You may have heard the word associated with a natural birth but it might not be what you immediately imagine it is. Some people worry that the name is off putting and they will have to comply to certain ways of doing things. Hypnobirthing teaches women to have the birth they want but in a calm and relaxed manner. It also gives parents the tools and knowledge to be in control of their birth preferences. There is no right or wrong way to have a Hypnobirth.
A Hypnobirth can be at home, in a hospital, at a birthing centre or baby's choice!
A Hypnobirth can be in the water, in a bed, standing up, used during induction or surgery.
A Hypnobirth uses deep relaxation techniques to aid the birthing mother during labour.
Your mind is more powerful than you can imagine...
In a recent HypnoBirthing class a pregnant mother and I were discussing due dates and she asked whether setting the intention to have a baby on a certain date would work. I replied absolutely!
I explained that when Ellis, my youngest was born, he came on the date I had written in my diary 9 months previously. Surprised by this she asked me to explain. It wasn't really intention setting but when I looked at the dates to see when he was due, I worked out it would be 9th March, rather than writing due date I just wrote baby born.
After having my 12 week scan the hospital changed the date by a day but I did not bother changing it in my diary. As my due date neared I thought that it wou...
Calm breathing is an effective breathing technique used in HypnoBirthing to induce a state of relaxation. It is also used during periods between surges. To practice this breathing first make yourself comfortable, relaxing your arms to the side of you and your hands gently cupped. Then take a slow inhalation through the nose and count to 4. Then slowly exhale through the nose counting to 8. Keeping your mouth closed and allowing the breath to drift down throughout your entire body. Relax the shoulders and feel your shoulders move down away from your ears.
To learn more breathing techniques used during pregnancy, please join me at my next HypnoBirthing class in Brighton. see course dates for the next available class or try a fre...