Client's feedback on classes
I was coming from a
place of fear and am now actually looking forward to the birth. HypnoBirthing helped me make some decisions about my birth choices that I
didn’t have enough belief in myself to make before I attended the classes.
It has been a most empowering experience. Also it has helped Rog and I
bond as a couple. We are able to feel that we are in this together – we
both have a really valuable part to play. This has been a really enriching
experience for him as well as me. My main focus now in my very late
pregnancy has been to keep relaxed, calm and positive for my, my baby’s
and my family’s wellbeing. It has helped me to feel joy rather than dread
and fear. I now feel confidence in my own power and strength to deal with
whatever happens through birth and motherhood. The classes have given me
the full support and belief of my husband as well – we feel stronger as a
couple than we have ever felt.
was most impressed with the power of hypnosis – I felt it was important
that the instructor was primarily a hypnotherapist, rather than primarily
a birthing expert. I also loved seeing the birthing videos as a) I’d never
actually seen a birth before and b) they were so calm and relaxed that
they were an inspiration. It has completely changed my view of my
forthcoming birth. Before the course I couldn’t speak about the birth
without crying and now I’m almost looking forward to it.
HypnoBirthing is a fantastic resource for women and it helped
to transform my views on birth, thus helping me to have a much more
positive experience second time around.
atmosphere was lovely in each class, Pauline made it very easy to talk and
would give time for conversations to take place within the session. It
always had a good sense of fun about it. It was nice to have the
opportunity to meet other couples. Always left the class feeling positive
and looking forward to the birth of my baby. HypnoBirthing is a brilliant
way for a couple to come together in the pregnancy. Installing positive
feelings daily about the impending birth and giving the birth partner a
very positive and important role. I would recommend this technique to
anyone as the classes have been very enjoyable.
Pauline’s supportive and enthusiastic manner and confidence in
Hypnobirthing was infectious. Pauline made it easy for us to discuss all
our concerns and ask questions and dealt with these in a relaxed and
non-judgmental way. I definitely feel more confident about birthing my
baby than I would have done otherwise. I found the birth DVDs very helpful
in preparing me for what labour will be like, and in providing reassurance
that it IS possible to have a happy and manageable birth. The theory
behind HypnoBirthing is so logical, and the practical tips I’ve learned
are already paying dividends.
was most impressed with the balanced content of the course; the way it
looks at both the physiology of birth as well as the relaxation techniques
involved in HypnoBirthing. We are currently doing an NCT ante-natal course
as well as NHS classes, and have found HypnoBirthing to be the most
useful, informative and supportive of the three.
Although I was a bit unsure of watching the birth videos at the
start, on reflection, I feel these have been really fundamental in helping
me to see that you can approach birth calmly. I think of these women
often, and it is so important to have these images in your head to replace
the quite negative popular conception of birth. I particularly like the
phrase “labour of love” to summarise the birthing experience.
IMy partner was made to feel very much a part of the birthing
process, and now has the knowledge and confidence to ensure things happen
they way we want them to. HypnoBirthing is the beginning of a movement to
bring parents back to what having a baby is all about, which should be joy
and excitement, not pain and fear. Hypnobirthing gives women and their
partners the knowledge, tools and courage to create a positive environment
in which to start their family in.
course made such a difference to my confidence. I began by feeling
helpless and feeble and now I feel that together we have the tools to
handle whatever may happen during labour. As a couple, we seem to have
grown closer. I have complete faith that my partner will be able to
support me during labour, because like me, he has a greater understanding
and appreciation of the natural process of birth.
Pauline’s enthusiasm, confidence and knowledge
about the natural birthing process helped me to believe in a
positive natural birth. It has been extremely helpful in calming my
worries about the birth, has greatly increased my confidence (now going
for a home birth!) and I now look forward to giving birth, whereas before
I was avoiding thinking about it altogether.
birthing videos were amazing and have really given me the ‘proof’ that I
needed to know this will work for me.
