What is Hypnobirthing?
At Tranquil Birth we’ve made it super practical & de-mystified the process into a set of tools and techniques that reduce stress, increase knowledge and support the underlying processes of birth.
Comprising of Hypnosis relaxations to reduce fear in the mind, affirmations and language tools to build resilience and confidence, visualisations to help the body & mind work together. Plus an understanding of what is actually going on in birth so you’re fully informed and know how to best support yourselves, however birth unfolds. Our courses make all these techniques practical and applicable in all birth spaces, so the focus isn’t on how you give birth but how you feel through the process.
Want to know more?
Download the free Tranquil Birth MP3 audios plus some worksheets to help you some of these techniques and your birth further. Get yours here.
Plus check it this article from Which? They talked to us about our unique take on Hypnobirthing; making sure the focus is on supporting you, rather than looking for a specific birth style.
Because of the wider understanding and context of birth that our work has given us, the focus is supporting you create an empowering emotional & physical experience. Our courses apply the tools to all birth situations, so you feel empowered whatever unfolds in your birth. We look at the wider context of relationships and the emotional changes too, after all, birth is an important part of a bigger journey.
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and see some frequently asked questions.
Some of the most popular questions
When can you start Hypnobirthing?
At anytime in your pregnancy. If you start earlier you get more time to practice, prepare and enjoy. If you start later, you get a whole set of techniques to take into birth. Generally people look to take a course between 20-30 weeks, as this is the time that the changes of the early pregnancy have often settled and there’s a looking ahead to the next stages.
If I use Hypnobirthing can I use other pain relief?
Yes you can! Hypnobirthing’s evidence base is largely around its analgesic affects but there many more anecdotally reported benefits. Because Hypnobirthing is using what is already within you, you can use it with all other pain relief. Our ethos at Tranquil Birth is use what you need to feel comfortable in your birth, just feel empowered to make it all work for you and that’s where we can help you to understand how it all works!
Is this only useful if I’m having a vaginal / caesarean birth?
NO! (Sorry didn’t mean to shout type) but really no. A common myth about Hypnobirthing is that it’s only useful for vaginal births but at Tranquil Birth we’ve broken down these useful tools and look at how to support all births with them. When you understand the process and have a toolkit at your disposal, you can create calmer and more confident births in all situations. Check out some of our birth stories here that show the many ways Hypnobirthing can support birth. In our courses we look at ways to use the techniques in different birth spaces including caesareans.