Hypnobirthing enables you to work with your body which is naturally built to give birth. Hypnobirthing teaches you to release fear and negativity that have been programmed into you from an early age. Everybody wants to share with you their negative birth story. TV programmes and films always show birthing women (on their backs!) screaming in pain. But this is not the reality for everyone and Hypnobirthing will teach you to remain calm and gain control of your birth.
The method of Hypnobirthing I teach is KGHypnobirthing which is accredited by the Royal College of Midwives. It is a full antenatal course spread over 4 sessions (you can read more about them here). In the words of Katherine Graves herself ‘Hypnobirthing is logical, simple, practical and very effective; a complete antenatal education. It makes a difference to your experience of giving birth, and gives you the tools to give your baby the best possible start in life.’
I am not promising you the ‘perfect’ birth (is there such a thing?), giving birth is an involuntray response to naturally occuring triggers. But I can promise you that Hypnobirthing will help you achieve the best birth for you. And that’s what it’s all about, the best birth for you. I will teach you how to achieve the 5 C’s – calmness, control, confidence, choice and comfort. I will teach you the techniques of breathing, using visualisations and relaxation scripts as well as educating you about your body. You will learn about how your mind works, how your body changes during labour, optimal birthing positions and receive a comprehensive education about the choices and options available to you when planning to give birth.
Preparation and practice is key to Hypnobirthing. In preparing to meet their babies many people paint the nursery, buy loads of unnecessary baby equipment and listen to other women’s negative birth stories. How is this helpful? You would not prepare to run a marathon in this way, or get ready for an important job interview. In all lifes important events, we plan, research and practice so why should birth be any different? With Hypnobirthing I encourage you to plan for all eventualities, including your best possible c-section scanario, so you can get on with feeling calm, confident, comfortable and in control. Knowing you have made the right choice for you (the 5 C’s!).
Please do get in touch if you have any questions, I look forward to meeting you and working with you very soon.