Hypnobirthing Australia™ is a positive childbirth eduction program uniquely designed for Australian mothers and their birth companions and is enhanced by self-hypnosis techniques for a calm and gentle birth experience. Recent studies show that women who have calm births with minimal interventions experience quicker recovery and higher breastfeeding success rates, as their babies are more alert at birth, sleep better and cry less, with mums themselves looking like they haven't even given birth. As a Hypnobirthing Australia™ practitioner I have found that many of my clients experience minimal intervention, inductions and caesarean sections, and are able to use the skills they learnt to reduce - and sometimes eliminate - pain during childbirth.
The concept of hypnobirthing is not new, but rather a combination of different techniques and philosophies that have existed for many, many years. Classes prepare you with the knowledge, confidence and tools you need to birth calmly. Birth can, and should be, a positive experience - one that you will always want to remember. When a mother and her birth companion are able to approach birth with a positive mindset, knowledge, good support, and tools - then birth can be a beautiful and empowering experience.
The 'hypno' part of 'hypnobirthing' refers to the hypnotherapy that we use to let go of fears and condition ourselves to release endorphins during our birth. With the help of hypnotherapy, the birth of your baby can be a more calm and relaxed experience, one where you are in the drivers seat, rather than feeling like a passenger. This is likely to reduce the need for interventions during your birthing.
Of course, natural birth is not a new concept! Our ancient mothers and sisters birthed naturally without the use of anesthesia for or many of the interventions that are common today. However, we also recognize that medical science can sometimes saves lived. If you do require interventions, or a caesarean birth - the use of self hypnosis and deep relaxation techniques leading up to, during and after your birth can be of great advantage to both yourself and baby.
You deserve special care as you make this exciting and unique journey with joyous anticipation and confidence.