What is HypnoBirthing?
HypnoBirthing gives you control over how you want your baby to be born by reducing your fear and anxiety.
The hypnobirthing method I teach is easibirthing®.
easibirthing® classes help you to change your expectations about giving birth so that you help rather than hinder the process, therefore enabling you to have the active birth you want, whether at home or in hospital.
You will be taught deep relaxation, visualisation and breathing techniques to prepare your mind and body for a natural birth and will learn to trust your own body and manage pain so you will feel calm, confident and in control.
Why is it important to stay relaxed?
An anxious state is not conducive to giving birth and can cause labour to stop. When we feel in danger we produce adrenaline and cortisol which are the hormones that trigger the fight or flight response, all very well if we are facing a polar bear but not when we are about to welcome our baby into the world.
When this response is triggered the blood supply is re-routed away from the uterus and placenta to the other major organs and limbs so that we can run or defend ourselves. This means that oxygen to the baby diminishes and contractions slow or stop, this is an inbuilt mechanism which stops us giving birth in dangerous circumstances.
The hormone that is vital for progressing labour by causing the uterus to contract to move the baby along the birth canal and for delivering the placenta is oxytocin. It is oxytocin that plays a part in the bonding process between mother and baby.
We need to feel safe, secure and relaxed to produce a constant flow of oxytocin and easibirthing® classes teach you everything your need know to make sure that this happens.
The benefits of easibirthing® include:-
•Reduce or eliminate fear
•Feel more relaxed
•Significantly diminish or eliminate the need for medication;
•Increase the rate of spontaneous vaginal birth, reducing the need for intervention
•Helps to shorten the period of labour by reducing anxiety during each stage
•Make it possible to manage and control sensations of discomfort
•Promote a steady recovery
•Helps to increase positive emotions during the entire birth process
•Help you create of an experience which has positive memories attached
•Reduce incidence of post-natal depression
•Stimulate and maintain a strong energy level into the post-delivery phase
•Promote lactation for breast-feeding
•Calmer, more laid-back baby
Please give me a call on 01442 384 260 or 07930 130 103 if you have any questions and I will be happy to answer any questions.
Classes are suitable from 20 weeks pregnant.
Small groups (Maximum 6 couples) 5 x 1.5 hour weekly sessions £250 per course
Private (Mum & Dad/birth partner) 5 x 1 hour weekly sessions £300 per course or £70 per session PAYG
5 MP3’s and handouts included
Next group class starts Wednesday 20th July at 6.3o pm at
Emma James Physio,
3 The Old School House,
To book your place call Carolyn on 01442 384 260 / 07930 130 103 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
*A £50 non refundable deposit is payable to confirm your place with the balance of £200 payable before course starts.