WHAT IS HYPNOBIRTHING?
Hypnobirthing is based on using self-hypnosis techniques as a form of preparation for pregnancy, labour and birth. It is a simple practice that is used to aid relaxation and release fear, tension and anxieties surrounding birth. This practice reconnects you with the gift of the intuitive mind, allowing your body to work effectively in labour and encouraging birth to take a natural course.
Our unique midwife-led hypnobirthing courses provide you with the necessary skills for practice and preparation for birth as a couple. Unlike other courses, you will receive guidance in aromatherapy, massage, birthing positions, and in working together with your birth partner - not just hypnobirthing skills. We teach in a safe environment where you can discuss your feelings openly and combat any fears or anxieties you may have around pregnancy and labour.
We aim to increase your confidence and leave you feeling fully prepared for your birth - you will acquire the knowledge and skills that will assist in making you part of the decision-making process alongside midwives and obstetricians, ultimately helping you to achieve the birth that is right for you.
Hypnobirthing courses make an excellent 'add-on' to our antenatal classes - we offer a 10% discount on the hypnobirthing course when also booking onto an antenatal course. Please contact us for further information, and to receive a discount code.
WHEN SHOULD I START?
The earlier you start the better - we recommend that you book your course to begin when you are around 25 weeks pregnant onwards. Don't worry if you are earlier, or later than this date - you can contact us if you have any questions.
WHAT ABOUT THE BIRTH PARTNERS?
Our hypnobirthing courses are also great for birth partners (even those who may be slightly sceptical of hypnobirthing) who will be taught about the realities of birth, their role in pregnancy and labour, how they can support their partner, and how they can practice the scripts, too. The courses are a chance for you to come together - learn how to work as a team through your birth - and be part of the wider decision making process.
Previous couples that have attended our hypnobirthing courses have experienced a more positive birth, and felt empowered and happy with their birth experience - whatever route it has taken.
ABOUT MIDWIFE VICKY
Vicky is a qualified KGhypnobirthing teacher - the leading hypnobirthing provider in the UK and Royal Collage of Midwives accredited course.
Her interest in Hypnobirthing sparked while supporting families in pregnancy and labour, and witnessing the profound positive impact Hypnobirthing can have on couples birth preparation and birth experience. She has designed a course that highlights the key factors of practicing Hypnobirthing, how couples can make it individual to them, easy to practice and combine with practical techniques to support pregnancy and birth.
WHAT OUR COURSES COVER
Basics of hypnotherapy.
The physiological process of birth & active birthing positions.
Guided visualisations and personalised hypnosis script.
Breathing exercises & writing birth affirmations.
Using aromatherapy oils for labour and birth - personalised aromatherapy blend to take home and use.
Information about your choices for birth.
The role of the birth partner.
You will receive 'The Hypnobithing Course' handbook and 'The Hypnobirthing Book' and MP3.