Here are the top ten reasons to attend a hypnobirthing course.
Gain the tools to achieve a positive birth experienceOne of the key elements for a positive birth experience is confidence. Regardless of the type of birth you end up having, you can have a positive experience by knowing what you can control. And, of course, letting go of what you cannot.
Learn to trust your body, your instincts and your babyFrom an early age, we have been socially programmed to believe birth is painful. By replacing this fear and negative outlook, you can enjoy the amazing experience of pregnancy and birth. Having the confidence that your body will work effectively and in the way that it is naturally designed to is vital. It is equally vital that your baby knows what to do too. This confidence will keep you relaxed and calm. It will also enable you to follow your instincts. This, in turn, will guide you to what is best for you and your baby.
Birth without unnecessary interventionsThere are always options available. However, without a full understanding of these, it is easy to go along with whatever is offered to you. It is empowering to know what your options are and and how you can make the best decisions for you and your baby.
Endorphins are stronger than morphineEndorphins are, in fact, up to 200 times stronger than morphine! Reduce the need for drugs by learning how to release these endorphins during labour.
It’s a full antenatal programmeYou will learn what to expect at each stage of the birth. As well as understand the ‘system’ and know your options. Having this knowledge will put you in a stronger position to make informed decisions, including where to birth your baby.
Learn techniques to aid relaxation, ease tension and soothe any concernsYou and your partner will learn how to let go of fear and tension, so that, regardless of how your pregnancy and labour progresses, you will be better placed to relax and enjoy the process of both pregnancy and birth.
Practice breathing and visualisation techniques for each stage of the birth processPractising breathing and visualisation techniques for each stage of labour to make the birth a comfortable and enjoyable experience. It’s good fun and there are a range of visualisation techniques that you can chose to suit you!
Your birth partner will feel more involvedHypnobirthing partners develop a deeper bond with their baby due to their involvement throughout the process! It also provides partners with the tools and guidance to help them feel more involved during your pregnancy. They will also have an active role in facilitating your baby’s birth. Creating time and space to discuss what you want inevitably brings you closer. And on the big day, your partner will be ready and capable to offer the support you need.
Make friends with likeminded peopleSharing such a unique and special time with those who have the same values can lead to lifelong friendships and support. This will see you through to baby’s teenage years and beyond!
Receive ongoing supportThere are many physical and emotional challenges during pregnancy. As a result, I fully understand the need for continuous support during this often uncertain feeling time. The relationship I develop with you whilst on the course does not end as you leave.
Next hypnobirthing course at Yoga MamaThe next hypnobirthing course at Yoga Mama starts on Saturday 25 February (12-3pm). This 3-week course, led by Dr Stacy Gandolfi, costs £295 per couple. To book, call us on 020 8789 3881 or visit the Yoga Mama online booking system.
If you would like to learn more about hypnobirthing, why not attend our free introductory talk on Saturday 11 February (1-2pm). To book, call 020 8789 3881 or sign up here.