Hypnobirthing for a vaginal birth or a C-section
However you plan to give birth, vaginal birth or by C-section, giving birth represents the bridge towards becoming a new parent. Regardless of how you are feeling about your baby's birth, hypnobirthing is an effective way of you taking ownership of your experience and the decisions along the way.
The easibirthing® model can provide you with the confidence, competence and inspiration to have a positive birth experience in a truly unique and rewarding way regardless of the mode of delivery; even when it doesn’t go according to plan!
Hypnobirthing for labour and vaginal birth
On our ONLINE course or in LIVE sessions with a therapist, we train you to use self-hypnosis, relaxation, visualisation and breathing methods to prepare mind and body for giving birth.
easibirthing® hypnobirthing training will not only teach techniques such as relaxation for each stage but will also teach you how to manage sensations of pain and discomfort by re-programming the brain’s response to messages from nerve endings.
The easibirthing® method teaches you how to use hypnosis for pain management and aims to boost your trust in your body so you enter labour and your plans for a vaginal birth feeling calm, confident and in control.
This is about reaching a state of deep relaxation, maintaining perception of control over the process and developing a positive attitude.
Hypnobirthing is about changing your expectation of giving birth so that you help rather than hinder the physiological process, and develop valuable life skills for parenthood. The benefits of using hypnosis in childbirth are renowned. A wealth of experimental evidence validates the benefits.
We also recognise that labour can be unpredictable, and an emergency caesarean can be the right decision for some women and babies so our comprehensive hypnobirthing course will build your repertoire of techniques to deal with when it doesn't go according to plan.
If you would prefer your hypnobirthing training to be completed anytime, anywhere and at your own pace, have a look at our ONLINE Hypnobirthing for labour and birth course
Hypnobirthing for Caesarean section
At easibirthing, we recognise that a C-section birth may be the right birth for you and your baby. Sometimes called elective or planned C-sections, there may be a medical reason why you are considering this option or you may have already made a personal choice.
Sometimes tokophobia or fear of childbirth can be your motivation. If this is the case, we can provide specific support for women with tokophobia.
For too long the debate has solely been centred around whether a vaginal birth or C-section is the optimal mode of delivery for both you and your baby. And whilst that debate is important, it often misses the point of providing the woman with the full psychological support regardless of the decision.
Even this debate played out publicly across the media and society can leave a woman who needs or wants a C-section feeling inadequate, feeling her body is inadequate somehow and guilt and shame can result. Sadly this guilt and shame can be in the foreground of her experience, even if the birth experience she wanted was far from the scenario of a necessary or recommended C-section. We believe every woman deserves and can benefit from our support.
Where relevant to your emotional experience, this may involve letting go of any guilt, that a reason outside of your control is not only not your fault. You deserve the reassurance that it is okay, that this doesn’t change the fact that you are still having your baby, giving birth to your baby, becoming a mum to your baby. That you have every reason to feel proud of yourself and your body. That sometimes things don’t go according to plan, and to forgive yourself because there is nothing to forgive!
Our Hypnobirthing for C-section course is not about trying to change your mind, nor trying to convince you that another option should be considered. However through hypnobirthing we do want you to know what your rights are in making choices and decisions. Feeling ownership of decisions can be the make or break of having a positive birth experience, one that you can look back on with pride, fond memories, and confidence.
It is not about provoking shame and guilt, instead we acknowledge that in some circumstances this is the right mode of delivery for you and your baby.
This course is about building your confidence-in you, your body, your birth partner and the medical team around you.
If there are any feelings of guilt, shame or failure; it is about letting go of them and moving forward to be the parent you want to be.
Tokophobia and fear of childbirth
An untreated profound fear of childbirth can rule our life decisions-restricting the choices we feel are open to us about our future. Therefore it is highly recommended that you seek help whether you are currently pregnant or not.
Some people can be so afraid of giving birth that they delay pregnancy or avoid pregnancy altogether (both men and women can suffer from tokophobia). For some women it can lead to delaying having children for years, or even opting not to have children at all, despite longing to be a mother.
Others, either intentionally or not, find themselves pregnant and living in abject fear of facing the phobic situation at the end of pregnancy. Due to suffering from extreme anxiety throughout pregnancy, some women terminate much longed-for pregnancies, even after assisted conception, because they cannot face giving birth. During pregnancy childbirth fear can be extremely incapacitating. It can become difficult to bond with your baby and even be in denial of your changing body altogether.
If this describes you or someone you know, please contact us now for advice and support. You do not have to put up with feeling this way. We are here to empathise, listen to your concerns, take your fears seriously and ultimately to help you to overcome them.
"Hypnobirthing is right for you whether you are planning a vaginal birth or a C-section"
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