The HypnoBirthing Advantage®
•Eliminates the Fear-Tension-Pain Syndrome before, during, and after birthing.
•Eliminates or greatly reduces the need for chemical painkillers.
•Shortens the first stage of labor by several hours.
•Eliminates fatigue during labor, leaving mother fresh, awake and alert and with the energy for actual birthing.
•Eliminates the risk of hyperventilation from shallow breathing methods.
•Promotes special bonding of mother, baby, and birthing companion.
•More rapid postnatal recovery.
•Returns birthing to the beautiful, peaceful, empowering experience that nature intended.
•Creates a more integral role for the birthing companion.

What You Will Learn
•Relaxation (self-hypnosis) techniques to eliminate the fear and tension that cause long labors and discomfort, replacing it with confidence, calm, and comfort.
•Visualization, breathing and deepening techniques to produce a shorter, more comfortable labor.
•The creation of the body's own natural anesthesia.
•The source of the myth that pain must accompany normal birthing.
•Why women in other cultures birth almost entirely free of discomfort.
•How the mother's body is designed to work in neuromuscular harmony with nature throughout labor.
•Practice in deep relaxation during and between uterine surges.
•The importance of prenatal and postnatal bonding.

How Can the Pain of Labor Be Psychological?
Fear stimulates the production of adrenaline, adrenaline causes the uterus to tense and blood to flow to the extremities leaving the uterus with insufficient oxygen, this in turn causes the pain commonly felt during a contraction. To remove fear is to remove pain. In HypnoBirthing® you will be taught to experience a "surge" rather than a contraction, you will be working with nature, not against it, in a calm and fearless state of mind.

Can Anybody Do It?
Yes! With time, patience and practice HypnoBirthing® will work for anyone. Some may find they are more susceptible and may find that the effects are much stronger for them, but HypnoBirthing® can benefit anyone!


When Should I Start?
Ideally you should start as soon as possible. Often 28 weeks is the recommended start time, but you can start sooner or later. The sooner you start, the longer you have to practice.

Does My Partner Come Too?
Ideally your partner will come with you. HypnoBirthing® is designed to be taught to couples. This could also be a friend or relative though, but HypnoBirthing® is still very effective even if the partner is not present.

What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis a naturally induced state of relaxed concentration-a state of mind and body in which we communicate suggestions to our subconscious mind. This part of our mind influences what we think, how we feel, and the choices we make. There is no magic to achieving success with self-hypnosis. Almost anyone who chooses to can reach deep relaxation and redirected focus.

Will I Still be In Control?
Yes! Lots of people worry that HypnoBirthing® will be similar to stage hypnosis or that seen on TV where people are made to impersonate chickens and the like. The fact of the matter is, with HypnoBirthing® you are in complete control, nobody can make you do anything you do not want to do and you will remain lucid throughout the whole of your birth experience, just very very calm.

Will It Still Benefit Me If I Have An Epidural, A Medically Necessary Induction or Cesarean Section?
Yes! HypnoBirthing® isn't just about natural, drug-free, vaginal births. It can be used for any type of birth experience! It is wonderful at helping prepare you for the birth itself, but the benefits do not end there. HypnoBirthing® can help you experience a happier, more relaxed pregnancy, will help with bonding with the baby, with breastfeeding and with life after the birth.

If I Learn HypnoBirthing® Am I Guaranteed a Pain-Free Labor?
65-70% of HypnoBirthing® moms give birth with no need for pain relief at all. A further 20-25% only use milder forms of pain relief. One thing is for sure though, even if you do require some form of pharmaceutical pain relief, your birth will definitely be calmer and more positive!

Affiliated with the HypnoBirthing Institute