IS HYPNOBIRTHING FOR ME IF I'M NOT PLANNING A HOMEBIRTH OR NATURAL BIRTH?
Yes! Hypnobirthing techniques are useful for any type of birth. They allow you to relax more during pregnancy and during the birth of your baby in any situation from caesarean, epidural, midwife led centres or at home.
It also allows you to assess the different options available to you with evidence-based information.
IS IT RELEVANT FOR US IF WE ARE DOING AN ANTENATAL COURSE?
Yes! The focus of hypnobirthing is the journey through pregnancy to the day you will meet your baby, as well as preparing you for birth.
Some of the things you’ll learn that are not covered in most antenatal classes:
Practical tips to make labour and birth calm and relaxed.
Non-judgemental, non-patronising evidence-based information about birth.
Importance of a birth partner and their role in labour and birth.
Opportunity to practice your skills with a teacher - you may find difficulty doing this with a book or CD alone.
You learn how and why hypnobirthing works from a qualified teacher.
DOES MY PARTNER NEED TO COME TO THE SESSION AS WELL?
Yes! After the course it's the partners that are the greatest advocates of all! They will understand the whole birth process and how they can support you before the birth of your baby and during labour. Hypnobirthing gives them a role and allows them to be useful on the big day. You are welcome to bring your birth partner if that is someone other than your partner.
DO I STILL NEED MEDICAL ADVICE?
Yes! Hypnobirthing is not a replacement for medical advice and I am not medically qualified to give advice about your individual case. However we help you source the best information available from the latest research so you can make informed decisions.
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO ATTEND THE COURSE?
You can attend the course at any time after 12 weeks but it is most recommended between the 20-30 week mark. This is mainly because your pregnancy is more advanced by then, and your mind will be starting to turn to giving birth but you still have plenty of time to practice what you'll learn on the course.
WHAT IS KG HYPNOBIRTHING?
KG Hypnobirthing is a complete antenatal preparation course, bringing together the physiology and psychology of birth to achieve a positive and empowering birth experience, however you give birth.
DOES KG HYPNOBIRTHING REALLY WORK?
Yes! Hypnobirthing works for everyone in an individual way. I can’t guarantee a ‘perfect’ birth but I can ensure that you feel empowered, prepared and confident in the choices you make for you and your baby. Hypnobirthing increases your chances of having a positive birth experience.
THIS IS NOT MY FIRST PREGNANCY, HOW WILL THIS COURSE HELP ME?
If you have already taken antenatal classes or even hypnobirthing classes before, then you can do a Refresher course with me. This is a 4-hour course and I will work with you to personalise the content.
If the first time round you didn't take any classes and the birth didn’t turn out the way you imagined, then the full course is recommended.