Cheshire Midwives Hypnobirthing, Bringing Baby Home and Birth Trauma Specialist
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Hypnobirthing is a fusion of medical knowledge and antenatal education, it has been recognised in this country since 1957. Although it was first heard of in 1913, when an obstetrician witnessed for the first time a woman giving birth without pain relief, she was using hypnobirthing! This woman had no fear of childbirth which enabled her to have a calm and positive birth. Since these times we have learnt we feel pain more during childbirth when we are scared.

It has almost become accepted that childbirth is incredibly painful and something to be feared… probably due to the media, as the more dramatic a program is the more viewings it gets. As a Midwife, I have witnessed first-hand how fear increases pain and has a negative effect on birth. To enable a positive empowering birth experience, you need to alleviate your fear and learn to trust your body and baby.

As a Midwife, I have supported many women and their birth partners during labour and birth, both in hospital and at home. I can honestly say in my experience those using hypnobirthing regardless of the birth they have experienced, have had a calmer, more controlled and positive experience than those who haven’t.

Reasons to use Hypnobirthing:

  • Increases your chance of having the birth you want
  • Reduces the need for pain relief and medical intervention
  • Length of labour is often shorter
  • More likely to have a more comfortable and positive birth experience
  • Gives birth partner’s confidence to support you and feel included
  • Empowers you by giving you the knowledge to understand what actually happens during labour and birth and why

The Hypnobirthing Course

The course is either taught in a group, over 4x two-hour evening sessions based in Hartford, Cheshire or privately during a personalised one-day session.

Session 1

  • Introductions
  • Discuss Fears, worries & questions
  • Understanding hypnobirthing
  • Birthplace choices
  • Breathing techniques
  • Relaxation tools and Scripts

Session 2

  • What to expect during labour and birth: Physiology & hormones
  • Information for Birth Partners
  • Pain relief options
  • Birth Bag
  • Birth plan
  • Breathing techniques
  • Relaxation tools and Scripts

Session 3

  • Recognising labour
  • Stages of labour
  • Complications
  • Breathing techniques
  • Relaxation tools and Scripts

Session 4

  • Golden hour
  • Placenta
  • Vitamin K
  • Overdue
  • Induction of labour
  • Course discussion & questions
  • Breathing techniques
  • Relaxation tools and Scripts

Once you have completed the course you will receive a KGH book, CD and complimentary gifts.