If you are looking for an amazing, transformational birth experience then HypnoBirthing is what you’ve been looking for.
So, what is HypnoBirthing?
While labour is seen as a very physical process, HypnoBirthing allows you to focus on all the aspects of your birth, not just for you, but also for your birth partner and baby. HypnoBirthing is a complete education in birthing. HypnoBirthing teaches you how to influence labour via a range of easily learned techniques that include: education, relaxation, breathing techniques, visualisations, affirmations and hypnosis.
Don’t worry, hypnosis for birthing is not an out of body experience where you won’t remember any of your birth. Hypnosis promotes a natural state of relaxation and heightened state of awareness so you can focus on different aspects of your labour, and reduce others (like pain!)
HypnoBirthing can be appropriate for many mothers. First time mothers, mums planning a VBAC and even those who are booked for a planned c-section. The techniques taught in HypnoBirthing can be adapted for each of these birthing experiences.
While we spend countless hours preparing a safe, comfortable environment for the arrival of our baby. A beautiful nursery, hand picked toys, books and clothes, all those hospital appointments, and suddenly our hospital bags are packed and ready to go. Yet we sadly forget to thoroughly prepare for the first, and one of the most important experiences in our baby’s life; the birth. Yes your weekend or weekly hospital antenatal night classes will teach you the basics about birth, but do you really feel calm and confident going into labour? Luckily, if you’re here right now, our HypnoBirthing classes can do just that!
Prepare your mind and body for an amazing labour experience you may have only dreamed about.
95% OF OUR COUPLES HAVE A POSITIVE BIRTH EXPERIENCE
HypnoBirthing Classes Melbourne
Our conveniently located clinic allows us to support couples birthing at Box Hill, The Royal Womens, The Angliss, Dandenong, The Northern, The Mercy, Sandringham along with many of the private hospitals. Or if you live in wider Melbourne or Victoria region, we can also provide online sessions. If group classes aren’t your thing, no worries, we also offer private courses.
Here at The HypnoBirthing Collective we are troubled by the statistics of women who have traumatic births.
30% of new mums are upset by their birth experience. More than 15% of mums (and 10% of dads) end up suffering from Post Natal Depression and approximately 9% have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). These figures are not ok!
We believe the industry must change, and we believe education is the starting point.
We need more education for mothers on how our bodies should work during birth, that our bodies work in harmony with our babies and not against each other during labour, how we can manage pain most effectively, and importantly how to remain calm when things don’t go to plan. HypnoBirthing, we believe, is that all encompassing education that women and their birth partners need in order to give them the best chance at avoiding the negatives in childbirth.
SOME OF THE GREAT HYPNOBIRTHING BENEFITS:
- 80% fewer requests for pain medication
- 50% less epidurals
- 45% reduction in cesarean sections
- Shorter labour by an average of 3 hours
- Decreased use of artificial induction
- Fewer pre-term and low-weight babies
- It reduces or eliminates fatigue during labour, leaving the mother fresh, awake and with energy for the birthing
- Happier and more content mothers and babies
- Babies more alert; able to breastfeed almost immediately
- It promotes special bonding of the mother, baby and birthing companion
- Fewer cases of post natal depression reported
- It promotes more rapid postnatal recovery
- Creates an more integral role for the birthing partner
- Gives you ongoing skills in relaxation and self-hypnosis to manage stress and pain
- Everything you need to know to achieve a safer, easier and even more comfortable birth
- The role of your partner and /or birthing companion in your baby’s birth
- The importance of bonding before and after the birth of your baby
- What’s gone wrong with labour in our society, why and how to overcome it
- What the Fear-Tension-Pain syndrome is, how to avoid it and reduce the pain often associated with labour
- Relaxation and self-hypnosis to eliminate fear and tension through pregnancy
- Techniques of deep relaxation, massage and visualisation during labour
- Special breathing techniques to produce a shorter, and more comfortable labour
- The amazing natural design of you and your baby’s body and how they work accordingly in harmony during labour easily and comfortably
- How to keep oxygen supplied to baby during birthing
- How to greatly reduce or eliminate the need for chemical pain killers, drugs and other intervention
- To create your body’s own natural pain relief and anaesthetic
- Natural ways to stimulate labour without chemical induction
Ideally for our HypnoBirthing courses you will be at least 20 weeks pregnant when attending the course OR have a minimum of 4 weeks before your due date. As a result this allows you to practice learned techniques after the course has finished and therefore give you the best chance of a calm birth.
