HypnoBirthing®

The HypnoBirthing Childbirth method is as much a philosophy of birth as it is a technique for achieving a satisfying, relaxing, and stress-free method of birthing. HypnoBirthing teaches you, along with your birthing companion, the art and joy of experiencing birth in a more comfortable manner. You will learn to call upon your body’s own natural relaxant and thus lessen or eliminate discomfort and the need for medication. When a woman is properly prepared for childbirth and when mind and body are in harmony, nature is free to function in the same well-designed manner that it does with all other creatures.

HypnoBirthing teaches you to release all prior programming about birth, how to trust your body and work with it, as well as how to free yourself of harmful emotions that lead to pain-causing fear and unyielding muscles.

HypnoBirthing will teach you the art of using your own natural birthing instincts. With HypnoBirthing, you will be aware and fully in control, yet profoundly relaxed.

The Advantages of HypnoBirthing
Eliminates the Fear-Tension-Pain Syndrome before, during and after birthing.
Reduces, and often eliminates the need for chemical anaesthesia, episiotomy, and other interventions.
Lessens fatigue during labour, leaving the mother fresh, awake, and energised as she brings her baby into the world.
Shortens the thinning and opening phase of labour by several hours and allows the birthing mother to utilise the natural pulsations of her body to breathe her baby down to the crowning stage, rather than pushing for long, exhausting periods of time. Reduces risk of pelvic floor damage.
Brings the mother, the baby, and the birthing companion together in a wonderful prenatal, peri natal, and postnatal bonding experience.
The birthing companion is an integral part of the birthing, not an onlooker.
Almost entirely eliminates postnatal discomfort and 'baby blues'.
Babies are better adjusted and happier, resulting in better eating and sleeping routines.
Mothers don't run the risk of hyperventilating from shallow breathing.
Birthing is returned to the safe, beautiful, peaceful experience that Nature intended.

What to expect
Session 1: Building A Positive Expectancy
The first session is about reprogramming your beliefs that surround childbirth. For so long women have been told to believe that birthing should be a painful and arduous event. This is not so. By learning how your body works with you and for you, you will gain a deep understanding of the natural and normal journey that is pregnancy and birth.
You and your birthing companion will also be introduced into the world of deep relaxation as we begin to provide you with the numerous techniques you will use throughout the birthing journey. You will leave this session with new positive feelings towards birth.

Session 2: Falling in Love With Your Baby/Preparing Mind & Body
Before your baby is even born, he/she can sense what is going on around them. Learning to fall in love with your baby can have a profound effect on development outside of the womb. We start off this session with some HypnoBirthing videos followed by prenatal bonding exercises to help you appreciate the miracle developing inside. Next, we follow on with more relaxation, and breathing techniques. These techniques will be invaluable to you during the birth. Combine this with the benefits of light touch massage, and you will leave with a calm, comfortable mind and body.

Session 3: Getting Ready to Welcome your Baby
Your birthing date is getting closer. In this session we explore just what you birthing date really is, and how to avoid interventions such as artificial induction by achieving a natural start to labour.
You will also have the opportunity to release any fears, limiting thoughts or negative emotions you may be harbouring surrounding your pregnancy and birth. With the fears released, you will be free from tension, which means being free to birth naturally.

Session 4: Overview of Childbirth—A Labour of Love
During this session we move through the birthing process, and what you can expect to experience. This doesn't just go for the mother, but the birth companion too. They play a vital part in the birthing process, so it’s important for them to know what to do. We review common misconceptions, and give you suggestions to help birthing along if it doesn't go quite to plan.

Session 5: Birthing-Breathing Love, Bringing Life
It is nearly time for your baby to emerge into the world. During this final session we take you through the hallmarks of true labour, give you techniques to birth your baby without the need to push and strain, as is commonly portrayed. You will also learn how to bond with your baby after it is born, so you have a happy loving relationship.

The Course
HypnoBirthing is made up of 5 x 2.5 hour sessions. These sessions can take place as part of a group (maximum 3 couples) or individually if you would prefer. The ideal time to start your course is around the 28 week stage of your pregnancy. This will give you ample time to practice and master the techniques you will learn during the sessions. However, if you are reading this and you are further along in your pregnancy it is not too late to start.

Classes
Private classes are available. These are run in your own home at a time to suit and accomodate your needs.

How much is my investment?
The total cost of Individual private sessions is $495 per couple.
Discounted rates are available for those on low incomes.

Prices may be subject to change without notice.

HypnoBirthing offers you "Class" and so much more

Health fund rebates may apply depending on your provider, and the level of cover you hold with them.

What do I do now?
Private In home classes are available depending on your location.
For more information on classes or to register for a class contact me by email or phone 0418 817 295.

HypnoBirthing testimonials

Hi Claire,
Just emailing to let you know that our beautiful daughter was born weighing in at 9 pounds 9 and a half!! and 54cm long, she's beautiful.  We were SO happy with the labour as it went just as planned - peaceful, relaxed, and really a wonderful experience (our hypnobirthing cd played for the entire 5 hours and 37 minutes that I was in labour!).  I was lucky enough to have a wonderful midwife who was on the "same page" as us with our birth plan which made it even better.  I didn't have any pain relief except for my breathing and relaxing and it was quite an experience.  I'd like to thank you for all the information you provided at our Hypnobirthing Classes as I honestly believe that was the main contributor to our beautiful birthing experience.

Hi Claire
How are you?
I just wanted to let you know that we welcomed a lovely baby girl weighing 3.4kgs, 7lb 9oz.
My labour went really well during the night at home, the hypnobirthing worked amazingly. My midwives were in awe as they watched my birth partner just use a few words to make me relax and breath easily through the contractions. After just 6 hours of labour I was 9cm dilated.
So happy that we did the course and how well it worked during the labour - would definately recommend it to my friends and patients!
Many thanks!

Hi Claire Hope you are well.
Our son was born at home. I had a water birth and he was 7 pound 7. It was a challenging yet wonderful experience, no problems or emergencies and he is very healthy and thriving. We played the hypnobirthing CD for most of the time that i was in the water to help me focus. All in all it was fantastic, the midwife took photos and video galore so we can relive it. Thanks for all your help in bringing our baby into the world beautifully and calmly.
Kind regards.