Hypnobirthing for a calm and beautiful birth experience.
Birth is powerful… Let it empower you.
“Deep within each woman, lies the knowledge of how to give birth without outside interventions.“ – Unknown.
Mindful Hypnobirthing Techniques Classes
Tools for life, not just birth.
These classes teach practical and easily learned methods that increase the ability of the body and mind to relax quickly, deepen this relaxation and stay in your birth zone.
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They are beneficial for mum, and baby, during pregnancy as well as during labour. The techniques blend relaxation, calm breathing, self-hypnosis, mindfulness and the use of affirmations and visualisations effectively.
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We explore the mind body connection and uncover what we think, how we feel and how our thinking can be helpful or unhelpful during labour. Many of our little fears, worries and beliefs about birth lie at the level of our unconscious mind.
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Unconscious worries create muscle tension and adrenaline that can hold us back when we need to just let go, and go with the flow. Using hypnotic guided meditation helps us let go of worries or unhelpful beliefs and frame up positive images to move us in the right direction.
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The techniques that we practice for birth are also valuable life tools, which support a habit of positive thinking, recognizing the link between how we think and how we feel, and bringing more mindful awareness into our daily lives.
Advantages of Hypnobirthing
- Easier, shorter and more comfortable labour
- Feel strong, in charge and in tune with your birthing rhythm
- Understand what is helpful and what is unhelpful in the birth room
- How to create your birth nest
- Less need for chemical analgesia and intervention
- Better quality of sleep!
- Gentle birth breathing causes less fatigue
- Quicker post-natal recovery
- Flowing birth hormones for a wonderful birth “high”
- Strong loving bonds between mum and baby
- Alert, calm, settled babies that take to the breast easily
- Calm, confident partner, better able to support mum
- Better communication – helping your midwife to support you
- Satisfying, mindful birthing
1 Day Mindful Mamma Hypnobirthing Class
This class is:
- informal and interactive and includes interesting, beautiful and supportive birth videos
- a mixture of theory and hands on exercises and learning
- an atmosphere that is safe and very relaxing
- supported with a take home workbook + a USB of all the techniques in audio format, to support you at home after the course
Everybody reports a great nights sleep after a Mindful Mamma hypnobirthing class!
Mindful Mamma is the work of Sophie Fletcher, clinical hypnotherapist and Doula in collaboration with clinical psychologists and midwives. Mindful Mamma is widely taught in the UK.
If you are wondering if you learn enough in one day – the answer is definitely yes – but the home practice makes all the difference. If you wish you can book a private follow up session to review techniques or enjoy a further hypnosis / guided meditation. Attending a Mindful Mamma class is further supported by the website www.mindfulmamma.co.uk or their FB page, interesting blogs and additional MP3’s that can be purchased from the site.
If you have any questions at all about the class or if you would like to discuss options for private hypnobirthing, please reach out to me.
Beauty of Birth
My oldest daughter at the age of 13 came to my birth of her younger sister. Then my youngest daughter at the age of 16 attended a water birth with me and was the first to hold the baby, and she even cut the cord! My mum birthed my twin siblings naturally and my oldest sister also birthed twins naturally so we have some very strong birth blueprints within our ancestral lineage!
I am so very honoured to have been invited to be present at 4 births, such a beautiful experience and incredible reminder of how amazing women’s bodies are in their ability to birth new life. To witness the birth of a child is our best opportunity to experience the meaning of the word ‘miracle’.
After the arrival of my 1st grandchild in 2017, I became inspired to learn more skills to promote positive birth outcomes for women. I knew how important it was for the mother to prepare physically and mentally for her upcoming birth and that if a woman feels confident about her birth, positive and without fear, it has a direct influence on how she births.
Hypnobirthing has become more popular in childbirth preparation for this reason, with focus on the body-mind connection and that birth is a natural process that our bodies know how to do. Birth is a unique and personal experience and preparing using Hypnobirthing is about creating our own best experience.
We are ecstatic to announce the arrival of our precious baby girl this morning at 6.30am weighing 3.5kg 😍😍
We are still deciding on a name. We are tired but doing well and totally in love.