- Hypnobirthing helps you to feel more calm, relaxed and in control of your birth, helping to take away the mystery and confusion we sometimes hold about birth.
When we are in labour our bodies are waiting to release a high level of endorphins to take us into a place where we can birth as nature intended, but in todays society there are other things present around us which can interfere with this and cause us to release adrenalin. This release disrupts our body's fine balance and causes the hormones which keep us calm and relaxed to reduce and stop being produced, creating a feeling of fear. This feeling of fear continues the release of adrenalin can make us feel like we are fighting labour, causing tension, distress and pain. Severe pain does not have to be part of childbirth, with these techniques and practice, you will learn how to remove distractions from your mind, entering a special birthing place, the place thats been within us always. It will teach not only you but your birth partner how to help work with you and your body to birth. These skills are then there for life, and can help in other situations where you feel you need calm and peace.
- You will learn how to eliminate fear, and tension which reduces pain and in turn the need for analgesia in birth is reduced, often shortening the first stage of labour.
In the event that you or your birth partner need to make any informed decisions due to special circumstances occurring in labour, being calm and feeling like you remain in control is important if intervention is suggested. Hypnobirthing is not a guarantee that you will have the "perfect birth", its not about judging you or testing you, its about helping you achieve the best birthing experience.