Imagine, you're pregnant and you're pretty sick of hearing all the horror stories from other people about birth. You've had a long day - or week - at work but you have your hypnobirthing class to look forward to. You'll be welcomed with a refreshing drink, get to sit in a comfortable chair that supports your head, Pop your feet up to take the weight off and then learn empowering techniques to support your decisions during your pregnancy and birth. If you're in a class, you'll then have a perfect group of couples to take your friendship forward whilst navigativing the exciting waters of parenthood.
I'm so excited that I finally have an amazing space for couples to completely relax and enjoy the 10 hours of tuition that is hypnobirthing. Whether you would like a group class or individual private sessions, I can help. I am passionate about communicating with your baby and communication begins before birth. In these classes, you will learn:
Breathing techniques that actually help the birth (and it's not the panting that most people think they have to do. Think about it - why would anyone want to hyperventilate during labour?)
How to massively reduce the need for any medication at all
How to reduce your risk of needing an episiotomy during birth
How to be confident and informed when dealing with the medical staff - when to question, what to ask...and when it's time to let them take charge
How to release any fears you might have about childbirth...regardless of where they come from
How to bring about your own easy start of labour with simple, natural techniques, if you go beyond your "estimated due date"
Most importantly, you'll know how to relax and stay calm and in control - regardless of what's happening around you
Instead of your husband or birthing partner being a helpless onlooker, they become a central part of the birthing process, helping you to stay calm and focused on the techniques you've been taught. As a result, they feel proud to have been able to help, and to be an active part of the birth. Imagine how close that makes them feel to you and the baby!
HypnoBirthing®, devised by Marie Mongan, has been used for nearly 25 years but it was unheard of in Jersey until 2003 when our daughter Mia was born. Mia was the first baby born naturally with no pain relief using HypnoBirthing® in Jersey.
Initially, the midwives were a little sceptical about HypnoBirthing® as it was not something they had heard about, however, when I walked calmly into the maternity ward 7cm dilated with my second baby 18 months later, the midwife said "great, you're doing HypnoBirthing - makes my job easier!!"
With each birth I needed no pain relief, had no tearing and a quick recovery and each baby took to breastfeeding with ease, as a result of the techniques I learned on the course.
Whilst I can't guarantee that you will have exactly the same experience (nature has a way of throwing curve balls from time to time) I can teach you how to experience a calmer, more relaxed pregnancy and an empowered birth whatever psth your birth takes.
I'm a fully qualified Hypnotherapist myself, trained by and affiliated with the HypnoBirthing® Institute from 2004 for ten years, I have trained hundreds of couples in hypnobirthing. Read some of their stories here.
For more information contact me:
Tel: 07943 187791