A Step at a Time Therapies with Nicky Edwards

Hypnobirthing

After all those months of looking after your growing baby and planning their care it makes them your most valuable investment. So why wouldn’t you ensure that their entrance to the world wasn’t the most calm and comfortable one possible?

Hypnobirthing classes teach a combination of self-hypnosis, breathing and birthing techniques and knowledge that empower a mother to feel calmer, more in control and confident about her birth. The focus is supporting you in having the best birth for YOU aided by the best possible information and training.

Preparing you for childbirth

Hypnobirthing is fast becoming one of the most popular ways to prepare for childbirth. In a day in age where women are aware that they have choices in their child birth hypnobirthing offers a unique opportunity to gain valuable information, techniques and skills to create the best birth for you and your baby.

Supporting women

Hypnobirthing supports women in preparing for pregnancy and childbirth. It focuses on releasing your personal fears and gives you the tools required so that your body can give birth efficiently and comfortably in the way it is designed to do. Hypnobirthing cannot promise the perfect birth but it will offer you the best birth for you and your baby.

Teaching through positive thought

Classes teach you the combination of easy to learn methods of breathing and deep relaxation and visualisation, combined with positive thought and language to reduce stress, anxiety and fear and, as a result, create a more calm, comfortable and peaceful birth.

In-Depth Antenatal Course

Hypnobirthing classes offer you an in-depth hypnotherapy course which has been created specifically for mothers to empower, release fears and teach techniques to make your birth calmer, more comfortable and with you and your birthing partner feeling in control.

Learn to work with your body

As mothers learn the physiology behind childbirth they quickly recognise that their bodies are an amazing creation that was literally designed to do this – and it doesn’t have to be as hard as people have told you! Learning to work with your body, instead of against it allows a mother to have a positive birthing experience whether at home, in hospital or a birthing centre.

Involving fathers

Fathers and birth partners quickly become advocates for these amazing techniques, recognising that they offer an empowering experience where childbirth can be seen for the amazing thing that it is, and how they can work as a team to ensure this.

The benefits of hypnobirthing:

A calmer and more controlled birth

Feeling better informed and prepared

Learning tools and strategies to maintain a positive mindset for birth

Shortened labour

Reduced physical impact of childbirth

Learning the role of your birth partner

What do I learn?
  • The physiology of the body and how it is can work with the mind for a controlled and calm birth
  • Massage techniques to use before and during childbirth
  • Relaxation techniques to use before, during and after childbirth
  • The power of positive birth statements
  • How to release fear and worries to allow you to feel more calm and confident
Course Materials

Every mother and her birthing partner attending these courses are provided with:

  • Parent Pack
  • Collection of audios
  • Scripts for relaxation
  • Support with you birthing plan
  • Teaching in massage techniques for childbirth
  • Support throughout & after your course

Prices:

Online Course  -  4 weeks  -  £49

A 4-week online course compromising 4 videos, 4 ebooks and audios to use at home to learn the basics of hypnobirthing and birth preparation.

Basic Course  -  4 Hours  -  £175

2 x 2hr sessions covering the basics of hypnobirthing. Perfect for those also attending NCT or Ante-natal classes. Includes a parent pack, audios and birthing book.

Full Course  -  4 Weeks  -  £275

4 x 90-minute classes over consecutive weeks at a time convenient to you. The course covers all components of hypnobirthing and includes all resources.

Refresher  -  90 Minutes  -  £75

A 90-minute refresher session for parents who have previously used hypnobirthing and wish to review and reflect on the methods and strategies.