About Hypnobirthing

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Janice Champion – a qualified clinical hypnotherapist, midwife and hypnobirthing practitioner in Croydon, Surrey.

I have worked with many couples for the past ten years helping them to experience a more positive and calm birth.

As a midwife I noticed a huge difference between women who prepared mentally and emotionally for labour and birth, using tools to stay calm and women who are frightened in labour.  Also, when dad’s know how to look after you in labour the experience is so much calmer and a more fulfilling experience for both of you.

Hypnobirthing is based on the the philosophy that fear creates tension, which then creates pain. With the aid of self-hypnosis, a woman can bring her body into a state of deep relaxation in which the body’s muscles can work the way they’re meant to during childbirth.  DVDs are shown in the class of Hypnobirthing births to see how it works and hypnotherapy is used to reduce and eliminate fears surrounding labour and birth.

The classes are both relaxing and enjoyable for you and your partner/husband and the techniques taught help eliminate fears, increase confidence and deepen the bond between mum dad and baby.  Courses consist of either two classes or four classes for a duration of approx 12 hours in total.


How Does it Work?

Through classes, couples can learn how to achieve deep relaxation by practising methods of visualisation and breathing. These techniques are also taught to birth companions, who learn to help deepen and support their partner’s level of relaxation during birthing. By learning these techniques women are able to manage the tension caused by fear and anxiety, approaching the birth feeling calm, confident, aware, and in control.

What you will learn:

  • Breathing exercises

  • Deep relaxations

  • Visualisations

  • Very effective work to release fear and build confidence

  • Comforting massage to create endorphins – your body’s own natural painkillers

  • Understanding how the mind and body work together

  • How the father can be your powerful protector and support

  • How your body is designed to give birth with efficiency and comfort

  • A simple practise regime to support you at home

  • How to prepare your birth plan

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