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What is Hypnobirthing ?

Hypnobirthing is a well established and proven method that gives you the tools to give birth in a comfortable & peaceful manner. Hypnobirthing techniques aim to teach you ways to stay relaxed, calm and in control during labour and birth, whatever happens. Whether you are planning a hospital, birthing centre or home birth Hypnobirthing can help.

The Hypnobirthing & Birth Preparation Course is build around a number of practises including breathing techniques, deep relaxation, self-hypnosis, and visualisations. The techniques reduce stress and anxiety and as a result the birthing muscles and hormones work effectively as nature intended them to.

Hypnobirthing doesn’t mean you’ll be in a trance or a sleep. Rather, you’ll be able to chat, and be and in good spirits – totally relaxed, but fully in control. You’ll always be aware of what is happening to you, and around you.

For full details of our Hypnobirthing & Birth Preparation Course Content please view our Hypnobirthing & Birth Preparation Course & Dates Page.

Benefits of Hypnobirthing & Birth Preparation

  • The length of labour is often much shorter with Hypnobirthing births.
  • You are likely to experience a much more comfortable labour.
  • Less drugs and medical intervention are used in Hypnobirthing births
  • You will learn to release fear and learn to trust your body during and after the birth.
  • Your baby will arrive in a relaxed environment, alert and ready to bond with you.
  • A shorter stay in hospital as Hypnobirthing reduces the physical impact of labour.
  • Less fear and anxiety after the birth of your baby.
  • Your Birth Partner will have an active role providing the support you need.

    Why does stress make labour more challenging and difficult?

    When we become fearful, scared or anxious our body will release our stress hormones. The stress hormones stop the oxytocin (main birthing hormone) being released which can make labour much longer and harder. You'll also produce fewer of the natural hormones (endorphins) that numb pain and help you feel good.

    In additional Adrenaline (one of the main stress hormones) reduces the blood flow to your womb (uterus). Instead, your blood flows more readily to the large muscles in your limbs so that you're ready to fight or run away. As a result, the muscles of your womb will work less well, because they are deprived of blood and oxygen.

    The Hypnobirthing & Birth Preparation techniques will enable you to stay calm and relaxed allowing the oxytocin to work effectively and the birthing muscles to work as nature intended them to resulting in an easier labour and delivery.

    "Thank you so much for the wonderful Hypnobirthing sessions. The knowledge I gained and techniques I learnt made a huge difference. As you know I was very stressed during pregnancy and worried about the labour. As soon as I started practising the techniques at home I started to enjoy my pregnancy and approach labour and birth with a positive mind set. I used the techniques throughout labour and baby George arrived in a beautiful calm way in an environment that I wanted. I really can't thank you enough and I will be recommending you to all my friends when they are expecting " Samantha Young

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