What is Hypnobabies?
  
Hypnobabies is a 6 week childbirth education and childbirth hypnosis course.
 
You will learn how to enter self-hypnosis quickly and create "hypno-anesthesia" rather than just focusing on relaxing or breathing techniques.
 
You will learn "eyes open childbirth hypnosis" so that you can move around and talk as much as you wish during your bithing time, while remaining in a deep state of hypnosis. 

Throughout the classes, you will learn a lot about pregnancy, birth, and postpartum and about the benefits and risks of common procedures and tests.
 
The birth partner will become involved as well, learning how important they are during this time, and how they can best help mom.
 
Many of our hypno-moms experience more comfortable pregnancies and easier and more comfortable births.
How Does it Work?
When learning how to use hypnosis for childbirth, you will first be taught how the uterine muscles will work efficiently together, as they were designed to, when the body is completely relaxed and the mind is free of fear.  
 
Comfort in childbirth, however, sometimes depends on more than just deep relaxation, so you will learn hypnotic anaesthesia techniques, which can help to make a huge difference in creating your truly comfortable birthing experience.
 
You will learn these skills in class, and practice them at home every day until your baby arrives.
  
What impact does fear have in birth?
  
For some women birth is a very fearful event.  Fear in labour can create tension, which creates pain, bringing on more fear, and the cycle continues.  Fear and anxiety can also create adrenaline production in the body, challenging the “good” hormones which are needed to help labour progress.

Freedom from fear can make a significant difference in the birthing experience.
 
In other cultures, childbirth is regarded as a natural, normal and positive event in a woman’s life.  In our culture, it is very much the opposite.  Women are often told that birth will be long and painful.   Many women experience discomfort in childbirth because they expect to!
 
In Hypnobabies classes, you are taught to surround yourself with only positive people and messages during your pregnancy, to create a positive view of childbirth and the expectation that your birthing will be a beautiful, peaceful experience. Hypnobabies “Fear Clearing” hypnosis sessions are integral to this process, since they allow you to address fears, work through possible solutions and then release them.
 
For a Hypnobabies mom, the birth of their baby is eagerly anticipated, because they use hypnosis to eliminate discomfort and fear from the birthing experience.
Too good to be true?
 Can you give birth without drugs or medications in a very comfortable way, perhaps without experiencing any discomfort?

Many mothers can and already have! Every situation is different, so Hypnobabies classes address the many situations that can arise, how they can affect the dynamics and outcome of your birthing time, and how you can take responsibility and make informed decisions to have your best possible birth experience.
To learn more, please visit the official Hypnobabies site .
Still not sure about using hypnosis? Learn more about hypnosis here.