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.
Firstly, hypnobirthing IS NOT just about breathing. Nope. Unless you want to do a private course focussing on it. It’s FAR more!! It IS NOT hippy unless you want it to be. It IS NOT hypnosis. It uses some of the thinking behind it, but I’m not putting you into a trance, it’s about using harnessing the power of your mind to trust in your birthing body, your birth knowledge and overcoming fears.
Hypnobirthing aims to teach you to feel empowered and calm about your birth through relaxation, breathing techniques, gentle touch, active birthing 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 my aim is for you to feel calm and confident to have the best birth for you possible whether that’s in hospital, in a birth centre or at home.
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 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.