So, you're newly pregnant and exploring childbirth education options... Congrats, and welcome to the wonderful world of Hypnobabies childbirth hypnosis. Here's a short article designed to help you decide if Hypnobabies classes are the right choice for you.
1. Are you planning a normal birth with few, if any, interventions?
2. Have you heard about hypnosis for birth and think that sounds interesting or like something you might like to try?
3. Are you willing and able to put in the time and effort needed to truly prepare for what will be one of the more memorable and important days of your life?
If you answered yes to these three questions, Hypnobabies might be right for you. Here are some more things you might like to know.
Dads/partners/birth partners play a significant role in Hypnobabies classes. Your partner will leave class feeling so much more prepared and confident about supporting you during your birth. And it's OK if your partner is skeptical about Hypnobabies or even natural birth right now. Most are, but after they experience one or two weeks of class, that skepticism goes away and they are very excited and supportive. Single moms can do Hypnobabies too. If you'd like you can bring along a family member, friend or doula to be your support person.
Whether you already feel confident in your body's ability to give birth and are excited to do it, or you are very fearful and scared of birth because of things you're heard, or past difficult birth experiences, you will benefit so much from the positive affirmations and fear clearing sessions that are part of Hypnobabies.
Hypnobabies does require time and dedication. During the six weeks of class you will need to find approximately 30 minutes each day to practice your hypnosis scripts, plus other time to do some additional reading, listen to affirmations, tone your body with exercises, etc. Moms report that it does take some initial effort to adjust their daily schedule, but once they do, they enjoy this preparation time so much! The daily hypnosis sessions are so relaxing and they help moms sleep better, feel better physically and mentally and really enjoy pregnancy more. With Hypnobabies, you get out of the program what you put in and our students need to be ready to fully commit to the time it takes to really reprogram the subconscious mind to believe birth can be an easy, comfortable experience.
How much time and money did you spend deciding where to go to college, or on your wedding or buying a home? Like these huge life events, giving birth is one of the most important days of your life. You deserve to have a positive experience, so make it a priority!
Still not convinced? Check out this news story featuring our own Lindsay McCoy giving birth on WCCO news!
Want to see what hypnosis is like before signing up? Hop over to Hypnobabies.com and download a free relaxation hypnosis track.