“I did it Kelly! I actually did it! Thank you for championing me! Thank you from the bottom of my heart.” Gemma, Mummy to Baby Number 3
Welcome and congratulations on your pregnancy!
Birth Positively is a complete birth preparation course which will provide you and your partner with evidence based, logical information empowering you to make confident choices about the birth you want (even if you're not sure what that is yet!).
We will look at all aspects of birth- from where to have your baby, to the ways you can make your labour more comfortable.
So what actually is Hypnobirthing?
Unfortunately, it doesn't involve someone clicking their fingers and presenting you with your baby- if only!
Hypnobirthing is based on scientific evidence, where you will learn about the physiology of birth, the hormones involved, and the way the mind affects the body.
Hypnobirthing uses a combination of words, relaxation and breathing techniques to help you remain calm and in control.
By learning how your brain works, you will be able to change your mind-set from one of apprehension (or even fear) to one of positivity.
You will be provided with balanced information to enable you to make the best choices for you and your baby and feel in full control of what ever course your birth takes.
The course will also include a wealth of information for your birth partner, so they understand how to support you in the lead up to and during your baby's birth.
Once you understand the incredible way your body is designed to give birth, you will even look forward to it...honestly!
Finally, it's important to understand there is no such thing as a 'hypno-birth'. I am not here to guarantee you a natural, pain free, water birth. But your birth will be a far more positive experience having completed this course- no matter how your baby is born.
You will be giving yourself the best chance of experiencing a calm, comfortable and positive birth.
Every birth can be a positive birth.
"Thank you so much for the brilliant hypnobirthing course and your invaluable advice."
Matt and Emma
“Thank you so much for your
help as it made the experience
so much more positive.”
Tom, First Time Dad
Why prepare for birth?
Time and time again I hear couples dismissing the idea of preparing for birth or writing a birth plan because they see birth as something that just happens and there is very little you can do to control the process. I understand where they are coming from - I was one of those people until I discovered hypnobirthing.
Going with the flow can be great for lots of occasions. But just as a marathon runner trains for a marathon physically and mentally, a woman and her birth partner can prepare physically and mentally during pregnancy.
By writing a list of preferences you are giving yourself the best chance of getting the best birth for you.
When is best to start a course?
It is never too early or late to start a Birth Positively course!
However, it is recommended you start between 20 and 32 weeks to give yourselves enough time to practise all the wonderful techniques you will learn during the course.
"I had a wonderful water-birth and will always treasure the memories of the day we met our beautiful baby!"
Claire, Baby Number 3