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FAQs

Who is HypnoBirthing suitable for?

Will I be 'out of it' if I use HypnoBirthing?

I'm scared of hypnosis and hypnotherapy. Is HypnoBirthing safe?

Can you guarantee a completely pain-free labour and birth?

When should I start the classes?

Does my partner/husband have to attend the classes?


Who is HypnoBirthing suitable for?
HypnoBirthing is suitable for first time mums and mums who've had children before. I help women who are scared of birth because they've never done it before, who are anxious because of a bad experience last time, or who just want a calmer, easier, more natural birth experience. If you're pregnant, and looking for an alternative to the over-medicalised, pain-is-inevitable, "gimme all the drugs" mindset, then HypnoBirthing is for you.

Will I be 'out of it' if I use HypnoBirthing?
No, absolutely not. With HypnoBirthing (in fact, virtually all hypnosis), you are aware of what is going on around you but you can just 'tune out' the distractions.

I'm scared of hypnosis and hypnotherapy. Is HypnoBirthing safe?
Hypnosis is absolutely safe and nothing to be scared of. Unfortunately, TV, film and stage portrayal of hypnosis has left a lot of people with a mistaken view of what hypnosis is, and what it can (and can't) do. Because this is such a common problem, there is a page dedicated to dispelling the myths about hypnosis.

Can you guarantee a completely pain-free labour and birth?
No. There are many factors that can affect a birth, some of which are outside our control.
Also, like any childbirth preparation class, the success of the techniques is related to the amount of practice you put in. However, as a guide, I find that around 65-70% of HypnoBirthing mums don't need any form of pain relief. Nearly all the mums in this category simply don't experience any pain - just pressure. Around a further 20-25% only require something mild, like gas and air. The remaining 5-10% usually fall into what I call 'special circumstances', where medical intervention is required. However, the HypnoBirthing mums still tell me that HypnoBirthing really helped - even if they were induced, or ended up with a caesarean. Remember - the aim of HypnoBirthing is not a completely pain-free and picture-perfect 'natural' birth (although that is possible). It is to have a calmer, easier, more comfortable birth- where you are in control - and in a way that most mirrors Nature.

When should I start the classes?
You can start classes as soon as you are in your second trimester but it is also never too late to start. I have worked with mums starting as late as 38 weeks. The success of the course is strongly linked to how much practice you do. However, provided you can finish the course before you give birth, it's still going to help.

Does my partner/husband have to attend the classes?
Yes - birthing companions are a very important part of HypnoBirthing success. However, if your partner/husband cannot attend all the classes and/or help you practice or attend the birth, your mother, sister or friend can also be your birthing companion.

 


This practitioner is affiliated with the HypnoBirthing Institute and is currently certified and authorised to teach the complete HypnoBirthing Program.

HypnoBirthing - The Mongan Method

 

   


Parents' comments on classes

"It was a great experience and it really gave us both the confidence to trust in ourselves.
I couldn't think of a better way of welcoming our child."
Carmen, Edinburgh.
(First baby)

"Our hypnosis sessions really helped me to believe that I can bring myself into a very relaxed, deep state.
I believe in hypnosis for childbirth and look forward to my birthing."
Jenny, Edinburgh.
(First baby)

"Pauline is very relaxed, warm and friendly natured and inspired a lot of confidence in us. The classes were a very positive experience which dramatically reduced my fears and helped me relax through my pregnancy."
Denise, Edinburgh.
(Third Baby)

"The classes changed my very negative birth views and experience to an empowered, healing, positive experience."
Shunyata, Edinburgh.
(Second baby)
 

 
 

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