Five steps to a better birth
1. Overcome fear
Confidence and relaxation are key to a better birth, so try some practical ways to overcome your fears and get a positive focus. Help reduce or even eliminate any fears by talking about them. Close your eyes and watch your ideal birth story unfold daily for the last few weeks of your pregnancy.
2. Learn ways to deal with pain
Relaxation, breathing, and natural pain-management skills all help you cope during birth. Take time during your pregnancy to stop, focus on your breathing and consciously relax each set of muscles in your body.
3. Know you can do it!
Pregnancy isn’t an illness or a medical condition women have given birth since time began and your body is perfectly designed to do it. Develop confidence in your body: just as you trust it to grow your baby, trust that when the time comes it will know how to give birth too. Believe you are able to go through this instinctive process, and hand the control over to your body.
4. Prepare your birth partner
Yes, you’ll be doing most of the work, but don’t underestimate the support of others. The more informed your partner is, the more he or she can help and play an active part in the birth. Make sure your birth partner is fully prepared and knows how to work effectively with both you and the medical team. Learn together so you are both informed and confident!
5. Get practical skills
You don’t have to be a passive "patient" when you give birth. There are all sorts of practical steps you can take to increase your control, confidence and focus. Learn about the physiology and emotions of birth so you really understand what’s going to go on in your mind and body. Do physical exercises which will help you during birth – squatting, rocking on a ball and pelvic floor exercises all help.
So How can you achieve this?
It’s not easy to do all this alone. Natal Hypnotherapy™’s range of products are specially designed for mums just like you, and have been proven to help you achieve each of the five steps.
As well as teaching you to overcome fear, deal with pain, and trust your body, the Natal Hypnotherapy antenatal workshop teaches you everything you and your birth partner need to know to have the birth that’s right for you - from visualisation and self- hypnosis techniques to the physiological and emotional journey of birth.
Through pre-course questionnaires and small groups, the workshops are tailored to your specific needs, and will emotionally, mentally and physicallyprepare you and your birth partner for a better birth.
The Caesarean rate for course attendees is 9% - that’s 14% below the national average. Courses are run over two seperate one day workshops, and cost £95 per couple per workshop, a small price compared to a lifetime of positive birth memories.
Natal Hypnotherapy™’s CDs (£11.99 each) teach you to overcome fear of birth, learn effective techniques to deal withpain, and to trust your body to give birth. The wide range of CDs cater for your individual needs - whether you’re having a hospital or home birth, twins or caesarean, or need postnatal and breastfeeding support. The CDs are designed to fit in with your life so you can listen to them at home whenever suits you.
4 CD Programme
Like the individual CDs, the programme can be tailored to your specific situation. Our award-winning programme (£39.99) takes you from early pregnancy right through to postnatal recovery.
The CDs have real results – the caesarean rate for listeners is 15% compared to a national average of 23%, and our listeners love them – 97% recommend them!