Hypnobirthing Encouraging a feeling of tranquillity, through relaxation and breathing techniques

Hypnobirthing is an incredible way of preparing women, and their birthing partners, for labour. Our passion is to give you the knowledge, tools and techniques to look forward to labour and birth. We are here to help you have a confident and positive childbirth experience.

Our aim is to help you feel calm, confident and in control so you can make informed decisions about your birth; no matter what sort of birth you are planning- or what sort of birth you end up having. Many women, their partners and birth partners can feel anxious, scared and fearful of birth, lots of people will often share 'those stories' which are less than helpful and can reiterate the 'media' version of what childbirth can be like. That's why we teach these techniques, to allow you to feel supported, educated and empowered during labour. Your body is designed to carry, grow and birth your precious child, and we can show you many techniques to help you stay relaxed, feel tranquil and at ease.

Hypnobirthing course, fit and healthy mums, abingdon, oxfordshire

That’s how our hypnobirthing can help you. Encouraging a feeling of tranquillity, through relaxation and breathing techniques; learning new tools to use to enable you to reduce stress, anxiety, fears and as a result, reduce pain. We teach you through breathing and deep relaxation as well as visualisation, combined with positive thought and language so you feel in control and completely at ease. Sounds wonderful, it is! Sam who leads these courses, herself used these techniques with both of her boys and experienced really positive home births.

What you’ll learn through our workshops is how you can confidently approach a safe, easier and more comfortable natural birth. We can’t promise you a ‘perfect’ birth – no one can – but we can promise you a much more relaxed and satisfying birth than you would have otherwise.

You will learn to connect both the physical, mental and emotional aspects of birth.

Over our 3 week course you will learn:

  • The benefits of hypnosis
  • Relaxation and breathing techniques
  • How to 'release your fears'
  • Techniques and tools to use at different stages of labour
  • Birth from your baby's perspective
  • A 'birth rehearsal'
  • How to manage when things deviate from your birth plan

A full set of handouts will be provided as well as the audio tracks so that you can practice each of the techniques at home and during labour.

Further private appointments are available after the course.

Things we love at Fit and Healthy Mums

Things we love about hypnobirthing:

Whether hospital, midwife-led unit or home birth, the course is designed to give you all the techniques to relax, stay calm, confident and in control – regardless of what’s happening around you. It aims to improve your overall experience of delivery by:
 
Helping you feel confident and calm as you approach your due date
Giving you techniques to stay confident, calm and in control during delivery
Helping shorten labour
Helping reduce the need for pain relief during birth
Increasing the likelihood of having an uncomplicated delivery
Helping give Dads and birth partners a role and know how to support you during birth
Creating a calm atmosphere for your baby to arrive into.

Class Details

3 consecutive Monday evenings 7- 9pm. Our courses are scheduled to start on 18th June, 13th August, 10th Sept, 8th Oct and 5th Nov £150
1 day intensive course on a weekend. Please enquire for the next course date. £175
Private courses available at a time and venue to suit you, please email us to make a booking. £250

I've raved about your hypnobirthing to everyone, I felt so confident and calm I had the tracks playing during labour and the techniques we learnt were so helpful. I had no pain relief, no stitches or tears, and a relatively speedy labour. I remember what we had talked about and let my body respond - it was actually a really beautiful experience. Thank you so much!