FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


WILL I BE HYPNOTISED?
No, being under hypnosis has many stereotypical speculations, however it doesn't mean that I click my fingers and you 'go under'. Instead hypnosis is about being in a natural state of deep relaxation. During the sessions you will be provided with relaxation scripts. You can read these yourself, get your birth partner to read them or listen to the pre recorded mp3' s provided in your own time. you can close your eyes or keep them open ,there's no right or wrong way to do it, but whether you fall asleep or stay awake, listen to everything said or ignore Your subconscious will still be listening and therefore the 'hypnosis' will be working. we cover how and why this works in class.

DOES HYPNOBIRTHING GUARANTEE A PAIN FREE BIRTH?
unfortunately attending the course will not guarantee you a pain free birth. This is also not what I set as an expectation to my course. My courses are based around teaching techniques that will help ease discomfort during the labour process not eliminating pain. We cover this more during the course

WHY DOES HYPNOBIRTHING WORK SO WELL?
The wonderful thing about hypnobirthing is that it can work for anyone and any birth. Hypnobirthing works on the state of mind and therefore allows the body to work in harmony. Where the mind leads the body follows. Once in a relaxed state the hormones that support the birthing process can be released making the birth experience more enjoyable. Hypnobirthing also works on educating both birther and birth partner so they understand how the body works during pregnancy and labour and what they can do to support the birthing process. We will cover this in more depth during class. 
 
WHEN SHOULD I START PRACTICING ?
There is no 'Perfect time'  to attend or practice hypnobirthing however most people tend to book in between 25 and 29 weeks of pregnancy. This gives you plenty of time to practice and take in all learnt throughout the course before the arrival of little one. Remember it is never to early or too late so just drop me an email if you would like to find out more.

DO I HAVE TO HAVE A BIRTHING PARTNER AND DO THEY HAVE TO COME TO CLASS?
The course is most beneficial if a birthing partner is present as they play a huge part in the birthing process. The course focuses not only on the birthers preparation, but also on the birthing partners preparation and importance. Hypnobirthing ensures that the birthing partner knows everything they will need to do so that the birther can be supported in the best ways possible. Your birthing partner can be anyone you choose, it is completely up to you. You can also have more than one birthing partner if you choose. If you have a birth partner but they are unable to attend the course we can discuss other options.

IS IT WORTH HYPNOBIRTHING IF I WANT A HOSPITAL BIRTH OR CAESAREAN?
Yes, Hypnobirthing helps support any birth in any setting. Hypnobirthing will prep you with a vast amount of knowledge so you have a better understanding of what is happening during your pregnancy and labour. We cover all types of birth scenarios in class.The course will also provide you with techniques that you can use in your birthing process no matter what path it takes (medical or not) and you can also use these techniques to cope after birth into parenthood. I also have specific courses based around caesareans and bespoke refreshers .There is no judgement on birth preferences. 


I FIND IT HARD TO RELAX, WILL IT STILL WORK FOR ME?
Yes, its all about positive statements reaching your subconscious mind. We cover how this works in class.Although this is better done through deep relaxation it can find other ways to plant itself their. Even I you find it hard to relax it will still be making a positive difference. My courses offer many different tools so you will find what works for you.

WHAT IF I WANT A NATURAL BIRTH BUT END UP NEEDING INTERVENTION?
Hypnobirthing will educate you on all you need to know for childbirth. Unfortunately no matter how much you may practice there may be unforseen factors that come into play. The hypnobirthing course would have prepared you for this and therefore you will be able to approach any situation that arrises in a calm, controlled and confident way. In the event that any medical intervention may be needed you will have full confidence that you will be making the right decisions for you and for your baby. Hypnobirthing is still extremely beneficial when it comes to a change of plan and the effect it has on you after birth. During the course we learn more about benefits and risks of medical intervention and when it would be necessary.
 
DO I HAVE TO PRACTICE EVERY DAY?
Hypnobirthing is best received in labour if practiced consistently for the remainder of your pregnancy. If you feel that daily practice works for you then that is great, but if you only practice when you and your birth partner have 5 minuets then thats okay as well. 

 
CAN I STILL DO HYPNOBIRTHING IF I HAVE HAD TRAUMATIC BIRTH EXPERIENCES IN THE PAST OR ALREADY ATTENED A HYPNOBIRTHING COURSE FOR PERVIOUS BIRTHS?
Hypnobirthing can be used after any subsequent birth no matter what birth it was. Hypnobirthing has proved to be very successful after having previous births such as caesarian births and assisted births. I have a bespoke refresher course available for anyone that has previously done hypnobirthing.

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