So you've stumbled across hypnobirthing. Mums who have taken an interest in hypnobirthing are usually looking for a way to ensure that they remain in control and calm during labour and because you want to birth your baby in a loving and gentle manner.
Having a baby is an exciting time of your life but at the same time its ok to feel apprehensive or a little nervous about the birth you have coming up. Not long after my 20 week scan I remember clearly beginning to feel very nervous and concerned about what labour was going to bring. I started to look up ways to help achieve a calm and comfortable birth and stumbled across hypnobirthing; I am so glad I did.
Hypnobirthing empowers you to ask questions and take charge of the environment that you are birthing in, wherever you choose to birth. I won't tell you where to give birth or how to give birth but I will teach you how to choose confidently and how to ask all the relevant questions to enable you to make educated decisions along the way right up to and after your little baby is born.
Hypnobirthing gave me that power, gave me that confidence to ask those questions and the confidence to make my own decisions as to what was to happen during my labour.
Hypnobirthing also gave my husband a role to have during labour. He wasn’t just a bystander holding my hand he was my advocate, he had a role to play and that was to be my voice when I was concentrating on being calm and relaxed. He was there to help keep me calm and be my anchor.
He had learnt all the tools and techniques and fully understood hypnobirthing and how the body works whilst in labour as he attended the training with me. He could fully understand and also have that confidence and knowledge to help us as a partnership take control of our baby’s entry into the world.
If you stay calm and relaxed so does your baby. I will teach you tools and techniques to ensure you remain calm and relaxed in the weeks leading up to your labour, during labour and also after labour.
I have a very calm baby and I fully attribute this to hypnobirthing. The practise I put in before Arthur was born and by being calm and relaxed during labour has helped him develop skills in the womb knowing how to remain calm himself even when put into stressful situations.
I was so lucky to stumble across hypnobirthing and it has completely changed my life. Not only did the hypnobirthing tools and techniques that I was taught on The Wise Hippo birthing programme ensure that I had a calm and enjoyable birth experience I have also continued to use the tools and techniques in my everyday life.