My husband and I attended our KGHypnobirthing course at around 25 weeks pregnant. Being a yoga teacher I went in open minded and ready to train my mind and body to have the most natural birth we possibly could. My husband is a “scientific fact” person, so he walked into the room a little less open ... Read More about Real Birth Story: Darcey and Matilda
One of the biggest things my couples (in particular the women!) tell me they don’t want from their birth is to tear (perineal tearing) or have an episiotomy (a cut). I mean, who wants to tear or be cut down there right? The way I look at it, although it is definitely less than desirable, sometimes ... Read More about How to Prevent Perineal Tearing
How does the mind affect birth? The mind has been likened to an iceberg. The part you see above the water is the conscious mind. You can understand it, see how big it is, and generally get to grips with it. It is, of course, the most wonderful tool that we are privileged to have at our disposal. The ... Read More about How does the mind affect birth?
Two of the main criticisms levelled against hypnobirthing are that a woman feels she has failed if she hasn’t achieved the perfect birth (whatever that may be), and that women are told they are not allowed to push which is unrealistic. The first thing about this is that the word hypnobirthing is ... Read More about Pain or Powerful?
Anyone who knows me knows I am a planner, I like to know what is happening next, I like to organise and prepare; so the thought of labour and birth terrified me a bit. I knew deep down that unless I educated myself and learnt how to properly relax and stay in control (of my mind at least!), there ... Read More about Real Birth Story: Elle and Amelie
Hypnobirthing is beneficial for any type of birth and can turn a scary clinical experience into a positive and empowering one. Knowing how to have a calm, confident and informed c-section experience allows you to feel some of the benefits of a natural birth and have a positive birth experience, ... Read More about Hypnobirthing and C-Sections