WE LOVE QUESTIONS!
IS HYPNOBIRTHING A WASTE OF TIME IF I DO NOT HAVE A NATURAL BIRTH?
No! Hypnobirthing with Positive Birth Jersey not only equips you with the hypnobirthing information, but gives you the knowledge to understand your options and the implications of the choices you make during labour and birth. Sometimes things do not go to plan and birth can, at times, be unpredictable. It is therefore SO important for women and their birth partners to have the knowledge and tools to get the best from the situation that they may find themselves in during labour and birth and it is important for you to understand the implications of the choices you may be required to make. Your birth, your body, your baby - YOUR CHOICE!
Hypnobirthing can help you remain calm, in control and relaxed during your birth experience, whatever the path that your labour may take. As well as teaching you the techniques you need to remain relaxed and calm, it gives you the information to navigate the system in which you find yourself to achieve the best outcome for you and your baby.
WHAT COURSE MATERIALS AM I GIVEN? WHAT'S INCLUDED?
The Positive Birth Jersey reusable cotton tote bag (to hold all your goodies!)
The Positive Birth Jersey Course Companion - your beautiful course manual written and designed by us!
Hypnobirthing: Practical Ways to Make Your Birth Better book by Siobhan Miller
6x relaxation MP3 audios (scripts) on SoundCloud (3 of these are written and recorded by May and Jan)
Our positive birth affirmation cards in drawstring hessian bag - our gift to you!
A wealth of written scripts and relaxations to practice and enjoy at home.
Dedicated WhatsApp group with other mums on your course
Ongoing text/phone/email support as needed, up until and after the birth of your baby
We try our best to organise a post-birth meet-up - we arrange these once all babies have been born, and then meet for tea/coffee and cake!
SHOULD MY PARTNER ATTEND?
Your partner does not have to attend, but it can be very beneficial if he or she does. We do ask partners to listen to the facts and the logic so that they can understand how important it is, and the difference a partner or a birth companion can make. Hypnobirthing will offer you both good antenatal preparation and support before the birth of your baby.
However, we have worked closely with women attending the course on their own and this is absolutely fine and fabulous! Hypnobirthing is for EVERYONE. It will not be any less effective if you choose to Hypnobirth on your own.
WHEN SHOULD I START THE COURSE?
We would recommend commencing the programme any time from 24 weeks of pregnancy, most people usually start by about 28 weeks but there is no ‘rule’ about this - you can start the programme earlier or later than this. It is never too late to work towards a positive birth experience.
If you wish for a group course, please get in touch to discuss a group class that would suit your stage of pregnancy.
If you choose to start the course very late on in pregnancy, longer private sessions can be facilitated (e.g. two private sessions of 5 hours each), in order to ensure that you are fully equipped before birth. Private sessions will be entirely suited to your needs and lifestyle.