Using Hypnotherapy For Birth

Increase your self confidence and trust in your body's natural ability to give birth

Hypnotherapy uses the natural state of hypnosis, deep relaxation and the power of suggestion to enhance your pregnancy and birth experience to allow this most magical and special time to be a relaxed and calm one.

Hypnotherapy allows you to overcome the fear and anxiety associated with pregnancy and labour, and to increase self confidence and trust in your bodies natural ability to give birth. This new way of thinking helps eliminate fear and tension which is known to lead to severe pain during the birth process.

I have personal experience in using Hypnotherapy in childbirth. Before Knowing how powerful Hypnosis could be in eliminating pain in labour, I had my first child after a 12 hour, very painful labour, where I had to have pain relief and suffered a lot of anxiety for me and for my baby.

I then learnt about using hypnosis to help in labour and used these techniques with my second child, she was born in 3 hours at home, I needed no pain relief, and was very relaxed. A much more pleasurable experience for me and my baby!!

New Hypnobirthing Classes

Announcing new dates for Hypnobirthing groups! This is a wonderful way to meet new parents in your area! Group classes contain a maximum of 6 people (mums and their birth partners).

There are 4 classes, each 2.5 hours long per course. Group Classes take home a Hypnobirthing manual, 5 x MP3s, professional scripts, class handouts. Private tuition is also available.

Class ONE

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I love class one as I teach you and your birth partner how the body works in labour, how fear and anxiety affects the body and how our imagination has an effect on our feelings.

It’s great to see a Mum change her perspective about birth and start to feel postive as she understands how to take back control.

Dad’s, if they’ve been unsure about what to expect from hypnobirthing realise it’s not all a load of mystic weirdness and it all makes logical sense and are completely on board to support their partner!

What we'll cover:

  • The picture of childbirth today
  • Defining hypnosis
  • Acknowledging pain
  • The physiology of birth and the impact of fear
  • The impact of fear on the baby
  • The impact of fear on a natural labour
  • Understanding your mind and its connection with your body
  • The impact of others

We watch a DVD of a hypnobirth and see how birth can be  calm and empowering.

Class TWO

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In this class you will learn 3 easy and very effective different breathing techniques to help you to remain relaxed during pregnancy and to start practicing and becoming an expert of the breathing techniques for labour.

I will teach you and your birth partner a way to practice all the techniques together and to enjoy preparing and helping each other for your baby’s birth.

What we'll cover:

  • Relaxation – the antidote to discomfort
  • What is relaxation?
  • Positions for relaxation
  • Remember to breathe
  • Self hypnosis
  • Eyes open hypnosis
  • Time distortion
  • Anchoring
  • Birth partner’s script
  • Establishing a practice routine

We watch another hypno birth DVD in this class, showing how breathing techniques support a calm birth.

Class THREE

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In this class we discuss the importance of prenatel bonding and alternate ways of promoting comfort for you in labour. I share with you some ideas for naturally bringing on labour and the benefits of a natural birth.

We talk over all the elements that you may find important on your birth plan and all the things to consider when you prepare for your baby’s birth.

What we'll cover:

  • Prenatel bonding
  • Choosing where to have your baby
  • Choosing who will be with you when you have your baby
  • Alternate options for promoting comfort
  • Medical intervations
  • Medical interventions before labour commences
  • Natural nudges of encouragement for your baby
  • Medical intervention for birth
  • What are the benefits of having a natural birth?
  • Birth planning
  • Physical preparation for birth
  • Your baby’s ideal position for birth
  • Fear release session

We watch another hypnobirth, again showing how the techniques help in labour and birth.

Class FOUR

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The final class of the course, and every couple I’ve taught has said how they didn’t want it to end!

I will teach you in this class how to do soothing strokes which helps mum to feel calm and release endorphin. We talk about how to birth your baby with another breathing technique and establish your birth partners role.

The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme makes the birth partner an integral part in bringing their baby into the world. Great for Mum, great for dad too and I feel the foundations for a couple to become parents.

What we'll cover:

  • Soothing strokes and the power of positive touch
  • Positions for birth
  • Ligaments and pelvis
  • Humming your baby down – birthing your baby
  • Birth partner’s role
  • Using the techniques during labour
  • When baby arrives
  • Sea of serenity
  • Your practice and preparation diary

We watch another powerful hypnobirth and see how other mums have used all the techniques to have a calm and comfortable birth.

I will share with you what to take to hospital for you and your baby and how to continue to practice up to the birth of your baby.

I always love to hear when a baby is born and most couples have come back to share their birth story with me and show off their lovely bundle!

I hope I get to meet your baby sometime soon too!