"It always seems impossible until it is done"
~ Nelson Mandela
What is Hypnobirthing?
So often people hear the word Hypnobirthing and think it is a load of hocus pocus, but I can honestly assure you there are no magical cauldrons or witchcraft going on here. Hypno – being in a state of hypnosis or deep relaxation and birthing – well birthing your beautiful baby. Hypnobirthing is a well thought out process based upon childbirth education, research and science to teach you about what happens to your body during pregnancy, labour and birth and how you and your partner can support your body and experience.
Being in a state of hypnosis does not mean you will ever be out of control, it is very much the opposite of that. You will be in control of your body at all times, equipped with the knowledge to make informed decisions throughout your birth through the use of Hypnobirthing tracks, breathing techniques and positive thoughts.
What are the benefits of Hypnobirthing?
There are so many! Hypnobirthing provides you with the tools and techniques to help you keep calm and relaxed during pregnancy, labour and beyond. It enables you to eradicate any fear surrounding birth through deep relaxation, removing that fear helps to remove tension from your mind and body which can prevent pain.
Hypnobirthing can shorten the first phase of labour and has shown that it significantly reduces the amount of women having chemical painkillers during their labours.
Hypnobirthing also gives your partner an active role during the birth of your wonderful baby and can really deepen the understanding and connection you have with one another.
Hypnobirthing is so empowering! Being in control of your emotions, being able to get into your zone, to block your surroundings out and to trust your birthing body is so beautiful and one of the most amazing things you will ever do!
Who benefits from Hypnobirthing?
First time/second time/multiple time parents
Precious un/new-born babies
ABOUT JADE - YOUR HYPNOBIRTHING GUIDE
My name is Jade. I started out as a Primary school teacher which is a job I adored, I then had my first child in 2016 and had a wonderful birth experience. I continued to teach part time and in 2018 I had my second child. After some difficult decisions I decided not to return to teaching.
Both of my births were slightly different and I used elements of Hypnobirthing during my second, which pushed me to educate myself further and sparked a passion to educate others and to show women and their partners that Hypnobirthing is not all ‘hocus pocus’, but is actually all based on science and that calm, gentle births can be achieved with a little hard work and determination- no matter the birthing journey!