Maternity & Birth Photographs By Victoria Berekmeri - Adelaide Birth Photographer

Did you know…

Research on Hypnosis for childbirth shows it helps women and are less like to use pain medication and shows there is no adverse affects. (sourced from Evidence based birth).

A recent Australian study (Levett; 2016) on couples who attended independent childbirth education classes, like the Hypnobirthing Australia™ course, that incorporates complementary and alternative therapies such as visualisations, breathing techniques, instant relaxation techniques, acupuncture, massage techniques, active birthing positions and facilitate partner support show reduced epidural usage, lower rates of medical intervention, shorter labours and better outcomes for newborns.

For more information on the evidence for Childbirth Education for pain relief in labour and Relaxation for Pain Relief during Labour.

What is Hypnobirthing?

In a nutshell, Hypnobirthing Australia™ is the fastest growing and leading childbirth education program in Australia. It is a high quality and modern, down to earth and up-to-date childbirth education program with the bonus of self-hypnosis. While hypnobirthing may sound intriguing to many, there are a few misconceptions about what it is - so let me explain it a little more... 

Hypnosis is used to achieve a state of pure relaxation, whilst still in a conscious state. Therefore, throughout your hypnobirth you will not be asleep or 'in a trance', you will simply be in a deep state of relaxation. You are in complete control of this process, and with the techniques learnt throughout the course, you will be able to move in and out of hypnosis at any time. The secret weapon in achieving your calm and gentle birth is - your mind. 

During a Connected Hypnobirthing workshop you will learn a combination of hypnotherapy, breathing and deep relaxation techniques to encourage you to release any fear or anxiety surrounding the birth of your baby. You will also develop a deeper understanding of how the mind works, and how this understanding can assist you in achieving a calm and positive birthing experience. 

When the body is free from fear, it is able to naturally open and relax inviting the release of endorphins. When a birthing womens body is flooded with endorphins her ability to progress naturally and calmly throughout the birth process is increased. 

Hypnobirthing Australia™ course provides you with the support, tools, knowledge and empowerment to create a positive birth experience. Myself and many other women across Australia have experienced the power of these techniques and the positive overflow it has into those early hours and days of motherhood. 

I believe all women should have the opportunity to experience a beautiful, peaceful and positive birth. However, I understand that no two births are the same. There is no normal or perfect birth, each is unique and different. Each woman has her own desires and needs, which is why we provide a mix of different tools and techniques, so you can create your own personal birthing toolkit, one that resonates with you and supports you regardless of what turn your birthing journey may take.

Hypnobirthing Australia™ Philosophy;

  • To provide women with the knowledge about physiology, what to expect in labour, during birth and any interventions that may arise.

  • To provide tools for labour and birth from evidence based techniques such as; visualization, movement, positioning, acupressure, massage, affirmations and mindfulness.

  • To provide a framework to support both parents and caregivers to be empowered and involved in the preparation, labour and birth, as well as how to support the mother.

  • To provide a platform to assist in preparing the mind and body, as well as connecting the mother, birth partner and baby.

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