So you’re booked in for an elective caesarean, and now wondering what your birth options are, or if you even have any options. After all, doctors know best, right? Well, yes and no. They might know best on how to deliver your baby safely. But they might not know best how to make your birth the right birth for you. Only you and your birth partner know that.
I’m often asked if hypnobirthing can be relevant to a more medicalised birth. The answer is that it is even more relevant. All of the relaxation techniques can be applied to potentially stressful situations during your pregnancy and birth. On my caesarean hypnobirthing course you will learn how the medical system works, how to make tough decisions that are right for you and how to make your birth feel more personal and less medicalised. You will also learn breathing techniques for labour – just in case you go into labour before your planned cesarean date!
What does the caesarean hypnobirthing class cover?
The caesarean hypnobirthing class is only available as a private booking on request. The class is approximately five hours long, and held at a time and date convenient to you and your birth partner. On this class we will cover:
What is hypnobirthing, the cycle of fear, pain and tension and how to break it, the power of words on our subconscious mind, the muscles of the uterus and how they work, breathing techniques, ways to relax in labour, good pelvic floor health, perineum massage, how a birth partner can support you in labour, how to prepare for birth and what will happen on the day, the golden hour after birth.
What does the caesarean hypnobirthing class include?
Each couple will receive a welcome pack which contains the Katharine Graves hypnobirthing book, hypnobirthing mp3s, class notes and a birth prep goody bag. You will receive dedicated guidance, and I will be contactable throughout your pregnancy keeping you on track until you are holding your baby.
- Classes cost £160 per couple and will take approximately 5 hours.
- The course is normally taken as one session, but can be split in two.
- Discounts available if you have a pregnant friend to study with.