Relaxation techniques for pregnancy and labour
Perineal massage and pelvic floor preparation
Optimum positions to facilitate labour
The unreliability of due dates
Managing stress in pregnancy
Induction and "natural" induction methods
Decision making and your rights
When labour begins...
Breathing techniques for labour
What is hypnosis and how does it work?
The mind-body connection
Physiology of labour and birth
The importance of the nervous system
How fear affects the process of birth
Different places you may choose to birth
Pain relief options
The various stages of labour - what to expect
The vital role of the birth partner
What happens after baby arrives
Writing your birth preferences
This is an ante-natal course designed to help you overcome any worries you hold around bringing your baby into the world. By teaching you about the physiology of labour and birth and arming you with relaxation techniques, hypnobirthing will help you to feel prepared, calm and confident in you body’s ability to birth your baby, no matter what sort of birth you’d ideally like to aim for.
The course runs over 4 weeks with each 2 hour session taking place over Zoom on a Wednesday evening. See below for upcoming course dates, content we'll be covering each week and answers to the most frequently asked questions. If you'd like to discuss having some private sessions at a time that suits you (either alone or with a small group of friends) please get in touch.