I am a Fully Qualified Hypnobirthing Practitioner teaching "The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme". This programme is RCM (Royal College of Midwives) accredited.
serving Greater Manchester, Stockport, Glossop and Cheshire.
The "Hypno" bit....
Hypnosis is a method used for taking a person into trance, a state we naturally go in and out of every day. For instance, when we day dream, when we get “lost” in a good film or when we are drifting off to sleep.
With hypnosis for birth, we want:
To help women change any fearful, negative expectations of birth they might have. When we move into a trance, the conscious, analytical side of the brain becomes side-tracked and we become much more open to suggestions (as we see with the stage hypnosis). We then focus on building confidence, that birth, can be a positive experience in which a woman remains, calm, relaxed and in control.
To teach women, simple yet powerful techniques that ensure that they are able to remain emotionally and physically relaxed during labour. This then enables their body to work at its best. This will ensure that they are able to remain calm and in control throughout their labour no matter what turn their birthing takes.
Everything we teach on “The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme” is based on physiological and medical fact. In fact, there isn’t anything new to learn, we are just taking what the mind is doing and looking at it from a different perspective, making sure that you are using your mind in the best way possible to support a more comfortable and positive birth experience.