What is hypnobirthing?
"Its about confidence, support, viewing birth free of fear and anxiety, birthing proud, feeling rewarded by the experience, having a solid understanding of labour and birth so birth choices are easily made"- Agnele Finette
The program is designed to meet the needs of couples who are having a cesarean or normal birth. The course is designed to prepare mother and support person on a positive outcome regardless how baby comes into the world, all births are natural, some require medical interventions and some do not.
Hypnobirthing has been around for a very long time. What you are learning is not rocket science but we live in a modern society where birthing skills and techniques are not taught, practiced or spoken about until you fall pregnant and are ready to have your baby.
The classes teach mother and support partner a combination of techniques that include positive thinking (birth affirmations), good positions for labour and birth (birth skills), deep relaxation and visualisation (hypnosis for childbirth) and breathing techniques. These techniques can help you cope with labour, achieve a calm birth regardless and prepare you if your birthing takes the medical path.
It's a good idea to bring your support partner to the class. In the class, your support partner will be learning alongside you. You both walk away from the course with real tools and techniques that you can continue practicing at home until you go into labour. The idea is that you become very familiar with the techniques such that it's easy to use during labour and birth.