Hypnobirthing - Harness your mind during labour

November 30, 2018| Health and Wellbeing /

The human body is an amazing thing. There’s no other time in life that we see just how amazing our bodies are, than during childbirth.

Did you know that your mind can have a profound impact on your labour? One proven way to harness your mind and steer your body in the right direction during labour, is with Hypnobirthing.

What is Hypnobirthing?

Hypnobirthing has been developed to support and empower women to birth their baby in a gentle and calm environment. After all, birth is a normal and natural part of life!

Evidence shows that Hypnobirthing reduces a woman’s fear of giving birth, reduces the need for intervention, pain relief and can actually shorten the duration of labour.

Hypnobirthing International classes guide parents-to-be through a range of techniques including deep relaxation, self-hypnosis, breathing techniques, affirmations, visualisations and other birth education.

Relaxation and mentally preparing yourself during pregnancy can also help you unwind, focus and bond with the precious little person inside your bump.

Our classes are also a wonderful way to involve your partner or birth support person. It helps them understand how you will be working with the sensations through labour and it’s a wonderful opportunity for them to gather tools to help support you – on one of the biggest days of your life.

Hypnobirthing doesn't guarantee that everything will go perfectly. Situations change and things don't always go to plan, but Hypnobirthing prepares you to be ready for any turn your birthing might take. It empowers and supports you to make informed decisions and be present in the moment.

Does Epworth offer Hypnobirthing classes?

Epworth Freemasons Maternity is proud to offer Hypnobirthing International classes, as an alternative to our traditional Childbirth Education classes. You may even be eligible to claim Hypnobirthing class costs through your private health insurance. Please check with your provider for further details.

For further information on our Hypnobirthing classes, please contact 03 9418 8314 or maternity.birthing@epworth.org.au



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