Your Questions Answered
What is hypnobirthing?
Hypnobirthing is a birth education program that teaches you a collection of breathing, relaxation and visualisation techniques designed to prepare you for a calm and positive birth, no matter the path that birth takes.
Don't get hung up on the "hypno" - hypnobirthing is based on significant scientific research and is supported and encouraged by our National Health Service, which is the best possible compliment!
What are the benefits of hypnobirthing?
Society has taught us to view birth as something to suffer through rather than something that is positive and empowering. This is the day that you meet your baby!
Your birth and labour are likely to be more relaxed, comfortable and positive;
Encourages bonding, alertness and feeding;
Empowers you to make clear and informed decisions at key moments;
Encourages your birth partner to take an active role in supporting you and maintaining a calm birth environment, wherever you birth your baby;
When is the best time to start hypnobirthing classes?
I can start classes from around 20 weeks if you are feeling particularly anxious; however, I would generally advise 25-30 weeks as the perfect time to introduce hypnobirthing into your life.
What is included in the price of the courses?
For the full individual/group courses, eight hours of fab and informative teaching, delivered over 2-3 sessions (either evenings or Sundays); mp3 recorded relaxations; course manual; access to The Little Birth Company Facebook Group; and links to positive birth videos.
Will I get stuck in hypnosis?
Short answer: no!
It isn't like what you might see on television where a hypnotist "puts you under". I will teach you how to practice self-hypnosis where you are in a controlled, deep state of concentration and relaxation - although we advise not to listen to the mp3's whilst driving or out and about!