For a positive change to your life

YOU WILL LEARN:

 

  • Everything you need to know to achieve safer, easier and more comfortable birth.
  • To explode the myth that pain is a necessary accompaniment to labour.
  • Techniques of deep relaxation to help you eliminate the Fear-Tension-Pain Syndrome.
  • How your body is naturally designed to conceive, nurture and birth your baby with ease and comfort.
  • To create your body's own natural anaesthesia, the only safe labour enhancement.
  • Natural ways to bring your body into labour without artificial chemical induction.
  • How you and your birthing companion can create a birthing environment that is calm, serene and joyful, rather than tense and stressful.
  • Gentle birthing techniques that allow you to breathe your baby into the world without hard physical pushing.
  • To use your natural birthing instincts to birth your baby in a way that most mirrors the way that nature intended.

 

"My dream is that every woman, everywhere, will know the joy of a safe, satisfying birth  for her baby and herself-one shell not need to forget."  Marie F. Mongan, 1999

 

 

You will be fascinated as you view HypnoBirthing® films showing labouring mothers, awake, alert and in good humour as they experience the kind of gentle birth that you, too, can know when you are free of the Fear-Tension-Pain Syndrome.

 

HypnoBirthing® teaches you how to trust your body and work with it, as well as how to free yourself of harmful emotions that lead to pain-causing fear and unyielding muscles.

 

With HypnoBirthing® you will be aware and fully in control, but profoundly relaxed.

 

HYPNOBIRTH THERAPY

Hypnobirth therapy is a proven pain relief method, based on research carried out in the 1920's by British obstetrician Dr. Grantly Dick-Reid. His theory is that what makes birth painful is 'panic and fear'. Therefore, using hypnosis to reduce the fear women have about childbirth, will make labour easier and less painful. A study in the British Medical journal on 70 women treated by hypnosis, found that the lengths of their labours were greatly reduced, and 60% required no pain relieving drugs at all.

HOW IT WORKS?

During hypnosis, pregnant women are taught to breathe in rhythm with their contractions, encouraging deep physical and mental relaxation which reduces the 'fear tension and pain' syndrome. Visual imagery is included to help you bond with your baby during pregnancy and also to desensitise the fear of labour and birth. Pain relieving techniques such as glove anaesthesia are also taught, which helps to numb the areas of discomfort during your labour and birth. Self hypnosis helps stimulate the body's own natural painkillers to ease discomfort and gives you the confidence in your ability to remain in control and give birth without fear.

You can also use hypnosis during pregnancy. It can ease tiredness and morning sickness, and improve your general wellbeing. Dr. Martin P. Williams, a member of the British Hypnotherapy Association and founder of the Hypnonatal programme for painless childbirth says that using hypnosis in early pregnancy reduces nausea, and vomiting subsides within one or two sessions.

HYPNOBIRTHING® COURSES

Classes generally start when you are around 25-30 weeks pregnant. You'll be taught in small groups, including partners or birth supporters when possible. The course is run by Philippa, a qualified midwife and hypnotherapist with many years experience. Each session lasts 2½ hours and the course is run over 5 weeks. The cost is £250 per couple. This includes all course materials and CD's, and ongoing telephone support if required.

SESSION CONTENT INCLUDES

  • Optimal fetal positioning.
  • Massage techniques.
  • Perineal massage techniques
  • Positions and strategies for labour and birth.
  • Visual imagery, deep breathing, glove anaesthesia and self hypnosis.
  • Plus so much more

 

BENEFITS OF USING HYPNOBIRTHING® COURSES

  • May shorten the first stage of labour.
  • Reduces or eliminates the need for chemical painkillers during labour.
  • Natural method of pain relief with no side effects.
  • Involvement by partner during labour and birth.
  • Less fatigue during labour.
  • A calm and controlled birth experience.
  • Faster recovery after the birth.
  • Early and more successful breastfeeding
  • Helps promote bonding within the family unit.
  • More content baby.

WHAT DO SATISFIED COUPLES SAY ABOUT THE CLASSES

 

  • "We found the HypnoBirthing® techniques invaluable for the 19 hours of labour we had and also in remaining calm and controlled."
  •  "We believe that the CDs and practising the techniques resulted in a more relaxed and positive approach to pregnancy and birth."
  •  "We would definitely recommend HypnoBirthing® to anyone seeking a proactive and self-managing approach to their pregnancy and birth for both parents to be."
  • " HypnoBirthing® is a very helpful method to manage labour and stay calm during labour.  The tutor was very helpful"
  • "I was most impressed with the ability of Philippa to tune into our needs and focus on the things that mattered to us"
  • "HypnoBirthing® enabled me to have a calm and comfortable birth, giving me a very positive birth experience."