Firstly, let’s dispel any myths about hypnobirthing having anything to do with swinging watches or clucking chickens. It’s actually just another way of saying positive birthing. It’s a term for the information and tools you’ll learn to remove fear and get yourself into a state of deep relaxed focus so that you can trust your body and your baby.
Take it from me – another hypnobirthing mama - the techniques you'll learn can help you in countless ways, and not just for your upcoming birth, either. Yes, they will indeed help you to enter and maintain a state of deep relaxation so you can focus on the amazing and important task of bringing your baby into the world. They will also give you the confidence to ask for more time and space to make decisions if necessary, in turn leaving you feeling more in control of your experience. They are tools for every birthing couple, regardless of the kind of birth you desire or whatever turn it takes: without drugs, with all the drugs, at home, in hospital, in a car on the side of the road (it has happened!), vaginal birth, caesarean birth - you name it, hypnobirthing will be of benefit.
As an added bonus, the tools you learn can also be utilised to deal with day to day stresses and anxieties, and in connecting with your partner in the lead up to the birth. As new parents you might also find yourself turning to them in times when you need some help to relax or take some mental time out.
Your baby's birth is one of the most important events of your life. Hypnobirthing will help you to prepare for it in such a way that it can also be one of the most positive, amazing ones - a day you can remember with wonder and joy.