About Hypnobirthing

What is it?

My approach to hypnobirthing is personalised, engaging and fun, using up-to-date, evidence-based information to help you feel fully informed and focused.

The course is a complete antenatal education and additionally looks at your mindset to let go of birth ideologies and concentrate on what you want from your experience. This includes looking at the physiological birth process alongside all choices, including interventions and medication – encouraging informed decision-making.

From the first session, it’s all about putting together a toolkit of coping techniques, practicing between sessions and being able to ask questions as we go along. The hypnobirthing course is fantastic for birth partners – giving them the best chance to communicate and advocate confidently. I aim to make the discussion relatable and practical for all births, including induction and caesarean.

No advice, judgement or expectations from me; just an open and fun supportive environment for you to talk through ideas and feel confident about your goals.

My hypnobirthing / antenatal courses are for anyone who wants to feel knowledgeable about their body, understand their choices and feel excited and ready towards the birth of their baby.

Myth Busting

There are so many myths about Hypnobirthing that may have previously put you off…

Do any of these sound familiar?

’A hypnobirth encourages no pain relief'
Birth looks different for everyone, and while the coping techniques could help you through a birth without pain relief, it completely depends on the circumstances.
I would encourage flexibility. Knowing your preferences and your choices means you’re able to make informed decisions at the time. 
’My friend tried hypnobirthing and it didn't work'

It’s really sad to hear this and I hope they weren’t sold hypnobirthing in a particular way.

For me, hypnobirthing can’t really ‘work’ or ‘not work’ because it’s about coping techniques, knowledge and decision making for whatever path birth takes. This might mean birth looks calm but it might also be loud and have twists and turns.

‘Hypnobirthing is against all intervention and will make things awkward with my midwife’

My courses are not anti-intervention. We talk about all of your choices, from home birth to induction to caesarean.

My aim is to help you to feel empowered with the knowledge to self-advocate and ask questions. And I would absolutely encourage you to work with your midwife or doctor if they’re supportive of your choices.
‘Hypnobirthing is only for a natural birth’

We talk about natural, physiological labour and the amazing process your body is capable of, but hypnobirthing is suitable for many situations. 

The coping techniques and mindset practise can help in lots of circumstances, including induction and caesarean. 

‘Hypnobirthing is unrealistic and birth can't be controlled’

Hypnobirthing to me, isn’t one particular picture or idea of birth. It’s about the coping techniques, choice and confidence. Mindset is important to cope with different situations and focusing on what you can control can help.

Some things can’t be controlled, but you deserve information and respect from your caregivers in any situation. 

Do these debunked myths help create a picture of what hypnobirthing is really about? Please feel free to contact me with any questions on hello@myinformedbirth.com

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