Empowering birthing people to have an informed, positive, more memorable birth
WHAT IS HYPNOBIRTHING?
Well, first let me tell you what it is not! It’s not all chanting, swaying and incense. Neither is it being made to go in to a trance and cluck like a chicken!
Hypnobirthing is a birth preparation technique based on scientific evidence using guided hypnosis to prepare for a positive birth. My classes are a combination of antenatal education covering the physiology of birth, how your mind affects your body and the progression of labour, balanced information on your choices, advice on the best ways to optimise your chances of a natural birth (including environmental effects, gentle nudges to help induce labour and birthing positions), the importance of researching and planning (and how to write a birth plan), combined with the repetitive reinforcement of positive affirmations and imagery of birth to overwrite a lifetime of negative associations with labour, relaxation techniques, breathing and fear release exercises.
The aim is to plan for your best birth, not your perfect birth, and to ensure you feel positive about the experience no matter how birth happens!
"Believe you can and you're halfway there"