Hypnobirthing is an antenatal education and a set of tools and techniques that women and their birth partners can use during pregnancy and labour to help them reframe how they feel about birth. ⠀⠀ It is important to know what your choices are throughout pregnancy and in labour. It is also important that you feel supported in any choice you make along the way by the people around you. Hypnobirthing is knowledge and knowledge is power. Women and their birth partners should feel completely in control of their own birth experience and get as close as possible to the birth that is right for them and their baby. Whatever that might look like. ⠀⠀ When making a decision, do your research and always make an informed decision. Ask questions. A very useful technique I teach all of my couples is the BRAIN technique. Ask.... ⠀⠀ What are the Benefits? What are the Risks? What are the Alternatives? What does your Instint tell you? What if I do Nothing? ⠀⠀ And after all that, Smile. Why? Because smiling helps you produce oxytocin and we all know how important that is for a labouring Mum.