Hypnobirthing is based on the philosophy that childbirth is a normal and natural event and firmly believes that birthing should be a rewarding, relaxing and stress free experience where babies come into the world in an atmosphere of gentility, calm and joy.
Hypnobirthing is a well structured childbirth education program that teaches you and your birth companion self hypnosis, breathing and relaxation techniques, visualisation as well as education surrounding pregnancy and childbirth.
Hypnobirthing uses a holistic approach that focuses on the physical and psychological nature of birthing. It has been well established that our bodies are perfectly designed for birthing and that during labour and birth we release a unique range of hormones that; facilitate our birthing muscles to work in harmony, to reduce or eliminate pain and to create feelings of relaxation and euphoria and even to prepare for breastfeeding after birth. These “feel good” hormones not only help the body to work in harmony and promote calmness but also act to inhibit the release of ‘stress’ hormones that lead to the “fear, tension and pain’ syndrome. Hypnobirthing teaches you and your birth companion how to work with your body to facilitate and even increase this natural process thus reducing or even eliminating discomfort.
HypnoBirthing brings back the simplicity of birth itself and teaches you to trust your body and baby during this process. Through learning and practising simple yet effective techniques you will learn how to recondition your mind and body for birthing and to release any negative pre-programming about birth.