Childbirth is a deeply personal journey for every mother. It is normal in recent times to be filled with fear and worry when it comes to birth. Talking about our birth experiences has almost become taboo and virtually been frowned upon. Especially our positive ones; leaving our imaginations to run go wild with the birth tales.
We are here to tell you that hypnobirthing is for everyone. Whether you join in our hypnobirthing courses in Melbourne or you choose to learn the techniques online, there is something for all expecting parents.
We like to always be honest and upfront, while Hypnobirthing can definitely help, it isn’t a magic potion that will melt away all the pain and stress you are likely to experience during labour, however, if done correctly, Hypnobirthing will allow you to labour with a confidence you never thought you had, and knowledge to make empowered and safe decisions for you and your baby. Hypnobirthing will help you to surrender to the amazing sensations within your body and in-turn allow your body to labour with greater ease.
Hypnobirthing has a standard set of techniques, materials and advice for everyone to use to their advantage. But that’s what makes it unique, it is indeed a set of standard procedures, but we can all implement them in different ways so that no matter the pathway your birthing journey takes you can still have a positive and empowering birth experience.
Take a look at the beautiful birth story of baby girl Leila over on our birth stories page and read a realistic account of what hypnobirthing can do for you during labour and birth.
Firstly, work out what you want from your birth. How do you want your birth story to unfold?
Hypnobirthing is about bringing birth back to basics. Teaching you how to trust and listen to your body, and providing you with the tools and techniques to do just that. We also understand that birth can take unexpected turns so it is important to plan for all the different pathways your birthing journey may take. A hypnobirthing class will teach you how to ask questions, stay in your power and advocate for you and your baby.
Secondly, you need to match your internal environment with your external environment.
A calm, supportive and safe external environment means a calm and undisturbed internal environment; allowing your body to labour with greater ease and your hormones to flow.
Don’t make the mistake of trying to move furniture, inflate birthing pools and set up numerous candles between contractions because this will leave you with no time for you actually to retreat into your peaceful hypnobirthing world. Even though it might be a big ask, you should have your ideal nest prepared well before labour starts so you can focus on what’s most important – you and your baby.
Attending a Hypnobirthing class (in-person or online) is just one part of the preparation.
If you attend a hypnobirthing class, take the tools that you learn and practice regularly so that you can reap the benefits. Do a practice run to the hospital, complete a tour of your birthing facilities if you can but also use the class as inspiration to explore other areas of your pregnancy and postpartum such as breastfeeding and the first 6 weeks that no one really talks about. If you have just found out you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy, book a 90 minute consult with Melissa at Little Bird Flies to discuss all your pregnancy care and postpartum options and answer any questions you might have.
Find a lactation consultant in your area who you connect with and can call upon if you need once bub has arrived. Look into postpartum support and how you are going to move through the first 6 weeks with your newborn. Have you got family or community support? or would professional support be of assistance to you if needed?
What hypnobirthing can do for you?
Proper practice, and hands-on learning with Hhypnobirthing Australia’s course material has proven successful at helping birth givers manage pain, fear and stress; and in many instances, can reduce the number of medical interventions needed during labour and birth. The one thing that research cannot deny is that most women who attended a hypnobirthing class ( online or in-person) are happy they did and are quick to refer their friends and family members who are expecting. They felt less afraid and anxious during delivery and many later reported having had positive experiences, saying that hypnobirthing helped them feel calm, confident and empowered before, during and after their births.
In the end, the decision to try hypnobirthing is an individual one. But, if someone said: “Hey, I have these techniques that could really benefit you in labour and birth and help you to relax and surrender to the sensations of your body and help you to prepare for any pathway your birthing journey might take, including teaching you how to ask questions and advocate for yourself” it’s almost a no brainer NO?
Birth is one of the most magical and life changing moments in a person’s life but it can also be one of the scariest. Let’s change this up!! Let’s fill ourselves with evidence-based knowledge, tools, techniques and support and build a confidence within you that you never knew you had. Let’s be excited by birth. Let’s be empowered by birth and create a birth story that is all yours to tell!! A story that is filled with joy and absolute power!!
techniques and support and build a confidence within you that you never knew you had. Let’s be excited by birth. Let’s be empowered by birth and create a birth story that is all yours to tell!! A story that is filled with joy and absolute power!!
We are here to support you every step of the way.
If you still have some questions, feel free to give us a call at Little Bird Flies, and we can discuss our range of courses that cater to any schedule and any learning pace. We offer hypnobirthing classes in Melbourne. And you can take online classes from anywhere in Australia – Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Cairns, Townsville, Darwin, Perth, Adelaide, Hobart, Central Coast, Geelong, Newcastle, Canberra, and Wollongong.