Women should be as informed as possible about their childbirth options, so they can have a voice in the process, advocate for what they want and make the most informed choice. .
Hypnobirthing is an antenatal education which is logical, practical, simple and very effective. It will help you to feel calm, confident and in control of your birth experience. .
The name however can be misleading. Hypnosis is simply words; words used in a more positive and focused way to help us let go of some of the negatives we have all acquired in our lives. Relaxations are part of what we do during a hypnobirthing course and are really beneficial in helping to change a negative perception to a positive one. The tools and techniques that we learn through hypnobirthing are not only useful for labour but also in our every day lives. .
Fun fact: We all enter hypnosis at least twice daily, when we are falling asleep and when we awaken. Hypnosis is often described as being akin to sleep.
In 1955, it was concluded that hypnosis is an effective method of relieving pain in childbirth without altering the normal course of labour. In other words it was approved as official BMA (British Medical Association) policy.
Most women who are pregnant look forward to having their baby, but for many this joyful anticipation is tinged with fear, partly for historical reasons, and partly because of the negative stories about birth that people feel they need to tell you when you are pregnant. The modern media also have a heavy responsibility in portraying birth as a traumatic experience in order to make it more dramatic on screen. .
Fear inhibits the normal efficient functioning of the body and in hypnobirthing I work to release this fear so that a woman is free to give birth efficiently and comfortably.