Welcome to Envisage HypnoBirthing and congratulations on taking the first step to achieving a calm and comfortable birth.
Pregnancy is an amazing time in a woman’s life, and I believe that every woman deserves to enjoy her pregnancy free from fear, and confident in the knowledge that she can give birth safely and comfortably.
For 25 years, HypnoBirthing has been taking the fear out of childbirth and equipping women with everything they need to give birth easily and comfortably, just as nature intended. The benefits of HypnoBirthing include:
*Removing fear for a more relaxed pregnancy and birth 1
*Shorter and more comfortable labour 1
*Reduced need for interventions 1,2
*Reduced/eliminated desire for pain relief medications 1,2
*Greater satisfaction with birth experience 1
*Calmer, more content, easier babies 3
I teach small group classes at Mother-Well Holistic Health Centre in Mt Eden, and privately throughout Auckland.
Read on to learn more, or contact me if you would like to book a place on one of my courses.
What is HypnoBirthing?
HypnoBirthing is a holistic approach to birth preparation. It is based on the philosophy that modern mothers must prepare emotionally, as well as physically to achieve a gentle, natural birth.
Mothers work with their body, harnessing the body’s own natural painkillers which are many times stronger than morphine. The techniques help you achieve your best birth, whether you are planning to have a home birth, a hospital birth, a natural birth or any of the other options available.
Birth partners are taught techniques to support the mother, and take an active part in the birth and birth-preparation.
For more information about the benefits of HypnoBirthing, read 10 Reasons to take HypnoBirthing Classes, and this research about the benefits for your baby. Also make sure you watch this video of couples talking about their experiences taking the classes and read my Birth Stories and Testimonials pages.
What is taught?
During a series of 5 x 2 ½ hour classes you will learn:
- How the female body is perfectly designed to birth easily
How fear affects labour and contributes to the Fear-Tension-Pain cycle
- How to prepare your body physically through diet and exercise
- Self-hypnosis, instant relaxation and deepening techniques
- Fear-release exercises to use alongside visualisations and affirmations
- Breathing techniques and labour positions to work with your birthing body
- Techniques for birth companions to support a birthing mother
- How to select and work with your midwifes and/or other birth professionals
Group Classes are taught at Mother-Well Holistic Health Centre in Mt Eden, Auckland, and private classes are available at a venue of your choice.
*Header photo credit: Teza Harinaivo Ramiandrisoa
1 Phillips-Moore, J. (2012) Birthing outcomes from an Australian HypnoBirthing programme. British Journal of Midwifery, 20(8).
2 Swencionis et al. (2013) HypnoBirthing Outcomes. Birth Psychology. 27(2)
3 HypnoBirthing Temperament Survey 2014