What is HypnoBirthing

HypnoBirthing® classes differ from traditional antenatal classes in that you and your partner are shown deep relaxation and breathing techniques – so that you work with your body enabling you to have an easier and more comfortable birth – safely.

HypnoBirthing® is a tried and trusted method of giving birth and has been used for many years in the States.This programme has been devised by Marie Mongan, in1989 as a direct result of her experiences when she had her babies. Now HypnoBirthing®has come to the UK.

HypnoBirthing® allows you to understand how:

  • Your birthing muscles are designed to work in harmony.
  • Where there is no fear or tension severe pain does not have to be part of labour.
  • You can make your labour shorter.
  • Women who have used this method have had babies without the need for painkillers.
  • You will be shown breathing techniques for different stages in your labour.
  • You will be shown how to deeply relax.
  • Your partner will be shown how to massage you so that your natural painkillers are released.
  • You will be able to look forward to having a baby with excitement and joy.
  • and the unsung benefits are that your baby’s birth experience will be gentle and your baby will be chilled out and calm!!

 

For more information on HypnoBirthing® have a look at these official websites.

www.hypnobirthing.co.uk
www.hypnobirthing.com

 

 

Plus-take a look at these statistics showing the benefits of using hypnosis when you have a baby. 

Hypnosis

Non-Hypnosis

Pain relief medication♦

22%

55%

Length of labour♦
(First time mothers)

6.21 hrs

9.28 hrs

(♦ UK studies)
Pain relief medication*

15%

70%

Epidural*

20%

70%

Inductions*

20%

40%

C-Sections*

15.5%

32%

(* Statistics from the American HypnoBirthing Institute 2008)