Group and Private Hypnobirthing Classes are offered in various locations in Brisbane. Click here to find your nearest Hypnobirthing Class.
Is this you?
Hoping for a Natural Birth?
Planning to give birth by Caesarean?
Feeling overwhelmed, anxious or stressed?
Been labelled as "high risk"?
To achieve a magical experience you’ll need to…
- PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE – They say that practice makes perfect, but as with any new skill, you need to feel confident in your abilities when the time comes. Daily HypnoBirthing practice will not only help you to relax and rest during your pregnancy, but it will also mean you can “switch it on” when you need to feel calm and relaxed.
- DON’T OVER THINK IT – The mind is a very powerful organ, and worrying about something won’t help. Relax and feel confident in your body’s ability to birth your child. You’ve got this Mummy!
- CHOOSE A SUPPORTIVE BIRTH PARTNER – Your decision to HypnoBirth is yours, own it, and ensure that your birth support team are ready and willing to help you succeed. You don’t need any doubting Dorothy’s around you when you’re trying to complete this most important task.
- RELAX, ENJOY AND TREAT YOURSELF – Before long, you will be at the beck and call of a tiny task master or mistress – enjoy this time, relax and try to rest as much as possible (you’ll thank me later).
Contact me now for your obligation-free Positive Birth Experience Consultation.
HypnoBirthing is a childbirth method that focuses on preparing parents for gentle birth. In HypnoBirthing classes, you will learn proven techniques in a well-thought-out program of deep relaxation, visualization, and self-hypnosis. All of these are designed to help you achieve a more comfortable birth. HypnoBirthing encourages a calm, peaceful, and natural pregnancy, birth, and bonding experience for families.
Our group HypnoBirthing classes are now being offered in Brisbane at The Avenue Chiropractic Clinic, Ashgrove. Private HypnoBirthing classes elsewhere in Brisbane can be also be organised.
Unlike other childbirth methods that teach you how to cope with and manage pain, HypnoBirthing is based on the premise that childbirth does not necessarily need to be painful if the mother is properly prepared and relaxed. When women understand that pain is caused by constrictor hormones, created by fear, they learn, instead, to release fear thus creating endorphins—the feel good hormones. They are then able to change their expectations of long, painful labor and are able to replace them with expectations of a more comfortable birthing. Rather than exhausting, shallow breathing and the distraction techniques of typical “prepared childbirth” programs, HypnoBirthing parents learn deep abdominal breathing and total relaxation, enabling the laboring mother to work in harmony with her body and her baby. This allows her to achieve a shorter and more comfortable labor for herself and baby.
The Birth Companion of the mother’s choice is an integral part of the HypnoBirthing experience. He or she practices with the mother in helping to prepare for deep relaxation. During labor the Birth Companion guides the laboring mother through hypnosis prompts, relaxation techniques, deepening methods, and visualizations, provides comfort measures, and joins in welcoming the new baby, often by receiving the baby as he emerges.
Despite misconceptions and misinformation, you are definitely not unconscious during self-hypnosis. The HypnoBirthing mother is deeply relaxed, but she is also an active participant in the labor process. Though she is deeply relaxed, she is totally aware and may return to a conversant state or choose to become mobile whenever she desires. HypnoBirthing mothers often find that they experience time distortion and are not distracted by other people or their birthing environment, while they focus on their birthing and their baby.
Absolutely. The things you will learn in your HypnoBirthing classes will help you to learn relaxation skills that will be useful to both you and your baby, regardless of your birth experience. In the event that medical intervention of any sort is needed, you will find yourself better able to remain calm and in control. Mothers who have needed scheduled cesareans for medical reasons report that they were totally relaxed before, during and after the procedure. Many report that they needed little or no medication following the birth, and they were able to return to normal functioning in a very short period of time.
HypnoBirthing does not promise painless birthing, though many HypnoBirthing mothers do report having a relatively pain-free birth or one that they were able to manage easily. When the cause of pain–fear that constricts the birthing muscles—is eliminated, birthing can be accomplished in a shorter period and much more comfortably. A relaxed mother’s body will produce more endorphins, nature’s own relaxants. HypnoBirthing mothers may still experience sensations of tightening or pressure; but most describe their birth experience as working with their body through the sensations, and thus avoiding the excruciating pain that is frequently spoken of by women who choose other methods of preparation for birthing.
More and more care providers are becoming aware of the benefits of HypnoBirthing. Many hospitals offer HypnoBirthing as an option in their childbirth education programs, and HypnoBirthing is now taught in some schools of medicine to student doctors. If your care giver is not knowledgeable about HypnoBirthing, take the opportunity early in your pregnancy to discuss the techniques you will be using and the type of calm birthing environment that you desire. In class, you will learn how to create a plan of Birth Preferences, which will help you to communicate your birthing goals and preferences to your doctor or midwife. Also, your HypnoBirthing instructor will contact your provider with information on HypnoBirthing.
Can HypnoBirthing be beneficial to someone who has special circumstances or who must have a C-Section?
HypnoBirthing is beneficial to Moms who must have a C-section.
Why you need a HypnoBirthing® Doula like Trish Cumming…
Pregnancy and birth can be an overwhelming time for many Mums-to-Be, but it doesn’t have to be. Your baby’s birth should be a time of anticipation and great joy, but if you’re feeling anxious, overwhelmed, scared or if you simply want an experienced guide who has your best interests at heart, contact me now.
Like a set of cogs and gears, HypnoBirthing and a Child Birth Doula go hand-in-hand to create a positive birth experience. You can have one without the other, but if you’re looking for the ultimate birth experience, then you need both.
This is because HypnoBirthing is all about your mental preparation for birth. It’s about relaxing your body, calming your nerves, and creating a belief system that you are capable of birthing your baby.
Whereas a Child Birth Doula is your Birth Advocate for the physical reality of your labour (and beyond). Your Doula will help you to achieve your pregnancy goals, coach you through your labour (including your hypnobirthing processes), ensure your baby is correctly positioned for birth and offer labour and post partum support.
The combination has been proven to shorten your labour, reduce labour discomfort AND successfully eliminate your fears surrounding pregnancy, motherhood and beyond. It is also highly recommended for pregnancies that are considered High Risk, VBAC (Vaginal Birth after C-section) and women who have had previous traumatic birth experiences.