People often ask me about hypnobirthing and how it works. The truth is, hypnobirthing is logical simple, and very effective. It is a complete antenatal education, providing you with all the practical tools to help you birth your baby safely and gently. It is a process of simply letting go, reducing any fears, preconceived ideas or assumptions you may have about birth, and empowering you and your partners, which will have the most profound impact on your baby which will last a lifetime.
Hypnobirthing is about learning how to use self-hypnosis and relaxation therapies so that the body and mind can easily go into a deeply relaxed state when giving birth. It reduces any stresses and anxiety you may have and will instil a confidence in you that you CAN do this! The work to release the fear is really important, it is not about training you to give birth, it merely helps you reduce your fears and reclaims your confidence. The view that labour and birth are painful and traumatic continue to circulate the media, often leaving expectant parents feelings worried about giving birth.
Hypnobirthing enables you to work intuitively with your body which is naturally designed to birth. When we are calm and relaxed, the muscles of the uterus which assist in the birth of our baby are able to work harmoniously together more efficiently and effectively.
Hypnobirthing is made up of lots of little things which put together will make a big difference, allowing you to feel more comfortable and calm and giving you choices. Utilising these skills and being in the correct position for giving birth will allow your baby to be born more comfortably.
Giving birth calmly, safely and gently is every parent and every baby’s birth right. This takes patience and practice.
It is important to know during labour there are always alternative options, however they might not always be presented to you.
Hypnobirthing can give you knowledge, and knowledge is power.