So, what exactly is HypnoBirthing™?
I teach the Mongan Method of HypnoBirthing™ which is the original method of Hypnobirthing™ created by Marie Mongan over 30 years ago. The HypnoBirthing™ course is a complete antenatal course giving parents a full in-depth knowledge of all aspects of birth. Unlike traditional antenatal courses, HypnoBirthing™ focuses on teaching women to release fear and anxiety they may have surrounding birth and to have confidence in their body’s natural ability to birth their baby. HypnoBirthing™ mother's learn techniques that enable them to remain deeply relaxed during labour and birth, helping their body to create endorphins and avoid the effects of negative hormones that cause their bodies to constrict rather than open. When giving birth with HypnoBirthing™, a mother is not in a trance or asleep but instead in a state of deep relaxation—awake, aware and fully in control.
The HypnoBirthing™ Premise
For most of their lives, women have been inundated with the negative stories of other women’s birth experiences. Everyone, from their mothers, sisters, aunts, cousins, friends, and even strangers, wants to tell them the horrors of giving birth. They have been conditioned to believe that excruciating pain is associated with labour; and because of this, women today hold an unprecedented fear of giving birth. This extreme fear causes their bodies to become tense, and that tension prohibits their bodies from easily performing a normal physiological function. The result is exactly what they feared most–long, painful birthing or unnecessary intervention.
HypnoBirthing™ enables women to give birth confidently and as calmly, safely, and as gently as possible, whether they have chosen to birth in a hospital, a birthing centre, or at home.
Through a very simple program of self-hypnosis and education they learn to dismiss fear-based stories, misinformation, and birthing myths; and they are helped to see birth as normal. They learn to trust that their body knows how to bring their baby into the world in the calm and gentle way that Nature intended.
Who is Hypnobirthing™ for?
HypnoBirthing™ is suitable for any expectant mum and her birth partner. Whether you’re a first-time mum-to-be or have had previous births. Whether you are planning to birth in a hospital, a birth centre, at home or by C-Section. You might be surprised when we say C-Section but the skill of remaining deeply relaxed, calm and confident is just as valuable in a C-Section birth as it is in a vaginal birth. Have you ever heard of Family-Centred 'gentle' C-Sections? This is just one of the things we discuss in class if you are planning for a C-Section birth.
HypnoBirthing™ can also help those who have had traumatic birth experiences in the past and are seeking a different way with their next child, as well as first time mums who are just a little concerned about the unknown.
If you would like the chance to have a calm, comfortable, safe and gentle birth then HypnoBirthing™ is for you!
What are the benefits of HypnoBirthing™?
-Length of labour is often much shorter
- You are likely to experience a more comfortable and sometimes painfree birth
- The baby will arrive into a calm environment, ready to bond
- Reduces anxiety during pregnancy
- Confident and informed decision-making during labour
- Reduces need of interventions, including C-sections
- Your partner will learn to support you and have a central and active role during labour and birth
What is a HypnoBirthing™ Childbirth Educator?
I trained and qualified as a HypnoBirthing™ ChildBirth Educator (HBCE) with the original HypnoBirthing™ Institute. The HBCE training course is accredited by the Royal College of Midwives. As A HBCE, I am affiliated with and regulated by the HypnoBirthing™ Institute. I must continually meet the requirements as set down by the Executive Board of the HypnoBirthing™ Institute, together with submission of class reports and class evaluations from clients. In addition to this each year I must re-apply for my certification from the Institute through evidence of continued professional development, ensuring that I am up to date with all current practices. Please check my listing on the Practitioner Directory on the HypnoBirthing™ Institutes official website www.hypnobirthing.com