I am not planning for a water birth but a hospital birth. Will HypnoBirthing benefits me?
Yes, HypnoBirthing is a healthier complete prenatal classes benefits to couples planning a hospital birth, water birth, home birth and even caesarean birth. It is taught in a total of 12.5 hours of childbirth education covers not only what to expect in labour and birth but also nutrition, exercises, understanding the mind of your unborn baby, welcome your baby in gentle manner etc. Whatever birth you are planning, HypnoBirthing provides evidence-based birth information. The information presented will assist you to make a healthy informed decision. Please refer to the course outline.
Will Singapore hospitals and doctors accept HypnoBirthing?
Yes, hospitals in Singapore have no objection to parents taking HypnoBirthing course and in fact, hospitals recognise as one of an effective “pain relief” method. That’s because HypnoBirthing mothers are generally relaxed while in labour. Many obstetricians, nurses and midwives who have seen the calmness of HypnoBirthing mothers give birth to their babies highly recommend HypnoBirthing to expectant couples. One thing is for sure, you do not need permission from your doctor to learn HypnoBirthing childbirth preparation course.
I am skeptical about the hypnosis component. Is HypnoBirthing Natural?
HypnoBirthing is really a philosophy of natural childbirth education enhanced by hypnosis techniques. There are six components including deep relaxation, breathing techniques, visualisation, deepening, affirmation and natural childbirth education. It’s about training your mind to relax and work in harmony with your body during labour so as to achieve a healthier drug-free and stress-free birth experience for the mother, baby and father. HypnoBirthing returns woman confidence to birth her baby the way woman supposes to birth without doubting her ability to birth.
Will I lose control and not fully present when I birth my baby?
You will be brought into a deep state of relaxation to allow positive feedback to enter your subconscious mind. You will be fully in control and deeply relax. In fact, you will experience a heightened awareness state, fully aware of your sensation but not severe discomfort. You can choose to enter or come out of hypnosis as and when you wish.
Can anyone be hypnotised?
All hypnosis is self-hypnosis. Hypnosis is a natural state of mind. Everyone enters a hypnotic state every day, the time just before you fall asleep, the time when you are engrossed in something you do you don’t notice anything else. Daydreaming is a form of hypnosis. You must be open-minded and willing to allow yourself to experience a relaxing hypnosis session.
Why does my husband/partner need to attend the classes?
When both of you learn what to expect not only in birth preparation but also the journey into parenthood, the partner will understand what you will be going through so that both of you are on the same page. He will learn how to support you like a professional birth companion, a Doula, and work as a team to welcome your precious little baby into this world.
If I attend HypnoBirthing course, will I experience a pain-free birth?
HypnoBirthing has six components that assist you to remove your fears of childbirth, which are the main causes of pain. All HypnoBirthing techniques you practice promotes the release of endorphins, your body’s own natural relaxant, 200 times more effective than morphine. As it is a mind over body approach, there is no guarantee that you will experience pain-free birth. It requires your commitment to practising the exercises taught in the class and your ability to master the hypnosis techniques. Although not every HypnoBirthing mother experiences a pain-free birth or the birth they plan for, couples often approach their birth fully prepared and feel satisfied with their birth experience.
When is a good time to start attending HypnoBirthing?
You can start learning HypnoBirthing whenever you are ready to start as HypnoBirthing techniques requires time to practice. If you are early in your pregnancy such as before 12 weeks pregnant, consider collecting the HypnoBirthing textbook and CDs for home practice before you join the course. Most couples are joining the course between 25 weeks to 32 weeks g.a. If you are further along into your pregnancy, please call 6100 9863 to make a special arrangement.
Can I attend one or two sessions as I do not have time to attend all five classes?
It is recommended by the HypnoBirthing® Institute that you complete all syllabuses in Five lessons of 2.5 hours each. The course duration is structured for optimal learning. Should you have special requirements due to your travelling plan or have reached 35 weeks gestation, please contact us by using the contact form or call 6100 9863.
If I hire a Birth Doula, do I still need to take HypnoBirthing?
Having a doula present at birth assists to free your mind of worries and as a relief for your partner. It is you the mother who birth your baby. It is all about your ability to relax so that your mind and body work in harmony in order to enjoy your birth experience with your partner/husband. Learning HypnoBirthing and hiring a doula can improve your birth outcome and increase the satisfaction of your positive birth experience.
What is my investment?
A small investment of $650 per couple in an interactive group class or $1000 for private classes. The course fee includes materials to take home for practice and continuous phone support throughout your pregnancy. You may incur less medical costs both for the labour and birth and future health care cost. Many HypnoBirthing couples do not require many chemical drugs (epidural, synthetic oxytocin) or medical intervention, thus the labouring mother recovers quickly. A baby who is not under the effect of drugs is more alert and healthy. See HypnoBirthing Childbirth Classes for more details.