Solution Focused Hypnotherapy

Hypnobumps to Hypnobubs

Hypnobirthing is based on physiological and medical evidence. It is a toolkit of physical and mental skills which empower couples to welcome the events of labour and birth, however they unfold.

HypnoBirthing might sound ‘new age’ but it is simply a set of very logical steps that every woman should know about, that make a very big difference to the birthing process.

HypnoBirthing gives you so much more than a traditional antenatal class.  Regardless of where you are birthing, or how your birthing unfolds, the aim is to make the experience of your baby’s arrival joyful.  Each birth is going to take its own course and no-one can predict what journey your baby will take.  You will learn how to trust your body, your baby and the process of birthing.

Many parents, dad’s in particular, might attend the first session with skepticism but when they learn that HypnoBirthing is based on medical and physiological facts, not some ‘airy fairy’ nonsense, they are ALL completely convinced.  You just need to have an open mind and the motivation to succeed.

 

 

THE BENEFITS FOR YOUR BABY

Perhaps even more significantly is the long term effect that HypnoBirthing techniques have on your baby.  If your birth  is calm, gentle and drug free for  you, it is also calm, gentle and drug free for your baby.  This little person then arrives in the world alert and with a mother who is alert and ready to receive him lovingly and attentively.  Also because HypnoBirthing babies have no birth trauma, they tend to be more calm, serene and content.  Reports say that they also seem to thrive better, sleep better and develop quicker.  

Through a very simple program of self-hypnosis and education, healthy, low-risk women as well as women who need medical assistance because of special circumstances, learn to dismiss fear-based stories, misinformation and birthing myths; and they are helped to see birth as normal.  

They learn to trust that their bodies know how to bring their babies into the world in the calm and gentle way that Nature intended.

 

 

HypnoBirthing will teach you the art of using your own natural birthing instincts.  With HypnoBirthing you will be aware and fully in control but profoundly relaxed. When you have your baby with HypnoBirthing, you will not be in a trance or asleep. What you will experience is similar to the daydreaming, or focusing, that occurs when you are engrossed in a book or a movie or staring into a fire.  

You will be conversant and in good spirits - totally relaxed, but fully in control.  Awake throughout, you will be aware of your body’s surges and your baby’s progress, but because you will have trained yourself to reach complete relaxation, you will be able to determine the degree and the manner in which you will feel the surges.  You will experience birthing in an atmosphere of calm relaxation, free of the fear that prevents the muscles of your body from functioning as nature intended them to.  In this calm state, your body’s natural relaxant, endorphins, replaces the stress hormones that constrict and cause pause. 

For most of their lives, women have been inundated with the negative stories of other women’s birth experiences. Everyone, from their mothers, sisters, aunts, cousins, friends and even even strangers, want to tell them the horrors of giving birth.  

They have been conditioned to believe that excruciating pain is associated with labour and because of this, women today hold an unprecedented fear of giving birth.  This extreme fear causes their bodies to become tense, and that tension prohibits their bodies from easily performing a normal physiological function.  

The result is exactly what they feared most - long, painful birthing or unnecessary intervention.

People who are drawn to this method of childbirth have long been searching for a way to give birth confidently and as calmly, safely and gently as possible, whether they have chosen to birth in a hospital, a birthing centre, or at home. Until HypnoBirthing, this kind of birthing almost seemed unattainable for the general population.

HYPNOBIRTHING ADVANTAGES

  • Teaches deep levels of relaxation to eliminate the fear that causes tension and pain.

 

  • Greatly reduces and often eliminates the need for chemical painkillers and drugs.

 

  • Shortens the first phase of labour.

 

  • Leaves mother alert, fresh, awake and with energy.

 

  • Helps keep oxygen supplied to baby during birthing.

 

  • Reduces and often eliminates fatigue during labour.

 

  • Empowers parents with techniques to achieve a gentle, calm birth for themselves and their baby.

 

  • Gives the birthing companion an integral role in the birthing.

 

  • Embraces the concept of pre-birth parenting.

 

  • Teaches breathing techniques that allow a woman to gently breathe her baby into the world without the violence of hard, physical pushing.
 
 



Tammy Foley is a Solution Focused Hypnotherapist practising in Pembrokeshire. Call 07792 706 275 for more information or to book a free initial consultation.