What are Hypnobirthing Antenatal Classes?
Congratulations on your pregnancy! If you are planning for your pregnancy and birth then you will be very happy that you found this page. My clases run over 5 weeks.
Hypnobirthing prepares you for a natural, beautiful childbirth with great memories.
The Hypnobirthing program has been spreading across the world since it was designed by Marie Mongan in 1989 in the US. It is now taught in 45 countries and many NHS Trust hospitals in the UK and is approved by the Royal College of Midwives. Even Kate Middleton Duchess of Cambridge used Hypnobirthing for the birth of her son!
I cover Harrogate and North Yorkshire area teaching group classes in Harrogate. Don’t worry if you are a long way away or even in another country, classes can be held over Skype if necessary and if you are close to your due date we can space the classes over a smaller time period.
Hypnobirthing can be your key to a comfortable, wonderful childbirth. It is a completely logical and well established method which allows your mind to work in harmony with your body, the way nature intended.
It is a full antenatal course which helps you release any fears you may have and gives you all the tools and confidence you will need. Practice and preparation puts you in charge, allowing your baby to be born calm and alert, able to bond with you quickly and to settle into healthy sleeping and feeding patterns.
Hypnobirthing teaches mums to call upon their natural instincts to achieve a birth that is not only beautifully designed but also free of fear, discomfort, and anxiety.
“When a woman is properly prepared for birthing, physically, mentally and spiritually, she can birth her baby in an easy, comfortable and often pain-free manner.” Marie Mongan – Hypnobirthing Founder
How does Hypnobirthing work?
Hypnobirthing is based on the belief that a woman’s body is perfectly designed to give birth without experiencing pain. When a woman is properly prepared and when mind and body are in harmony, nature is free to function in the same well-designed manner that it does with all other creatures. After all, why should a woman’s uterus not function just as comfortably as other muscles in the body? The reason is FEAR. In the west a fear of childbirth has developed over centuries and when we are fearful, we are also tense and when we are tense we experience pain.
Through simple hypnosis, deep relaxation, visualisation and breathing techniques we can eliminate the fear of childbirth leaving mums to birth as nature intended.
“When you change the way you view birth, the way you birth will change.” Marie F. Mongan
Small group classes are available as well as one to one sessions with you and your partner and can be booked to suit your schedule, they are a quicker way to gain all of the required knowledge.
Pregnancy massage is also available.
What should I expect during pregnancy massage?
I offer 2 types of pregnancy massage the first is seated. During this massage you remain fully clothed and no oils are used.
You sit on a special chair with your face resting in a cradle, looking down towards the floor, with supports for your arms. Your back and neck are completely relaxed while I work to relieve muscle tension using pressure points to get to the centre of those tight achy areas of you neck shoulders back and hips.
The second pregnancy massage I offer is Hydrotherm. With this massage system I use warm water-filled cushions on top of my regular massage couch. Your entire massage is carried out while you are face-up, laying on your back. This massage can be with specially selected and safe essential oils or without. I slide my hands between you and the pads to give you your full body deeply relaxing massage experience.
I also offer Thai foot massage, reflexology, Indian head massage and Aromatic facials. If you simply want a moment of bliss.
Initial consultation for one to one hypnobirthing is free so you only need to bring along your birthing partner.
To ask questions or find out about classes call 07958578464 or go online at www.amandajoy.co.uk