Hypnobirthing is not as hippie as it sounds. It is an educational program that prepares couples for a positive birth experience no matter how or where they choose to birth. Hypnobirthing Australia is founded and owned by a Gold Coast woman, Melissa Spilsted. Melissa has put so much time and energy into her hypnobirthing program - the Positive Birth Program - that as a registered midwife, I can honestly say the educational material is 100% in line with the current research and evidence in relation to maternity care in Australia. I am proud to be affiliated with Hypnobirthing Australia.
The Positive Birth Program is the natural approach to childbirth! The program prepares you with the knowledge, confidence and tools you need to birth calmly. Birth can and should be, a positive experience – one that you will always want to remember.
Hypnobirthing classes in Brisbane are facilitated by hypnobirthing practitioners who have been trained under Melissa to take you through the Positive Birth Program. Each practitioner facilitates the same program and are scattered throughout Brisbane, making it easy for you as the consumer to access the program. The Positive Birth Program is facilitated over 12 hours and comes with your own unique workbook which includes a "Cheat Sheet" for partner, guides on acupressure points useful in labour, hypnotic scripts, positions for labour and much more. In addition to this the Positive Birth Program comes complete with access to an app which contains MP3 playlists, birth videos and more. The amount of value in this package is amazing. As a registered midwife myself, having taught antenatal classes most of my career, I can honestly say this program is awesome. So is it worth paying for hypnobirthing, its a 150% YES from me.
How does Hypnobirthing work and when is the best time to learn Hynobirthing? Hypnobirthing works really well if you have practised the hypnotic skills during pregnancy. If you can imagine a time you drove home from work and got carried away thinking about "life admin stuff" when all of a sudden you can't remember the last 2-3 kms. How did you drive that distance when your focus was clearly not where it needed to be? This common experience is a light hypnotic trance.
Now if you can imagine trying to do that after having moved to a new city, and new job ..... would it be common to have that same experience within the first few months? I am going to guess you said no .... why is that???? Any thoughts????
The reason you could do that originally is because you had driven that same route home everyday, and in doing so your subconscious mind remembered the way home, essentially making you switch to auto pilot. When you moved to the new city and job, your subconscious had not had time to remember the way home. Hypnobirthing techniques are very similar. the more you practise the skills the bigger the memory bank in the subconscious becomes and the easier it will be to switch to auto pilot.
So when is the best time to learn Hypnobirthing? It is recommended around 20 weeks gestation, in order to give you time to practise the hypnotic skills. The hypnobirthing program can be taken later in the pregnancy if needed. Does the program have any disadvantages? No absolutely not. The program is designed for all types of birth including emergency caesareans. The techniques can be used in any situation and in fact throughout the rest of your life. How good is that!!!!
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