WHAT IS HYPNOBIRTHING ?
The Hypnobirthing Australia program is a positive childbirth education uniquely designed for Australian mothers and their birth partners. The program incorporates self-hypnosis, special breathing, visualisation and massage techniques and education about your amazing birthing body! Hypnobirthing teaches you to release fears and trust in your body's ability to birth instinctively. Ultimately Hypnobirthing prepares you for a calm pregnancy, birth, and bonding experience with your baby.
WHEN SHOULD I ATTEND CLASSES?
The ideal time to attend the Hypnobirthing course is between 20-35 weeks.
SHOULD MY PARTNER ATTEND CLASSES WITH ME?
YES! Your birth partner will play such an important role in your birth. The Hypnobirthing course provides tools for BOTH of you to use. I can assure you that your birth partner will feel more confident and empowered after completing this course. If you plan to have someone else with you as a support during the birth they are welcome to attend classes with you free of charge.
WHAT IF I WANT AN EPIDURAL OR OTHER PAIN KILLERS IN LABOUR?
Hypnobirthing provides you with a toolbox of techniques which you can use during your labour and birth. Epidurals and painkillers can also be part of your toolbox and ultimately it is up to you what you choose. Every birth is different and you shouldn't feel pressure to birth a certain way. The Hypnobirthing techniques and education provided will empower you to feel confident and in control and therefore less likely to feel the need for medical intervention.
CAN I BE GUARANTEED A COMPLETELY NATURAL PAIN -FREE LABOUR AND BIRTH?
No. Nobody can guarantee you a perfect birth. There are many factors that can affect labour and birth, some of which are completely outside your control. Hypnobirthing can teach you how to minimise factors that can negatively affect your birth and how you can best work with your body to maximise the likelihood of a calmer, more relaxed birth.
It is important to consider that like any childbirth preparation class, the success of the techniques is dependent on the amount of practice you put in! The aim of Hypnobirthing is not to achieve a completely pain-free and picture-perfect 'natural' birth (although that is possible!). It is to have a calmer, easier, more comfortable birth- where you are in control.
IS HYPNOBIRTHING SUITABLE FOR ME?
Hypnobirthing is suitable both for first time mums and mums who've experienced Childbirth before. If you are a woman who is nervous of childbirth because they've never done it before (this was me!) or a woman who might be anxious because of her previous birth experience, or someone who just wants a calmer, easier, more natural birth experience... then YES Hypnobirthing is for you!
MY PARTNER WORKS FIFO AND WE ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND YOUR SCHEDULED CLASSES. ARE YOU STILL ABLE TO HELP?
I understand it can be challenging to organise commitments and dates when your partner works away! Send me an email and we can arrange an alternative schedule that will accommodate you!