Antenatal and Hypnobirthing Course
This course covers all of the topics included in my one day antenatal class and combines it with hypnobirthing. I teach the Judith Flood hypnobirthing course which is a Royal College of Midwives approved course and is the only hypnobirthing course taught by registered midwives. Hypnobirthing helps women remain calm and in control while labouring.
You can watch a clip from RTE's Maura and Daithi on hypnobirthing here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOZ9XX8F3Fw&feature=youtu.be
Every birthing woman wants the best for her baby. It is also important for the woman to have a positive birth experience. Research has shown that when a woman is in control during the birth, she is more likely to feel satisfied with her birth experience. Knowledge and a variety of techniques will help the birthing woman and her partner to have a positive experience. Hypnobirthing helps the birthing woman to remain calm and in control during her labour which leads to a more enjoyable experience for everyone involved. Hypnobirthing also helps the woman to remain calmer during her pregnancy which is better for both the mother-to-be and her baby.
Hypnobirthing teaches easily learned techniques which enhance the body's birthing mechanisms. Hypnobirthing also helps the birthing woman to build confidence and trust in her ability to birth and to counter any negative stories and impressions which are shared with her. Her partner has a very important role in assisting her in preparation for birth and during the labour and birth, this role is covered extensively.
During this course we also explore how the birthing body works best and how we can enhance the birthing process. We spend time on massage, positions, breathing, acupressure, mindfulness, scripts and partner script reading. The pace of this class is slower than the pace of the one day antenatal class even though we cover all the topics covered in the one day class as well as the above. An MP3 and book are included in the price.
Course format and cost
The course is run over 2 days, 10 to 5 each day - from about 24 weeks. At about 38 weeks a refresher 2 hour class is done.
This course costs €320 and the major health insurance providers refund up to 100% of the cost.