"I felt increasingly relaxed and more positive leading up to the birth. I felt like whatever happened, I had the tools to remain calm and be accepting of however my birth would play out."
Hypnobirthing can’t guarantee that you will birth in a certain way. But it does mean that you can influence the way you react to any situation. Being able to remain calm no matter what happens is better for you and for your baby too.
"I found the steps easy to learn and practise. I looked forward to some me time, switching off whilst listening to the downloads knowing that I was doing everything I could to get ready for the birth of my baby"
How does it work?
Taking the course with Anne the Midwife means you benefit from my experience as a midwife as well as a hypnotherapist. As you start practising the techniques you will notice that you become more able to relax your mind and body at will. We will bust all those pre-conceptions you might have about hypnosis – I won’t be asking you to ‘look into my eyes’ or make you cluck about like a chicken! You are in complete control and your birth partner learns how to support you to stay in this positive, relaxed state.
You will create some personal affirmations and understand why these are beneficial and how to start using them straight away. I will also teach you some straightforward breathing, relaxation and visualisation techniques for you to practise.
By the end of the course you will have your own pregnancy and birth plan to take away with you. This is your ‘at a glance’ guide to all the personalised tools and techniques that you can practise in preparation for the big day.
"I felt in control, I felt safe, I felt supported and I knew I was going to get a little baby at the end which kept me focused"
You can attend the Birth Preparation and Hypnosis course either on your own or with your birth partner – this might be your life partner, mum or a friend. We will meet live online using Zoom for 4 x two-hour sessions. Perfect if your partner works away as they can still meet with us online. Ideally you take the course when you are between 25-34 weeks pregnant, but if it is more convenient for you, it can be taken at any stage in your pregnancy.
What will my birth partner gain from hypnobirthing?
Maybe you are reading this thinking ‘yeah right – but you don’t know my partner – they wouldn’t attend anything like this’? Hear what these birth partners thought after attending the course.