Television dramatises many events in life, not least those associated with the birth of a baby. For a first time Mum this can only reinforce all those negative scare stories that our female family and friends are only happy to tell us about. Yet the birth of a baby need not be scary or painful and many cultures recognise this fact.
Hypnobirthing can help us to reconnect with our feminine wisdom by allowing us to go with the flow and experience the birth of our baby in a calm and relaxed environment, no matter where that is.
What is hypnobirthing?
Hypnobirthing is a term coined by Marie Mongan to describe the use of hypnotherapy techniques to relax the mother-to-be during labour and birth.
In line with the birthing process, there are two phases to the hypnobirthing process, preparation and delivery.
The preparation phase entails approximately 4 hypnotherapy sessions after the initial consultation to reassure Mum, and Dad too, if he wishes, about the coming birth. If you plan on using another person to be your birthing partner, then they are welcome too. During these sessions, Mum will start to experience the relaxation techniques that aim to help her to birth her baby naturally. Two free MP3’s/CD’s are given to support the practice sessions that will take place in the weeks before birth, to help Mum learn how to bring about a ‘trance-state’ at will. One MP3/CD is the normal hypnotherapy one that is given to all clients upon starting hypnotherapy sessions, while the other contains 8 tracks specifically to support the birthing process. Once Mum and Dad decide which of the tracks they wish to use, a personalised MP3/CD will be created containing 3 tracks in the appropriate order. This personalised MP3/CD will be given to Mum and Dad to keep for use leading up to and during the delivery of their baby.
These MP3’s/CD’s can be used at home to help both parents to practice the required techniques.
By the time baby is ready to put in an appearance, our aim will be for Mum to be able to bring about a trance-like state on demand. However, she will still hear everything going on around her and will be able to respond to medical personnel whenever necessary. Many hospitals are now more accepting of hypnobirthing as evidence shows that Mums using hypnotherapy techniques are usually more relaxed, tend to need less medical intervention and are less likely to suffer from postnatal depression. Babies are usually more alert and less fractious after the birth. Click on the link above to see detailed information about the findings of the study.
So why see me about hypnobirthing?
As a clinical hypnotherapist, I am is used to dealing with a wide range of issues. There are often occasions when Mum and/or Dad are suffering from more deep rooted anxiety related issues. Iam able to deal with these issues as well as supporting Mum and Dad through the birthing process.
So if you would like to experience the birth of your baby with minimum fuss and maximum pleasure, then give me a call on 07748 511841 to ask me any questions you may have prior to booking your appointment. Alternatively, make an appointment for an initial consultation now by clicking on the link.