What is Hypnobirthing?

HypnoBirthing® is a complete antenatal programme that teaches couples how to use self-hypnosis, relaxation and breathing techniques for a calmer, more comfortable birth.

HypnoBirthing® is suitable for all types of birth whether you are planning an elective caesarean or a water birth at home. The skills you’ll learn can be applied in all birthing environments.

The HypnoBirthing® advantage clinical research has shown that women who use hypnosis report:

  • A shorter first stage of labour, often by several hours or more
  • Elimination or significant reduction of pain, less need for drugs or chemical pain relief
  • Less medical interventions
  • Significantly fewer caesareans and surgical births.

By choosing HypnoBirthing® you are much more likely to have happier and more satisfying birth experience. Other benefits for mums, dads and babies include:

  • A more relaxed and enjoyable pregnancy
  • Quicker postnatal recovery
  • A special, integral role for the birthing partner
  • Babies that tend to be more alert and content and who enjoy better sleeping and feeding patterns.

What you’ll learn here are some of the things you’ll learn that are not covered in most antenatal classes:

  • To explode the myth that pain is a necessary accompaniment to natural labour
  • To control your body’s own natural relaxant, the only safe labour enhancemen
  • To breathe effectively (and it's not the panting that most people think they have to do)
  • To birth your baby without the need for forced violent pushing.

What you’ll learn through HypnoBirthing® is how you can have a natural birth, without drugs...with significantly less fear and anxiety …and usually little or no pain. We can't promise you a 'perfect' birth - no one can - but we can help you have a much calmer more comfortable birth.