If you need the course to fit in around your diary or you prefer more of a one-on-one, personal approach – tailored to your specific needs.
Interactive and friendly online group classes where you can come together with like-minded couples to fully prepare for a positive birth experience.
For parents and babies from newborn to pre-crawling – can help with bonding, relaxation, sleep and colic discomfort.
My husband and I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Emma to prepare for the birth of our first baby. Emma’s classes were both informative and relaxing and we both feel so prepared for a peaceful, natural birth at home, thanks to our HyponoBirthing practice. If you’re interested in HypnoBirthing, I would highly recommend working with Emma.
I couldn’t thank Emma enough for teaching me and my husband the art of Hypnobirthing. Even though I ended up being induced I still used the the Hypnobirthing method and had an incredible natural birth. I couldn’t recommend Emma enough, thank you!
Emma has a warm and intuitive teaching style. She guided me through my pregnancy and helped me overcome my birthing fears and have the most empowering and rewarding birthing experience. I actually enjoyed it. For that I am hugely thankful.
The environment was positive and welcoming. The hypnobirthing course was informative, educational and provided us with the tools to have at the birth. I feel more knowledgeable and confident and my partner is now more involved in the process. We feel excited for the birth
I just want to say a massive thank you, the hypnobirthing skills you taught us on the course were invaluable during the birth. It gave us so much confidence, the whole experience was calm, anxiety free and positive.
The course was really informative and I learnt so much about birth that I never knew. It was lovely to discuss concerns and other ideas for birth with other couples. I feel a lot calmer and positive about giving birth and more confident that I can handle whatever happens during our birthing experience. I have enjoyed the relaxations so much. I am glad I have plenty of them to listen to before our birthing day.
I did not have any type of pain relief at all and the sensations I had were completely bearable. Iain was also really great, he stayed in control and calm, did the soft touch massage and was generally very soothing. I put my amazing birth experience down to the hypnobirthing lessons and doing the relaxations and birthing affirmations (almost) daily, so thank you for teaching Iain and I the skills we needed to make that happen.
Just to say many thanks. Had it not been for hypnobirthing, I would have not survived! Our baby Eden was born 23rd December and using the hypnobirthing tools saved me! I got to full dilation within 3 hours of the first sign of labour and the breathing literally took the pain away like an anaesthetic would, I was surprised how powerful it was. I cannot emphasise enough the empowerment, confidence, vital knowledge and coping tools that I gained from hypnobirthing. I rarely recommend courses but this is a must for every woman. To be candid I would advise this course is taught to every mother-to-be as standard, simply to equip women with the physical, emotional/mental skills & techniques required to undergo the powerful experience of childbirth; and to access the inner strength required for such a feat!
Find out more about what exactly is Hypnobirthing, how you can benefit from hypnobirthing and how it works on our ‘What is Hypnobirthing’ page.
For a successful hypnobirthing experience, mum and her birthing companion must prepare according to the course material. According to findings published by the Hypnobirthing Institute, around 65%-70% of hypnobirthing mums do not need any form of pain relief. A further 20%-25% only require something mild, like gas and air. The remaining 5%-10% usually experience ‘special circumstances’, where medical intervention is required.
In terms of my research, 69% of women I taught over a 2 year period, did not need any form of pain relief during labour. In the rare events when medical intervention was required, birthing mums said that the hypnobirthing classes still really helped them remain calm and positive.
You can find out about individual birthing experiences on my blog.
Mothers who opt to give birth without an epidural give birth to their babies faster, heal quicker and are able to regain movement within hours. During the birthing process, having full control over your body is much more beneficial. In addition to this any drugs ingested can be passed on to the baby.
The most optimal time to start the 4-week Hypnobirthing course in Norwich is between the 20th and 30th week of your pregnancy. If you are past week 30 and still wish to join, please do still get in touch and I will try and fit a course in for you. I have taught plenty of couples at 36 weeks.
Practising at home is of vital importance. Self-hypnosis and deep relaxation are acquired skills and must be practised at home to gain as much experience as possible.
During the four-week course, you and your birthing companion will learn how to fully prepare for the birth. It will take some practice to learn how to trust your body, and become confident and relaxed.
Hypnobirthing is suitable for everyone. The goal is to make you and her partner feel ready, confident and relaxed in order to have the most amazing birthing experience. Even if this is not your first pregnancy and you already have experience giving birth to a newborn, this course will help you gain an insight into a completely different approach to childbirth. Online Hypnobirthing classes are also very beneficial for mums who have had C-section previously and wish to have a vaginal birth (VBAC) with this pregnancy. This course will help them relax and chase away the accumulated anxieties. Hypnobirthing course can be completed by mums who wish to have both home or hospital birth.
Self-hypnosis is an acquired skill and can be learned during the online hypnobirthing course in Norwich. Hypnosis is a state of mind when the person feels completely at ease, relaxed while fully aware. Self-hypnosis can be achieved by anyone and only requires some guidance to achieve the relaxed state.
Hypnobirthing is essentially a stress-free way of giving birth and can therefore only be beneficial for your baby, as well as for yourself. Your baby feels the same as you feel. Endorphins are released during birth when the body of the mother is relaxed and she feels calm and happy. They are found in the placenta and umbilical cord directly connecting with the baby and are responsible for better breastfeeding behaviour in newborns.
To keep track of the live online classes you should have a minimum upload speed of 2Mbps. You can run a test on your computer to check your upload speed with this tool http://www.speedtest.net.
The best way to take a hypnobirthing course is live online with an instructor. You have a better opportunity to ask questions and learn the techniques.