What is Hypnobirthing?

“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience"

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Hypnobirthing is based on the belief that, when your natural birthing instincts are allowed to play out, you can have a comfortable, calm and gentle birthing. By using special breathing techniques, deep relaxation and visualisations you can become empowered and confident in trusting that your body and your baby know how to birth intuitively.

In the modern world our view of pregnancy and birth has become distorted by negative stories, over dramatisation in the media and an assumption that the birthing of a baby will inevitably be accompanied by medical intervention. This has created a sense of fear and anxiety around birth. Hypnobirthing is a complete antenatal course that provides the tools to allow your mind to fully relax and lose this fear therefore allowing your body to let go of tension and birth more easily and more comfortably.

Hypnobirthing is about the whole journey you make with your baby. It considers the consciousness of the developing baby, the start of the bonding process and teaches you how to make your baby’s experience and start in life the best that it can be.

What are the benefits?

Hypnobirthing is supported by scientific evidence in providing a range of benefits to the mother and her baby:

Labours where Hypnobirthing is used tend to be shorter

Caesarean section rates tend to be much lower and
   Hypnobirthing can greatly reduce the need for chemical
   painkillers and drugs

Women report feeling more confident, relaxed, less
   fearful, focused and in control, as well as recognising the
   ease and comfort of labour and birth

Hypnobirthing techniques can be used long after the birth
   to support breastfeeding, general relaxation or
   maintaining a sense of calm during times of stress

Babies born using Hypnobirthing can tend to be calmer,
   feed better and sleep better and experience less trauma,
   because they are gently and calmly breathed into the
   world at their own pace

Babies usually have higher Agpar scores (a measure of
   how well your baby is doing after the birth)

Hypnosis has been used to assist in turning babies with a
   breech presentation

The need for episiotomy is reduced

Meg Brierley


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