Ask any women planning a home birth and they will tell you that there seems to a universal response “You must be Crazy!” I was asked to speak at the Manchester Home Birth Conference recently where we found out that having a planned Home birth means the midwives come to you when you are in labour, they stay and support you and carry everything that is needed for a safe birth!
On Saturday 6th June from 11.00am until 2.00pm, we are teaming up with the Zenchi Clinic to offer you a free Natural Birth Preparation Day. We will condense our expertise into 3 hours covering topics such as water birth, optimal positioning, Rebozzo and labour massage hypnobirthing, breathing and relaxation. Our aim is that you leave the day excited about your birth.
At times you will have a pregnancy journey that is veering away from the straight forward route and when this happens you can feel that you have very little choice but to go along with the medical interventions even though they were not part of your birth plan. This can lead to feelings of powerlessness and a perception that you are not being heard!
Continuing with a series of blogs here at UK Birth Centre Ltd on preparation tips for your birth and beyond here we are discussing hypnotherapy.
Hypnosis is "a state of deep physical relaxation with an alert mind producing alpha waves, in which the subconscious mind can be more readily accessed" ( Mantle 2000 ) Hypnosis used for childbirth is almost always self-hypnosis: the hypnotherapist teaches the woman to induce the hypnotic state in herself during labour.