So, what is it?
It's educational, It's empowering, It's fun!
It's essentially an antenatal course but there is so much more to it than "just an antenatal course with added relaxations".
It's evidence based, It's non judgmental, It's a place to feel supported and to make friends.
No matter what birth you want, Hypnobirthing is something all birthers can benefit from!
Lets get to the point. 'Hypnobirthing' is a really rubbish name. It comes with so many stereotypical representations that people are well in their rights to be sceptical of but I promise you its far from what you may believe.
The logic behind Hypnobirthing is that pain in labour is a fear response. This fear response (mostly caused by the fear of the unknown or lack of control in the birthing process) can be reduced or avoided all together by learning and practicing effective techniques.
The techniques taught throughout the course encourage relaxation and this is where the 'Hypno" part of hypnobirthing comes from. These techniques are simply tools that work on dismantling your fears or worries around birth (Don't worry, at not point am I going to make you to cluck like a chicken or realign your Chakras! It's all about shifting your perspective so you can see birth in a different light to the one thats portrayed to us so negatively in society.)
These techniques alongside a full antenatal course is where the real sh*t happens. By the end of the course you will know everything about how your body is supporting your baby, all the options and rights you have during pregnancy and birth and most of all you will feel like a badass who's ready to meet their baby!
Techniques to help you remain calm throughout the remainder of your pregnancy and in your birth.
How your body and your mind can work together.
The science behind birth.
The different stages of labour and how to cope with each stage.
How to deal with special circumstances that may arrise in pregnancy and birth.
How you and your birth partner can work together to be the best team ever made!.
How using hypnobirthing techniques can support a birth no matter what birth you choose.
The importance of your birth partner and your birthing environment.
How to feel confident about the choices you make during pregnancy and birth.
What happens after the birth and what your options are.
How much of a badass you really are!
Hypnobirthing is beneficial in any birth scenario. Every birth is different and every expectation of birth is different. It does not matter if you want a drug free natural birth, a medicated induction or an elected caesarian.
Hypnobirthing supports and works for any birth. You have the right to choose what you want and what you feel is best for you and your baby. Hypnobirthing is about releasing any fear or anxiety around birth, educating you and your birth partner so you can make informed decisions based on true facts and understanding how your body works so your mind can work with it and not against it.
There is no judgement on your birthing preferences, only support!
So is hypnobirthing right for you?
BECAUSE YOU FRICKIN' DESERVE IT!
If you are still not too sure about hypnobirthing then come and join our taster!
Every month we hold a FREE online taster session so you can meet me, hear little bit more about hypnobirthing and find out what else the course has to offer.