WOW! Hypnobirthing - your complete antenatal course
We really want you to feel better about birth! Many antenatal courses teach you "what" to do, but we also teach you the "how" and "when", to keep you feeling calm, confident and empowered during the rest of pregnancy, as well as in labour, and even afterwards too! We help you practice in advance so by the time labour begins you feel calm, confident and skilled to deal with it. With our professional qualifications and training specifically in antenatal education, along with decades of experience, we use combinations of approaches to help you achieve the calm, confidence and skills you need to help you through. We aim to reduce fears and build confidence through clear explanation and physical practice. You will prepare your mind and body for a calm, confident, empowering birth, however and wherever your baby is born.
The course can be taken as part of a small group (max 5 couples) or privately.
Your course pack includes course notes, information sheets, a good book and exclusive downloads to keep your new skills and confidence topped-up.
Everything you learn can be used in any birth setting. The course is a mixture of theory and practice, so you both know what to do on the day and when to do it, linking mind and body. The course includes:
What hypnosis is - and what it isn't!
Theory (how it works) and practice (how it applies to you) of hypnosis and hypnobirthing
An exploration of your own particular concerns and preferences for birth
Deep relaxation and self-hypnosis
How to enhance the flow of your labour hormones
The impact of fear and stress
Adaptation of the birth environment to your benefit
Breathing, relaxation and working with your body
Signs of early labour and what to do when
When labour doesn't start on its own: induction process and options
Physical process of labour and birth
Techiques for rapid relaxation - relax "now", not in 20 minutes' time!
Positions and movement for more comfortable birth
Massage for relaxation and comfort
Working with the health professionals
Writing and using affirmations
Creation of an ongoing "birth action plan"
Most couples prefer to take the course a couple of months before their baby is due. This allows for plenty of time to practise what you learn and it will feel relevant to your stage of pregnancy. Some people prefer to take the course closer to their due date so it all feels fresher and others prefer to take it sooner to give themselves longer to practise. Or it may be that one set of course dates suits you better than others. It's your choice!
Zana is a warm, friendly and approachable person. I felt very comfy and relaxed. I found this a really valuable day, thank you." Jade
"Really enjoyed it. Very calming for me as well as learning skills to keep my partner calm." Richard, Jade's husband