HypnoBirthing® Childbirth Classes
more comfortable birthing
in a way that most mirrors nature.
HypnoBirthing is based on the teachings of the English Physician Dr. Grantly Dick-Read, a pioneer in the field of natural childbirth. HypnoBirthing was established in the United States by Marie Mongan and her book HypnoBirthing - The Mongan Method was first published in 1989. HypnoBirthing teaches parents how to experience a calm, relaxed, natural birth.
The HypnoBirthing® Advantage -
- Eliminates the Fear-Tension-Pain syndrome before, during and after birth.
- Eliminates or greatly reduces the need for chemical pain killers.
- Shortens the first stage of labour by several hours.
- Eliminates fatigue during labour leaving mother, fresh, awake, and with energy for actual birthing.
- Promotes special bonding of mother, baby and birthing companion.
- Fosters more rapid post natal recovery.
- Creates a more integral role for the birthing companion.
- Returns birthing to the beautiful, peaceful experience nature intended it to be.
Classes are generally run over five weeks. They are small (between 3-5 couples), relaxed and informal. It is essential that the birthing companion attends all classes also. As part of the course couples receive a copy of the HypnoBirthing book, relaxation cd's and lots of handouts. Private sessions can also be arranged.
What will I learn?
- Relaxation, visualisation and breathing techniques for a relaxed, serene and natural birth.
- Other techniques to produce a shorter, more comfortable labour.
- To create and control the bodies own natural anesthesia.
- How to breathe baby into the world without violent pushing.
- Explore the myth that pain is a necessary accompaniment to labour.
- Why women in other cultures have birthings almost entirely free of discomfort.
- How the mother's body is designed to work in neuromuscular harmony with nature throughout labour.
- The importance of prenatal and perinatal bonding.
- Read a HypnoBirthing Testimonial
Register for the HypnoBirthing® Practitioners Training Course
Spida and I had a wee baby girl last Wednesday Feb the 11th at 5:55pm 7.3lbs, her name is Māia.
Our birth experience was truly amazing, everything went to plan with the home birth and with Māia being born in water, Spida and I were maybe a little too chilled out, as even the midwives casually came round to see how I was progressing, one midwife missed the birth the other got in the door to her crowning. Both midwives had said they were assessing my voice over the phone and I didn’t sound like I was in labour, so they took their merry time in getting here. To be fair I did call them about 3ish and was happy for them to call in after they had finished work at 5pm, I probably should have let them know then that my surges where 7/8 minutes apart. We look back and are glad it was just us two it made it all the more a peaceful and loving experience. I was hungry at 3;30pm so we went out for a bite to eat and man I ate a lot!! We had left the pool filling, we came home I jumped in the bath while Spida heated the pool. We put on some kiwi music (Trinity Roots ) While waiting for the pool to heat Spida gave me light touch massage as pressure down below was starting to make be wiggle a little. I jumped in the pool at 4:30pm and was instantly relaxed and calmed by the water, it felt like the glove technique that was like this soothing wetsuit.
Spida knew when to touch me and when not to, his voice was always soft and calm reminding me and applauding me with my breathing, while singing softly to me. At 5:15pm my waters broke and it was still just me and Spy. I could feel her crowning, I felt like I was in total control the whole time. I crowned two more times after this and that’s where I feel I had total control of my body, I really do believe I calmly held off a little bit longer.
Well then the midwife walked in realized what was going on after I told her she didn’t need to inspect me our baby’s coming now. I was talking while crowning then would focus on my breathing, I was able to tell Spida I was ready and here comes our baby. Spida’s words – “ Tracey and Māia didn’t even squawk once”. She came out so peaceful and just looking around. I received no stitches or grazing I was up and about walking around talking and full of energy. By 7:30pm I had my whole family around to meet her (5 people) and we where all chatting and laughing recalling our birth experience.
So we are both proud to say we are not members of those that have the horrible war stories and battle scars of birthing, thank you so much for everything you taught us, for your patience, understanding and confidence in us, if I wasn’t 35 years old I would do it all over again in a blink of an eye, but who knows age isn’t everything.
As for Māia she is doing wonderfully, she took to the breast easily, she sleeps well, she wakes happy and content and we haven’t heard a real cry from her yet, I’m just about half expecting for her to get up and feed herself in the night. In her first week she gained 100grams, the midwife said 97% of newborns lose weight in their first week due to the transition of 24/7 feeds in the placenta to demand feeding. To lose weight is the norm however to gain weight is better!! Our girl is in the 3% crowd yippee!
If you have some free time late next week we would love for you to meet Māia.
What is my investment?
Group sessions - $365 per couple.
Private sessions - $625 per couple.
Live out of Christchurch?
Get a minimum of four couples together and I will be happy to travel to you to run a class!
For further information contact Stephanie on (03) 3848506 or 021 313 161, or register your interest using this form.
HypnoBirthing® Registration of Interest
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