Hypnobirthing

The Hypnobirthing Australia™ program is uniquely designed for Australian mothers and their birth companions. It is the natural approach to childbirth!

Hypnobirthing Australia™ classes prepare you with the knowledge, confidence and tools you need to birth calmly.

Birth can, and should be, a positive experience – one that you will always want to remember.

Hypnobirthing is as much a philosophy of birthing as it is techniques. When a mother and her birth companion are able to approach their birth without fear and with knowledge, good support, and tools for the birth – then their birthing can be a positive and empowering experience.

The ‘hypno’ part of ‘hypnobirthing’ refers to the hypnotherapy that we use during the program to release fears and condition ourselves to release endorphins at times during our birth. With the help of hypnotherapy, the birth of your baby can be a more calm and relaxed experience; one where you are in the drivers seat, rather than feeling like a passenger. This is likely to reduce the need for interventions during your birthing.

Hypnobirthing uses a combination of different techniques and philosophies that have existed for many, many years. Ancient wisdom is combined with modern theory – giving you the advantage in your acquisition of knowledge as you prepare for your birth.

Of course, natural birth is not a new concept! Our ancient mothers and sisters birthed naturally without the use of anaesthesia or many of the interventions that are common today.

Dr. Grantly Dick-Read, an English obstetrician was one of the first ‘modern’ doctors to introduce the concept of natural birth in the 1920′s. Since then there have been many influential advocates for natural birth, such as the French obstetrician Michel Odent and leading midwife/author Ina May Gaskin.

Popular courses have also been developed to prepare mothers for birth. Some examples are: The Lamaze Method, The Bradley Method, Hypnobirthing – the Leclaire Method, HypnoBirthing – The Mongan Method, GentleBirth, Calmbirth, Hypnobabies and the list goes on.

The Hypnobirthing Australia™ program incorporates the teachings of many famous and respected birthing experts throughout history – giving you the complete advantage in your preparation for childbirth. You deserve special care as you make this exciting and unique journey with positive anticipation and confidence.

Techniques that you learn through the course will help you achieve a deep state of relaxation, enabling your body to open up without resistance. In this calm state, your body’s natural relaxant, endorphins, will replace the stress hormones (which can cause your uterus to constrict and create tension and pain).

You will also have tools to bring yourself back into a calm state, if your birthing takes a different turn to expected or if you have difficulties with the intensity experienced. Your birth partner will learn ways to help you throughout pregnancy and birth. This is very useful for the mother and very empowering for the birth partner. Many hypnobirthing mums comment after birth that they and their birth partner ‘did it together’. Of course, the mother did most of the physical and inward work during the birth; but the advantages of having the support of a good birth partner cannot be underestimated.

When you have your baby with hypnobirthing, you will not be in a trance or a sleep. You will actually be in a heightened state of awareness – awake, but deeply relaxed. You may look like you are asleep at times; however you will be aware of what is going on around you when you need to be. You will be calmly in tune with your body and your baby and this will assist the birth to progress. When it feels right, you will move around and may even speak and vocalise. You will help direct the course of your own birth.

You can download online hypnobirthing mp3 albums to complement your practice on my resource page. Please take a look at the testimonials from other Hypnobirthing parents to find that: Hypnobirthing works!

In your classes you will gain an understanding of how the birthing muscles work in perfect harmony, just as they were designed to, when your body is relaxed and you have faith in your bodies ability to birth.

If you are serious about wanting that “Natural Birth” you dream of.
Then you need to do something to help yourself achieve it.
The Hypnobirthing Australia program will prepare you with the tools to enable you to prepare as best you can for this amazing life changing event.

When a mother and her birth companion are able to approach birth with a positive mindset, knowledge, good support, and tools—then birth can be a beautiful and empowering experience.

The “hypno” part of ‘hypnobirthing’ refers to the hypnotherapy that we use to let go of fears and condition ourselves to release endorphins during our birth. With the help of hypnotherapy, the birth of your baby can be a more calm and relaxed experience, one where you are in the drivers seat, rather than feeling like a passenger. This is likely to reduce the need for intervention during your birth.

You will learn breathing, relaxation, visualization and self hypnosis techniques, along with knowledge and tools to assist you to make well-informed decisions along the way.

Of course, natural birth is not a new concept! Our ancient mothers and sisters birthed naturally without the use of anesthesia or many of the interventions that are common today. However, we also recognize that medical science can sometimes save lives. If you do require interventions, or a caesarian birth—the use of self hypnosis and deep relaxation techniques leading up to, during and after your birth can be of great advantage to both yourself and your baby.

You deserve special care as you make this exciting and unique journey with joyous anticipation and confidence.

Please contact us to find out how Hypnobirthing Australia can help you to direct the course of your own positive birth journey.

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