Frequently Asked Questions
What is hypnosis? Will I be giving you information against my will? What if you cannot get me out of it?
All Hypnosis is self-hypnosis. Everyday, everybody enters a state of hypnosis - like a deep state of relaxation or meditative state. When you drive from one point to another and do not remember every detail of the drive, you were in a hypnotic state. The state you were in just before you fell asleep last night, was hypnosis.
Because all hypnosis is self hypnosis, you are fully aware and will not be giving out information without your knowledge and willingness.
If you do not feel comfortable in hypnosis, you will simply alert yourself on your own and snap out of relaxation. There is nothing a hypnotist can make you do without your willingness. You will not be asleep or unconscious.
I fully intend to have an epidural. How would HypnoBirthing be useful if I end up having a c-section?
Whether you are induced, undergo a c-section or opt for epidural, Hypnobirthing helps you and your baby optimise birth and labour. Your baby is an active participant in birth. How you feel at your birth (calm and relaxed vs stressed and scared) signals to your baby the kind of world he is coming to. Most parenting books state that a baby only learns and thrives in state of security and love. The birth experience matters.
When you are relaxed at birth, your hormones are able to work optimally. This is important for labouring, birthing the baby and breastfeeding. Prepared for c-sections, a relaxed mother can bond better with her baby and relaxed muscles make for better recovery. Breathing and visualisation techniques facilitate a c-section or epidural mother in accepting the anesthesia more readily.
A c-section does not mean no choices. Every mother should be empowered. HypnoBirthing classes teaches you the choices you can make even during a c-section to optimise the experience and transition smoothly into motherhood.
When should I begin HypnoBirthing classes?
In my opinion, the sooner you take in these lessons and the more time you get to practice, the better. There are many lessons about prenatal parenting which is essential knowledge by the time you are in your second trimester.
HypnoBirthing teaches you important skills not only for birth but for life. Adopting these skills early will only benefit you, your baby and your family. For these reasons, I'd say 17 weeks is perfect timing. However, better late than never. If you only have 2 weeks to go, contact me and in those circumstances, I will condense the lessons for you.
Worried that you will forget everything by the time you give birth? There is a lovely discount for ALL of my ex students!