Hypnobirthing

Hypno what? Don’t worry there’s no mind control involved here just information, guidance and support.

Hypnobirthing is a complete and enjoyable birth preparation course. It shows you how your body functions during birth and how this is influenced by your mind. It ensures that your mind and body work together, resulting in a positive birth experience. You will be taught simple but highly effective techniques that release any fear, enabling you to relax and feel calm and confident about your birth. During the course you are provided with all the knowledge you need to make informed decisions regarding your pregnancy and birth as you benefit from my experience as a midwife and my knowledge of local hospital guidelines and policies,

 

How it works (in a nutshell)

Grantly Dick-Reed pioneered what we now know as hypnobirthing. In his book ‘Childbirth without Fear’ (1953) he describes the relationship between fear and pain. A woman who is relaxed, confident and calm, releases hormones that make labour efficient, resulting in a gentle birth. This calm and confident state also produces endorphins, the body’s natural pain killers – making birth more comfortable. However, if she is anxious or fearful, adrenaline and other hormones are released making her tense, causing her labour to slow down or stop and making birth a painful experience.

 

Benefits include:

  • Increased knowledge and awareness, which releases fear and builds confidence.
  • A calm, relaxed and often more comfortable birth
  • A frequently shortened labour
  • Reduced or often eliminated need for medication
  • Less complications and medical interventions
  • A calm and alert baby, which promotes early feeding and bonding
  • Partners that play an active and invaluable role during the pregnancy and birth

 

Hypnobirthing teaching includes:

  • How your body works in labour, both physically and hormonally
  • The optimal environment for a comfortable birth
  • How to make informed choices about your birth
  • Birth plan support – your choices and how to communicate them
  • Gentle massage techniques that release endorphins, your bodies natural painkillers
  • Visualisation exercises and affirmations to keep you grounded and positive
  • Information on how your mind and body work in harmony, efficiently and comfortably
  • Deep relaxation so you will remain clam and in control regardless of what is happening around you
  • Two simple breathing techniques to help your birth

 

The benefits to you are obvious, but the long-term benefits to your baby cannot be over-estimated. I repeatedly get wonderful birth stories of KG Hypnobirthing babies being calm, content and sleeping really well.

There are no shortcuts at Leto Therapies. I teach a full in depth course of 10 to 12 hours. Providing you with all the knowledge you need, time and ongoing support is what makes my course so effective.

 

Contact Christine on mobile: 07532 013036 or landline 01482 491280 or via the contact form.