Birth is a woman’s right and how she chooses to go through her pregnancy and how to give birth should always be in her control. If you're on your first pregnancy, no doubt you have been reading countless books, been getting advice from medical professionals and recommended by family and friends what you should do.
If you are expecting a baby in the next few months and you’re looking for a calm and positive birth experience, then book yourself onto our Group Hypnobirthing Classes on Zoom or do a home study Online Antenatal Course, as part of our Full Membership package.
The expectant mum and her birth partner will learn practical tips to stay relaxed, focused and positive in late pregnancy, labour and birth and they will come away completely informed about the possible scenarios that may arise during labour; so that they know how to make decisions wisely that are right for both mum and baby.
Maybe this is your first pregnancy and you're scared because you've never been through it. How do you even begin to imagine what it is going to be like? Do you wonder if you'll know what to expect and how you're going to feel during this experience?
Have you been through labour before? Was it not what you expected. Did it not turn our how thought or wanted? Are you looking for a better experience this time?
If you are looking to get dad up to speed with all things pregnancy and labour, or you are a birth partner seeking to get better informed about what to expect from pregnancy labour and birth, we have four books that we recommend for you to read:
Putting your birth plan together can sometimes be confusing. What are you supposed to include. Here are some things you can think about to help formulate your ideal birth plan:
Affirmations (meaning statements said with confidence about a perceived truth) have helped thousands of people make significant changes in their lives. We use affirmations in pregnancy and labour to help feel more positive about the upcoming experience.
An affirmation can work because it has the ability to program your mind into believing the stated concept. This is because the mind doesn't know the difference between what is real or what is fantasy. There are both positive and negative types of affirmations. I'm sure many of you have been told certain things about labour; how it is or how it might feel. But why does this have to be that way for you? Any unwholesome statements that we have heard can stay with us in the conscious or unconscious mind, which we then reinforce throughout our pregnancy.
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As a hypnobirthing teacher, one of the important elements that we state to expectant parents is the power of movement during labour. We encourage all labouring mums, to be as mobile as they can be during labour (this notion of sitting on a bed waiting for baby to pop out is a nonsense). Being on a bed, for prolonged periods of time, is the worst thing you could possibly do.
Every woman is entitled to have the birth that is right for her. However, this often is NOT the case. After 8.5 months of caring and nurturing their baby on their own, suddenly the team of caregivers around her — usually midwives or obstetricians — is suggesting ‘plans of action’ should this baby not arrive ‘on time’. When really, in most cases, there is no medical reason or need to rush baby out. And there certainly isn’t any need for human meddling, which invariably leads to a medicated and uncomfortable birth.
Every birth experience is different. One size does not fit all and no two women are the same. Therefore understanding that pregnancy, labour and birth can be very different, it is really important to know what ‘could’ happen; what choices there are available to you and know that you can decline intervention, if you feel that it is not right for you and your baby.
By preparing yourself with hypnobirthing you increase your chances of the birth that you want, often without the need for medical intervention. If you need to have a planned C-section, hypnobirthing can help you prepare for that birth too, in a calmer, more informed way.