What is Hypnobirthing?
Essentially it is a set of tools and techniques that reduce stress, increase knowledge and support underlying functions of all birth.
It comprises 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 and your birth.
Want to know more?
Come and join our free Hypnobirthing Taster on Sunday 4th August 9:30am-11am in Life at Crystal Palace Park, find out more and book your space here
Here at Tranquil Birth our focus is on the emotional experience, so we apply these 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.
Got any questions?
Get in touch to chat more, or read on
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!
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 when in fact we look at how to support all births. Because we understand the mechanism and have a toolkit at our disposal, we 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.