WHAT IS HYPNOBIRTHING?
THERE'S NO POCKET WATCHES INVOLVED
Hypnobirthing is essentially an antenatal course and a way to prepare for birth by learning what happens to your body and your baby, however, you end up giving birth. Hypnobirthing offers you the tools for achieving a calm and comfortable birth. It equips you with the knowledge to make confident and informed decisions, and this, in turn, empowers you through pregnancy, birth and beyond. It is NOT about avoiding drugs and giving birth naturally.
Often our thoughts and beliefs are influenced by other people’s feelings and experiences. Sometimes it is based on assumptions and previous experiences. So it is important that you make your decisions based on your own knowledge and intuition.
Attending a hypnobirthing course prepares you for almost all eventualities. Hypnobirthing does not guarantee you a perfect birth. Why not? Because there is no such thing as a perfect birth. Every woman will birth her baby differently because every woman and baby is unique. For example, a woman who experiences a very short labour could find this just as traumatic, if not more traumatic than a woman experiencing a long, slow labour.
I also can’t promise you the birth you most desire. Why not? Because that would be very silly of me! Whilst there is a lot we can do to prepare for birth, we can’t 100% control what happens on the day. Most of the time things are straightforward, but sometimes unexpected things arise. Either way, Birth Nerd hypnobirthing and antenatal courses will prepare you to navigate whatever path your birth takes with confidence and calmness. You will be able to make informed decisions, have tools to help you remain calm and relaxed, truly understand how your birthing body works and work as a team with your birth partner and maternity team to create a truly positive birth experience.