There are many misconceptions about hypnobirthing classes and hopefully, this short guide helps to clear a couple of things up. First things first – hypnobirthing does not guarantee that you will have pain-free labor. Instead, what you will discover, is that it is possible to experience pain and still have a positive birth experience. The pain that you experience during labour is constant and we’re sure that every mother can attest to this. Hypnobirthing teaches you to have a greater understanding of what is happening. By doing this, you learn to remove the space of fearful thoughts or a general distrust of your body’s innate ability to labour as it was designed to do and reduce the pain and induce calm during labour. Instead, we hope to solidify that confidence in your mind that contractions are to be embraced because they are the body’s natural force that will birth your baby.
What will you learn in hypnobirthing classes?
How to build a birthing plan
We need to build the foundation for the environment between the labour and delivery process. You will not be in the best position to make important decisions about your birthing conditions once labour begins. Whatever your preferences are, whether that is water birth, a hospital setting or otherwise, it is important to know if your choices will be supported by those looking after you. The hypnobirthing techniques you’ve learnt will be much more effective during labour and birth if you approach your labour feeling calm, confident and knowledgeable. And the best way to do that is to establish those critical decisions well in advance.
How to welcome the guidance and help of an experienced birth professional
To be able to deeply trust your body and drop into a place of trust and calm throughout your labour and birth it is important that you take the steps during your pregnancy (and even before) to fill yourself with all the knowledge, tools and techniques so that you can do just that. Melissa at Little Bird Flies is a certified Hypnobirthing Australia practitioner and registered nurse/midwife. She brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to every Positive Birth Course and can help you to truly understand the different pathways of your birthing journey. If you are open and welcoming to her support, we’ll unlock your natural ability for all circumstances. A positive and empowering birth means staying in the driver’s seat, creating a birth plan that is designed specifically to your needs and desires and having an open passage of communication with your primary care provider.
What are hypnobirthing classes?
With Little Bird Flies, we offer classes in different ways and all of them are all-embracing to your needs and limitations. Our in-person Positive Birth Course usually runs over two weeks on two consecutive Saturdays and Sundays or as a Workshop Weekend. Our online live webinar classes run across 4 evenings of a month and whilst our online option popped up in response to the pandemic, this option is sticking around due to its popularity! You also have the option of completing the hypnobubs online class which allows you to learn the tools and techniques of Hypnobirthing at your own pace, whilst this is a much shorter course it is still jam-packed with all the benefits of the in-person and live webinar Hypnobirthing Australia Positive Birth Course.
Benefits of hypnobirthing classes
Hypnobirthing classes and the people that take part in them believe that it is possible to create an experience that feels sweet, tender, and peaceful. The techniques have been put together and practiced for years now because they have indeed resulted in positive and joyful experiences. Keep an open mind and shape everything you learn into something perfect for you when it comes to birth. Because every birth is its own story. Little Bird Flies is only here to give you the paper, pen, and ink so that you can sketch that story all on your own