Hypnobirthing empowers both mother and father and has the most profound effect on the baby which lasts a lifetime.
The use of hypnosis during labour has been shown to:
- Reduce the length of labour
- Reduce the use of pain relief
- Reduce the risk of intervention
- Reduce the risk of postnatal depression
Babies that are born to mums that have practiced hypnosis and deep relaxation techniques during labour may also be calmer, sleep better and feed better.
Hypnobirthing is a well-established and well recognised programme with a focus on natural birth. It uses the power of positive language to combine methods of deep relaxation, breathing techniques, visualisation and affirmative positive thinking to reduce anxiety, stress, fatigue and fear, and, as a result, also reduce pain.
As part of learning hypnobirthing techniques, you become informed about what happens to your body during labour and birth, giving you the tools to make the best decisions for you in consultation with your medical advisors. This is combined with the important work of releasing your fear and building your confidence.
The result is that you are given back the opportunity and confidence to be in control of your own birthing experience.Hypnobirthing does not promise a perfect outcome or to totally eliminate discomfort, but it does empower you to remain calm and enjoy a positive birthing experience.
The programme is either done in 3 x 2hr sessions, or 1 day of 6 hrs, and the cost is £295