Hypnobirthing provides parents with vital information on pregnancy and birth, and teaches the mother how to work with her body and mind, helping her to relax so that the experience can be easier, safer and empowering.
Women are designed to give birth naturally, and Hypnobirthing teaches you the tools so that you can birth your baby into the world calmly in any situation and sometimes even painlessly.
Hypnobirthing is so much more than self hypnosis. It enables you to feel positive, confident and stay relaxed during pregnancy, through to birthing your baby. We also equip you with the knowledge you need to make informed choices and stay in control of your birth. So whether you plan to have a home, birth centre or hospital birth or a planned Caesarean, Hypnobirthing can work for you and help you achieve the best outcome for you and your baby.
Hypnobirthing is a complete Antenatal programme, so when looking at which course, choose the only one that can make a difference to your birth.
Who is Hypnobirthing for?
- Are you first time parents and nervous of how you’ll cope during labour and birth?
- Did your birth plan not go as expected the first time round?
- Do you want to avoid drugs and interventions when birthing your baby?
- Are your worries causing you to lay awake at night and and having an impact on you and your baby?
- Does your birthing partner want to be able to support you but is unsure how?
- Do you want to have a birth full of positive memories and help your baby enter the world feeling calm?
If the answer is yes to any of these questions then HypnoBambinos can help you!
By giving you the essential skills and knowledge to feel more confident and in control, any fears or anxieties can be eliminated and leave you feeling ready to embrace your birth.
History of Hypnobirthing
“Hypnobirthing is soundly based on established medical knowledge.”
The seeds were first sown with the work of an early twentieth century obstetrician Dr.Grantly Dick-Read. He witnessed a homebirth in the slums of the London Docks in 1913 and offered the mother Chloroform, a form of pain relief. The mother refused and then proceeded to give birth quickly, with no distress and with no pain. Grantly Dick-Read was truly amazed .
He asked the mother after giving birth why she declined the pain relief. Her comment was “It didn’t hurt. It wasn’t meant to, was it, Doctor?” This experience was defining, and after a career of working on the battle field and in hospitals he theorized that fear was the overriding cause that led to the pain in childbirth. When fear wasn’t present, neither was pain. At the end of his career he wrote the book “Childbirth Without Fear”. He hypothesized that when you are fearful, you tense up and the natural birth process is inhibited and becomes longer and consequently more painful. He stated:
“There is no physiological function in the body that gives rise to pain in the normal course of health. In no animal species is the process of birth apparently associated with any suffering, pain or agony, except where pathology exists except an unnatural state, such as captivity”.
Over the years his theories have been fully jusitifed with research into how hormones present themselves during childbirth. His principles have been further developed by a number of natural birth practitioners with Hypnobirthing being the most notable and widely practised.