Succinctly Hypnobirthing is Childbirth Education for the modern parent. To quote Hypnobirthing Australia’s founder, Melissa Spilsted – "Hypnobirthing is just a fancy word for – positive birth".
The Hypnobirthing Australia™ course is a childbirth education program which teaches women and their birth partners techniques and a mind-set that supports them to have a positive birth experience.
For perhaps the biggest life changing experience of our lives too many of us go into our birth with no toolkit, knowledge or sufficient preparation. We would not run a marathon with no prior training, why should our birth experiences be any different? Preparing helps us to be confident and gives us the strength to go into our birth positively and in control.
Classes encourage, include & educate our birth partners on the importance of their roles during the pregnancy and labour. To include our birth partners and help bring them into our labour experience is an inclusive and integral part of this empowering process. The Hypnobirthing Australia course TM gives them a platform that they can stand confidently on with the right knowledge to help guide there partners forward in a calm, in control direction. With the right support team, we can absolutely set ourselves up to have the positive birth we want and deserve to remember for years to come.
The word Hypnosis can sometimes have a stigma attached to it indicating an out of control state of being. This is not the case the hypnosis used in my workshops uses hypnotherapy techniques to let go of any fears that we may have about birth, and is also used to condition ourselves to release endorphins during labour- natures natural pain relief. These techniques also allow women to reach a deep state of relaxation, which allows their body to open up without any resistance, and for their natural endorphins to be released. When you hypnobirth you are always in control and will be able to come out of self-hypnosis whenever required. You will actually be in a heightened state of awareness, awake but deeply relaxed.
This workshop helps reverse the wiring in our brain from lifelong suggestions that labour is to be a painful, feared & traumatic experience. This is not the case, we are so lucky and privileged to have the excellent medical care we have, should we need it. We are designed as women to give birth. Just as our bodies know how to conceive and grow our babies. Our bodies know how to finish the job!
The Hypnobirthing Australia™ course promotes POSITIVE birth and couples are well prepared for whatever turns their birth may take.
Whatever our birth experience will be this is the toolkit that will prepare us to surrender and embrace the unfamiliar environment of our labour in a calm, empowered manner no matter what is presented to us. Our bodies know how to birth our babies, we just need to access those innate instincts within us that trusts this, Hypnobirthing allows this to happen.
Why can Hypnobirthing be so beneficial?
- Enhance your understanding of pregnancy and childbirth and help you overcome your fears
- Shorten labour time, in particular the first phase of labour
- Significantly reduce the pain of labour through the use of relaxation and self-hypnosis techniques
- Define an active support role for the birth partner with important skills to help you during the birth
- Reduce anxiety and fear approaching and during birth
- Empower you to know your options and rights regarding birth before labour begins
- Lower the percentage of labour interventions
- Increase the chances of natural, drug-free birth
- Lower rates of post natal depression
- Babies tend to be more calm and alert
- Enhance bonding for parents and baby
- Lead to a quicker physical recovery for the mother
Come and join Australia’s fastest growing childbirth education program to help you prepare for a calm & positive birth
We had our whopping little girl on Saturday evening Ayda Anne 9pd 1oz. I had a 38hr successful VBAC and thought of you and what you had taught us LOTS over this time. I wanted to say thank you as even though I needed some intervention I wouldn’t have achieved what I did do without the breathing and visualizations! It was a wild ride! Can’t wait for to meet our little one soon xoxo Rose Robins
I had my babe yesterday! A little early at 34.5 weeks, but cruising along so far! Little girl named Quinn!
Just thought I’d let you know, that when I got to the ‘fuck this, I’m out stage’, I thought of u!
Best classes, thanks again Alana
The classes taught me so much, not only about birthing, but about the changes in my body and how to care for my body with the yoga practice & preparation. I found I was leaving feeling refreshed, with more energy flowing. I learnt the REAL details of pregnancy and birthing that nobody tells you about!
I highly recommend Alana’s classes, learning to trust and listen to my body during pregnancy and labour was a great skill to practice. Knowing more about what I was in for physically during labour really helped me to have positive birth experiences. Kate Rutherford