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Hypnobirthing Australia is a childbirth education program design for Australian mothers and their birth partners.
Hypnobirthing Australia teaches mothers and birth partners techniques for a calm and positive birth.
The course will teach you self-hypnosis, relaxation, and breathing techniques. These techniques with supporting you to reduce stress to help you manage pain and achieve a positive and calm birth experience.
The techniques can be used before and during the birth and will benefit both the mum and dad.
Classes can be attended at any stage through pregnancy.
Group workshops and private classes are available.
The techniques taught are simple and straightforward and are easy to learn.
- Creating and maintaining a positive mindset
- Choices, knowledge, and tools for empowering
- Preparing mind and body for birth
- Bringing it all together
Positive Birth Program Times and Fees
Hypnotherapy Session $150
Group Program $599
Private Program $999
To find out more about the online course visit the Hypnobirthing Australia website.
Fertility Support Program
Our program is designed to help women conceive.
Research suggests that stress may be a factor which can affect the conception. Studies have found links between the women’s levels of day-to-day stress and lowered chances of pregnancy. Your body knows that stressful times are not a good time to have a baby.Stress hormones such as cortisol disrupt signalling between the brain and the ovaries, which can affect ovulation
The sessions include learning stress management techniques overcome negative thoughts and be more relaxed and positive. We also help women to prepare their body by quitting smoking, alcohol and junk food begin to focus on healthy lifestyle to promote fertility and prepare for pregnancy.
Breathing is a cue for relaxation. Your breath can be utilised to support you during the birth of your baby. Breathing techniques can be used to help you with the discomfort of contractions. The following breathing techniques can reduce the need for medicinal pain relief during labor.
5 Tips on Preparing For Birth
Breathing techniques relieve anxiety, improve the level of oxygen to your baby, and to create a more positive birth experience.
Deep breathing allows for the pain-relieving hormones, endorphins, to be released which has a calming and relaxing effect.
When fearful or in pain the body releases less of the stress hormone, cortisol.
Practicing these techniques will support you to become confident and relaxed.
Spending 10-15 minutes a day practicing breathing techniques will support you to be more comfortable during labour.
Tips for Breathing Techniques During Labour
Slow breathing during early labor
Use slow breathing during early labor when your contractions start to become more regular.
You can switch to another breathing technique when you feel that the one you are using is no longer working for you.
1. When a contraction begins, take a deep breath and consciously release all tension as you breathe out. Focus your attention on your breathing.
2. Slowly inhale through your nose and then slowly exhale through your mouth. You can count to 5 as you inhale and to 8 as you exhale to maintain your focus.
3. Pause for 1–3 seconds and repeat.
Light accelerated breathing as an alternative in early labor
This breathing technique can be used in early labor or when slow breathing is no longer relaxing or effective.
1. Start with a cleansing breath (a deep and slow breath in through your nose and out through your mouth) as the contraction begins.
2. Accelerate your breathing as the contraction peaks by inhaling and exhaling at an increased speed. Breathe in and out through your mouth, with light and shallow breathing. It can be described as ‘puffing’.
3. Go back to your normal or slow breathing again.
Variable breathing during the transitional phase
The phase when your cervix dilates from 8 to a full 10 cm is called the transitional phase because it marks the shift to the second stage of labor. This is the most intense part of labor. Contractions are usually very strong, coming every two-and-a-half to three minutes. It is also the shortest stage of labor.
1. Start with a cleansing breath.
2. Breathe in. When you breathe out, make the ‘hee’ sound three times and then one long ‘hoo’ sound.
3. When the contraction subsides, you can take another cleansing breath.
4. Go back to your normal or slow breathing again.
Breathing during the second stage of labor
Use this breathing technique when you feel the urge to push during the second stage of labor.
1. Breathe comfortably until the urge to push becomes irresistible.
2. Then take a deep breath and hold it or slowly release it while bearing down for 5-7 seconds.
3. After bearing down, exhale any remaining air and breathe comfortably until you feel the next strong urge.
4. Repeat the same procedure. You may bear down 2-4 times in one contraction.
5. Finish with a cleansing breath.