What is hypnobirthing?
Hypnobirthing uses antenatal education, self-hypnosis, relaxation and breathing techniques to help release any fear or tension you may have around birthing your baby.
Discover how the mind and body can work together to help you gain control over your own labour. These methods can be used to help you to achieve a calm, natural and often drug free birth.
Hypnobirthing can be used to achieve a positive birth experience in any setting; on labour ward, the birth centre or at a homebirth.
What does the course involve?
There are 2 choices of course which are run by Midwives in the Abbey Birth Centre at St Peter’s Hospital on either a Saturday 9am-3.30pm, or 3 consecutive Thursday evenings 7pm-9.30pm. Both courses cover the same content. There will be a maximum of 7 couples in a session, and the course will cover a range of relaxation exercises, massage and practical skills for labour and birth. We also offer a one-off long day on a Saturday for the whole course.
We recommend joining the course from 28-34 weeks of pregnancy so please book early as the courses are very popular. This allows plenty to time to practice and get to grips with the breathing and relaxation techniques before your labour beings. The course costs £100 per couple, and payment can be made over the phone to our cashiers office, further details will be given at the time of booking.