What is Hypnobirthing?

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WHAT IS HYPNOBIRTHING?

Hypnobirthing is an in-depth antenatal education programme designed to release fear and build confidence for a positive birthing experience.

A SCIENTIFIC APPROACH

It educates you on what your body will do to birth your beautiful baby (or babies!). It also teaches you breathing techniques which enhance your oxygen supply in order to help your muscles work optimally, and show you birth positions to help your baby make their entrance to earth-side easily. When the time comes and labour begins, you will be in tune with your body, know exactly what is happening, how to help it along and what it is doing to bring your bundle of joy into the world.

A WAY TO BE IN CONTROL

Hypnobirthing does not promise the ‘perfect’ birth, but provides you and your birth partner with options and choices that may lay ahead of you. Hypnobirthing gives you all the information and tools needed in order to make the best decision for you and your baby. This covers everything from where to give birth to induction, pain relief, assisted deliveries and caesarean sections. By being informed of options and laying out preferences in advance, you can be in control of your baby’s birth.

A TOOLKIT FOR PREGNANCY, LABOUR AND BIRTH

Hypnobirthing gives you and your birth partner a toolbox of techniques to use both in pregnancy and in labour. This includes scientific-based breathing exercises, calming relaxation scripts, positive affirmations, massage and counter-pressure. It also shows you how to create a calming environment - whether you’re at home, in a birth centre, on a labour ward or in theatre.

A REALITY CHECK

We have all heard that childbirth is scary and painful. We’ve seen it on T.V, we’ve heard the stories, and from the moment we see ‘pregnant’ we believe we are in for a terrible experience. Hypnobirthing gives us a reality check. Our bodies are made to birth. Think about it, we’ve grown another human being. We’ve grown fingers and toes, a heart and pair of lungs, two eyes and two ears, a mouth and a nose (who else is singing the song in their head?!) - the list goes on. We’ve even grown a placenta, a whole new organ for our babies to be able to survive in our womb. Our bellies have ballooned in size. Our organs have moved out of the way to accommodate the life inside of us. We’ve done all this and it hasn’t once been painful - right? Uncomfortable at times - yes. Difficult at times - yes. Tiring at times - yes. But painful? Excruciating? Not usually. Birth is the same. We’ve trusted our bodies to grow a baby. Hypnobirthing gives you science-based information and techniques to retrain your brain so you can trust your body to birth your baby safely and comfortably.

WON’T I BE HYPNOTISED?

Contrary to popular belief, by hypnobirthing you will not hypnotise yourself and your birth partner will not hypnotise you. The ‘hypno’ part refers to the retraining of the brain to let go of all fear of childbirth. You have already been hypnotised into believing that your birth won’t be the amazing and beautiful experience that it will be!

SOUNDING ‘HIPPY DIPPY’ NOW?

Hypnobirthing reminds us how empowering and flaming awesome giving birth can be. By understanding the science of childbirth you’ll see that there is nothing hippy about hypnobirthing.

INTERESTED IN HYPNOBIRTHING?

We run group hypnobirthing classes in Cwmbran and private hypnobirthing classes across SE Wales. Browse our website for more information or book here. Any questions, I will be delighted to answer, so email me at jessica@beautifulbirthingcompany.co.uk.

Jessica Neal