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What is hypnobirthing?

Hypnobirthing is fast becoming the generic term for natural childbirth.  However it is a specific approach to child birth.

Hypnobirthing is based on the work of an English physician, Dr Grantly Dick-Read, whose philosophies

Positive Mindful Birthingand principles formed  the foundations of the National Childbirth Trust (NCT).

The approach incorporates the use of:

  • Information about the natural process of child birth.
  • Dealing with fear and anxiety
  • Breathing techniques
  • Relaxation methods
  • Visualisation techniques

Most teachers of hypnobirthing assume a one size fits all approach to teaching hypno birthing, basically teaching what they have been taught and using generic relaxation and visualisation scripts.  However individuals may have different requirements and a more personalised relaxation and visualisation method can be established through self directed learning, to allow for a more empowering and a personalised Birthing plan.

My positive mindful approach is to coach rather than teach using an eclectic mix of western science and eastern philosophy.  Facilitating the empowered birth!

Benefits of hypnobirthing & positive mindful birthing if it works for you:

  • Increased connection between mother and child and with your significant other.
  • Reduce fear and anxiety about birthing.
  • Learn effective breathing techniques which assist the birthing process.
  • Connection to your body which increases your awareness of the process of birthing.
  • Increase the chances of you sticking to your natural birth plan.
  • Reduce the experience of pain during childbirth.
  • Reduced risk of a medicated birth.
  • Reduce the risk of cuts and tears.
  • Reduced risk of post-partum depression
  • Increased possibility of easier latch for breast feeding.
  • Learn techniques which work to relax and empower you into your parenting journey and future births.

Further benefits of a positive Mindful birthing coaching:

  • Personalised approach.
  • Empowerment to make decisions and take control whatever the birth you have.
  • Coaching rather than teaching.
  • Online access to a community of parents.

If you are interesting in positive parenting coaching – from pregnancy birthing and beyond check out my positive spaces.

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