Hypnobirthing

Hypnobirthing® is the original method of HypnoBirthing designed 25 years ago by Marie Mongan, so it is tried and tested! It is a complete birth education programme, that teaches simple but specific self-hypnosis, relaxation and breathing techniques for a better birth. Hypnobirthing® is much more than just self hypnosis or hypnotherapy for childbirth, the information you receive will help you to manage your labour and the birth of your baby in a peaceful, calm and confident way, enabling you to experience the stress-free birthday you, your partner and your baby deserve.

You'll learn how to release any pre-held fears and anxieties you may have about giving birth, and for mums who have previously experienced a traumatic birth, you will learn how to overcome fear and anxiety, enabling you to experience the joy and magic of birth, just as nature intended. You don’t need any particular belief or even previous experience of hypnotherapy, you just need to feel passionately about giving yourself and your baby the best birth experience possible, one that you won’t want to forget!

For Mum

Hypnobirthing® is a complete birth education programme, that teaches simple but specific self hypnosis, relaxation and breathing techniques for a better birth.

Hypnobirthing® is much more than self hypnosis or hypnotherapy for childbirth, it will help you manage your labour and the birth of your baby in a peaceful, calm and confident way, enabling you to experience the stress-free Birthday you and your baby deserve.

You willl learn how to release any pre-held fears and anxieties you may have about giving birth, and for Mums who have previously experienced a traumatic birth, you will learn how to overcome fear and anxiety, enabling you to experience the joy and magic of birth, just as nature intended.

You don’t need any particular belief or even previous experience of hypnotherapy, you just need to feel passionate about giving yourself and your baby the best birthing experience possible, one that you won’t want to forget!

For Birth Partner

The role of the birth partner is integral to a positive birthing experience and should not be under-estimated

A confident birth partner can make Mum feel safe, secure and nurtured. If the birth partner is feeling anxious, and does not know how to support mum properly this will introduce stress into the labour, which will have a negative effect on both Mum and baby.

Hypnobirthing is designed for mum and birth partner, throughout classes they will learn techniques and strategies that will help them work together throughout labour and delivery. The birth partner plays a fundamental role in ensuring that mum’s birth experience is positive, calm, free from stress and negative emotions.

For Baby

Hypnobirthing® babies experience less trauma during birth as babies born using Hypnobirthing® are gently and calmly breathed into the world at their own pace.

  • Babies are more likely to be well adjusted, calm and content
  • In the absence of drugs, babies are born more alert
  • Breathing techniques help to ensure a healthy supply of oxygen to the baby during labour
  • More babies are born naturally without trauma
  • Higher Apgar scores (measure of baby’s health immediately after birth and five minutes later)
  • Breast feeding and sleeping are easier
  • Easier bonding with mother and birthing companion
  • Development is quicker
  • Give your baby the best Hypnobirthing® birthday

The Course

The optimum time to attend a Hypnobirthing® course is in your second trimester (after 12 weeks gestation)  so you will have plenty of time to practice the deep relaxation techniques. The classes are interactive, informal and fun. Mothers and their birthing partners will connect at a deeper level through learning about the birthing process together.  The interactive nature of this course gives birth partners a high degree of confidence in their ability to support the mother, learning techniques that will help the mother feel calm and comfortable, they will learn how to communicate with medical staff, when to ask questions, and what to say.

The full Hypnobirthing Course is five, two hourly sessions. These are held, depending on what time you have available, as four consecutive classes with the fifth class held nearer your due date (as a one-to-one session) so we can refresh Hypnobirth Techniques and discuss breast feeding and bringing your baby home. Shorter courses are available if a refresher is needed, or you have left it a little late for the full course.

Classes are small, two couples maximum, informal and fun and held in a purpose built room at my home. Refreshments are included.