Updated January, 2010
“My dream is for every woman, everywhere, will know the joy of a truly safe, comfortable and satisfying birthing for herself and her baby”
Marie F. Mongan. 1999.
I became interested in HypnoBirthing® when a respected colleague became a practitioner and having seen women use this method, I felt that all babies should come into the world this way – it is truly beautiful and so empowering for women and their birthing companion. I then completed the training course and we are busy spreading the word!
HypnoBirthing® is as much a philosophy of birth as it is a technique for achieving a relaxing stress free method of birthing. HypnoBirthing® teaches you and your birthing companion the art and joy of experiencing birth in a more comfortable manner.
When a woman is properly prepared for childbirth and when mind and body are in harmony, nature is free to function in the same well designed manner that it does with all other creatures. You will be fascinated as you view films showing birthing mothers – awake, alert and in good humour as they experience the kind of gentle birth that you too can – when you are free of the Fear-Tension-Pain Syndrome.
- How the mind and emotions affect the body
- Why labour hurts and why it does not have to
- Releasing fear, the enemy of labour
- Developing ultimate-depth relaxation
- Understanding your stages of birth
- Visualization and breathing techniques to help birth your baby
- Preparing your birth preferences forms.
We talk about your ‘birth companion’ which may be anyone you feel you would like to be there on your birthing day – it can be your husband/partner, friend, your mother, aunt etc! The course does involve them as much as you and they will need to attend all classes.
If you would like to discuss any aspects of HypnoBirthing® please do not hesitate to contact me.