As well as teaching my own childbirth education, I continue to teach the Hypnobirthing Australia™ course because it is such an amazing source of information. If you have any fear about birth, and want to learn how to become more calm in the lead up and during to labour and birth, this is the course for you!
What is hypnobirthing?
Hypnobirthing is a term used to describe the preparation you can do during pregnancy to condition yourself and release fears surrounding birthing. It uses hypnotherapy to guide this process. The Hypnobirthing Australia™ is a comprehensive birth education course that covers everything you want to know about labour and birth and also techniques you can use to lessen the intensity of labour and birth. One of these technqiues is hypnosis, however there are many other tools taught to help condition your mind to have a positive birth. This education gives you the knowledge to make the best decisions for yourself and your baby.
How is hypnobirthing different to antenatal classes?
The hypnobirthing Australia™ course is essentially a very comprehensive birth education course. Typical childbirth education teaches you the basics of childbirth. The focus is often on intervention information, pain relief and expected time in the hospital. Alternatively, Hypnobirthing Australia™ teaches you tools and techniques to use while in labour and gives you and the birthing partner the chance to practice these techniques before you are in the hospital setting. It involves creating a positive mindset for pregnancy and birth. Hypnobirthing does not mean no intervention and no pain relief – it simply prepares you to calmly meet whatever turn your birthing takes.
Who is hypnobirthing for?
Hypnobirthing is for any expectant mother and their birth partner/s whether they be your mum, sister or partner. You do not need a midwife or obstetrician trained in hypnobirth to achieve your desired birth – your birthing partner assists you during labour. Hypnobirthing is also for a mother with any birth circumstance, inductions and caesareans are all modes of birth, meaning the hypnobirthing methods taught are very relevant!
How can I do a Hypnobirthing Australia course?
Group courses are run throughout the year in different locations. Current course bookings can be found below. Private classes are also available, if you’d like to talk about a more suitable timing, please contact me. For those that are not local to me but are still interested in completing a group course, click here to find out more about the Hypnobirthing Australia™ Online Course.
How much does a Hypnobirthing Australia course cost?
Investment to the group course is $495 per couple ($150 deposit to secure your spot). Included in the course is 12 hours of training, 2 x Australian accent practice albums, an eBook, practice video and your comprehensive Hypnobirthing Australia™ folio of additional reading and resources. Private classes are also available, please enquire for cost.
Does hypnobirthing actually work?
If you check out www.hypnobirthingaustralia.com.au there are multiple testimonies where mums and dads have found hypnobirthing very effective. For myself, I’ve had two incredible birthing experiences which I would not have achieved without hypnobirthing. I have such fond memories of my birthing, which is largely contributed to the techniques learnt from the Hypnobirthing Australia™ course.
I spent some time talking to the team at ABC Wide Bay about hypnobirthing. You can listen to the interview here.
Dates for 2019 Hypnobirthing Australia courses
Mundubbera - 2nd & 9th June 2019
Gayndah - 1st & 8th September 2019
Bundaberg - 14th & 15th December 2019
If you’re interested in attending a Hypnobirthing Australia course but you’re not sure if these dates will suit you, get in contact with me! I can tailor classes to suit all families.