Last night in our Free Monthly Prenatal Group, we got to talking about HypnoBirthing and Hypnobabies. These are the two most common “brands” of childbirth hypnosis, and they are getting increasingly popular as a method of preparing for birth.
I’m a trained “hypno-doula”, meaning I’ve taken continuing education for supporting couples who are planning to use childbirth hypnosis techniques in their birthing time.
Over the last year, I have supported several births using the Hypnobabies and HypnoBirthing models, and I’ve really enjoyed them! You can click here to see some photos and read the story of one of my happy childbirth hypnosis clients in Vancouer. Based on my experiences, I’ll give you a run down of the benefits of childbirth hypnosis and the differences between the various options.
Benefits of Hypnobirthing & Hypnobabies
- Our culture has taught many of us to fear birth. Childbirth hypnosis helps you to take a look at these fears and opens you to the idea that birth can be a good, positive experience
- Both Hypnobirthing and Hypnobabies provide you with specific tools to maintain a positive mindset about birth during pregnancy and during birth itself
- Both encourage women to take charge of their own births by learning to trust their bodies and to take leading role in their maternal health care
- There is a focus on positive use of birth language, to help us release the negative connotations associated with the way our culture usually speaks about birth
Hypnobabies Childbirth Education
Hypnobabies is a “complete” childbirth education program. This means it includes information found in regular prenatal classes in addition to childbirth hypnosis techniques. I’ve observed many different prenatal education options here in Vancouver, and I was very impressed with the quality of content in Hypnobabies.
Hypnobabies prenatal education can be done as as self-study program or in a classroom setting, depending on your needs and budget. You can find detailed information on the Hypnobabies BC Website.
Hypnobabies Vancouver – Local Classes:
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HypnoBirthing Childbirth Preparation
HypnoBirthing is primarily a training on the use of hypnosis during childbirth, and can be used on its own or in addition to another prenatal education program. There is a book you can purchase and read on your own, and there are also hypnotherapists here in Vancouver who teach classes in the techniques. Taking a class can really help you prepare for using the tools during pregnancy and birth. You can find detailed information on the HypnoBirthing Website.
Hypnobirthing Vancouver – Local Instructors:
Hypno-Doula For Childbirth Hypnosis Parents
If you are using Hypnobirthing or Hypnobabies techniques to prepare for childbirth, you may want to considering hiring a hypno-doula. A hypno-doula is a doula trained and experienced with the hypnosis tools you will be using during your birthing time.