Hypnobirthing teaches deep relaxation techniques enabling you to remain calm and focused during birth. The knowledge you gain through practicing Hypnobirthing will prepare you for that exciting day. As well as help you to have a more relaxed and calm pregnancy. The classes offered by Little Owl also teach what to expect during pregnancy and birth, and what decisions expectant parents may need to take.
Hypnobirthing is like a toolbox, with many different tools in it. Each one enables you to do a certain part of the task. Added together; you can create something fantastic. Combined with practice and skill; you can create something beautiful.
Hypnobirthing works by making small changes in the way you think about pregnancy and birth. Each of these changes seem insignificant, but added together as a whole, they can create a radical change in your feelings, and as a result, in your attitude. Once your mind is in a positive place, your body will follow. We all know how difficult it can be to relax when something is worrying us. Equally, it seems so much easier to be relaxed when we are confident in ourselves, and our abilities.
When your body is relaxed during birth, the wonderful cocktail of hormones flowing around inside you can do their work properly. They are not being held back by other hormones created from worry and fear. The oxygen flowing in your veins can be directed to the powerful muscles in your uterus, to your stomach to digest food and to your other internal organs. All of which are vital during labour. If stress takes over, this much needed supply is re-directed to your legs and arms, in case you need to run, or fight. Which is not very useful during labour!
So you can see that your state of mind has a profound impact on the birth you will experience. Katharine Graves once said, 'Hypnobirthing is the sports psychology of birth'. Every professional athlete has a psychologist on their team, to help them to believe in their abilities, and get over any mental hurdles. Hypnobirthing is your toolbox, filled with techniques to build your confidence, and prepare you for birth.
Many people expect hypnobirthing to be a vague and rather un-scientific thing, mostly due to the name. However, it is completely based on a sound understanding of the body of a woman and the mental and physical processes she goes through in birth. It is recognised and recommended by many midwives.
Hypnobirthing works with the mothers natural ability to give birth, challenging the widespread belief that severe pain is a normal part of birth.
Little Owl Hypnobirthing teach the KG method, which was developed by Katharine Graves. Katharine was taught by Marie Mongan and has since developed her own course which is more UK based.
70% of Hypnobirthing births are unmedicated (Statistic from the American HypnoBirthing Institute in 2007)
£215 for a 1:1 Skype/Phone course
The course includes
£350 for an individual course taught in your home
This price includes
To book please call 07923 2829 72 or email Alice@LittleOwlBirthing.co.uk
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