Hypnobirthing is a complete antenatal training programme, designed to help women and their partners / birth partners to enjoy a more empowered, positive and calm experience of childbirth. Using simple yet effective relaxation, breathing and self-hypnosis techniques we will help you to feel more in control and to release any anxiety or fears you may have about the birth of your baby.
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HYPNOBIRTHING IN CARDIFF
Hypnobirthing techniques are soundly based in establish anatomy, physiology and psychology and we will help you to understand how your body and mind works during labour and how the Hypnobirthing techniques actively help you to work in harmony with these systems.
We will also give you lots of practical information surrounding birth to help you and your partner / birth partner to be more informed about your birth choices. Our aim is to help you to build confidence around pregnancy and birth and remember that childbirth is something to be celebrated rather than feared. Hypnobirthing helps you to prepare for a more natural experience of labour, but can also be used very successfully however your baby arrives. Women who attend my courses give birth positively in many different ways using the hypnobirthing techniques and you can read their stories here. Their positive hypnobirthing birth stories cover every type of birth including, homebirth, natural birth, VBACs, epidurals, c-sections (elective and emergency) and even freebirths!
The birth of your baby can be a very positive and empowering experience – we cannot promise you the perfect birth, however we will give you the tools to work together to make a positive difference during your pregnancy, your labour and to your baby.
We offer both my ‘Complete’ and ‘Mini’ Hypnobirthing Courses which have a lot to offer expectant parents and help you prepare for the arrival of your little one I have listed a bit more info about the difference between the two courses below
‘COMPLETE’ HYPNOBIRTHING COURSE – OVER 3 EVENING SESSIONS
Along with the Hypnobirthing techniques, during this course, we share lots of practical information surrounding birth to help you and your partner / birth partner to be more informed about your birth choices. On this course we also talk about the practical aspects of childbirth, such as the stages of labour, inductions (and other interventions), considerations for where to have your baby, delayed cord clamping, estimated due dates, the golden hour etc. which will give you food for thought about your birth choices and the confidence to talk about what you would like with your healthcare provider. We will also prepare you to adapt the Hypnobirthing techniques however your baby arrives – whether that is helping you to calmly navigate any surprises during labour or preparing for a planned c-section. And, finally, your partner / birth partner will also be 100% involved in all your preparations and will learn how to be your advocate during your birth. They will learn what a hugely important role they have and how much of a difference their positive support will make to you and your baby during birth. they will also have an active roll in helping you with your Hypnobirthing practise during your pregnancy.
‘MINI’ HYPNOBIRTHING COURSE – OVER 1 EVENING SESSION
Of course, it is always best to join a complete Hypnobirthing Course to immerse yourself and your birth partner in the full Hypnobirthing experrience! However, for a number of reasons that may not be possible or you’ve attended a course in a previous pregnancy and just want a ‘refresh’…so I am now offering Hypnobirthing ‘Minis’! My ‘Mini’ Session is a paired down version of my Complete Hypnobirthing course, purely focused on the Hypnobirthing elements. The session includes: Simple Calming Breathing Practise, What is Hypnobirthing, How the mind works – conscious / sub conscious – and why it loves ‘habits’, Psychology of birth – inc effects of Parasympathetic / Sympathetic Nervous System, Physiology of the uterus during labour, Breathing practise for 1st & 2nd stage labour, Partner hypnobirthing / relaxations scripts and creating ‘triggers’ for calm, Fear Release Script, Birth Environment vs. Mindset & Birth Preferences
I am a fully qualified Hypnobirthing practitioner and hold a Diploma in KG Hypnobirthing (accredited by the Royal College of Midwives)
Potential Benefits include:
Hypnobirthing is a positive way for mums-to-be to connect with baby and prepare for birth. She will learn techniques to help her to relax and remain calm and confident before birth and during labour. Specifically to birth, being calm helps encourage natural hormone production of oxytocin and endorphins which work together to create more effective surges (contractions) and provide the body’s natural pain relief. A relaxed woman is more able to birth her baby gently, with less need for pain relief and less chance of medical intervention. She is also more likely to go into labour naturally without the need for medical induction. On the course, she will also learn more about the process of labour itself so she can make informed choices along the way and be happy that those decisions are right for her and her baby, whatever they may be.
For Father / Birth Partner:
Hypnobirthing is totally inclusive of partners and helps them to be completely involved during pregnancy and the birth of their baby. They will learn how to help their partner relax and enjoy a more calm experience of birth and appreciate how integral their positive support is for their partner during labour. They will be well informed about the process of labour, helping to dispel any fears they may have for their partner or negative preconceived ideas surrounding birth. This information will help them to play an active role in communicating with health professionals during labour and help their partner to make informed decisions along the way. They will also learn relaxation techniques that they can use too in times of stress!
Baby will benefit from mum being more relaxed during her pregnancy as there is a hormonal transference between mum and baby during this time. If mum is more relaxed, baby is likely to be more relaxed too and, as relaxation hormones are responsible for the efficient functioning of the body, this can have a beneficial effect on baby’s development and mum’s overall well being during pregnancy. During labour, a relaxed / hypnobirthing mum is more likely to birth her baby naturally with less likelihood of medical intervention, meaning that there is less chance of complications for baby during and after labour. Also, if baby’s birth is more calm and natural, they are more likely to be a chilled baby after birth. Relaxed babies often feed more easily, are less likely to have digestive issues, and may be easier to sooth etc. Plus relaxed baby = relaxed mummy!