WHAT IS HYPNOBIRTHING (KGH)?
It is an antenatal educational programme (accredited by Royal college of Midwives), that teaches simple, practical and informative methods related to pregnancy and childbirth. This course provides guidance to understand specific self hypnosis tools, relaxation, visualization methods and breathing techniques. This programme aims to deliver up-to-date evidence based research, in order to enable a couple to make the best informed choices surrounding their childbirth.
WHY AND HOW “PEACEFUL WARRIOR”?
Hypnobirthing will enhance your knowledge and build confidence regarding childbirth. With regular practice of self-hypnosis techniques, relaxation and breathing methods, it will empower your trust on your own ability to facilitate the natural process of childbirth by releasing the fear and anxiety. Ultimately, this makes you strong, brave, confident and powerful as a Warrior but with intense calmness, inner connection, peace and self-trust. Therefore, hypnobirthing will facilitate you to be “the Peaceful warrior” of your own childbirth and help you to achieve the calm, gentle and comfortable birth.
Anxiety releases cortisol which has an effect on pregnancy and may increase the intervention during birth and bonding with the baby. Therefore, I am so delighted to deliver my knowledge and experience with hypnobirthing tools and techniques to empower pregnant women and their partners. This course also equips them with an opportunity to prepare antenatal combining the understanding of physiology and impact of mind into their pregnancy experience and positive birth outcome.
KGHypnobirthing (Shree) will enhance your knowledge and confidence regarding childbirth. With regular practice of techniques and relaxation methods, it will empower your trust on your own ability to facilitate the natural process of childbirth by removing the fear and anxiety. Ultimately, this makes you strong, brave confident and powerful as a Warrior but with intense calm, inner connection, peace and self trust . Therefore, hypnobirthing will make you “ the Peaceful warrior” of your own childbirth and help you to achieve a calm, gentle and comfortable birth.
HISTORY OF HYPNOBIRTHING:
“Hypnobirthing is soundly based on established medical knowledge.”
The seeds were first sown with the work of eminent obstetrician Dr.Grantly Dick-Read. After witnessing a homebirth in the slums of the London Docks in 1913, where the mother had refused any pain relief but then proceeded to give birth quickly and with no pain. This event left Grantly Dick-Read truly amazed.
When he asked the mother, after giving birth, why she refused the pain relief, she commented “It didn’t hurt. It wasn’t meant to, was it, Doctor?” This experience defined Grantly Dick-Read, and after a career of working on the battlefield and in hospitals; he later theorized that fear was the overriding cause that led to the pain in childbirth. At the end of his career he wrote the book “Childbirth Without Fear”. He hypothesized that when you are fearful, you tense up and the natural birth process is inhibited and becomes longer and consequently more painful.
Over the years his theories have been fully vindicated with research into how hormones work during childbirth. His principles have been further developed by a number of natural birth practitioners with Hypnobirthing being the one that is most notable and widely practised. Today Hypnobirthing is known by every midwife in the UK and many have trained in KGHypnobirthing, including professors of midwifery and NHS heads of midwifery. It is practised internationally and is rapidly spreading throughout the world.
CONCEPT OF PREGNANCY AND CHILD-BIRTH:
Pregnancy and birth is the most important and happy event of human life. However, it includes a great deal of conflicting emotions such as joy to disbelief, worry to excitement, fear to courage and self-doubt to self-confidence. Due to series of unpredictable events, dramatic birth stories, negative attitudes and comments; as well as being in a culture that has set up birth to be a very medicalised event and one that is inherently dangerous; it is no wonder that worry, fear, and stress features heavily for a pregnant woman.
It is well known that “State of mind “and “thoughts “have a huge impact on our physical body. Worry,fear and anxiety releases the stress hormones (Adrenaline,Cortisol,Norepinephrine) which transfers to the baby via placenta. It is also well documented in many studies that fear,stress and anxiety can be associated with developmental outcome in infancy and could affect brain function and behaviour. Some studies showed the links between preterm, labour, increase the outcome of c/s, IUGR and high level of stress.
MECHANISM OF CHILDBIRTH:
Adrenaline reduces the blood flow to your womb (uterus) and digestive system. Instead, your blood flows more readily to the large muscles in your limbs so that you’re ready to fight or run away.
As a result, the muscles of your womb will work less, because they are deprived of blood and oxygen. This can make labour harder and longer. Additionally, the baby will be getting less oxygen too.
Moreover, just when you most need it, the hormone that eases labour, oxytocin, is less likely to be released as stress hormones stop your body producing oxytocin. You’ll also produce fewer of the natural hormones (endorphins) that numbs pain and helps you feel good.
It enables a woman to work with her body which is naturally designed to give birth. It releases the fear and negativity that she has been programmed with from an early age. It helps woman to achieve a calm and comfortable birth.
This educational course will enable a pregnant couple to develop and understand 5 important C’s;
KGH HYPNOBIRTHING BENEFITS:
It can be a natural form of pain management. There are no medications with potential side effects for you or your baby. Therefore, Your baby will arrive to a serene and relaxed environment, alert and ready to bond with you as nature intended.
By regularly practising breathing techniques, deep relaxation and visualisation with positive statements , it can provide comfort, relaxation and positivity during labour
Self hypnosis with visualisation techniques and positive statement will help you to change your mindset . As a benefit, during labour, emotional reaction can be controlled or channeled appropriately which can decrease stress and fear during childbirth.
Hypnobirthing techniques aims to teach techniques which allows the individual to stay calm and in control during labour; therefore the Length of labour is often much shorter with Hypnobirthing births (see the concept of childbirth)
Your birth partner will be involved actively so that he/she learns how to support you and have a central and active role in the birth, in order to feel a truly shared and loving experience.