It is recommended that an ideal time to complete the course is between 25-30 weeks of pregnancy. However, it is never too early to start (it is highly beneficial to practice the techniques as much as you can to support a calm pregnancy before birth), neither is it too late to start as practicing the techniques as much as you can even close to your birth will still certainly help!
A few frequently asked questions
Can I bring my birth partner?
Absolutely! We definitely recommend bringing your partner to the course with you as many of the techniques are to be practiced together in your own time so you are confident in creating the right birth together when your baby decides it is time to meet you both!
Will I be given anything at the course?
Is the fee per person?
Can I pay in instalments?
I am happy to accept payments in instalments, although I do ask for the course fee to be paid in full prior to the start of the course. (I will always work with you to accommodate as best I can therefore if you have any queries regarding payment please just ask!)
Will I be 'out of control' or 'hypnotised' like I see on stage?
Absolutely not! Hypnobirthing is about teaching you profound relaxation techniques to help you relax in a deep, comfortable way. You are always in control, you are simply channelling your sub-conscious, a state of mind we all find ourselves in during various points in our everyday lives without realising! (There is no clucking like chickens or taking over of your actions in a Hypnobirthing course – Hypnobirthing is not ‘stage hypnosis’.)
Does Hypnobirthing guarantee a 'pain-free' birth?
Hypnobirthing does not guarantee a ‘pain-free’ birth, it simply gives you the tools and techniques to work with your muscles to cope with and reduce the level of discomfort, and the need for pain relief. A large percentage of Hypnobirthing mothers find they give birth without the need for pain relief, describing labour as not painful, but strong and powerful.
Is hypnobirthing just for first time Mums?
Most definitely not. The course is a wonderful tool for all women, whether this is your first or sixth birth. Many hypnobirthing Mums will use the techniques for all of their labours through a ‘refresher course’. We find that Mums who may have previously experienced perhaps a difficult or traumatic birth have completed the Hypnobirthing course for their next baby and had a completely different, positive and smooth labour due to the techniques learnt and used through the course.
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