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Hypnobirthing Classes & Packages

What is Hypnobirthing and Why KGHypnobirthing?

KGH is a holistic and fully comprehensive course which is so much more than learning relaxation techniques. Don’t worry, it will not have you clucking like a chicken.

It is about:

  • Sharing information and evidence to enable you to be equipped and informed for pregnancy, labour and birth.
  • Providing you with the tools to use to empower and create a positive birthing experience together.
  • Giving you, through practice, the ability to learn to let go of fear and negativity.
  • Equipping you with the tools and experience to be able relax and focus on your birth.
  • Learning the power of the mind: “Where the mind goes, the body follows”.

KGH is the original and largest UK hypnobirthing course. It is based on hypnotherapy and hypnosis, which means using words and techniques to create a positive view and a calm and relaxed mindset in which to help women and their partners manage unfamiliar situations.

It is the only course which is accredited by the Royal College of Midwives.

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History of Hypnobirthing in Medicine

“In 1955 Psychological Medicine Group of the BMA (British Medical Association) commissioned a subcommittee, led by Professor T Ferguson Rodger, to deliver a comprehensive report on hypnosis. It included many eminent scientists and concluded, from a systematic review of available research that there is a place for hypnotism in the production of anaesthesia or analgesia for surgical and dental operations, AND can be considered an effective method of relieving pain in childbirth WITHOUT altering the normal course of Labour.”

Hypnosis Effectiveness:

  • Psychoanalysis – 600 sessions =38% effective
  • Behaviour Therapy -22 session = 72% effective
  • Hypnotherapy – 6 Sessions = 93% effective

Benefits of Hypnobirthing

Hypnobirthing has different practical, physiological and emotional benefits for everyone.

For the expectant mother, she learns techniques to help unlearn the fear surrounding birth:

  • to practice how to create a relaxed state in which she can feel confident in her body’s ability to effectively birth her baby,
  • to support her in trusting her instincts and create a positive space in which to do this.
  • to boost oxytocin level, which helps oxygen circulate more effectively
  • to increased positive endorphins which act as the body’s natural pain relievers. (Some women who use hypnobirthing techniques have been known to describe labour as pain free)
  • tendency to experience shorter labours and
  • shorter stay in hospital following the birth.

For the birthing partner the benefits are:

  • learning ways to support their partner in preparing for labour and birth,
  • having a tangible job/role in the birth so they can feel connected and important in the birth of their child
  • empower them through the knowledge gained to be able to confidently ask questions
  • Positively communicate with health care professionals on behalf of the labouring woman.

What do I get as part of the course?

Apart from having a qualified, experienced and professional midwife, who has also been trained by the finest Hypnobirthing course in the UK (KCH) to teach you, you also receive:

  • An MP3 relaxation audio download filled with tracks for you to use before starting the course
  • The Katherine Graves Hypnobirthing book to support the class learning
  • Online handbook
  • A YNM booklet of easy access scripts, positive birth stories and a wealth of information
  • Bespoke positive affirmation cards

There are four sessions covered in our full hypnobirthing course, unless you have booked onto a course alongside one of our antenatal midwifery care packages, then you will have three sessions – 1, 2 & 4 as the information from session 3 is covered throughout your care with us).

Session 1

The Logic Behind Hypnobirthing

  • Worries and what you want to achieve
  • Hypnotherapy
  • How the mind works
  • Physiology of the body – hormones, muscles and the nervous system
  • Relaxation

Session 2

Techniques

  • Power of the mind
    • Breathing and visualisations
  • Relaxations
  • Practice
  • Power of the body
    • Positions of baby
    • Positions for you
    • Exercises
  • Extra information sources
  • Birth DVD

Session 3

Before Birth

  • Intro
  • Due dates
  • Sweep
  • Induction
  • Asking questions
  • Midwives and doctors (obstetricians)
  • Labour onset
  • Confidence and power

Session 4

The Birth

  • What’s on offer?
    • Where to give birth?
  • Note to your midwife/care provider
  • Stages of labour
  • Developing relaxation
  • Information and practice
  • Relaxation
  • Birth DVD

COURSES AND COSTS

COURSE OPTIONS

  • OPTION 1 – 1 full weekend course from 10 am – 4.30pm Saturday and Sunday
  • OPTION 2 – 2 half weekend course from 10 am – 4.30pm for 2 consecutive Saturdays or 2 consecutive Sundays
  • OPTION 3 – 4 Evenings midweek from 7pm -9.30pm. One evening a week for 4 weeks.
  • OPTION 4 – 4 Evenings at the weekend 6-8.30pm. One evening a week for 4 weeks.

COSTS

  • Group class (Maximum of 6 couples per group) £330 per couple.
  • One-2-One Private session in your own home £550 per couple.

If you have a friend and would like to arrange a small private class, please get in touch for a bespoke price.

DISCOUNTS

  • 50% off any hypnobirthing course, if you have booked an antenatal care package with us at Your Neighbourhood Midwives.
  • 25% off any hypnobirthing course, if you have booked a postnatal care package with us at Your Neighbourhood Midwives.
  • 10% off any hypnobirthing course if you have booked an Ask the Midwife Package with us at Your Neighbourhood Midwives.

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