Hypnobirthing Courses

Birth Instinct also run a Baby Massage course,

Hypnobirthing Courses

Birth Instinct Hypnobirthing classes will open your mind to a new way of birthing. Hypnobirthing will teach you how nature intended a woman’s body to work in labour and birth. This knowledge will give you confidence in your pregnancy, birth and beyond. It will also help give the father or birth partner an active role in the birth. This is an essential course for all expectant mothers. The course can be undertaken at any stage of pregnancy.

Birth Instinct run a number of different types of courses which include the following:

Group Full Hypnobirthing Course

The group full hypnobirthing course includes two Saturday sessions for women and birth partner, and an optional daytime women only session for the birthing mother. The four evening sessions contain all the information, tools and techniques needed for hypnobirthing. The women only session is an additional extra to practice going into deeper relaxations, confidence building and to remain focussed on their vision of their birth. This is an optional part of the course and is usually taken whilst on maternity leave, closer to your due date. Group courses are always in small groups which means personal attention from the teacher for every person. Other benefits of small groups are that the group bond and feel comfortable asking questions which gets the most out of the course. The group often remain friends after the course. The course price is £260.

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To see course dates and to book please follow this link and use the "Book Now" buttons on that page. If you would like to discuss the course or hypnobirthing then please contact us. Email info@birthinstinct.co.uk.

The course is well recommended by previous clients, please see the birth stories page.

Group Hypnobirthing Essentials course

The course is for those who have already attended an antenatal course. It is ideal as a follow-on to an NCT antenatal course for those wishing to learn hypnobirthing. It includes 2 evening sessions for women and birth partner, and an optional daytime women only session for the birthing mother. The course price includes the hypnobirthing book, relaxation CD and workbook. The course price is £175.

Note - this reduced hours course assumes that you and your birth partner have prior knowledge of how a women's body works in labour and the process, risks and benefits of medical procedures such as induction (starting labour), augmentation (acceleration of labour) and common drugs in labour (epidural, gas and air, tens, pethidine). If you do not have this information then please book on the full hypnobirthing course. However there is an option to add a 40 minute session, starting 5.50pm on the day of the first session, to cover birth basics for people who have not yet started their NCT course by the Hypnobirthing Essentials start date. The cost of this is £25 extra.

To see course dates and to book please follow this link and use the "Book Now" buttons on that page. If you would like to discuss the course or hypnobirthing then please contact us. Email info@birthinstinct.co.uk.

Private 1-1 Full Hypnobirthing Course

Personal 1-1 sessions of the full hypnobirthing course take place in your own home and can be tailored to your specific needs. These can be taught in any location in London or the surrounding area. Times and dates are arranged with you on an individual basis. The course price is £525. If you are interested then please contact us. Email info@birthinstinct.co.uk or phone 07921 409926.

Click here for an overview of the course contents.

Private 1-1 Hypnobirthing Refresher

A refresher session is for those who have previously attended a hypnobirthing course and takes place in your own home. These can be taught in any location in London or the surrounding area. Times and dates are arranged with you on an individual basis and consist of 2.5 hours teaching. However if you want the opportunity of meeting other parents, then the Group Hypnobirthing Essentials course (see above) is suitable as a refresher course. The private 1-1 refresher course costs £180. If you are interested then please contact us. Email info@birthinstinct.co.uk or phone 07921 409926.

Private 1-1 Individual Session

Private 1-1 sessions can also be arranged as additional sessions. These may be needed to help build confidence, reduce fears, further practice techniques and these would take place in your own home. Please note that it is not possible to complete the full hypnobirthing course in 1 private session. These can be taught in any location in London or the surrounding area. Times, dates and costs are arranged with you on an individual basis. If you are interested then please contact us for more details and prices. Email info@birthinstinct.co.uk or phone 07921 409926.

The full hypnobirthing course covers:

  • How a woman's body works in labour and birth
  • The active role of the father or birth companion during labour and birth - building their knowledge and confidence in their important role
  • Birth practices and help on how to find out more to assist you in making choices during your pregnancy, labour and birth
  • Relaxation and massage techniques for use during pregnancy and labour
  • Exercises to reduce fears and build confidence
  • Breathing and visualisation techniques to be used during labour
  • The power of the mind, positive affirmations and thinking
  • Physical exercises and diet needed to get the body in shape for birth
  • Positions for helping your baby into the best position for birth and to help during labour
  • Knowledge and confidence to empower you to discuss any medical decisions needed with midwives and doctors
  • Real life birth stories and experiences
  • The practice you need to do. It’s only a little every day, most of which is spent relaxing!
  • A relaxation CD, Hypnobirthing book and workbook
  • Free phone or email support after course booking
  • Tea, coffee and chocolate biscuits!