What’s HypnoBirthing?

HypnoBirthing® helps mums visualise a gentle, calm, relaxed birth using techniques that will come naturally. Deep relaxation, visualisation, affirmations and special breathing techniques help to achieve a confident, calm, peaceful birth and a positive birthing experience for both you and your baby. Your birth partner plays an important role in HypnoBIrthing, they are there to guide you, support you, keep you on track with all that you learn at classes.

HypnoBirthing® prepares mums to allow their body to gently, calmly do what comes naturally, focusing on a gentle, calm, relaxing birth.

In HypnoBirthing® classes you will learn proven techniques in a well-thought-out program of deep relaxation, visualisation and self-hypnosis. HypnoBirthing® encourages a calm, peaceful and natural pregnancy, birth and bonding experience for families.

What you will learn

  • Relaxation and self-hypnosis techniques to eliminate the fear and tension that can cause long labour. Ensuring mum has the skills to be confident, calm and comfortable.
  • Special breathing techniques for relaxation, labour and birth.
  • Visualisation to produce a shorter, more comfortable labour.
  • To create and control the body’s own natural anaesthesia.
  • Birthing Affirmations to build confidence and to help you look forward to giving birth.
  • Massage to release endorphins.
  • Fear Release to overcome any concerns you may have about giving birth and parenting.
  • To build confidence and trust in yourself and how to listen to and work with your baby and your body.
  • How the mother’s body is designed to work in  harmony with nature throughout labour.
  • To practice deep relaxation during and between uterine surges.
  • The importance of prenatal and perinatal bonding.

What is Hypnosis?

The state of hypnosis and self-hypnosis is a very natural, focused and relaxed state. You are always in total control. We often go into trance, driving home and arriving at home without having stopped for the milk.

Lying on the couch, between that stage of being awake and asleep, you can hear noise in the background however you feel so great nothing bothers you.

Without realising it you will have often experienced a state of trance.

Have you ever been engrossed in watching a fire, a book or a movie? These are all states of trance.

Hypnosis is a deeply relaxed state of body and a normal, natural healthy state of mind. You are aware and in control. It happens spontaneously during the day when you daydream and just before going to sleep. In hypnosis, positive suggestions are more easily accepted and acted upon. Hypnosis is not a magic wand, but a tool to help your amazing sub-conscious help you achieve whatever it is you want.

What is my investment

Group sessions $400 per couple.   (maximum 6 couples)
Private sessions $500 per couple.  

Includes Marie Mongan’s HypnoBirthing® book, audio tracks with relaxation exercises and affirmations, scripts, handouts, folder plus ongoing support if required via phone and email until you go into labour. 

Sometimes special class places are available for  those  on  a  limited  income, please enquire for more details. 

Hypnobirthing Frequently asked questions

When should I begin my HypnoBirthing classes?

You can begin HypnoBirthing at any time, but we recommend the earlier the better after 15 – weeks.

The earlier you commence the classes in your pregnancy the more time you give yourself to practise the relaxation techniques.

It’s also very beneficial for your baby to spend regular time in a state of relaxation during your  pregnancy.  

However, it is never too late to start – you will still find the classes beneficial and valuable as long as you complete them prior to going into labour.

Many couples have started the course late in their pregnancy (some as late as 37 weeks) and have still found it beneficial  –  all agree it is better to do
it later than never.

Why does my partner / husband / birth companion need to attend?

The reason we suggest couples to attend together is so the  birth  companion  can  understand  the  tools  and  techniques  you  are  learning.  Your birth 
companion will play a vital role in your labour and birth  and  we  also  teach  them techniques and how to assist you during this time.  

It is not compulsory for the birth companion to participate in  all of the relaxation exercises if they do not desire. 

However, it is recommended, as the skills you will learn can be applied to many different areas of your life! 

What should I bring?

Apart from yourself and your birthing companion(s) your HypnoBirthing® book and paper to take notes on. To maximise your comfort and ability to relax, please dress comfortably.  You may bring along beanbags, extra cushions, pillows or a blanket if you desire. 

During sessions we will take a short break Where light snacks will be provided along with tea, coffee, water.

Please feel free to bring along any other snacks, or drinks (i.e.  water  bottle) if you would like to.  

Please do NOT bring any horror birth stories or experiences.  We will only be discussing positive birth stories in this course. 

Should I attend other Ante-Natal Classes?

This is entirely up to you. The HypnoBirthing course will provide you information about natural birth and give you relaxation tools and visualisation techniques to use in a natural drug-free birth. 

Other ante-natal courses will cover different information such as interventions, complications and how to care for your baby. 

The knowledge gained through the HypnoBirthing course along with other ante-natal courses will help you to make informed decisions. 

Many couples also attend other ante-natal courses to develop a network of parents due at the same time.

Will HypnoBirthing be useful to me if I decide not to have a natural childbirth or I require medical intervention?

Most definitely. The tools and techniques you will learn in your HypnoBirthing course will be of use to you and your baby regardless of your birth experience. If special circumstances occur you will find yourself better able to remain calm and in control. 

Mums who have needed caesareans for medical reasons report that they were totally relaxed before, during and after the procedure and often feel their recovery was very quick.

Is it true that I will experience a pain-free birth with HypnoBirthing?

HypnoBirthing does not promise painless birthing, although many mums do report having a relatively pain-free birth, or one they were able to  manage  easily.  When fear and tension 
constrict the birthing muscles higher pain levels are felt. 

Therefore, mothers who are calm, relaxed and free of fear usually accomplish their birthing in a shorter period of time and much more comfortable. A relaxed mother will 
produce more endorphins, nature’s own relaxants. 

HypnoBirthing mums may still experience sensations of tightening or pressure, but most describe their birth experience as working with their body through 
the  sensations, therefore avoiding the excruciating pain that is Mothers speak of feeling pressure, tightening and strong sensations, and yes it can be hard work.

However, it can also be exhilarating and wonderfully satisfying.

Letting your body and your baby do the job they were both designed to do. Every woman deserves the opportunity to enjoy a positive birth experience knowing they are in total control.

Call Donna on 021 0782 980

E-mail: donna@rightime.co.nz

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