We really want you to feel better about birth and feel skilled to deal with it!
Of course we want you to feel informed too, so we do tick that box in our courses but, much more importantly, we want you to feel skilled to deal with labour, as well as to feel genuinely calm, confident and empowered for pregnancy, birth and beyond. Labour and birth are intensely emotional and physical experiences. You might say, "Ah, but knowledge is power!", but you can't "think" your way through labour. Your birth experience is likely to be an immensely physical and emotional journey so what will help you most is to learn practical skills to help you manage physical and emotional challenges. We want you, your baby and your partner to have the most positive, calm and confident experience possible, where you work together as your very own dream-team, whatever your circumstances on the day.
Are you ready to start feeling better about birth?
We run our two-day independent WOW! Hypnobirthing antenatal courses every month. Groups are small (max 5 couples) so there's time to ask questions and to have as much individual attention and personal space as possible. If you'd rather take the course privately, we can create a bespoke, personal course just for you.
Living up to our motto: "Linking mind and body"
The first day of our group WOW! Hypnobirthing course focuses mostly on the theory and practice of hypnosis and self-hypnosis. You will practice rapid relaxation techniques and other ways of focusing on breathing and relaxation for a calmer pregnancy, birth and beyond.
The second day of the course focuses more on the theory and practice of the physical aspects of birth as well as informed decision-making in case you need to decide whether to accept or decline any medical options. During the second day we also weave in further opportunities to practise hypnosis and rapid-relaxation techniques.
The whole course culminates in drawing together all that you have learned, linking mind and body, so that you devise a personal and ongoing "action plan" that maximises the opportunities for positive, calm and confident birth, wherever and however it happens on the day.
For best results we recommend you keep practising all the techniques you will learn on the run up to your baby's birth. To help you, you will receive exclusive downloads to listen to at home with the familiar voice of your course leader rather than a stranger, a good book about birth and hypnobirthing, course notes, information sheets and a list of things you can prepare and practise at home. We're available at the end of an email if you need any additional information or support. You can also choose to attend our weekly Relaxation Hour at the New Forest Birth Centre, Ashurst to keep you topped up.
We welcome clients from all over Southampton, Salisbury, Winchester, Romsey, the New Forest, Hampshire, Dorset and Wiltshire - and beyond!
If you're not sure if WOW! Hypnobirthing is for you, please contact us so we can help you decide. We won't be pushy! You might also like to look at the course content here. If you'd like to skip straight to checking dates and getting booked in, all you need is here.
Our many years of experience and expertise means we are able to listen, respond, assist and explain. Our courses are interactive, adaptable and responsive. We want you to have the most positive birth experience possible, however your labour unfolds on the day.