The mix of positivism and focus on best birthing
experience along with reading/watching actual experiences of real
‘hypnobirthing’ couples meant we always left the class feeling what we
wanted was achievable and enthusiastic about our own forthcoming birthing
experience. The materials were also a very good mix covering all learning
styles and encouraging us to put up the affirmations and birthing
positions has been extremely useful in helping us maintain a positive
feel HypnoBirthing is the beginning of a movement to bring parents back to
what having a baby is all about, which should be joy and excitement, not
pain and fear. HypnoBirthing gives women and their partners the knowledge,
tools and courage to create a positive environment in which to start their
family in. I am most impressed that my partner was made to feel very much
a part of the birthing process, and now has the knowledge and confidence
to ensure things happen the way we want them to.
really liked the HypnoBirthing course. I like that the course supports
positive natural birthing and provides you with practical techniques to
make this achievable. I also liked that partners are very much encouraged
to participate in the experience which has definitely given my partner
much more confidence. I was most impressed with the video footage of the
births which really helped illustrate how calm birthing can be. I was also
really impressed with Pauline’s positive and enthusiastic attitude toward
trusting your body enough to allow it to do what it has been designed for.
The fact that she managed to convince my partner of the benefits of
relaxation was wonderful.
HypnoBirthing is brilliant. The course content is excellent. Learning a
birthing method that has hopefully given us the techniques to achieve a
gentle birth for our baby. The material not only covers the visualizing
and relaxation techniques but also gives information on birthing as a
whole. Very informative and aspiring. The involvement of the fathers is a
major plus factor and has given my husband the confidence to be in the
room when I give birth. I am confident that he will be an excellent
birthing companion. I would recommend this course to any women that is
pregnant, even before having my baby.
HypnoBirthing is an excellent course and an amazingly powerful concept. We
both feel this was a thoroughly positive experience and will be of real
benefit to us. I was most impressed with Pauline’s enthusiasm and
knowledge of HypnoBirthing, her welcoming and positive attitude, and her
commitment to helping us achieve the best possible birth outcome.
guess I had not anticipated that the programme would offer as much
guidance on childbirth and would focus more on hypnosis. I found that the
information was really useful and fit perfectly with the different
guidance I had on natural childbirth, which gave me confidence in this
being a programme designed to support parents in the choices that were
right for them. I wish the importance of relaxing, learning how to relax,
and the different ways to assist this, was taught in all ante-natal
classes – I wish all parents to be could have the opportunity that this
type of programme offers, to really explore their own and each other's
feelings. I feel that we became closer as a couple in relation to the
birth preparation and feel more confident in how we will approach this
together. In particular the connection between fear- tension and the
impact this has on the body – as well as looking at our natural
instinct/reaction to the hospital environment. In my opinion it is
invaluable for parents to be informed about the research of the impact
these emotions can have on hindering a natural, comfortable birth and
increasing medical intervention.
HypnoBirthing is a powerful tool giving women the strength to find their
confidence and power. Aside from the actual birth, I also feel that
HypnoBirthing can ensure that a pregnancy is relaxed and focused,
something that perhaps isn’t always so easy to achieve.
was most impressed with seeing HypnoBirthing being used in the videos,
seeing that it actually works. Learning the relaxation techniques, the
ease with which you can enter a state of relaxation and how well and
relaxed you feel afterwards. We will recommend HypnoBirthing to other
expectant couples. We both wish that we had attended these classes before
the birth of our first child Finlay. The class also gave us a great deal
of confidence and allowed us to focus on the joy of childbirth. After a
previous emergency c-section under general anaesthetic I was quite nervous
about my next labour but the classes really made me look forward to the
birth of our next child.
Extracts from Birth Stories
"It was a great experience and
it really gave us both the confidence to trust in ourselves.
"Our hypnosis sessions really
helped me to believe that I can bring myself into a very relaxed, deep
"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."
"The classes changed my very
negative birth views and experience to an empowered, healing, positive
© Pauline Taylor 2017