HypnoBirthing Frequent Asked Questions

Frequent Asked Questions​

HypnoBirthing is a mind over body complete prenatal classes that benefit couples planning a hospital birth, water birth, home birth, caesarean birth and even when the mother requires medical intervention. It is taught in a total of 12.5 hours of childbirth education covers not only what to expect in labour and birth but also nutrition, exercises, understanding how your subconscious mind align or sabotage you. You will learn the consciousness of your unborn baby, welcome your baby in a gentle manner etc. Whatever birth you are planning, HypnoBirthing provides evidence-based birth information. The information presented will assist you to make a healthy informed decision. Please refer to the course outline or read more about what HypnoBirthing parents birth stories.

HypnoBirthing is a mind over body complete prenatal classes in five lessons, a total of 12.5 hours of childbirth education that covers not only what to expect in labour and birth, but also nutrition, exercises, understanding how your subconscious mind works whether it aligns or sabotages you. Mother will learn deep relaxation techniques, relaxation, affirmations, 3 signature breathing techniques and visualisation. You will train your baby to relax in the womb and throughout birth. Your partner will learn to support you as a birth companion/Birth Doula. You will understand you unborn baby better, welcome your baby in a gentle manner etc. The course provides you with evidence-based birth information. The information presented will assist you to make a healthy informed decision. Please refer to the course outline or learn more about HypnoBirthing.

Yes, hospitals in Singapore have no objection to parents taking HypnoBirthing course and in fact, hospitals recognise as one of an effective “pain relief” method. That’s because HypnoBirthing mothers are generally relaxed while in labour. Many obstetricians, nurses and midwives who have seen the calmness of HypnoBirthing mothers give birth to their babies highly recommend HypnoBirthing to expectant couples. One thing is for sure, you do not need permission from your doctor to learn HypnoBirthing childbirth preparation course.

HypnoBirthing is natural. HypnoBirthing combines science and nature helping women to achieve instinctive birth. Women enter into a state of Deep Relaxation working with her body to birth her baby. It is a philosophy of natural childbirth education enhanced by hypnosis techniques. There are six components including deep relaxation, breathing techniques, visualisation, deepening, affirmation and natural childbirth education. It’s about training your mind to relax and work in harmony with your body during labour so as to achieve a healthier drug-free and stress-free birth experience for the mother, baby and father. HypnoBirthing returns woman confidence to birth her baby the way woman supposes to birth without doubting her ability to birth.

You will be brought into a deep state of relaxation to allow positive feedback to enter your subconscious mind. You will be fully in control and deeply relax. In fact, you will experience a heightened awareness state, fully aware of your sensation but not severe discomfort. You can choose to enter or come out of hypnosis as and when you wish.

Everyone can be hypnotised and that you choose if you wish to enter into a hypnotic state or not. All hypnosis is self-hypnosis. Hypnosis is a natural state of mind. Everyone enters a hypnotic state every day. The time just before you fall asleep, the time when you are engrossed in something you do, you don’t notice anything else. You must be open-minded and willing to allow yourself to experience a relaxing hypnosis session. HypnoBirthing works! But first, you need to learn the techniques and practice in order to master the skill.

When both of you learn what to expect not only in birth preparation but also the journey into parenthood, the partner will understand what you will be going through so that both of you are on the same page. He will learn how to support you like a professional birth companion, a Doula, and work as a team to welcome your precious little baby into this world. Read more what husband has to say. Daddy’s Birth Story.

HypnoBirthing has six components that assist you to remove your fears of childbirth, which are the main causes of pain. All HypnoBirthing techniques you practice promotes the release of endorphins, your body’s own natural relaxant, 200 times more effective than morphine.  As it is a mind over body approach, there is no guarantee that you will experience pain-free birth but any severe discomfort will be greatly reduced. It requires your commitment to practising the exercises taught in the class and your ability to master the hypnosis techniques. Although not every HypnoBirthing mother experiences a pain-free birth or the birth they plan for, couples often approach their birth fully prepared and feel satisfied with their birth experience. Click for Birth Stories.

You can start learning HypnoBirthing whenever you are ready to start as HypnoBirthing techniques requires time to practice. If you are early in your pregnancy such as before 12 weeks pregnant, consider collecting the HypnoBirthing textbook and CDs for home practice before you join the course. Most couples join HypnoBirthing course between 25 weeks to 32 weeks g.a. If you are further along into your pregnancy, please call 6100 9863 to make a special arrangement or use contact form.

It is recommended by the HypnoBirthing® Institute that you complete all syllabuses in Five lessons of 2.5 hours each. The course duration is structured for optimal learning. Should you have special requirements due to your work schedule, travelling plan or you have reached 35 weeks gestation, please contact us by using the contact form or call 6100 9863.

Having a doula present at birth assists to free your mind of worries and as a relief for your partner. It is you the mother who births your baby. It is all about your ability to relax, so that your mind and your body work in harmony in order to enjoy your birth experience with your partner/husband. Learning HypnoBirthing and hiring a doula can improve your birth outcome and increase the satisfaction of your positive birth experience.

A mentoring program of a small investment for a comprehensive childbirth education of five lessons in an intimate group setting for both partners (two persons), and continuous phone support throughout your pregnancy to post birth. Many HypnoBirthing couples do not require any chemical drugs (epidural, synthetic oxytocin) or medical intervention, thus the labouring mother recovers quickly. Hence, you may incur less medical costs both for the labour and birth, and future health care cost.  A baby who is not under the effect of drugs is more alert and healthy. This is evidence based. Please see HypnoBirthing Childbirth Classes for latest updates on course fee and class schedule.

You will benefit from both HypnoBirthing comprehensive childbirth education and the hospital antenatal classes. HypnoBirthing prepares you for a growth mindset, mind over body deep relaxation techniques and two therapeutic hypnosis fear release sessions. Babies who are born without the use of epidural are more alert, healthier, excellent muscle tone for breastfeeding. Many HypnoBirthing couples are less likely to require any chemical drugs (epidural, synthetic oxytocin) or medical intervention, thus the labouring mother recovers quickly. HypnoBirthing The Mongan Method has a successful natural birth rate of above 70%.  

However, HypnoBirthing course does not cover infant care. You can consider taking Calming Baby class to prepare you for the role of a parent. Please see HypnoBirthing Childbirth Classes.

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