Expecting a baby… feeling anxious? How can Hypnobirthing help?

HypnoBirthing is an ideal education programme for pregnant couples, it teaches an easy to learn method of self-hypnosis and breathing, for fear-free childbirth.

Hypnobirthing childbirth antenatal classesThe realisation that you are pregnant and will soon give birth is bound to evoke feelings and emotions that you have never felt before. A very important event is taking place in your life. It is a wonderfully natural and spiritual event, one of the most beautiful and joyous experiences in a woman’s life.

Unfortunately, for many women it is also a time filled with anxiety and fear. In Western society the belief that childbirth is meant to be painful, has been a most misleading concept in our otherwise advanced culture. Give it some thought. Why is it that some women experience pain and some don’t? What is wrong with childbirth in our Western society?

When we look around us, many species in nature are birthing their offspring; all without pain. When it comes to nature, there is a plan in place, a blueprint that the body follows instinctively. We don’t need scientific explanation or reasoning, what we do need though, is to hand over the birthing to a part of our body that is already wise and knows what to do.

Childbirth Education – a method called HypnoBirthing will provide you the opportunity to learn how nature has been working with you, from the beginning. Learn to prepare your body, your body and mind will then continue to work with you throughout your birthing. Hypnobirthing is a method that helps eliminate the fear of birthing, replacing it with confidence.

Understanding how your mind and body can be trained to be of assistance rather than resistance, gives you the confidence that you need, to allow your birth to proceed naturally. You already possess considerable mental abilities and inner resources, which you are using automatically. Learn how to use these abilities to help your mind, your body and your baby to work together in natural harmony and provide you the safe and satisfying birthing you seek.

Written by Katherine Ferris.

This HypnoBirthing article originally appeared in the Wellbeing column of the of the December 2003 issue of the The Glenorian Gazette.