Hello and welcome to KeepCalmBirthOn! based in Benson Wallingford, Oxfordshire.

 

You have made the very first move on your path to a calm and controlled birth. Be it your first pregnancy or thereafter, you will find everything you need to know. I am Jenny, your fully qualified and registered HypnoBirthing® Practitioner, based in Oxfordshire, England. I am also a twice HypnoBirthing® mummy. Which is why I have such an affinity with my mums! But you can read more about me later.

 

I know you have so many questions about HypnoBirthing®. I know this because I was in the exact same situation as you 5 years ago, looking at a computer screen reading about how to have a better birth. As a first time mum I was very anxious, thanks to the years of horror stories and sitcom scenes I had experienced. I decided that I was going to research every angle, every possibility, every theory about natural birth. There just had to be a way to make birthing better. Then I discovered HypnoBirthing® which combined everything I needed into a 5 session course!  

 

How does it work?

 

When you come along to your KeepCalmBirthOn! HypnoBirthing® sessions you will learn how to put your labour and birthing under control through various tools.

  • Self Hypnosis: Being able to relax is a wonderful gift. But it takes practise. Call it hypnosis, meditation, deep relaxation. Its all the same. We have all daydreamed. That's the same brainwave activity as in Hypnosis. So there is nothing strange or weird involved, dont panic! And being in a state of deep relaxation enables all the muscles in the birthing body to work in harmony with your baby to enable a comfortable, calm birthing experience.
  • Breathing Techniques: Contrary to belief, panting is NOT the way to go. Hyperventilating is not a good way to assist your body to birth. It won't like you for it. HypnoBirthing® teaches breathing techniques to assist the birthing body work with your baby, to birth in the way you want.
  • Visualization: Is used extensively by professional sports people. And its used in HypnoBirthing®. Practising visualization during pregnancy trains the brain and the brain tells our body what to do.
  • Information: Be prepared. Scouts motto. If it's good enough for them, its good enough for us birthing mums. HypnoBirthing® prepares us for birthing in everyway possible. Being informed puts you in control, minimises any fears and lets you birth on!

Facts & Figures

  • Only 5% of HypnoBirthing® mums need medical intervention. Even in such rare circumstances HypnoBirthing® techniques leap into action to bring about the best birth possible.
  • A high rate of success in assisting breech-presented babies to turn in to appropriate birthing position with the use of posture and hypnosis (in a study done at the University of Vermont of 100 women at 37 to 40 weeks, there was a 81% success rate with HypnoBirthing® mums).
  • Around 70% of HypnoBirthing® mums don't need any form of pain relief. I'm one of those I'm happy to say. And because I did not use pain relief, no drugs were used in the making of my babies!
  • HypnoBirthing® was founded by Marie Mongan in New Hampshire, America in the 1980s. She herself birthed without anaesthesia at a time when it was unheard of. Now, in New Hampshire 50% of woman choose Hypnobirthing®. I truly believe someday in the future, we will have similar scenario. And how fabulous that would be!

Who can it work for?

 

YOU!

No matter who you are or what your past birthing experience has been like, HypnoBirthing® can work for you. First time mums need guidance, information and the tools to have a wonderful birth. Anyone with a fear or past birth traumatisation, needs relaxation techniques and information to embrace their labour. Anyone with complications will use HypnoBirthing®, along with medical direction, to make informed decisions and stay focused and calm. Women need to learn the art of birthing again. It's been successful for quite a few thousand years but many factors have led to the misunderstanding of birthing. This has resulted in parents being fearful, stressed, and chosing a medicalised procedure rather than a natural, calm birth as nature intended.

  

 

HypnoBirthing® has come a long way. It has gained celebrity status, having been used by Demi Moore, Pamela Anderson, Meryl Streep, Jessica Alba and most importantly Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge. Even TOWIE has delved into hypnobirth. Our potential future King is a hypnobirth baby - well then, it's good enough for our prince/princess! So KeepCalmBirthOn!