As the name implies, hypnobirthing is a technique that employs hypnosis in assisting expectant mothers during pregnancy and childbirth.
Hypnobirthing courses typically run over four or five-week courses. These offer expectant mothers the opportunity to connect with their unborn child, learn techniques to help them have a pain-free birth, often without the need for medical intervention. There is no set time given to start a hypnobirthing course, though the most favourable time is from the 25th week of pregnancy.
Some of the things you will learn on a course include:
Make sure your hypnobirhting course is run by a certified practitioner.
If you are interested in attending a hypnobirthing course for parents or practitioners, use the search bar above to find a certified practitioner in your area.
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