Helping you have a calm and relaxed pregnancy and birth
Frequently Asked Questions
When should I do a hypnobirthing course?
Given the choice, I would advise doing the course in the second trimester of your pregnancy so you can enjoy the benefits during your pregnancy as well as at the birth of your baby. It is not so much a matter of learning facts so they are fresh in your mind, but more a matter of absorbing the information and having time to practice the techniques so that it becomes second nature. But saying that, hypnobirthing works whenever you do it, however early or late in your pregnancy.
Does my partner need to come with me?
A hypnobirthing partner is knowledgeable and able to support the mother as she gives birth. They are a huge asset in the birthing room, and many mothers say, ‘I couldn’t have done it without them.’ They have practiced together before the birth which brings them closer together, and they know they have played an important part in how the baby enters the world. This deepens their relationship as a couple, and the relationship with the child. If you do not wish to bring your partner and would prefer a friend or family member, that is fine too.
Can I have a chat with you before I sign up?
Absolutely! We can chat remotely or I could meet you for a coffee - I know how important a decision this is and you want to feel comfortable before investing in my support.
I've never done anything like this before, do I need any prior knowledge or experience?
You don't need any prior knowledge or experience, everything will be explained fully on the course.
This is not my first pregnancy, will I still get something out of doing the course?
When I chat about what I do to women who are expecting their second baby and who haven't done hypnobirthing before they often say ‘I wish I'd known about it the first time around' - they may have had a negative experience of birth or simply want to aim for a different type of birth. Hypnobirthing helps you let go of a previous bad experience, so that the birth of your second baby can be a wonderful and empowering experience.
Is The Hypnobirthing Book and the Colour and Calmness relaxation audio sufficient?
People sometimes ask if buying The Hypnobirthing Book and the Colour and Calmness CD is sufficient without coming to a course. The honest answer is, ‘I don’t know’. For a few mothers it is, for many it isn’t (though it will always make a difference). The trouble is, you don’t know which category you come into until after your baby is born. I would say think about when you've been to a training course previously versus trying to learn something from a book? You feel more supported by attending a course and you can ask questions.
Why choose a KGH trained teacher like me?
KGH is the original UK Hypnobirthing course which is designed especially for mothers and partners in the UK. The course is constantly evolving to keep up-to-date with the latest evidence and research, and is now taught internationally.
A KGH Course not only equips you with the hypnobirthing information, but uniquely gives you the knowledge to understand your options and the implications of the choices you make. As well as teaching you the techniques you need for a successful hypnobirth, it gives you the information to navigate the system in which you find yourself to achieve the best outcome for you and your baby.
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