Many dads can start off feeling skeptical about HypnoBirthing, maybe wondering what is the point in attending when you feel you don’t have a role? Or what does hypnosis has to do with birth? Maybe your partner has been Googling non stop again and suddenly hit you with a new class to do and your thinking ‘oh dear what have I been dragged into this time’! You are not the only one and sure you won’t be the last!
HypnoBirthing isn’t just about the mother and baby, it is also about you and how you can be involved and support your labouring partner. It is absolutely normal for you to wonder how you can help or feel that there’s not much you can do other than watch, what can be, a painful experience for the mother. Or perhaps you have a child already and remember what it was like before!
Many dads that attend the sessions find themselves feeling pleasantly surprised and even enjoy the deep relaxation techniques! The confidence inside them quietly grows and once they get to experience being involved in the birth, it is then they start telling all their friends to get the mums to HypnoBirth!
So how can HypnoBirthing help you?
HypnoBirthing is a complete antenatal education programme, designed to give you a central active role and the knowledge and tools you need to support your partner. When a mother feels supported this also helps her to fully let go and focus on the birth. Knowledge is power remember, and by fully preparing for the birth you can feel in control and confident that you can meet your baby for the first time the way you wish too. Feeling calm, relaxed, full of happiness, together.