NEXT COURSE OF GROUP CLASSES
Temporarily put on hold according to government guidelines. Usually held in the Dancing Soul, Athlone.
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Face-to-face in the Dancing Soul
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What is Hypnobirthing?
Women have been giving birth for millions of years. Throughout that time evolution has turned their bodies into the most wonderfully efficient system for pregnancy and childbirth. A natural cocktail of hormones not only transforms the mother's body to welcome the baby, it also ensures the birth will go easily and efficiently. It is a perfectly designed and natural process.
As always, things get more complicated when the mind decides to get involved. For many women, and for many different reasons, the excitement of pregnancy is often combined with a feeling of anxiety and sometimes fear around the birth itself. This is when Hypnobirthing comes into play.
Hypnobirthing is a holistic program that is soundly based on medical knowledge. It relies on a powerful combination of practical information, logic and relaxation techniques. Hypnobirthing helps mothers let go of the tension they may feel around birth, enabling them to work confidently with their body and their baby when the time comes..
What will I learn in my Hypnobirthing class?
An understanding of how your mind and body can work together for you to give birth with efficiency and comfort.
Simple breathing, relaxation and visualisation exercises for you to practice throughout the pregnancy and rely on during the birth itself.
Practical information about pregnancy and birth that you are unlikely to be told anywhere else.
The tools to make informed decisions when it comes to the medical procedures you may be offered.
How is the course structured?
This is a 10 hours course, and I like to spread it over 4 consecutive weeks. Besides making for a gentler pace and a nicer fit in a busy schedule, it also gives you the time to practice the exercises at home and ask all of the questions you may have at your next session.
A folder with all the material and the exercises covered will be sent to you upon registration, along with the "Relaxation for a gentle birth" recording. It is also recommended that you purchase "The Hypnobirthing Book" by Katharine Graves from the platform of your choice.
What about my baby?
Hypnobirthing helps your baby experience a calm and gentle birth. Hypnobirthing babies are often reported to be calmer and more content. They also seem to feed and sleep better.
Should my partner be there?
Partners do not have to be there but they will be glad they are! Most partners start the course feeling a bit sceptical and leave it truly enthusiastic! A Hypnobirthing partner will make for a fantastic birth partner: he/she will have the knowledge and the tools to be actively involved throughout the pregnancy and during the birth itself.
Hypnobirthing makes for a wonderful shared experience and a wealth of memories that you will look back at fondly during the years to come.