Learn relaxation techniques so that you can give your baby a welcome that is calm, gentle and safe. Hypnobirthing teaches you that, in the absence of fear and tension, severe pain does not have to be an accompaniment of labour.
You will gain an understanding of how the birthing muscles work in perfect harmony – as they were designed to – when your body is sufficiently relaxed. You will learn this kind of relaxation, free from resistance that fear creates, and you will learn to use your natural birthing instincts for a calm, serene and comfortable birth.
You will not be in a trance or asleep. What you will experience will be similar to daydreaming or being completely focused on one specific thing. You will be conversant, in control and aware of your body’s surges and your baby’s progress. You will have trained yourself to reach complete relaxation and determine the degree and manner you feel your surges. Relaxed muscles function as nature intended – releasing your body’s natural relaxant, endorphins, replacing the stress hormones that constrict and cause pain.
Data provided by HypnoBirthing® Institute, between 2005-2010
The Mongan Method of HypnoBirthing® is the longest running community dedicated to using hypnosis in childbirth. It was founded in the United States in early 1989 by Marie “Mickey” Mongan, who is a licensed counselor and former dean of a small women’s college. The Mongan Method of HypnoBirthing® is the pioneer and leader in birth education with hypnosis. Several decades and thousands of classes later, HypnoBirthing® is the most widely used childbirth hypnosis program in the world. Today, there are HypnoBirthing® practitioners in 46 countries around the world who are helping women become aware of the benefits of calm, instinctive birthing for themselves and their babies.
Esther is a mum of three children under 3 years old, twins born via C-section and the youngest via natural birth. Both births Esther used Hypnobirthing techniques and she loves to teach others parents these so they can have the calm birthing experience they desire.
Esther qualified as a Reflexologist and Massage therapist in 2011. This ignited her passion for holistic therapies and Esther went on to study for Diplomas in Clinical Hypnotherapy, Hypnoanalysis and Psychotherapy, Hypnobirthing®, BWRT®, Fertile Body Method, Life Coaching, Aromatherapy, Baby Massage, Baby Reflexology, Reiki and much more. Esther passion lies in fertility and maternity treatments and she has studied extensively in Fertility and Maternity Reflexology. Esther is a member of the Hypnobirthing Institute, Association of Reproductive Reflexologists and Fertility Reflexology Network.