HypnoBirthing is a 5 week childbirth education course, based on the belief that for a healthy woman having a healthy baby, birth is a normal, natural bodily function. Based on physiological and medical evidence, it is taught in hospitals throughout the UK, and is starting to be taught in Australian hospitals too.
Many antenatal classes teach women about birth and there is a huge amount of information available on line. However, birth is an event that we need to train for, physically and mentally. HypnoBirthing gives you so much more than a traditional hospital antenatal class.
Regardless of where you are birthing, or how your birthing unfolds, the aim is to make the experience of your baby’s arrival positive. Each birth is going to take its own course and no-one can predict what journey your baby will take. You will learn how to trust your body, your baby and the process of birthing.
The course is designed to help couples understand their options so they feel excited and prepared. It is a toolkit of physical and mental skills which empower couples to welcome the events of labour and birth, however they unfold. HypnoBirthing might sound ‘new age’ but it is simply a set of very logical steps that every woman should know about, that make a very big difference to the birthing process.
You will learn how to trust your body and work with it as well as how to free yourself of harmful emotions that lead to tight muscles which cause pain.
Our very intelligent body knows how to birth a baby (it does a pretty good job of growing one too). We start to confuse it when we question and manipulate a natural instinctive process. A woman’s uterus is perfectly designed to birth, but in order for the outlet of the uterus to open and allow the baby to move down, through and out into the birth path, the muscle fibres need to relax.
It’s important to understand that labour and birth are involuntary, the uterus contracts spontaneously first to open the womb and then to give birth to the baby. All of this happens without your conscious control. The breathing techniques taught in HypnoBirthing are designed to help you to work with these birthing muscles and to maximise their efficiency.
Many Dads attend the first session with scepticism but when they learn that the education is based on medical and physiological facts, and that they can help their partners through this intense experience, they embrace the philosophy and the techniques involved.
the birth of ezra
HypnoBirthing sessions clashed with Dad Jason's sports activities - but after the first session he made alternative plans in order to attend the whole course. Nicole was blessed to have him and best friend Troy as the perfect combination of birth support which helped her to have a natural calm birth.
"Thank you so much again for everything you taught us and empowering us to take control of our own birth xoxox"
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