Introduction

Welcome to Mayo Hypnobirthing – Your journey to a relaxed, calm and empowered birth begins here.

Congratulations on your pregnancy.

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 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.