WHAT IS HYPNOBIRTHING?
HypnoBirthing® is as much as philosophy as it is a technique. It is method of birthing that is based on the belief that all babies should come into the world in an atmosphere of gentility, calm and joy, regardless of the path.
When a mother is properly prepared for birthing physically, mentally, and spiritually, she can experience that sort of joy, birthing her baby in an easier, more comfortable manner. Through a well-thought-out program of birth education, deep relaxation, special breathing techniques, visualisation and affirmations, HypnoBirthing® returns to a woman the art of birthing in a way that allows her to summon her natural birthing instincts.
HypnoBirthing® is about inspired parents, learning to take responsibility for their own births by actively seeking the right team of care providers and empowering themselves through education as well as mental and physical preparation.
When is the best time to attend class?
The optimal time to attend is any time between 20 weeks and 30 weeks. However the earlier the better and if you’re discovering us late in your pregnancy, then don’t worry, we’ll make it work!
- your labour was shorter
- you might not need to use any anesthesia
- you feel alert and energized after the birth
- you are comfortable and relaxed during labour and birth
- you feel excited and powerful during birth
- your baby is calmer, more relaxed and feeds well.
“Although the popularly desired outcome is ‘healthy mother, healthy baby,’ I think there is room in that equation for ‘happy, non-traumatized, empowered and elated mother and baby.’” – Midwifery Today
Here is what other people are saying about Zen Mama Collective.
“Learning to tune out of the world and into your mind and body is something I will take with me, not just for the birth but for life.
We couldn’t have asked for a more relatable, patient and informed teacher.
We will be forever grateful for the gift of hypnobirthing that Kahrina shared with us.”
“We had a surprise arrival this morning at 2.31am. Master George arrived at 34 weeks, it was a natural, fast and non-traumatic birth at the hospital. Such a blessing attending your course and learning the techniques which I believe really contributed to George's strong health upon arrival and the relaxed and stress free environment that was created during the birth of our son. I felt at ease and ready to work with George and my body to get him here safely. Thank you for all your support”
“While a c-section was the last thing I wanted, I felt calm and in control through the whole labour, which I put down to my relaxed state of mind and the hypnobirthing techniques I was able to call upon. I would not have felt as calm and confident about the whole experience had I not done Zen Mama's hypnobirthing course. It was the most beneficial thing I did to prepare me for childbirth.”
“My waters broke at home and we decided to go to the birth centre. By the time we got to the birth centre I was fully dilated which completely surprised my midwife as much as it did us because we were so calm. I spent a little under three hours in the birthing suite, it was calm and I breathed through the whole birth without requiring gas or other assistance. I just wanted to say thanks again for giving us the tools to have an amazingly calm and empowered birth.”
“It was not the birth I had visualised but I absolutely loved the experience and stayed calm and relaxed the whole time. I know it's 100% because of all the things I learnt from you so thank you so much! We had a little girl, she is totally beautiful and also a very calm and relaxed baby (due to her relaxed birth and all the prep relaxation I did I think 😁). I am so happy to have all the hypnobirthing knowledge on board.”
“Me and my partner are very happy that we committed to doing the course. We had the home water birth we had planned. The breathing and visualization were such great tools. We felt empowered and prepared. Thank you Kahrina”