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 her body is perfectly designed to achieve a truly magical birth.
I provide group and private HypnoBirthing classes in Auckland, New Zealand. Group sizes are kept to a maximum of four couples to guarantee a more personal service.
What is HypnoBirthing?
HypnoBirthing is a holistic approach to birth preparation, recognising that in order to achieve a gentle birth, modern mothers must prepare emotionally, as well as physically.
HypnoBirthing teaches mothers how to work with their body and their baby, using the body’s own natural painkillers which are many times stronger than morphine. The techniques taught in the course will help you achieve your best birth, whether you are planning to have a natural birth or any of the other options available.
Birth partners are taught techniques to support the mother, and are themselves supported to take an active part in the birth.
For more information about the benefits of HypnoBirthing, check out my blog post 10 Reasons to take HypnoBirthing Classes . Also make sure you watch this video of couples talking about their experiences taking the classes and check out my Birth Stories page.
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 and relaxation 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
When should I attend the classes?
It is never too early or too late to attend HypnoBirthing classes. However, the ideal time to start the classes is around 25 weeks into the pregnancy.
The classes are usually taught over five weeks, but if you are 35 weeks or more into your pregnancy contact me to talk about private classes that we can complete in a shorter time-frame.
Who should come?
Your birthing partner plays a vital role in HypnoBirthing so they should ideally attend all five classes with you.
Group Classes are taught in Three Kings, Auckland, and private classes are available at a venue of your choice. Click here for HypnoBirthing class times and booking information and details of my money-back guarantee.
*Header photo credit: Teza Harinaivo Ramiandrisoa