I had heard about hypnobirthing, and was interested to find out more – so the taster session offered by Hypnobambinos was the perfect place to start.
My husband initially had some reservations, but came along, and by the end of the taster we were convinced that hypnobirthing was just what we wanted, and even started talking about a home water birth on the way home from the taster.
We booked the one to one sessions, arranging one every week, to finish a month before our baby was due, so we had plenty of time to practice and enjoy the exercises and techniques.
Throughout the course, our teacher guided us through all sorts of valuable information about the birth, and explained all the choices available to us and how we could use this knowledge to work with our Midwife, to have the birth experience we wanted. We also learnt about hypnotherapy, and what a powerful tool it could be in achieving a calm and controlled birth, by following guided scripts and exercises we were also able to practice together in our own time.
As we approached the month our baby was due (not getting hung up on the due date!) we prepared our home for the birth, and swapped our dining room table for a birth pool… As it turned out, we had a different experience to the one we had hoped, and our beautiful baby was delivered by emergency cesarean at Pembury Hospital. Even with such a shift in our plans, the Hypnobirthing techniques and lessons we’d had proved invaluable, and gave my husband the confidence and understanding to ask questions, and challenge decisions when he felt necessary, throughout the labour and delivery.
We both really enjoyed the sessions, and would thoroughly recommend Hypnobambinos.