There are so many messages that are thought in hypnobirthing that apply in every day life. This is one of them! This post couldn’t be more apt after the week we’ve just had. No one should live in fear, no one! Likewise in labour, your body will only feel it’s safe to birth your baby if there is no fear, you feel safe in the environment that you’re in. We often talk about the 4 C’s of Hypnobirthing:
Fear is the root of all problems. If there is fear, there is adrenaline. Adrenaline hinders the muscles of the uterus making it more difficult for them to do the job they are naturally designed to do. The key is to limit the amount of adrenaline that you produce while you are in labour and there are lots of ways to this.
Oxytocin, on the other hand, is so important and without it you will not be able to birth your baby. So when there is no fear present, when we feel safe, calm, confident and in control of our own birth experience we produce oxytocin. When we do, the muscles of the uterus can work perfectly, without tension, without discomfort.
Hypnobirthing will help you unlock the fear and gain tremendous confidence in birthing your baby.