Mindful Hypnobirthing – Preparing your body and your mind for childbirth
Giving birth, regardless of it being your first or one of many, is a subject that can conjure up visions of unsurmountable pain and fear for expectant mothers. Horror stories abound in folklore, gossip, social media, newspapers and online forums, not to mention often less than comforting anecdotes from friends and family!
What is Hypnobirthing?
Hypnobirthing is a wonderful antenatal training program for expectant mothers using hypnotherapy, relaxation and breathing techniques aimed at keeping the birthing process as natural and gentle as possible. Hypnobirthing teaches women how to remain calm, relaxed and in control during labour and childbirth, trusting their bodies to birth easily and naturally. Hypnobirthing helps you to be prepared and to know what your options are, whichever way the birth goes.
What is Mindful Hypnobirthing or Mindful Birthing?
Mindful birthing is hypnobirthing with a wonderful touch of mindfulness training. Mindfulness is a very simple form of meditation. It’s about observation without criticism or judgement, being compassionate, kind and understanding with yourself. Mindful Birthing allows you to experience labour as intense physical sensations that rise, peak and pass. Using meditation to stay focused during childbirth will give you the mental and physical stamina for a successful outcome.