We were pleased this month to be featured in the Medway Kent Messenger to announce us coming to Medway! Here is the full article in case you missed it!
The pain of labour could be eased for some Medway mothers with the introduction of a new technique called hypnobirthing. It uses relaxation and self hypnosis during the birth process for pain relief, and other hospitals have reported a rise in number of women wanting to attend classes.
New classes are to be offered by hypnobirthing practitioners HypnoBambinos from September at City Way Health Clinic in Rochester – and hypnotherapist Barbara Seal expects classes will be booked up quickly.
There really isn’t anyone doing hypnotherapy in Rochester and Medway, I think people want to have more alternate therapies available.
“In Medway there are really limited antenatal resources, so people are looking to do it privately. Without having done any marketing it’s already busy – we’ve already got people booked for the courses. It shows there’s a real demand.”
Mum of three Barbara decided to help other mums after being taught relaxation techniques by a friend which had a real positive impact on her last birth – and said hypnobirthing was recognised and respected in the same way as established disciplines like osteopathy.
The company says classes will give parents information on pregnancy and birth, and teach expectant mums how to relax so that giving birth can be easier, safer and “empowering”. In some cases, mums using hypnobirthing have been reported totally painless births, whereas others report feeling pain but feeling more able to cope with it.
By Chris Hunter