part of a hypnobirthing course teaches you and your birth partner how to use self-hypnosis to relax your mind and your body. We also use the Hypno element to let go of any fear you have around birth, whether from a previous experience or a complete fear of the unknown if this is your first time.

 

There’s no clucking like a chicken or feeling like you’re out of control at any time – you’ve experienced varying degrees of this state several times a day, every day, for your whole life. It’s just like when you’re driving somewhere and you don’t really remember much of the journey when you arrive at your destination or when you’re day dreaming or lost in a really good book.

 

The birthing part of Hypnobirthing is a full antenatal course so you’ll learn all about what your options are – things like where you can have your baby, what type of pain relief is available, you’ll learn all about what to expect at each stage of labour, what your body is doing during each stage of labour, basically everything you need to know to put your birth plan together and feel confident about making decisions about your birth.

 

It’s not any kind of whacky, airy fairy mumbo jumbo – it’s a comprehensive, logical and evidence based course that will change the way you think about birth and help you to feel completely prepared and confident.

It’s not any kind of whacky, airy fairy mumbo jumbo – it’s a comprehensive, logical and evidence based course that will change the way you think about birth and help you to feel completely prepared and confident.

Hypnobirthing is an incredible thing to do with your birth partner in terms of them getting involved in your pregnancy and because you complete the whole course together you’re both on the same page in terms of what your options are so you can both be involved in the decision making. We also cover the birth partner’s role, what to expect for them and how they can support you, rather than just standing in the corner like a spare part not really knowing what is going on!

 

The best time to start a Birth Preparation / Hypnobirthing course is from around 20 weeks pregnant, however I know a number of women who have done the course later on in their pregnancy and have still said it’s made a really big difference. I didn’t do Hypnobirthing until 34 weeks (I wish I’d done it sooner) and it made the world of difference to me in terms of how I thought about labour before, during and after.

 

Click here for Hypnobirthing course options and to book.

 

If you want to find out more before you book, please do give me a call or drop me an e-mail. I would love to have a chat with you and answer any questions.

 

Leah x

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