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When is the best time to start my hypnobirthing course?


Hypnobirthing can be done at any point in your pregnancy.  In my opinion, I have found clients benefit the most when starting the course between 25-34 weeks into their pregnancy


Is Hypnobirthing suitable for me?

HypnoBirthing is suitable both for first time mums and mums who've had children before.  

I have helped women who are nervous of childbirth because they've never done it before, who are anxious because of a bad experience last time, or who just want a calmer, easier, more natural birth experience.


Will I be aware of what is going on around me?  I am scared of being out of control!

With HypnoBirthing, you won't be in a trance or asleep but will be fully aware of what is happening to you and around you.  You will be in full control, able to chat, relax or whatever you choose. With HypnoBirthing (in fact, virtually all hypnosis), you are aware of what is going on around you but you can just 'tune out' the distractions.


What if I want an epidural or want to use pain killers?

HypnoBirthing gives you a toolbox of techniques which you can use during your birthing experience.  However epidurals and painkillers can also be part of your toolbox – it’s up to you what you choose to use.  Every birth is different and there is no pressure for you to have a natural childbirth.  However, because the course will teach you to feel in control, you are less likely to feel the need for medical intervention.


Can I be guaranteed a completely natural pain -free labour and birth?

No.  Nobody can guarantee you have a perfect birth as there are many factors that can affect it, some of which are outside your control.  Also, like any childbirth preparation class, the success of the techniques is related to the amount of practice you put in.

However, as a guide, I find that around 65-70% of HypnoBirthing mums don't need any form of pain relief. Nearly all the mums in this category simply don't experience any pain - just pressure.  Around a further 20-25% only require something mild, like gas and air.

The remaining 5-10% usually fall into what we call 'special circumstances', where medical intervention is required. However,  HypnoBirthing mums still tell me that HypnoBirthing really helped - even if they were induced, or had to have a caesarean.

Remember - the aim of HypnoBirthing is not a completely pain-free and picture-perfect 'natural' birth (although that is possible).  It is to have a calmer, easier, more comfortable birth- where you are in control - and in a way that most mirrors nature.


My husband/ partner does not want/ or is not able to do the course.. Can I do it alone?

Yes.  Although it is very important that you feel supported.  An alternative birth partner is recommended and can be anyone that you trust who you wish to be there when you give birth.  It is no problem at all to bring more than one person with you to the classes at no extra cost.



Does my hypnobirthing  practitioner  actually attend the births?

No.  However, please see the Doula Service page for support from Doulas who will attend your births, support you through the whole process and who have knowledge and understanding about the hypnobirthing tools and techniqu

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