Why is hypnobirthing and birth education relevant to a positive birth experience?
Hypnobirthing is a logical and profound method of birth preparation. It is based on physiology and neuroscience.
Unfortunately, there is a lot of misunderstanding surrounding the word 'hypnobirthing' but in actuality, there is nothing 'magical', 'mystical' or 'weird' about it. It is based on established medical knowledge, having been considered for use in medicine from as far back as the 1950's by the British Medical Association (BMA). A report published in the British Medical Journal in1955 concluded that "hypnosis is an effective method of relieving pain in childbirth without altering the normal course of Labour".*
Hypnobirthing, coupled with antenatal education, not only allowed me to prepare my mind and body for the birth that I had hoped for, but it revolutionised the way I viewed pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period - opening me up to a world of new found self awareness, knowledge and power. Through my positive birth experience I learnt to trust in my body, trust in myself and feel confident about embarking on the new journey of motherhood.
I believe that birth should be your most intimate and personal rite of passage. As a teacher and mother, I want women to have the knowledge and tools to have an empowered experience for their babies' birth and beyond. It is my belief that women centred care in childbirth, is key, and we should all be aware of our rights and options when it comes to giving birth so that we are able to make informed decisions. This is why education is crucial and why I am dedicated to helping women feel calm and in control about navigating their births, regardless of where or how they want to give birth!
Pregnancy and child birth is such a pivotal time in our lives and I believe that we should prepare for it like we would for any other major life event. Knowledge is power, preparation is key. Hypnobirthing is your own personal tool-kit to an empowered birth experience.
It is my wish to be of service to as many mothers and birth partners as possible, and ultimately for your baby to have a calm start to life.