◆Is It Really Worth It?◆
Too Expensive? Does it really work?
You must have thought some of these questions and it’s totally normal to have asked them. I did!
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Frequently Asked Questions
The best time to start is between 20 and 35 weeks. This is because you need to have time to practise and learn the techniques and have time to fit 4 weekly sessions in before your estimated due date.
If you are beyond 35 weeks and would like to start – don’t worry. Just contact me to book an intensive bespoke course. Women have gone on to still have wonderful births after completing an intensive course even though it’s ideal to start earlier.
No, hypnobirthing is fantastic whether this is your first or your fourth baby. Some women who have birthed previously may have been disappointed or traumatised by their previous birth experience. They may feel that they did not have a calm or enjoyable experience and want to plan for a positive birth this time round. Hypnobirthing will eliminate fear they may have felt from their previous experiences.
My husband was sceptical at first when I asked him to attend hypnobirthing during my own pregnancy. He was converted after the first session… He saw it was very logical and rational, which was appealing to him.
The most important thing is understanding the course material and then putting it into practise at home. It isn’t a quick fix and won’t be as effective if couples don’t practise at home.
Most people are sceptical at first! But after the first session, couples normally see how beneficial the course is and that it can have such a positive impact on the birth experience.
The name ‘hypnobirthing’ is quite unfortunate! It suggests hippy, tree-hugging, watch-swinging and vagina whispering ‘weird stuff’.
It certainly is none of the above! The programme is a complete birth preparation education which is logical, simple yet effective. It’s more than just a few techniques to use in labour. It’s a lot of simple yet effective techniques that when put together, are profound in effect.
Some women who have attended a hypnobirthing course during pregnancy say that they didn’t feel pain during labour and birth, simply power or pressure, so they didn’t require any pain relief. Some say they experienced powerful sensations but couldn’t describe it as painful. Studies show that 70 per cent of women who have had Hypnobirthing education didn’t have any pain relief during labour. However hypnobirthing does not guarantee the absence of pain during labour and birth as many factors affect this.
The aim of hypnobirthing isn’t to have a pain-free experience, but rather a more comfortable and easier birth although research and anecdotal evidence suggests that hypnobirthing can sometimes result in a pain free birth.
Yes. “Hypnobirthing is soundly based on established medical knowledge.” – Midwife
In 1957, after two years of study by eminent neurologists and psychoanalysts, the BMA issued a statement that ‘hypnosis is an effective method of relieving pain in childbirth’ and proposed that all doctors should train in hypnotherapy.
Over the years his theories have been fully vindicated with research into how hormones work during childbirth. His principles have been further developed by a number of natural birth practitioners with Hypnobirthing being the most notable and widely practised. Today KG Hypnobirthing is known by every midwife in the UK and many have trained in KG Hypnobirthing, including professors of midwifery and NHS heads of midwifery. Obstetricians are also beginning to understand the significance of the work we do and are coming to be trained too.
If you are expecting your first baby, you may have the phrase on your lips, ‘What if……’. The fears you have are often derived from the dramatic emergencies you have seen on television or the movies. KG Hypnobirthing helps to explain the ‘What ifs’ so you can safely leave them to your midwife. She is highly qualified in ‘what ifs’, but you need the knowledge to understand this.
From women who are expecting their second or subsequent baby, I often hear the words, ‘If only…’. ‘If only I had known, I would have made a different decision.’ ‘If only someone had told me.’ KG Hypnobirthing saves you from saying ‘If only…’ after the birth, and helps you let go of a previous bad experience, so that the birth of your second baby can be a wonderful and empowering experience. You may find this hard to believe, but there are many mothers who can vouch for this. It is the second time mothers who REALLY know the difference that KG Hypnobirthing makes as they have experienced the difference.
- Breathing exercises
- Deep relaxations
- Very effective work to release fear and build confidence
- Comforting massage
- How the father can be your powerful protector and support
- How your body is designed to give birth with efficiency and comfort
- Knowledge and information about pregnancy and birth that you are unlikely to be told anywhere else
- How ‘the system’ that you find yourself in works, and how to work with it to achieve the best result for you
- A simple practice regime to support you at home
- Understanding how the mind and body work together
I trained with Katharine Graves of KGHypnobirthing, which is recognised by the Royal College of Midwives, and I deliver evidence based, logical and enjoyable birth education courses.
If you would like to see more about my credentials or know more about my high quality diploma training, then click here to review the KGHypnobirthing site.
My courses are enjoyable and in a relaxed atmosphere. I also offer extras such as the Indian Head massage and facial pamper sessions included in the price of any one to one course.
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