“When you change the way you view birth, the way you birth will change”
What is HypnoBirthing?
HypnoBirthing is not about birthing without Pain, it’s birthing with Love and Confidence, without Fear and without unnecessary Intervention.
HypnoBirthing is as much a philosophy as it is a technique. It is a rewarding, relaxing, stress-free method of birthing that is based on the belief that all babies should come into the world in an atmosphere of gentility, calm and joy. When a mother is properly prepared for birthing physically, mentally, and spiritually, she can experience that sort of joy, birthing her baby in an easier, more comfortable manner.
When all her hormones are working beautifully, and the right emotional support is there, a woman can emerge from any birth feeling wonderful.
What is Hypnosis?
Whatever you reinforce, you get more of…..
The word hypnosis will evoke different feelings for different people, some sceptical or a bit hesitant some intrigued. Hypnosis is simply a state of very deep relaxation or redirected focus, examples of everyday hypnotic states (relaxed states).
The lovely moment in time just before you fall asleep
Watching a movie
Reading a book
Road hypnosis (driving a car without having to think about how to do it, or driving to a well-known destination)
When you’re in this very relaxed state your conscious mind becomes a little dormant. In our day to day life we don’t believe everything we hear because our conscious minds will filter whatever it does not like – a bit like a gate keeper. However when you’re in a deeply relaxed state your conscious mind won’t be as present to filter information. It’s during this relaxed state that it is possible to introduce new positive concepts and beliefs around birth into the now more available subconscious mind.
Unfortunately most women have heard, seen on TV or read about everyone’s worst birth stories (why do we do this to other women!) – so it is often not until we are having our own baby that deep fear around birth starts to present. In labour fear triggers the release of hormones which work against our body’s natural function and cause the FEAR – TENSION – PAIN triangle.
HypnoBirthing is self-hypnosis (we can’t make you do anything!) and it is designed to help mum’s achieve a state of deep relaxation. It’s in this beautiful state that women are able to visualise the birth they wish for – helping them to release any fear of birthing or emotions that could be limiting. It’s also during this time of deep relaxation that lots of work is done on keeping the body loose and limp – so at the time of birth the birthing muscles are free of tension allowing them to function efficiently.
And if you really believe that it will work and practice – it will!!
Benefits of HypnoBirthing
Allows you and your partner to approach birth and parenting informed and empowered
Teaches you deep levels of relaxation to eliminate the fear that causes tension and pain.
HypnoBirthing mothers use 50% less epidurals and 80% fewer requests for pain medications
Reduced anxiety around childbirth.
Shortens the first phase of labour by several hours.
Reduces need for episiotomy.
Breathing and relaxation techniques leave you feeling energized after birth, not exhausted
You are prepared for whatever turn your birthing takes
On the day of her birth I read my positive affirmations I had displayed in our bedroom for the final time. I listened to my HypnoBirthing relaxation track on the drive in, keeping my eyes closed and focusing on my breathing. When we got into the hospital I was calm and focused and ready to meet our baby."
Are you ready to have your positive birth?