There are many common misunderstandings about what ‘hypnobirth’ really is. Rest assured – hypnobirthing is not any kind of alternative approach to birthing, but rather an informative and extensive education program that is designed to make you feel prepared and empowered.
The philosophy of our program is simple – birth is a normal and natural physiological function of the body. The ‘Hypno’ part of hypnobirthing focuses on tools of hypnosis that can help us to unlearn any negative connotations that we have we have been conditioned to believe about birth. This will help you to learn how to trust your instincts over conditioned and intrusive thoughts.
Our subconscious minds are full of feelings, memories and our imagination. This means, naturally, our habits and values come from a collection of personal and unique life experiences. Pregnancy can often be a vulnerable and scary time, where both new and old fears arise. So it can be useful to learn how to tap into our subconscious thoughts and understand which of these may be negative and unhelpful through labour and birth. Self-hypnosis can help us to do this.
Throughout discussion, education, repetitive positive affirmations and imagery, hypnobirthing can help you to discover how to transform your thoughts, feelings and perspectives of birth. You will learn how to overcome your fears, negative influences, and feel safe, in control and calm.
Hypnobirthing is for everyone and can help you to feel prepared for whatever turns your birth experience may take. You will be taught how you can transform your thoughts and beliefs and cover extensive childbirth education from breathing techniques to different labouring positions. As well as this, you will learn how to maintain a positive mindset throughout pregnancy and birth. These tools are invaluable and I guarantee will be helpful far beyond the birth room, as you adjust to the changes parenthood will bring.
'We got to have the most raw and magical experience that we dreamed of and I birthed (her) in the pool. I used all my hypnobirthing skills , music, tracks, affirmations, oils and of course breathing. My partner Daniel was absolutely amazing and I couldn't of done it without him!
We are so grateful for doing your course and will happily recommend it to anyone.'
'We went to 2 sessions with Bridie without knowing a great deal about the process of giving birth. She was extremely helpful, passionate and supportive through the course and provided us with great content and confidence for our birth. Myself and my wife definitely recommend her to anyone wanting to do hypnobirthing'
'Our birthing suite was so relaxing. It was dimly lit, we had our playlist playing, essential oils in our diffuser and my husband and I laughed, snacked and chatted between contractions.
Although my birth experience wasn’t everything that I expected, it was perfect. I trusted my instincts and wasn’t attached to a plan. Being flexible and going with the flow helped me through. I wouldn’t change a thing! I feel that through the hypnobirth course I learnt about all my options and was able to make informed decisions. That in itself was extremely empowering!
We laughed and cried and enjoyed skin to skin in our first moments as a family. It was the happiest we’ve ever felt.
A big thanks to Bridie for sharing her knowledge and helping me overcome my huge fear of giving birth. '
Thank you for being so accommodating and great to learn from. We thoroughly enjoyed both sessions, even being over zoom!
I honestly feel so empowered and ready to birth this bub and I actually don't hold any fear of the natural labour and birth process itself anymore. We were designed to do this one task in life!
One of the most in depth, honest and nurturing experiences I've had in a learning environment. Bridie covered a huge range of experiential and fact-based material, provided yummy food and in depth resources. She made us feel very welcome and excited for our first birth. Couldn't recommend any higher! Thankyou
We absolutely loved Bridie’s Hypnobirthing course! She offers group course and even private courses. Bridie set a really comfortable, safe, relaxed learning environment where we could ask her anything. We learnt so much, she is so knowledgeable, open and honest and as first time parents we are so glad we did the course, my partner also got so much out of it and still talks about how beneficial it was, and how he had no idea about so many aspects of pregnancy and the birth. Do yourself a favour and book in with Bridie you will not be disappointed!
Bridie was absolutely brilliant and me and my husband both thoroughly enjoyed the course. We loved that the course content was all based on evidence-based research and that everyone was encouraged to further look into the research to come to their own conclusions about what is right for them. Importantly, the course was about knowledge and empowerment, and encouraged everyone to understand their rights. Bridie drew on her extensive experience as a midwife as well as her hypnobirthing knowledge, which meant that the advice was really well rounded. Bridie went to the extra effort of making sure we had all the resources we needed after the course finished. I feel much less anxious about my upcoming birth after this course and feel like I'm ready for whatever is to come. We highly recommend Bridie and this hypnobirthing course to any to-be mums and dads!
Thankyou so much for all the knowledge you imparted on us through the hypnobirthing course and for empowering us to ask questions and seek all the information when making choices about our care during labour and post partum.