What is Hypnobirthing?

Hypnobirthing is based upon the work of Dr Grantly Dick-Read, an English Obstetrician from the 1920's whom observed women during labour and birth and developed the theory that “where fear is not present, pain is not present”.  

 

Hypnobirthing is a complete antenatal programme which enables couples to prepare for the birth of their baby by reducing fear, and increasing confidence in normal childbirth. Hypnobirthing enables you to work with your body the way nature intended.  Many women experience a calm and comfortable birth when using hypnobirthing.  The course is based on the most up to date evidence to enable couples to make informed decisions about their care. 

 The self hypnosis techniques are easy to learn and create a state of deep relaxation. There aretwo breathing techniques and visualisations that are also easy and natural, which provide a calm and gentle birth.  This makes for a wonderful environment to welcome a new baby into the world, and babies are also often very calm and content. 

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Hypnobirthing is wonderful and has many benefits, which include:-

 

  • Releasing fears and increasing your confidence in the body's natural ability to birth

  • Encourages a calm and gentle birth

  • Increases the likelihood of achieving a normal birth

  • Shortens the length of labour

  • Reduces the need to use drugs during labour

  • Provides partners with the tools and information on how to support women during pregnancy and childbirth

  • Provides evidenced based information to enable couples to make informed choices about their care