Hypnobirthing

Hypnobirthing is a complete antenatal education programme which shows you how your body works during birth and how this is influenced by your mind. You are provided with all the knowledge you need to make informed decisions regarding your pregnancy and birth. You will also be taught simple but effective breathing, relaxation, visualisation and massage techniques that will help release any fear, allowing you to birth instinctively and efficiently. Mind and body working together.

Hypnobirthing doesn’t involve any hocus pocus or mind control, so despite some common myths you won’t find yourself barking like a dog! You will be in control at all times.

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:

  • Gentle massage techniques that release endorphins, your bodies natural anaesthetic
  • Visualisation exercises and affirmations to keep you grounded, serene and positive
  • Information on how your mind and body work in harmony, efficiently and comfortably
  • Self hypnosis which will induce 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. Giving you the knowledge, 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.