Giving birth is an instinctive, healthy process that is hugely impacted by the way expecting mum's think and feel about it. Birth works best when the mother trusts her body's innate ability to give birth well, is free from fear or negative anticipation, can fully relax, release, let go and is well supported to follow the natural rhythm and flow of labour and birth. However, given the amount of less than positive birth stories and experiences so many of us have been exposed to - commonly focussing on the potential pain and strain of labour - it's hardly surprising that expecting parents are typically approaching birth with a certain amount of caution, apprehension and lack of confidence.
Most expecting mums may therefore find the idea of "just" trusting, relaxing and letting go during labour a bit of a tall order. (I myself, was certainly no exception to this when I was first pregnant!) Good antenatal preparation, that addresses the way we think and feel about birth and that helps us to train our ability to relax deeply, whenever we want or need to, is therefore key to ensure that labour and birth can flow with the greatest ease - and comfort - and that any potential need for medical interventions can be minimised or avoided altogether!
This is exactly where HypnoBirthing can help!
HypnoBirthing has been carefully designed to build trust and confidence and train your ability to relax deeply throughout labour and birth so that you can enjoy and achieve the best birth - and at the same time, give your baby the best possible start in life!
Unlike most conventional antenatal classes HypnoBirthing classes have the powerful Mind-Body connection at their core. They give a thorough understanding of what birth needs to work well, how our emotions around birth affect the outcome of birth, and what can (and needs!) to be done to enable you to trust, relax and let go in labour, so that you can achieve the gentlest, safest and easiest birth possible for your baby and yourself.
When learning HypnoBirthing with BirthWell you will gain:
Empowering birth education for mum and dad - including a thorough understanding of what helps and supports easy birth - and what doesn't!
Vital knowledge about your birth choices, crucial to ensure that you are best supported by your caregivers to give birth in the gentlest, most natural way possible.
Powerful relaxation and self-hypnosis tools for mum and dad that help to feel confident and well prepared for labour, birth and beyond - whilst enhancing enjoyment and relaxation during pregnancy - and keeping mum more comfortable during labour and birth!
a result, labour can be:
Shorter, less complicated, less medicalised, less traumatic, more comfortable (even without the drugs!), more relaxed and enjoyable for mum, baby & dad, than otherwise would have been likely.
And, of course:
A more relaxed pregnancy and birth generally means a more relaxed, happier mother and calmer baby after birth - and the best possible start you can give your new family!
I experienced the power of HypnoBirthing first hand when I gave birth to my son Leo in 2007 and It helped me to thoroughly transform the way I felt and thought about birth - from frightened and apprehensive to calm and confident. Much to my surprise, by the end of the course, I even found myself looking forward to giving birth. When the big day arrived, I was able to bring Leo into the world calmly and relaxed and - dare I say it - I actually enjoyed the experience, which is something I would have previously thought absolutely impossible!
Ever since Leo's birth - that, thanks to HypnoBirthing, turned out so joyfully different than I had previously feared - empowering expecting couples about birth has been my absolute passion and joy, and it would be such a pleasure to share my knowledge and expertise of birth and HypnoBirthing with you now!
So, if you are feeling apprehensive about birth in any way, or simply want to be best prepared for birth, so that you can have the safest, gentlest, most comfortable birth possible for your baby and yourself, I would love to hear from you and work with you!
Click on the jukebox button to hear me speak about the many benefits of HypnoBirthing in this recent interview for Bristol Community Radio BCfm 93.2fm!
I am a certified HypnoBirthing Childbirth Educator and Solution Focussed Hypnotherapist, trained in Active Birth and Mongan Method HypnoBirthing and my courses benefit from all of these influences, plus my personal experience as a HypnoBirthing mum. .
I teach with care and empathy and specialise in small group and private classes and catering for Bristol, Bath and surrounding areas. My classes are fun, informative and always empowering!
Please use the menu at the top to navigate this site. Or, find out here why so many parents and midwives recommend HypnoBirthing. There are also some amazing birth stories & testimonials to read, a birth video to watch or you can read more about my background and Leo's birth story. Additionally, you can follow these links to read more about what you will learn on the course and find information on classes and booking.
Alternatively, why not just give me call on 07957 541056 to find out how BirthWell HypnoBirthing can help towards a better birth or book a free taster session. I am always happy to have a chat, if you would like to find out more!
Here's to your calm and relaxed birth!
Eva Kraemer HBCE
Founder BirthWell - HypnoBirthing in Bristol
Gold Certified HypnoBirthingTM Childbirth Educator
Affiliated with the HypnoBirthing Institute
Accredited by the Federation of Antenatal Educators
BirthWell HypnoBirthing teaches HypnoBirthingTM - The Mongan Method, the original programme that has helped women all around the world achieve easier, more comfortable births for over 20 years now!