What is HypnoBirthing?
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 benefits of easibirthing® include:-
•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
Classes are suitable from 20 weeks pregnant.
The whole course is approximately 6 hours long and taken as 3 x 2 hour sessions (Although there can be some flexibility to suit Mum & Dad/birth partner