Who is HypnoBirthing for?
HypnoBirthing is suitable for any expectant mum including those expecting twins or more! Whether you are a first time mum-to-be or have had previous births. Whether you are planning a hospital birth, birth hotel, home birth, or C-Section due to special circumstances.
HypnoBirthing can also help those who have had traumatic birth experiences in the past and are seeking a different way to give birth to their next child, as well as the first time mums who are just a little concerned about the unknown.
HypnoBirthing works for anyone who would like to have a calm, comfortable, safe and gentle birth.
What is the best time to start the HypnoBirthing course?
You actually can't start early enough with HypnoBirthing. The more you practice, the easier it is to apply. However, most parents like to start their HypnoBirthing preparations at around 20-35 weeks.
I am already 35-39 weeks pregnant and still want to give birth with HypnoBirthing®. What are my options?
It is never too late for HypnoBirthing. Options depend on the situation. There is always a way to make it work. In exceptional cases, complete and/or partially private lessons are possible.
Do I have a completely pain-free labour and birth?
Unfortunately, this cannot be guaranteed. There are many factors that can affect your birthing experience, some of which are completely out of anyone's control.
Like any childbirth preparation class, the success of HypnoBirthing is related to the amount of practice and preparation you put in. It simply isn’t enough to just attend the classes; you need to really immerse yourself in practicing what you learn. As with anything in life the more you put into something the more you will get out of it. The same applies to HypnoBirthing, the more you practice the faster and easier it will be for your body to reach that place of deep relaxation necessary when birthing.
I'm concerned about hypnosis and hypnotherapy - is HypnoBirthing safe?
HypnoBirthing is completely safe and there is absolutely nothing to be concerned about. Hypnosis is the same state you are in between sleep and wakefulness, a daydreaming sort of state, which is perfectly normal and naturally relaxing.
Unfortunately, depictions of hypnosis on TV, film, and the stage have left many people with a false view of what hypnosis is and what it can (and can't) do.
Will this childbirth course be helpful if I need to have a C-section?
Certainly, it will help you: HypnoBirthing® starts with prenatal bonding, so that the baby develops better. The relaxation of body and mind will bring about these results: Endorphine production that is also absorbed by your baby. You learn how your body reacts during pregnancy and just before birth. Your baby is calmer, sleeps and eats better. Mothers are also being prepared for a "natural cesarean section"
Does my partner/husband have to attend the classes?
Yes - birthing companions are a very important part of HypnoBirthing.
However, if your partner/husband cannot attend all the classes, and/or help you practice, or attend the birth, your mother, sister, or friend can also be your birthing companion.
It is important that you have someone with you who you trust and who will support you and help you achieve the birthing that you desire.
I don't have a partner/ husband, is HypnoBirthing still something for me?
You do not have to have a relationship to participate in the course. "Partner" means a birth companion: someone who is present at the birth to support you. This can also be a friend, mother, doula, or sister, for example.