If you are outside these dates, please contact us to work through your options. Most importantly, we believe it is never, ever too late or too early to learn HypnoBirthing.
Our HypnoBirthing course for groups is delivered in small class sizes that encourages open communication and allows you to get specific advice for your unique pregnancy.
The classes are well paced, yet we have set times for group discussions, and plenty of bathroom and snack breaks (a necessity when you’re pregnant!).
Candace and her team of experienced educators have been teaching busy classes since 2008 and deliver an informative and entertaining course. Your birth partner or support people who will be attending your birth, should attend the course. This can also include a close family member, or a friend, or also includes a doula or student midwife.
Group classes are run on various days and times.
“The HypnoBirthing Collective was recommended to us by a friend and it was amazing! I cannot recall a class that I have taken during which I received so much value. We both learned a great deal about natural birth, but also how to navigate the often complex and daunting medical system especially given how squeamish I am! We left feeling much more confident, knowledgeable and empowered. The classes were also super fun and enjoyable and this is down to Candace. She is at the same time, kind, welcoming, incredibly knowledgable, patient and professional. She also has a great sense of humour which is pretty vital in this type of thing! My wife has not yet given birth but we are very glad we decided to do the hypnobirthing classes with Candace. I cannot recommend HypnoBirthing Collective enough.”
Why ChoOse the HypnoBirthing Collective?
We are classically trained with the evidence based techniques from the Mongan Method, which educates the official HypnoBirthing techniques that have been helping many women for decades. Other than pain management and breathing techniques, HypnoBirthing is used to eliminate anxiety, stress and fear, helping the birther feel calm and in control. Learn more about the benefits of giving birth with hypnosis on the following pages.
At the HypnoBirthing Collective, we understand that you may have many questions during the process, and that is why we offer our HypnoBirthing classes in a face-to-face format with a personal approach. Our classes are held in person or online with professional HypnoBirthing practitioners. Our courses follow a relaxed and fun format with excellent support throughout the pregnancy for both mother and birthing partner. We invite you to check out our free video here, or read some powerful stories here.
When should you start practicing HypnoBirthing?
The short answer is anytime from 20 weeks pregant. The longer answer is that it might depend on your learning style. Many couples choose to do the course around 20 weeks pregnant so they have as much time as possible to practice the techniques. They may then choose to come to any of the classes running between when they finish and their baby being born to refresh their knowledge.
Other birthers and birthing partners may like to do the course closer to their due date so all the knowledge is fresh in their mind. Or they may only find out about HypnoBirthing later in pregnancy. This is fine too and we’ve taught many couples successfully later in pregnancy. Of course there can be the risk of baby coming before the course has finished so in these cases, sometimes a private course which can be scheduled around your due date is a better option. It’s never too early or too late to learn HypnoBirthing.
Our Hypnobirthing Childbirth Educators
Candace is a supporter of birthing parents and birth workers alike. Among so many things, Candace is a HypnoBirthing Childbirth Educator, Doula, Coach, Naturopath, Biomedical Scientist and disruptor of the birth status quo. With over a decade of experience in the industry Candace brings a wealth of love and support
“Since attending my first birth in 2009, I fell head over heels in love with all things birth and was determined to make this my life’s calling. Connecting women to their purpose, to their children, to their ability to birth, to be happy, this is my reason for being on this earth.”