Open minded review of hypnobirthing!

We joined Hannah’s course unsure about what hypnobirthing was really all about and if it would be right for us, but open minded and keen to learn. What we found is that the course covers such a broad approach to pregnancy, labour and beyond that there’s a multitude of techniques and advice that will speak to even the most cynical hypnobirthing newcomer. The combination of science and the practical and emotional aspects of labour and birthing provides a wide range tips and tricks for all types of parents-to-be to take comfort and confidence from.

It would be difficult to sum up just how much we took away from the course as each lesson taught us so much than we expected. I went into the course very anxious about the prospect of labour and birth but now feel well equipped to face any twists and turns we might encounter along the way feeling calm and informed. The course led us to conversations and thoughts about birth that we would have never considered ourselves normally, helping us to feel even more prepared. The skills we learnt are applicable not only to pregnancy and birth but to everyday life and something we will take into parenthood with us.

The course gives the birth partner an important role allowing them to feel a key part in labour and birth rather than a spectator. Alongside an understanding of the process, the partner gains a toolkit of ways to help and support the mum to be. it allows any birth partner to feel confident and involved, allowing the mum to be to concentrate on herself and the baby, safe in the knowledge the birthing partner knows what to say and do for her, and what to communicate with the hospital staff.

Hannah went over and above every week to provide additional information and advice tailored to our own preferences and situation. She was on hand to answer any questions in between lessons and we feel we can turn to her even now having finished the course and leading up to the big day. We can confidently recommend the course to any parents to be or birthing partners whether it’s their first time or not. There’s so much to be taken from the course and Hannah’s efforts that we’re sure it will contribute to a calm, positive experience regardless of birth preferences or previous births. (Katie, Kenilworth)