I use the Confident Childbirth Hypnobirthing framework to support mothers-to-be in becoming as empowered and prepared as possible for the birth of your baby.
I work with first-time mums, or those who have previously experienced pregnancy and birth. It’s a flexible approach as I tailor the sessions to your needs, by taking a detailed history to understand what you want to gain from the sessions. The tools you will learn will help in any kind of birth, whether vaginal, planned or emergency C-section, allowing you to maintain a state of calm and control throughout.
Together we will work to alleviate your fears, and work to your goals and choices, while maintaining flexibility, so that you can have the best possible birth experience for you and your baby.
Your Hypnobirthing sessions will include:
- Self hypnosis so you have everything you need within you
- Relaxation techniques to use from now on throughout pregnancy, birth and beyond
- Visualisation techniques to help you prepare mentally for birth and beyond
- Simple natural pain control methods in preparation for labour and birth
- Building good communication and dialogue with your medical team
- Allaying any fears from stories heard, and clearing any previous birth trauma
- Connecting with your body’s natural ability to give birth
The skills you learn with me will be useful before, during and after the birth of your baby. You will also receive tailor-made MP3s to listen to at home.
The Benefits of Hypnobirthing:
- Feeling empowered promotes confidence, releasing happy hormones which in turn reduce fear, tension and pain. Instead the hormones encourage breathing, relaxation and release
- Learning relaxation techniques can improve your sleep, and ability go back to sleep
- Increasing your ability to relax mentally and physically gives you a better chance to have a more comfortable and calm birth
- Hypnobirthing mothers need fewer medical interventions, before, during and after birth
- The length of labour can be significantly shorter
- Babies born to hypnobirthing mothers often have higher APGAR scores
- Hypnobirthing does not interfere with the body’s natural mechanisms of labour
- Breast-feeding can be easier due to self-hypnosis and relaxation techniques
- Reduced incidence of post-natal depression
- Hypnobirthing babies are often calmer babies, who sleep and feed better
I hold my Hypnobirthing sessions at my clinic in North Enfield. At the beginning of our work together, we will decide how many sessions you will need, but typically it will be 4 to 6 weekly one hour sessions. There is no ideal time to start, but I would say if you begin earlier in your pregnancy, you will have more time to practice the tools and strategies.
I also offer separate sessions for partners, or birth partners who may want to allay their own fears, or learn how to support you during labour, birth and beyond.
A block of 4 sessions is £300
A block of 6 session is £390
Individual sessions for partners are £75
Our initial telephone call will help me find the best way to support you have the most positive birth experience you can.
Contact me today to talk to me!