“What is the ‘Positive Birth Program’ all about – and how can hypnobirthing help me?”
The Positive Birth Program is exactly that – empowering women and their partners through a combination of knowledge, tools, support and preparation in pregnancy and birth. The information provided throughout the course is evidence-based (we know it works!) and through simple and effective teaching, you can achieve the birth you want, no matter how the baby comes into the world.
A great aspect about the Positive Birth Program is that the knowledge and tools learnt are beneficial into parenthood and beyond. You will have continual support from myself as your child birth educator and Hypnobirthing Australia, with access to a great library of resources such as mp3 meditations, online research articles and beautiful birth stories and videos to keep you inspired on your pregnancy journey.
Hypnobirthing can be a misunderstood term and can deter some people simply because of the name. However, hypnosis, is just one aspect of the positive birth program, and in simple terms is about achieving a deep state of relaxation. Hypnobirthing uses hypnotherapy as a tool to achieve this deep relaxation to let go of fears, preconceived ideas about birth, outside noise, and in turn, contributes to helping your body produce all of those beautiful birthing hormones such as endorphins and oxytocin (the love hormone!).
If you look back in history, hypnobirthing concepts have been around for a long time. In ancient times women birthed naturally without anaesthesia by using meditative techniques and had complete trust in their bodies in the birthing process. Birth stories from history, other cultures, and hypnobirthing mothers are a great tool for us to share the knowledge of how to have a positive birth experience.
The most important point is that this positive birth program can help you, your birth partner, and your baby have a positive journey throughout one of the most defining times of your life. Birth is an event that shapes the rest of our lives. By implementing the tools and techniques learnt in hypnobirthing, you can journey through pregnancy, birth and beyond with positivity and confidence.
Photo: Baby Jimmy – 2 days old