What can I learn from a hypnobirthing course?

Are you planning to be pregnant, pregnant already or know someone who is pregnant? Have you heard about hypnobirthing but you’re not quite sure what it is? Have you wondered why you should do a hypnobirthing course? Then keep reading, as I would like to explain what hypnobirthing is and how it can benefit you (or any woman, for that matter).

If you’re a first-time mum, you are most likely wondering if hypnobirthing can help you prepare for labour and birth. Yes it can!

Maybe you have a family already, but you gave birth to them without using hypnobirthing techniques. Perhaps you want to know whether doing hypnobirthing classes could give you a better birth experience, because you have heard other people say great things about them. Yes it can!

Or maybe you know someone who is pregnant and you want to find out how learning hypnobirthing can support her.

Perhaps the road to pregnancy has been a bumpy one. Hypnobirthing can benefit each and every expectant mum, regardless of her pregnancy journey so far. If your road has had a few bumps along the way, hypnobirthing can give you the support that you need to reassure you through pregnancy and prepare you for labour with a calmer approach.

While the word ‘hypnobirthing’ can be misleading, a hypnobirthing course is a down-to-earth and practical approach to understanding and appreciating pregnancy and labour as a natural process. Statistically, very few women need medical assistance to give birth to their baby and thousands of women around the world are choosing to reconnect with their intuitive side and find a new approach to welcoming labour and birth with calm confidence.

Whilst a big part of hypnobirthing is about how relaxed the mother is, the other factors that also contribute to having a positive experience are:

  • being in control of your birth preferences
  • being listened to
  • letting yourself go
  • trusting in your instincts and understanding mother nature and your body
  • having a supportive and calm birthing partner who can advocate for you

I can confidently say that hypnobirthing works. I applied hypnobirthing to both my pregnancies and labour, and I can clearly see how it helped me deal with those experiences and allowed me to look back at those labours with fondness and happiness – understanding when hypnobirthing supported me. Yes it sounds a bit ‘out there’ but seriously it isn’t — the crux of it is straightforward, logical, natural and quite normal actually.

So if you’re still wondering whether hypnobirthing is for you or not, think no more. It is!

Despite the word being linked specifically to birth, hypnobirthing is a skill for life. You can use the relaxation and visualisation techniques in any number of situations such as: at the dentist, during breastfeeding, when trying to fall asleep and in stressful situations.

img_4162In my book The Power of Hypnobirthing: 10 reasons why it’s for you, I explain in detail 10 indisputable reasons why you should book yourself onto a hypnobirthing course.

By reading this book, you’ll understand how to bring your birth partner into the centre of this experience, so that they can fully support you and your baby during labour, birth and beyond.

You’ll also realise that the midwifery care that we receive, whilst mostly brilliant and supportive, can sometimes lead a woman down a path of care where she is not presented with the full picture. Unfortunately, overstretched midwives simply don’t always have the time to explain and offer options. A hypnobirthing course will give you the full picture — you’ll get all the facts and head into your birth with a toolkit of knowledge, options and techniques to achieve a calm and positive birth experience, no matter what scenarios/circumstances are presented to you, and if you want to do further reading around a subject, your instructor can point you in the right direction.

A hypnobirthing course presents all sides of the story and clarifies the risks and benefits of most situations. It explains that there are often alternatives too, which are not necessarily offered to you on your birthing day. This is why it is such a good idea to invest in a course — it enables you to explore most likely situations and make decisions, knowing all the facts beforehand.

Not only do my courses offer relaxation and visualisation techniques for labour and birth, but I also ensure that all my couples have a clear and balanced picture of the scenarios that might play out during labour and birth, so that they go into this experience with their eyes wide open, their research done and their choices respected. Unlike most hypnobirthing courses, Magical Baby Moments’ courses also offer top tips for looking after a newborn!

Now don’t just take my word for it, here are some testimonials from past clients.

