Hypnobirthing classes guide both you and your birthing partner through a range of deep relaxation techniques by teaching you muscle relaxation, visualisation and breathing techniques to become confident, relaxed and in control of your birthing experience thereby enabling you to make informed decisions around the birth of your beautiful baby.
Hypnobirthing classes do not mean you will be in a trance or asleep. You will be able to chat and be in good spirits while being totally relaxed, yet
fully in control. You will always be aware of what is happening to you, and around you.
You can still use the hypnobirthing techniques to great benefit even if you decide not to have a natural birth or if a medical intervention becomes necessary.
The comment constantly made by midwives is 'I couldn't believe how calm she was', and 'I've never seen such an alert, yet relaxed baby.
'Hypnobirthing classes teaches you safe birth techniques in how to use relaxation, self-hypnosis, visualisation and breathing techniques so you will remain relaxed and calm during birth.
Hypnobirthing classes has been developed over the years from many leading inspirational sources, including Dr. Grantly Dick-Read and Ina May, who have over 30 years' experience in midwifery; Katharine Graves founder of the Hypnobirthing Association; as well as parents who have openly shared how to improve upon this course that best suits the mother while working in tandem with the Irish maternity hospital system.