What is it?
Hypnobirthing is a gentle, positive way of birthing. There are no swinging pendulums or impersonations!
You learn to understand the birth process and how your body works to open and birth your baby. You and your birth partner gain skills and tools to practise deep relaxation, breathing techniques, visualisation, detachment, stress release, intuitive positioning, focus and endorphin promotion (the feel-good hormones!).
By understanding the possibilities and knowing your rights, you are empowered and have choices. Together, this produces peace of mind. Your mind and body work effectively together to become calm and deeply relaxed, and allow your baby's birth to be as effective and positive as it can possibly be.
What are the benefits?
There are many well-documented positive outcomes of hypnobirthing. These include ~
> Greater spontaneous labour onset
> Shorter duration of labour
> Fewer C-sections and other interventions
> Better baby wellness scores at birth (APGAR)
> Better baby attachment and breast feeding
> Shorter hospital admissions, quicker recovery
> Less incidence of post-natal depression
> Increased satisfaction of your birth experience
In everyday language, these positive outcomes mean that you have the very best chance of having a spontaneous, gentle birth with a very healthy, calm mother and baby.
But, it also means that if any other circumstances should arise, as they sometimes do, you still have the best chance of having a positive birth experience and all the other ongoing post-natal benefits.
Why Hypnobirthing Australia™?
I present the Hypnobirthing Australia™ Positive Birth Program, uniquely tailored to Australia's way of life and healthcare model. I researched and presented various childbirth education courses while working as a physio in Australia and overseas, and then experienced 4 beautiful hypnobirths, and I believe this one is the very best!
See here for how Hypnobirthing Australia is different from other courses.
The Hypnobirthing Australia™ course is practical, thorough and oh, so effective! When we remove fear and generate deep relaxation, birth becomes a powerful and fulfilling positive experience.
The program involves both the birthing mother and the birth partner, providing tools and skills to create a truly calm, relaxing birth environment. Your registration provides you an online parent portal for quick easy access to so many resources. The Hypnobirthing Australia™ multi-media resources are continuously updated and of the very highest quality, and the content is so easy to learn and apply. You'll love it too!
This article describes why hypnobirthing is 'nothing new' (records show that Michelle LeClaire O’Neill originally developed and taught the first hypnobirthing childbirth education program in California in 1987), and discusses why and how Hypnobirthing Australia is continuously and progressively developing to ensure it is the very best program available.
As a Hypnobirthing Australia™ certified practitioner, I also have a vast online network of professional colleagues for support and ongoing learning, and that is so very important for me and my clients.