So what is Hypnobirthing?
If you are anything like me, you may find the word 'Hypnobirthing' off putting or maybe you have heard people talk about it and just don't understand what it is. To some, it conjures up images of swaying pocket watches, being in a trance or people barking like dogs making fools of themselves for the entertainment factor or deep chanting naked in a forest in the middle of nowhere. It is actually none of the above. Hypnobirthing is purely understanding the physiology of labour and birth, dealing with any fears in your pregnancy so they don't hinder your birth and learning a whole host of coping mechanisms so you and your birth partner can discover the joy and magic of birth, and actually look forward to it. It is logical, scientific and a great way to encourage relaxing in pregnancy and feeling prepared and confident during your birth and beyond.
The Little Birth Company Hypnobirthing
So what will you learn?
The basic physiology of birth
The positive belief that giving birth can be the most empowering and positive experience
How to release any fears that may in some way be associated with childbirth, and thus avoid the ‘Fear-Tension-Pain Cycle’
How to relax deeply and quickly using breathing techniques, visualisations, massage and deep relaxation plus birthing positions to guide your baby down on it's journey to meet you
How to stay calm, relaxed and in control throughout your labour even if your birth takes an unexpected turn
How to promote the production of your birthing hormones
How to trust your body to work naturally and in harmony with your baby
How to prepare a birth plan so that you can be better informed and feel knowledgeable
How your birth partner can support you to enhance your experience
and so much more …..
How much are Hypnobirthing courses?
In an ideal world, hypnobirthing would be available to all, but only half of expectant parents attend any form of antenatal education and hospitals are cutting antenatal education more and more, so fewer people feel confident approaching birth and beyond. It is important to me that you can access classes whatever your situation.
With this in mind I offer a range of classes to suit everyone, whether time, cost, type of birth, medical condition or something else is a factor which may stop you from booking.
If these options don't suit or if you have special circumstances please get in touch so we can discuss alternatives
3 hour group hypnobirthing workshop
3 hour private hypnobirthing workshop
8 hour private full hypnobirthing course
A whistle stop tour that will leave you feeling positive, prepared and excited to meet your baby whilst meeting other expectant parents locally. Most suited to those who are doing another antenatal class and want the opportunity to focus on hypnobirthing techniques. Classes held in Crystal Palace.
£120 per couple
A whistle stop tour that will leave you feeling positive, prepared and excited to meet your baby. Dates and times can be arranged to suit you and sessions can be held in the comfort of your own home. Most suited to those who are doing another antenatal class and want the opportunity to focus on hypnobirthing techniques.
Learn everything there is to know about labour, birth and hypnobirthing. Most suited to couples who are not doing another antenatal class and have not done hypnobirthing before. (either 2 x 4 hours or 4 x 2 hours). Dates and times can be arranged to suit you and sessions can be held in the comfort of your own home.
4 hour private refresher - hypnobirthing
3 hour private postnatal session add on
An opportunity to debrief previous birth experiences and deal with specific anxieties. Dates and times can be arranged to suit you and sessions can be held in the comfort of your own home. Suited to those who have previously done any form of antenatal education with a previous pregnancy and want to 'refresh' their knowledge whilst focusing on hypnobirthing techniques.
If you are looking to cover the more practical postnatal aspects this option is for you. Dates and times can be arranged to suit you and sessions can be held in the comfort of your own home. Suited to those who are doing a hypnobirthing workshop or course and want to cover postnatal topics such as baby care including nappies, safe sleeping, feeding and postnatal recovery
6 week women's only group antenatal preparation and pregnancy relaxation course - Crystal Palace
Week one - Relaxation
Week two - Sleep
Week three - Fear
Week four - Healthy choices
Week five - Preparing for birth
Week six - Oxytocin
3 hour private positive caesarean workshop
Having a Caesarean Birth can be a hugely positive experience, there are so many choices that you can make to ensure that you feel a part of the experience. You will learn how you can plan for a gentle and positive caesarean birth in this 3hr Workshop.
This workshop is here to support a woman and her birth partner in planning for a positive elective caesarean birth. Whether you have already attended a Hypnobirthing course and you were planning to birth vaginally but your circumstances have now changed or you are electing to have a caesarean birth for personal choice or a medical reason this workshop is for you. Dates and times can be arranged to suit you and sessions can be held in the comfort of your own home.