Hypnobirthing is something every expectant couple should learn. There is so much to think about when preparing for the birth of your baby and this helps to focus the mind through an intensive course and with the relaxation scripts.’ Claire, expectant mum

The course has helped me understand the process of birth in greater depth. I feel more confident about dealing with the process in a relaxed and calmer manner.’ Zoe, mum-to-be

Christine created a calm and welcoming environment in which to learn. She is very knowledgeable and has made my husband and I feel more confident about our birthing experience. The hypnobirthing course is very inspiring and definitely prepares you mentally for a natural birth.’ Catherine, second-time mum

Following a significant amount of hypnobirthing research, Magical Baby Moments was recommended to me. I found Christine engaging and insightful…and she makes a lovely cup of tea! There was always space for discussion and questions or responses were never dismissed. The four weeks have increased my confidence massively. I feel I have the capability to be in control of my labour and environment and I can’t wait to meet my baby. Baby T isn’t due until June – so that will be the real test – but the classes have certainly educated us both about the pregnancy and labour process.’ Louise, first-time mum

The course is very different from what I expected it to be (in a good way!). It combines information with relaxation techniques which help exercise more control over your body and mind.’ John, first-time dad

If you want to know more about finding out if hypnobirthing is for you, regardless of age, pregnancy symptoms, BMI (Body Mass Index), lifestyle, beliefs, preferred place of birth etc, buy the book to change the way you think about birth and hypnobirthing, and quite possibly change your life!

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Or if you are ready to take the leap now and you live close to Romford or Upminster in Essex, book your hypnobirthing classes.

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Beautifully designed Birth Affirmations by We the Parents

Magical Baby Moments Hypnobirthing Course teaches its expectant parents about the benefits of using positive birth statements. Positive birth affirmations are an effective way of keeping focused and in the right mindset. They are a powerful way to train your mind to move out of the way of your body; to let nature take its course. Many women who had their minds in the right space created smoother, shorter and less challenging labour experiences than women who hadn’t known about affirmations.

Sadly, my creativity skills stopped around the time I passed the pre-schooler age! So when We the Parents got in touch with their stunning poster, I couldn’t not share it.

Here’s a beautiful and complete list of positive birthing affirmations, aggregated from different sources, for you to use so you can get on with feeling calm and prepared for your incredible labour and birth.

Positive Birthing Affirmations (Printable Poster)

Positive Birthing Affirmations (Printable Poster)

Who are We the Parents?

Neve and Keane created this blog in order to share some of their experiences and learning, as they navigate the sometimes crazy world of raising a family. In doing so, they hope to save you a little confusion, weariness and time.

WeTheParents.org

Last chance to learn Hypnobirthing of you’re having a summer baby

If you are expecting a baby in the next two months and you’re looking for a calm and positive birth experience, then book yourself on a Hypnobirthing Course.

If you’re located near Romford in Essex, come and join Magical Baby Moments at The Upminster Sanctuary, on 22/23 July for a weekend hypnobirthing course.

The expectant mum and her birth partner will learn practical tips to stay relaxed, focused and positive in late pregnancy, labour and birth and they will come away completely informed about the possible scenarios that may arise during labour; so that they know how to make decisions wisely that are right for both mum and baby.

A hypnobirthing course is a fully rounded antenatal course, covering all the topics and more that you will learn on either an NCT or Parent Craft course.

If you want a course that gives you the facts about labour and birth, arms you with the information and questions to ask your caregivers, should things deviate from your plans and empowers you to take control of your birth then look no further.

Our last group course, before the summer break, is in just a couple of weeks, taking place on 22/23 July. Take a look at the course modules and book your place today.

If you want to hear what couples who have done a Magical Baby Moments Hypnobirthing Course thought about the course, take a look at the birth stories and testimonials.

If you have any questions email classes@magicalbabymoments.com

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Download the first chapter of The Power of Hypnobirthing

On 1 June 2017, a new book was launched onto the market called The Power of Hypnobirthing: 10 reasons why it’s for you.

This introdimg_1829uctory book explains what couples can expect from a hypnobirthing course – which is an antenatal course that prepares both the mother and her birth partner for late pregnancy, labour, birth and beyond.

Quite often the term hypnobirthing conjurs up misleading images and some people feel that hypnobirthing might not apply to them. This book explains 10 reasons why the author believes that every single pregnant mother, regardless of all conditions should undertake a hypnobirthing course. Couples who do leave the course informed, empowered and ready to approach labour and birth with calm confidence.

