This article is for parents to be who know how they want to welcome their new baby into our world but don’t yet have all of the skills to achieve their ideal birth. They may even have fears or limiting beliefs that result in them feeling stuck when it comes to writing a birthing plan.
What is a birthing plan, and do you really need it?
The good news is that a birthing plan can be whatever you want it to be.
As every child’s birth is unique and has many variables, your birthing plan is your perfect opportunity to realise what aspects are most important for your “trio team” (Mum, birthing partner and baby) throughout the process.
The following list gives you a starter of things that you may want to consider:
- The right environment and atmosphere for your “trio team”.
- Your wishes or goals for stage one and two and after the birth, i.e. cutting the cord, placenta, feeding and bathing.
- Your preferences regarding procedures during the birth, i.e. pain management, shaving, enemas, induction, episiotomy.
- Your preferences in the case of any unexpected events.
Hypnotherapy for childbirth
In a nutshell, hypnosis enables you to enter into a relaxed or altered state that supports the birthing process because it keeps the body out of the fight/flight mode which is known to slow down labour. It uses strategies that including breathing, progressive relaxation and visualisation, to support mum to work instinctively with her body and the baby.
Hypnotic anaesthesia uses a range of hypnotic phenomenon that supports mum in managing her own pain relief without needing to rely solely (or even at all) on pain relief drugs that also slow down the birthing process and make baby sleepy before and after the birth. The number of skills that you will learn at hypnosis for childbirth classes will depend on the qualifications, experience and skills of your trainer.
Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) complements the use of hypnosis because it works with your “map of the world” (values, beliefs and behaviours) to change any limiting beliefs or fears and to train your brain to support you physiologically during the labour/birthing process.
In summary, when you decide to train with a clinical hypnotherapist and NLP practitioner using painless childbirth (the Tina Taylor way) you will learn:
- About the history of hypnosis in childbirth, why and how it works.
- The impact of stress and how to release it.
- NLP strategies to support your emotional state, manage fears and change limiting beliefs.
- Trance skills and hypnotic phenomena to support the birthing process including pain management.
Want to find out more about how Hypnotherapy can help with your childbirth?
Tanya Bunting helps to change any limiting beliefs and teach you a wealth of skills to ensure relaxing and painless childbirth. Through hynotherapy classes, you can manage your emotional state to help you and your baby throughout both your stages of life. This is including a relaxed state to support breastfeeding and Self-hypnosis for re-energising yourself during the day. Read more about how Tanya can ease childbirth using hypnotherapy and NLP.