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Hypnobirthing also focuses on the role of the birth partner.
When partners understand how a relaxed atmosphere will effect mum, baby and the birth in a positive way, dads start to understand and develop their role as the mums advocate.
Hypnobirthing dads feel far more involved in birth and are capable of fully supporting mum in labour, birth and beyond.
As part of our courses all Dads receive a copy of the award winning book – MEN, LOVE & BIRTH by Mark Harris.
Every course now comes with full access to the
online video course
What Hypnobirthing with Small Acorn does is stack the odds in your favour.
The thing we do guarantee is “A Better Birth”, because by completing one of courses you will be prepared, knowledgeable, and confident in your choices, whatever circumstances you encounter and regardless of how your baby chooses to enter into this world.
As proof, Hypnobirthing has been successfully used by Mothers in all kinds of birth scenarios and clients of ours have successfully Hypnobirthed through induction.
The self hypnosis you will learn with Hypnobirthing provides you with the ability to quieten those pesky parts of your mind and imagination. This calmness will benefit you and your baby, not only during your birth, but also during your pregnancy and in the weeks and months after your baby has been born.
You do not have to be hypnotised to give birth. Everyone on a daily basis goes in and out of a natural state of hypnosis, allowing your body to function without using your conscious mind. For example while walking, opening doors or brushing our teeth, our bodies know how to do these things and so we can allow our conscious mind to wander, thinking about what to have for dinner tonight or that we have to make a phone call later.
Giving birth is a skill our body can carry out already, we just need to hone in on our natural state of hypnosis, allowing our mind to work with our body in labour.
There are many things Hypnobirthing teaches that carry on after birth. The preparation during pregnancy helps to connect you and your birth partner, teaching them to support you and you to trust them. It also provides you with tools to manage and navigate through stressful situations with calm and ease. The time taken to bond with your baby will be even more rewarding once they are born and you’ll be able to take your skills onward into parenthood.
One persons pain is another persons ache!
A lot of Hypnobirthing Mothers do not describe birth as painful, but more as a pressure, a force of nature, an overwhelming urge, all of which are completely natural and normal sensations.
What is true is that Hypnobirthing mums refer to birthing in comfort, not silence or sensation free, but comfort. Hypnobirthing can drastically improve your chances of a relaxed, stress free, gentle and therefore pain-free labour and birth. There are no rules as to how you will feel, and no one can be sure which category you will fall into. We can, however, guarantee you will have a better, calmer birth having completed one of our amazing courses, than you would have without.
for first time mums
6.4 hrs vs 9.3 hrs
for second+ time mums
5.3 hrs vs 6.2 hrs