Hypnobirthing is a complete and comprehensive antenatal programme that guides and prepares a woman, her partner and the baby towards a peaceful, gentle and calm birth. It is a wonderful learning process that helps them understand what is happening in preparation for during and after birth.
The programme addresses the psychological and physical well-being of those involved in the birth by helping the mother and her partner to be in control and work together with their midwife or health care provider to bring about the happy and safe arrival of their baby, however and wherever that may be.
It includes deep relaxation, self-hypnosis, guided hypnosis, specific breathing techniques and visualisation. Mothers learn to practice at relaxing their body and mind with such ease that they control the natural chemical and hormonal balances of labour and birth effectively on the day.
The programme covers natural birth, why interventions may be suggested, what they are and how to navigate around them unless genuinely required. The mechanics of birth will be explained and how, when and why the variety of equipment available (such as birth pools etc) can be beneficial.
Hypnobirthing begins as soon as the learning starts, continues to the birth and bonding of the family afterwards. Research also shows that many of the skills and practises learned will be useful and influential after the childbirth to help parents better manage their lives.
Jo and Richard
Richard and Would like to thank you for your help.
Our little girl Georgia Edith Mary has arrived safe and well and the doctors were very impressed that I delivered her naturally.
I felt it was Ok all the way through and although she was 7lb 11oz the doctors were sure it would end up as an assisted delivery. It really made them take note of how well I coped and how good the outcome can be with hypnobirthing.
so grateful to you.
Another baby has joined the KG gang! Wilbur Edward was born on Sunday, 7lb 9oz.
Kemi & Kerry, we can’t thank you enough for everything. We had an uncomplicated labour & I used all the hypnobirthing techniques to birth Wilbur in the pool – the breathing was everything!! It was the birth I’d hoped for & Wilbur is a dream come true!
Thank you so so much Xxx
After taking Kerry’s hypnobirthing course, my husband and I felt relaxed and prepared for our first child’s birth. Kerry’s wealth of knowledge meant she could answer all of our questions leaving us informed and confident in our birth choices.
One thing in particular that really made a difference to how I gave birth was Kerry instilling in me that it is ok if things don’t go to plan and how to use the hypnobirthing techniques in the event of this. I didn’t have the birth I had planned for (home water birth) as I ended up with an emergency caesarean. However, as I was implementing all my hypnobirthing techinques, by the time we got to the hospital the midwives couldn’t believe how calm I was even though I had been in established labour for quite some time.
I have Kerry to thank for giving me the tools that enabled me to stay calm in a situation that had been unexpected and will definitely be visiting her for refresher sessions with every pregnancy to come!