Hypnobirthing classes available for north Bristol mums
North Bristol NHS Trust is offering classes in Hypnobirthing to pregnant mums in Bishopston, Cotham and Redland.
Hypnobirthing is an antenatal education programme that teaches you and your birth partner simple but specific self-hypnosis, relaxation and breathing techniques for labour and birth. It was originally developed by qualified hypnotherapist Katherine Graves.
Some of the midwives are now trained in Hypnobirthing and are offering a Calm and Confident Hypnobirthing course at Cossham Hospital in Kingswood to help make a difference to your experience of labour and birth. The course teaches:
• self-hypnosis to induce deep relaxation
• massage techniques to release endorphins, the body’s natural analgesia (pain relief)
• robozo techniques – which help to release oxytocin and loosen your pelvic area
• visualisation exercises and affirmations to make you feel calm, confident and positive.
The cost of the is £250.00 and is available either as a four-week evening course from 7pm to 10pm or a full weekend course from 10am to 5pm.
Wendy Proctor, one of the KG Hypnobirthing-trained midwives said:
“Whilst working on delivery suite I became interested in supporting women who used Hypnobirthing, and was amazed how women were able to cope using the techniques. When I became pregnant myself I completed a course on Hypnobirthing and used it to amazing effect. I can honestly say that I don't think I would have coped as well without it.
“Now as a Community Midwife I've had the pleasure of supporting many women in their home who choose to use Hypnobirthing to further aid their relaxation.”
For more information visit www.nbt.nhs.uk/hypnobirthing