EDUCATION FOR A POSITIVE BIRTH, NO MATTER HOW IT UNFOLDS
The Hypnobirthing Australia™ program helps you replace the fear of birth with faith in your body and your baby. You'll learn about how cleverly your body is designed for birth and how you have innate instincts and skills you can tap into to achieve a beautiful, gentle and satisfying birth. You'll finish the course feeling excited and confident about the amazing rite of passage ahead of you.
You can feel confident that the knowledge and tools covered are backed by quality evidence.
We will cover:
the mind-body connection
releasing fear to break the fear-tension-pain cycle
maintaining a positive mindset using self-hypnosis, affirmations, visualisation and more
effective tools to stay relaxed and comfortable in labour (simple deep relaxation, self-hypnosis, acupressure, movement/active birthing, massage, water, heat, TENS etc)
specific breathing technqiues for the different stages of labour
birth partners' role - all the practical things they can do to be a great support
how to set up your environment for labour
the physiology of birth (your hormones, anatomy and baby's position and descent)
birth choices and preferences, includng when medical assistance is required, so you can communicate effectively with your caregivers.
We recommend doing the course anytime from 24 weeks and well before full-term at 37 weeks. The more time you have to practise the self-hypnosis, breathing and other techniques, the better. For creating a strong positive mindset and learning to relax deeply. You'll also gain knowledge to help with making informed choices and confident communication with your caregivers.
WHAT IS HYPNOBIRTHING?
CHOOSE THE RIGHT PATH FOR YOU ...
Regular group courses with Kathryn - experienced doula and childbirth educator - held over two consecutive Sundays (social distancing and hygiene measures in place)
In the comfort of your home or Kathryn's in Avalon. Over two 6-hour or four 3-hour sessions
To get you back into that positive mindset. A 3-hour recap, tailored to suit your needs.
Different packages including the option for a follow-up 121 session with me via Zoom to ask questions and practise the tools and techniques (90-minutes or 3-hours)
AS FEATURED ON SUNRISE ...
Get a sneak peak of the beautiful space at BUMP where Kathryn teaches her Hypnobirthing Australia™ Positive Birth group courses.
This was such a fun morning with Sam Mac and his crew.
We managed to show lots of the tools covered in the Positve Birth program in amongst the giggles, so it's worth a watch ...
“With the help of Kathryn and the hypnobirthing tools and techniques the birth of our son Max was the most positive experience we could have wished for. We can't recommend the Hypnobirthing Australia course highly enough.”