What another course!
You may already be convinced how great it will be, but mentioning one more anti-natal course to your birth partner may not go down that well! And it's understandable. After all, the lead-up to having a baby is busy enough as it is.
You may already have started NCT (National Childbirth Trust) evenings or weekends, which pose not just a time commitment, but a financial one too; courses can cost in excess of £300 in the capital. Plus there are all the different sessions on offer at your local Hospitals on everything from breastfeeding to caesarians.
On top of that, there's researching and shopping for a vast array of baby paraphernalia like buggies, cots, car seats and slings. Once all that's done, you'd be forgiven for wanting to curl up in your new Moses Basket until the contractions start.
BUT, and it is a great big BUT if you really want to know HOW to have a positive, empowering, even amazing birth, as opposed to just finding out about birth choices and having a list of things you really should be doing, then a hypnobirthing course is invaluable.
Plus if your birth partner wants to be truly supportive during labour, and not just feel like his job is to time contractions on your latest app, and tell you to breathe, then read on to find out how getting on board with hypnobirthing can be a real life changer.