Read the first chapter for free
To read a taster of the book, all you have to do is email power@magicalbabymoments.com and we will get the first chapter to you.

Or Buy it Now – only £5.99

The Power of Hypnobirthing book now only £2.99

During the launch of The Power of Hypnobirthing, this book is HALF PRICE (£2.99). The normal price is £5.99.

Pre order it before 30 June to get it at this low price.
Hypnobirthing techniques are powerful!
However, hypnobirthing is still not a mainstream option for antenatal classes and many people are put off by the word itself. The word ‘hypnobirthing’ may even conjure up deceptive images. I’m here to reveal to you that a hypnobirthing course is a down-to-earth and simple approach to understanding and accepting pregnancy and labour as a natural process.
This book explains ten indisputable reasons why hypnobirthing is the most effective birth preparation course. You will discover not only how it informs you about everything you need to know about late pregnancy, labour and birth, but that it also shows the importance of choosing the right birth partner and educating them to be able to support you in the correct way during this amazing and miraculous journey.
If you are looking to achieve the birth that you want, but you feel that you don’t have all the information, resources and confidence to pursue this, this book will show you that a hypnobirthing course will help pull all these elements together, so that you can create the positive birth experience that you want.
So, if you are currently pregnant or you know someone who is, read this book and gain insights into how thousands of women around the world are choosing to reconnect with their intuitive side and find a new approach to welcoming labour and birth with calm confidence.

‘Hypnobirthing is something every expectant couple should learn. There is so much to think about when preparing for the birth of your baby and this helps to focus the mind through an intensive course and with the relaxation scripts.’ Claire, expectant mum, Magical Baby Moments Hypnobirthing Course.

Download it now for the Kindle or go to www.magicalbabymoments.com to pre order it in paperback (postage and package costs apply). Expected delivery date is early July.

Bid for a Hypnobirthing Course Place 

If you’re based near Romford in Essex, then why not bid for your place on an upcoming Group Hypnobirthing Course.

In support of St Peter’s School’s Summer Fayre in Romford, Magical Baby Moments is donating a place for a couple on one of their group hypnobirthing course.


Simply place your bid via eBay and if you are the person who bids the most the place is yours.

For information about what a Hypnobirthing Course entails visit our Classes page.

BID NOW

All monies raised will go directly to the school.

Come and join us at the Summer Fayre on Saturday 24 June 11-3pm.

The Power of Hypnobirthing book is free to download on your Kindle for a limited time. Get your copy now!

If you’ve heard about hypnobirthing, but you’re not quite sure what it’s about and whether it is right for you, then download this newly published book by Christine Huntingford, founder of Magical Baby Moments, who has written this book to explain how every single mother (and her birth partner) can enable a better birth experience by learning hypnobirthing.

The Power of Hypnobirthing – 10 reasons why it’s for you does what it says on the tin; it outlines 10 concrete reasons how learning hypnobirthing will empower the expectant mum and her birth partner to enter labour and birth with positivity and calm confidence.

Why was this book written? 

Christine herself benefited from hypnobirthing when she was pregnant with both of her children and decided to become a teacher in 2015; to spread the word to expectant mums in her community in Romford, Essex.

Here we are in 2017 and hypnobirthing is still not mainstream – and she wants to change that.

Why? Because mothers who have used it in labour have often found their birth experiences, calm, relaxed and positive.

How? By understanding the process of labour, asserting her preferences with her caregivers, so that she had the right birth experience for her and her baby.

This is not to say that hypnobirthing only advocates natural births without pain relief, in fact hypnobirthing works for all mothers for whichever pregnancy she is on (first or fifth!) and for whatever outcome her journey plays out on the day. Mothers who are planning a Caesarean Section can also benefit from the power of hypnobirthing tools and techniques.
If you’re looking for a relaxed birth and one that you will look back on with positivity, download this book. It’s available to download for free, between 4-8 June, with Amazon.

If you prefer a paperback copy, you can pre order it via the Magical Baby Moments website.

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