Frequently asked questions
What Will I Learn on a Calm Birth Club Hypnobirthing Course?
Very effective work to release fear and build confidence
How the birth partner can be your powerful protector and support
How your body is designed to give birth with efficiency and comfort
Knowledge and information about pregnancy and birth that you are unlikely to be told anywhere else
How 'NHS system’ that you find yourself in works, and how to work with it to achieve the best result for you
A simple practice regime to support you at home
Understanding how the mind and body work together
When you feel confident, you relax and work with your body in the way nature intended.
With the knowledge you have, you are enabled to take control of how you give birth.
When you feel in control, the choices you make are the best choices for you and for your baby.
When you feel calm throughout the birth you are relaxed and your mind and body work together in harmony.
The result is that your body works efficiently and comfortably. A KG Hypnobirthing birth can be the most wonderful and empowering experience of your life.
What Course Materials Am I Given?
At the course you will be given The Hypnobirthing Book by Katharine Graves and a folder of handouts to support you during the rest of your pregnancy and the birth of your baby. You will also be given Colour & Calmness, the pregnancy and birth relaxation MP3 and relaxation scripts to use in the build up to your birth as well as visualisation prompts to use throughout labour.
Does the Birth Partner Need to Come to Hypnobirthing Too?
Will Hypnobirthing Work for Me if I Come on My Own?
Yes, definitely. Many women have come to the course on their own if they have a husband who is away on business, as a single mum, if it’s a second baby and they can’t find a babysitter for their elder child, or any other reason. Just remember that KG Hypnobirthing works, and you are very welcome. If your partner can’t come, we would welcome your mother, a friend, or whoever will be supporting you at the birth instead.
And After the Course – What Then?
I will always be there for you. Please call or email if you feel stressed, are put under pressure, or I can help in any way.
Is Reading a Hypnobirthing Book or Listening to a Relaxation CD Sufficient?
People sometimes ask if buying a book and CD is sufficient without coming to a course. For a few mothers it is, but 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.
You undoubtedly get more information and feel more supported from attending a course. How many people have bought a series of audios to learn a language and then found that going to a course is far more effective?
When Should I Do The 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 so that it becomes second nature, but Hypnobirthing works whenever you do it, it is never too late!