There’s been a lot of talk this week in the media about hypnobirthing. It is gaining momentum in the UK as a proven way to prepare for birth and labour. Often shortening the length of labour and the outcome usually is described as an amazing experience.
Hypnobirthing is logical, simple to follow and apply, and is very effective. It empowers both the mother and father and gives them the right tools to achieve the best birth for them.
In the UK, hypnobirthing has been on the increase for the past decade or so, but it was a far back as 1950’s when the Bristish Medical Association in a report called Medical use of Hypnotism concluded that hypnosis is an effective method of relieving pain in childbirth without altering the normal course of labour.
Hypnobirthing courses are available to parents in either group or private classes. The teaching time is usually 12 hours, either as evening classes over consecutive weeks or sometimes over a weekend.
The secret to hypnobirthing really being effective, is regular practice of the techniques in the weeks building up to the birth.
Parents are recommended to take their course around the 20 week mark to give them sufficient time to prepare, but even parents who discover hypnobirthing close to their baby’s arrival can benefit from hypnobirthing and experience a calm, confident birth that is free from medical intervention.
Magical Baby Moments will soon be offering classes to parents in the London and Essex areas. If you are outside of these areas, find an instructor near you via the HypnoBirthing Association.
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