Frequently Asked Questions

When is the best time to begin hypnobirthing classes?

You can begin the course any time but I would recommend you start the first session following your 20 week scan which gives plenty of time to practise and therefore you gain the full benefits of hypnobirthing during the rest of your pregnancy and your birth. However, KGHypnobirthing is effective whenever you do it, so if you are further along in your pregnancy but can still complete all of the sessions before you give birth, you will benefit immensely.

Can I attend a hypnobirthing course alone or should my birth partner come with me?

I would fully encourage you to bring along your birth partner, whoever you are choosing to have with you on the day.  From my own personal experience, a birth partner can feel very helpless without the knowledge and skills hypnobirthing develops. Your birth partner has a huge part to play in the birth of your baby, from protecting your space, communicating with caregivers, keeping you fed and hydrated and helping you to stay calm and relaxed. In fact, I would even go as far to say that your birth partner has more to remember than you do on the day, so it is important that they feel confident and comfortable with their role.

Will hypnobirthing give me a pain free labour and birth?

While I cannot guarantee that your birth will be pain free, hypnobirthing mothers are much more comfortable during childbirth and many do not require pain relief.  Hypnobirthing always works but it works differently for everyone.

Fear and anxiety increase the mother’s experience of pain and by understanding how your body works, you will learn to trust your instincts during labour and therefore feel calmer and more comfortable. As a result, you are more likely to feel in control and look back on your experience as both positive and empowering whatever the journey on which your birth takes you.

Can hypnobirthing reduce tearing?

Hypnobirthing classes explore a range of tools and techniques that can help to reduce the risk of tearing. Hypnorbirthing also teaches you to ‘breathe’ baby down. This slow, descent allows gentle pressure on the perineum which gradually eases open to allow baby to pass through, meaning it is less likely to tear.

Can I use hypnobirthing if I am preparing for a caesarean birth?

Yes! The course gives you all the tools you need to prepare for the birth that is right for you and your baby. Childbirth is hugely empowering and there is no ‘one size fits all’. KGHypnobirthing will teach you a range of techniques that can be used however you choose to give birth.

Useful Links

KGH website for more information on KGHypnobirthing: 
Sara Wickham website for up-to-date research:
https://www.sarawickham.com
AIMS – support and information on maternity and birth choices:
https://www.aims.org.uk
Evidence Based Birth – unpicks the best available evidence on any given topic, in an easy to understand format:
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Get In Touch

Demelza Sayers - KGHypnobirthing Consultant
Email: demelza@tranquilbaby.co.uk
Tel: 07961 898215

Hypnobirthing classes in Cornwall and Devon or online via Zoom

 

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