DISCOVER THE BENEFITS OF HYPNOBIRTHING — AND IF IT’S RIGHT FOR YOU
What is Hypnobirthing?
Hypnobirthing is a powerful birth preparation course which connects a mother to her body, her baby and her birth partner. Through a combination of knowledge, practical tools and techniques, hypnobirthing allows a woman to gain confidence, make empowering choices and approach birth feeling calm and prepared.
So, What Is Hypnobirthing, Exactly?
Hypnobirthing is a special type of birth education that helps women and their birth partners to have a positive birth, no matter how their baby is born.
Now, believe me when I tell you that this is no hocus-pocus birth course - far from it! Hypnobirthing is logical and powerful and its benefits last a lifetime.
Hypnobirthing works because it understands that there is a deep connection between the body and mind. At its core, hypnobirthing is centred on releasing fear and building birth confidence to allow a woman to have a calm and comfortable experience.
Armed with all the practical tools and techniques she will need and supported by an informed and prepared birth partner, hypnobirthing helps women worldwide to create everlasting memories of a truly positive and empowering birth.
Is hypnobirthing right for me?
Choosing the right kind of birth course is an important decision to make. My hypnobirthing classes are right for you if you...
Want to learn practical tools and techniques that will help you to stay calm and comfortable throughout the birth process
Would like support and guidance to help you overcome any fears or anxieties you might have about giving birth
Are looking for a complete birth preparation course that will set you up to achieve the best possible birth for you and your baby
Want to make confident choices about the kind of birth that's right for you
Would like your birth partner to feel informed and prepared with ways that they can best support you
Are looking for an engaging and informative course that will help you to experience birth as something truly positive
"Completing the hypnobirthing course with Gemma was the best decision we made.
Our birth didn't exactly go as planned, or anything like it really, but everything we learned on the course really helped to prepare us and make sure that we felt comfortable throughout the birth.
It gave us the confidence to ask questions and make choices that felt right for us and meant that I never felt panicked or out of control.
It was invaluable to us and ultimately helped us to still have a very positive birth experience."
Kim & Owen
What You’ll Learn on a Hypnobirthing Course with Gemma
In the hypnobirthing classes I teach, you can expect to learn about birth as a physiological process. That means, your body was designed to birth your baby on both a muscular and chemical level and what you can do to make your birth easier and more comfortable.
You’ll learn how to make each stage of the birth process a relaxing and positive experience and I'll be there to offer you all the support and guidance you'll need to feel confident as you plan for the birth of your baby in a way that feels right to you.
We often associate hypnobirthing with learning breathing and relaxation techniques, and whilst this is an important part of the course it is also about so much more! A Mind and Body Birthing course teaches you not only how to breathe and relax effectively but also how to make informed decisions as you navigate your way through your pregnancy and birth, so that whatever journey your birth takes, you feel in control and calm every step of the way.
All births are a celebration which is why my course teaches you about both natural and more medically supported outcomes. Whether you choose to be induced, your baby is born via Caesarean or you accept any other types of interventions, what's important is that you feel positively about your experience.
My course values the power that an informed and well prepared birth partner has in making this an amazing experience for you as well. Birth partners are invited to attend the full course with you so that they too feel like an important part of the birth process. By journeying through the course with you, they'll leave empowered with knowledge and armed with all the tools they'll need to support you in the best way possible.
Hypnobirthing is about empowering mothers with the knowledge and tools to experience their best birth possible
Do I need to be in a couple to attend a course?No! Some of the women I teach are single parents and come alone. For others, their partners don't want to attend so they come on their own. A birth partner can be anyone as long as they make you feel safe and are a good advocator for you. This could be your partner, husband, mother, sister, friend, anyone! Whilst most birth partners also attend the course (and find it incredibly useful) it is perfectly acceptable to come alone should your circumstances not allow for this.
When should I do a course?You are welcome to attend a course at anytime during your pregnancy. Most expectant parents attend somewhere between 20 and 30 weeks and I have even taught parents in their last weeks of pregnancy. I would advise starting earlier rather than later though so that you can enjoy the benefits of hypnobirthing during your pregnancy as well as at the birth. The parctice you do around the course is also what will help you to achieve a deep sense of calm and relaxation during birth.
Will I be hypnotised?No! Hypnobirthing gets it's roots from hypnotherapy and works by utilising the power of the mind to relax the body. Whilst some mothers are able to achieve a deep state of relaxation during birth, this is quite different from the kind of stage hypnosis you are more likely to be familiar with.
I have been told my baby is back-to-back / breech / I am a high-risk mother / I am going to have a c-section... can I still use hypnobirthing?Yes! Hypnobirthing is for ALL women and ALL births. We cover all the evidence-based information you need to make informed choices about birth and provide all our mothers with the knoweldge and tools they need to have a positive birth experience. Whether you birth naturally, are induced, or have a c-section, whether your baby is in the head down, back-to-back or breech position. Hypnobirthing can help you to feel calmer, more in control and more prepared, however your baby's birth pans out.
I have read a hypnobirthing book, do I need to do a course as well?Every birth person is different. For some mothers, reading a book and listening to affirmations are enough, whilst for others it isn't. The trouble is, you don't really know which person you are until you are in labour! I would highly recommend a course as it goes much deeper than the book alone plus you have the added benefits of asking questions, connecting with other parents and receiving ongoing support.