Blossoming Bumps to Babies
antenatal classes, Birth Preparation, Natural Childbirth
KG Hypnobirthing is a complete antenatal educational programme tailored towards helping mums and their birth partners reduce the fear of childbirth. I teach self-hypnosis, breathing and calming techniques to empower you to give birth more gently, calmly and in greater comfort.
In addition to this, I provide you with the information you require about various subjects in order to ensure that you are fully empowered to be actively involved in any decision that is required during your journey into parenthood.
Whilst it is acknowledged that birth doesn't always go to plan and that there may be unforeseen issues that may complicate the process, hypnobirthing can provide you with the confidence and insight to ensure that regardless of outcome you have a positive experience.
The History of Hypnobirthing
“ Hypnobirthing is soundly based on established medical knowledge.”
The seeds were first sown with the work of eminent obstetrician Dr. Grantly Dick-Read after witnessing a home birth in the slums of the London Docks in 1913. The mother refused any pain relief and then proceeded to give birth quickly and with no pain; Grantly Dick-Read was truly amazed.
The Mother's comment after giving birth when he asked why she refused the pain relief was, “It didn’t hurt. It wasn’t meant to, was it, Doctor?” This experience was defining, and after a career of working on the battle field and in hospitals he theorised that fear was the overriding cause that led to the pain in childbirth. At the end of his career he wrote the book Childbirth Without Fear. He hypothesised that when you are fearful, you tense up and the natural birth process is inhibited and becomes longer and consequently more painful.
Over the years his theories have been fully vindicated with research into how hormones work during childbirth. His principles have been further developed by a number of natural birth practitioners with Hypnobirthing being the most notable and widely practised. Today, Hypnobirthing is known by every midwife in the UK and many have trained in KG Hypnobirthing, including professors of midwifery and NHS heads of midwifery. It is practised internationally and rapidly spreading throughout the world.
The 5C's of Hypnobirthing
Confidence When you feel confident, you relax and work with your body in the way nature intended.
Control With the knowledge you have, you are enabled to take control of how you give birth.
Choice When you feel in control, the choices you make are the best choices for you and for your baby.
Calm When you feel calm throughout the birth, you are relaxed and your mind and body work together in harmony.
Comfort The result is that your body works efficiently and comfortably.
How Will the KG Hypnobirthing Course Run?
Sessions are available for small groups or one to one.
Courses involve 6 x 2 hour sessions and are priced at £360. This includes the cost of the course materials.
Before the course you will be sent Colour & Calmness - the pregnancy and birth relaxation CD or MP3 so you can start to practice and develop a positive outlook on your pregnancy and birth straight away.
In the first session you will be given The Hypnobirthing Book and a folder for the handouts provided throughout the course . These materials are to support you during the rest of your pregnancy and the birth of your baby.
What Will I Learn?
Knowledge and information about pregnancy and birth
How your body is designed to give birth with efficiency and comfort
How the mind and body work together
How hypnosis can release fear and build confidence
How you and your care provider can work collaboratively
How your birthing partner can be a powerful protector
How your birthing partner can use massage
Simple hypnosis activities to practise at home
For more information about KG Hypnobirthing please visit www.kghypnobirthing.com
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