"I cannot recommend hypnobirthing enough to any parent. I am convinced that it is the reason that I found pregnancy so enjoyable and remained so relaxed throughout."
Mothers Mate - Doula Services UK

Hypnobirthing

Teaching techniques for safe and more comfortable birthing through guided imagery, visualization, and special breathing.






The HypnoBirthing Advantage

  • Eliminates the Fear-Tension-Pain Syndrome before, during and after birthing.
  • Eliminates or greatly reduces the need for chemical painkillers.
  • Shortens the first stage of labour by several hours.
  • Eliminates fatigue during labour, leaving mother fresh, awake and with energy for actual birthing.
  • Eliminates risk of hyperventilation from "shallow" breathing methods.
  • Promotes special bonding of mother, baby and birthing companion.
  • More rapid postnatal recovering.
  • Returns birthing to the beautiful, peaceful experience nature intended.
  • Creates a more integral role for the birthing companion.

What You Will Learn

  • Relaxation and self-hypnosis techniques to eliminate the fear and tension that cause long labour and pain, replacing it with confidence, calm and comfort.
  • Other techniques to produce a shorter, more comfortable labour.
  • The creation and control of the body's own natural anaesthesia.
  • The source of the myth that pain must accompany normal birthing.
  • Why women in other cultures have birthings almost entirely free of discomfort.
  • How the mother's body is designed to work in neuro-muscular harmony with nature throughout labour.
  • Practice in deep relaxation during and between uterine surges.
  • The importance of prenatal and perinatal bonding.

What is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a naturally induced state of relaxed concentration - a state of mind and body in which we communicate suggestions to our subconscious mind. This part of our mind influences what we think, how we feel, and the choices we make. It can actually control pain.

There is no magic to achieving success with self-hypnosis. Almost anyone who chooses to can reach deep relaxation and redirected focus.

When having your baby with HypnoBirthing, what you will experience is similar to the daydreaming or focusing that occurs when you are engrossed in a book or staring at a fire. You will be conversant and in good spirits - totally relaxed, but fully in control. You will be aware of your body's contractions but will be able to determine the extent to which you feel the surge. You will experience your birthing in an atmosphere of calm and relaxation, without fear and tension that cause pain. You body's natural anaesthesia (endorphins) will replace the stress hormones that create pain.

When it's time for your baby to be born, you will be fully awake and involved.




A Doula can help you with many issues to do with pregnancy and birth such as:
  • Childbirth
  • Breastfeeding
  • Home births
  • Birth plans
  • Baby massage
  • Post birth
You have probably already heard the term Doula and are interested in finding out what a Doula can do for you. Please do have a good look around the site; we hope we have covered all your questions and concerns. If you need any further information please contact Nicola Wilson (more details on contacts page).
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