Seed Wellness offers hypnobirthing in Beaconsfield and across South Bucks
Hypnobirthing is a method of mindset management that can be used to achieve a calmer and less painful labour and birth, significantly reducing the likelihood of medical interventions. It involves using a mixture of visualisation, relaxation and deep breathing techniques.
The theory behind hypnobirthing is that fear and tension cause most of the pain in labour; if then you are able to reframe negative feelings towards giving birth you can help reduce your pain.
Importantly, by staying calm and relaxed your allow hormones such as oxytocin and endorphins to flow freely in your body, which is essential for more efficient and more comfortable labouring. A state or worry or anxiety will in turn inhibit these hormones, encouraging other unhelpful hormones to take over, creating resistance in your body to birth.
What are the techniques?
Breathing deeply, in through your nose and out through your mouth, can help you stay calm and reduce pain in labour
Visualisation is where you imagine the labour and birth of your baby and what you want to happen. It’s like a rehearsal in your mind to help you feel more prepared and positive.
Meditation helps you go within during labour and to remain deeply focussed, ignoring distractions around you.
Hypnobirthing can be offered through group classes or private sessions. The ideal time to start is between 25-29 weeks pregnant.