Frequently asked questions
What is Hypnobirthing
Hypnobirthing is a complete antenatal course and birth education. It teaches you simple and effective hypnosis, relaxation and breathing techniques for a better and more comfortable birth.
Hypnobirthing educates you on the birthing system you find yourself in and explains exactly what happens in birth. It allows you to be in control of your own destiny.
Hypnobirthing actually makes a positive difference to your experience of giving birth.
Where do you teach?
My Hypnobirthing course in Teddington (and the surrounding areas)... get in touch if you wish for me to come to you or come to my warming home in Teddington!
What course material am I given
When you course begins, I will give The Hypnobirthing Book to support you during the rest of your pregnancy and the birth, including within the book is the relaxation Mp3s which you listen to as often as possible (on loud speaker before bed tends to work a treat).
I am also delighted to treat you to a good bag filled with handouts and other useful bits and bobs!
What is the cost?
Please see my prices
What will I learn on the course
Effective work in releasing fear and building confidence;
How the birthing partner can be your powerful protector and support;
How your body is designed to give birth with efficiency and comfort;
Knowledge about pregnancy, birth and the 'system; you find yourself in;
A simple practice regime to enable a successful hypnobirth; and
Understanding how the mind and body work together.
You will also learn the 5 all important Cs of hypnobirthing
Confidence When you feel confident, you relax and work with your body effectively;
Control With the knowledge you obtain, you are able to take control of how you give birth;
Choice When you feel in control, the choices you make are the best choices for you and for your baby;
Calm When you feel calm in your birth, you are relaxed and your body and mind work efficiently together in harmony; and
Comfort The result is that your body works efficiently and comfortably.
A KG Hypnobirthing birth can be the most wonderful and empowering experience of your life.
What about after the course?
I am always there for you. Please call me or email me if you feel stressed or feel put under pressure and need any guidance.
When should I do the Hypnobirthing Course?
If you are given the choice, I would advise doing the course in the second trimester/ from week 20 of your pregnancy so you can enjoy the benefits during your pregnancy and at the birth of your baby. It is a matter of absorbing the information so that it becomes second nature rather than learning facts. However, KG Hypnobirthing works whenever you do it.
If you do the course earlier, you may be more likely to find another mother to join you/ recommend HypnobirthMe.com to and therefore receive a discount.
Where do you teach
I cover most of London, you are welcome to do the course at my home or I can happily come to you.
Why Choose a Hypnobirthing CouRse?
The results speak for themselves mothers and fathers, hospitals and midwives are all raving about hypnobirthing. I invite you to read Hypnobirthing testimonials and birth stories. . The happy clients are the true testament to how well Hypnobirthing works.
Why KG hypnobirthing...
I teach the original UK Hypnobirthing course which is designed especially for mothers in the UK. The course is constantly evolving to keep up-to-date with the latest evidence and research.
All KG Hypnobirthing teachers are knowledgeable and highly trained to support you in hypnobirthing.
A KG Hypnobirthing Course not only equips you with the hypnobirthing information, but also gives you the knowledge to understand your options and the implications of the choices you make. As well as showing you the techniques you need for a successful hypnobirth, it gives you the information to navigate the system in which you find yourself so that you are able to achieve the best outcome for you and your baby.
Will the father/ Birthing partner need to come to the course too?
They do not, but they will be very glad if they did. Most partners arrive at the course quite sceptical and leave extremely enthusiastic and excited. A birthing partner can make a huge difference to your birth and can be an incredible important companion to you. .
A typical father at a birth is someone who is nervous, feeling responsible for the situation her partner is in, holding her hand and wishing he could help, but not knowing exactly what to do.
A hypnobirthing father is full of knowledge and able to support his partner as she gives birth. He is a huge asset in the birth and many mothers say agree that they couldn't have done it without their birthing partner. The couple will have practised together before the birth which can bring them closer together, and they know that they have played an important part in how the baby enters the world. This deepens their relationship as a couple, and their relationship with his baby.
Will it still work if I come alone?
Yes, definitely. Many women have come to the course on their own. If your partner can’t come, I would welcome your mother, a friend, or whoever will be supporting you at the birth (trusting they are not also pregnant).
Will the fee cover my partner as well as myself?
Yes, there is no additional charge for the partner to attend.
Will you give a discount?
Discounts are available- for successful referrals a 10% discount is available, provided they book the course before you give birth.
In the event you book a private course and find another couple to attend the course along with you, a discount will also be available for you.
HISTORY OF HYPNOBIRTHING
In 1957, after two years of study by eminent neurologists and psychoanalysts, the BMA issued a statement that ‘hypnosis is an effective method of relieving pain in childbirth’ and proposed that all doctors should train in hypnotherapy. Although this is not the case today, many dentists train in hypnosis.
The seeds of the natural birth movement were first sown with the work of eminent obstetrician Dr.Grantly Dick-Read. After witnessing a homebirth in the slums of the London Docks in 1913 where the mother refused any pain relief and then proceeded to give birth quickly and comfortably. The mother’s comment after giving birth when he asked why she refused the pain relief was “It didn’t hurt. It wasn’t meant to, was it, Doctor?” This experience was defining, and after a career of working on the battle field in the first world war and subsequently in hospitals as an obstetrician he theorized that fear was the overriding cause that led to the pain in childbirth. At the end of his career he wrote the book “Childbirth Without Fear”. He hypothesized that when you are fearful, you tense up and the natural birth process is inhibited and becomes longer and consequently more painful.
Over the years his theories have been fully vindicated with research into how hormones work during childbirth. His principles have been further developed by a number of natural birth practitioners with Hypnobirthing being the most notable and widely practised. Today KG Hypnobirthing is known by every midwife in the UK and many have trained in KG Hypnobirthing. Obstetricians are also beginning to understand the significance of the work we do.