Congratulations on your pregnancy and welcome to the world of researching in preparation for your baby’s arrival! You may already have an idea of what hypnobirthing is to make it to this page and be wondering, is it right for us, or you may just be looking for information on what this course is that so many mums talk about these days. Let me help you out.
Hypnobirthing aims to teach you to feel empowered and calm about your birth through relaxation, breathing techniques, gentle touch and self-awareness rather than the way it’s often shown on TV, in the media and in films. By giving you the skills to understand your body and how it births a baby, you’ll feel ready to meet your little one and fully informed for the choices you may make along the way. Ultimately our aim is for you to feel calm and have the best birth possible whether that’s in hospital, in a birth centre or at home.
When it came to my own pregnancy, I was in no doubt I wanted to try it and dragged by rather sceptical and reluctant partner along to a face to face KG Hypnobirthing course over one weekend. We came away armed with many relaxations, skills and a sense of confidence which we didn’t feel before, but also excitement of how we could make this birth our own. Long story short, my son arrived at 41+2 after a lovely labour at home until my surges were just a couple of minutes apart when we headed to hospital due to a health condition. After just a few more hours of active labouring; walking, rocking, kneeling, using our hypnobirthing skills and just a Tens machine, our little man arrived and our lives were changed forever.
Going into birth without fear, perhaps even a sense of joy and excitement is the best way to help you feel in control of your birth as you are in a partnership with your mind and body, and your birth partner is a natural extension of that. Despite giving birth in the peak week of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, I can honestly say it wasn’t even in my mind while I focussed on birthing my baby, thanks to my KG Hypnobirthing practice, and that’s what led me to train as a teacher offering courses in the Medway and North Kent areas. I can’t wait to help you birth with confidence too.