|What is Hypnobirthing?|
| The hypnobirthing approach to child birth starts from two key premises:
Hypnobirthing empowers women to trust in and use their body’s natural abilities to bring about a calm and comfortable birth. It teaches women that they don't have to be afraid of birth and, when they trust their bodies, they will relax during, and even enjoy, the physical sensations of childbirth.
With hypnobirthing, mothers can:
Hypnobirthing is a natural childbirth antenatal education programme that includes simple and highly effective breathing, self-hypnosis and relaxation techniques.
According to feedback given by hypnobirthing mothers to the HypnoBirthing Institute, around 70% experience childbirth without any need for medical or surgical intervention. Hypnobirthed babies tend to emerge into the world more alert and calm, with high APGAR scores, and many reportedly feeding and sleeping better than babies who had a medically-assisted birth.
And for those births that do have special circumstance requiring assistance from medical professionals, hypnobirthing enables birthing mothers and fathers to feel calmer and more confident when deciding to have an assisted birth.