Hypnobirthing Belfast

If you live in Belfast or its surrounding areas, learn the power of hypnobirthing with live, interactive online courses you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home. I offer private or group classes, as well as group baby massage classes for infants from newborn to pre-crawling. 4-week hypnobirthing courses starting at £149 for 8 hours of live, interactive classes, with 9 relaxation downloads and a course companion book.

Introduction

Hi there and congratulations on your pregnancy. My name is Emma, and I am a qualified hypnobirthing practitioner and hypnobirthing mum. I work with couples from all over the UK, offering online hypnobirthing classes. My training is from the Hypnobirthing Institute in 2014 and the Hypnobirthing Training Academy in 2016, with Jenny Mullan, who's course is accredited by the Royal College of Midwives.

Taking the course provides you with all the techniques you need to prepare you and your partner for your child’s birth. As a former student and hypnobirthing mum, I can attest to the effectiveness of these techniques for the birthing experience. That is why I passionately share my knowledge with soon–to-be parents, so that they too can enjoy the benefits of hypnobirthing with a calmer, easier birth experience.

Online Hypnobirthing Classes in Belfast

Private online hypnobirthing classes

If you need the course to fit in around your diary or you prefer more of a one-on-one, personal approach – tailored to your specific needs.

Group online hypnobirthing classes

Interactive and friendly online group classes where you can come together with like-minded couples to fully prepare for a positive birth experience.

Refresher online hypnobirthing classes

If you have done hypnobirthing before and want to refresh your knowledge and practice – a class that is tailored to your specific needs.

Online baby massage
classes

For parents and babies from newborn to pre-crawling – can help with bonding, relaxation, sleep and colic discomfort.

Private online hypnobirthing classes

If you need the course to fit in around your diary or you prefer more of a one-on-one, personal approach – tailored to your specific needs.

Group online hypnobirthing classes

Interactive and friendly online group classes where you can come together with like-minded couples to fully prepare for a positive birth experience.

Refresher online hypnobirthing classes

If you have done hypnobirthing before and want to refresh your knowledge and practice – a class that is tailored to your specific needs.

Online baby massage classes

For parents and babies from newborn to pre-crawling – can help with bonding, relaxation, sleep and colic discomfort. add Share your experiences.

Together Birthing now offers Hypnobirthing classes in Belfast. Reach me directly for initial discussions or any questions you may have.

What You Will Learn

  • Self-Hypnosis. In these classes, you will learn different techniques to achieve deep relaxation. You will go through different breathing, massage and visualisation techniques, all geared to achieving a calm state during childbirth.
  • Knowledge. You will gain knowledge on how the body functions during birth and changes that take place in the body.
  • Fear Release. The class aims to help you release any fears or anxieties associated with childbirth.
  • Practical birth education. The topics include: writing birth preferences, how to help induce labour naturally, exercises to prepare the body for childbirth, birthing positions and your partner’s role in the process.
  • Birthing Environment. Learn how to create a supportive environment for birth.

The Benefits of Hypnobirthing

  • You have the best chance of enjoying a drug-free birth.
  • All the tools and techniques to handle any special circumstances that may arise.
  • Research shows that hypnobirthing mums can reduce labour time by up to 3 hours and have lower emergency c-section rates.
  • Your partner is more involved in the process.
  • You release all fears and anxiety associated with childbirth.
  • Feel calm and in control during the birth experience.
  • Feel more empowered to speak out and ask questions so that you can make informed choices during the birth experience.

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FAQs

All the information is on our ‘What is Hypnobirthing’ page.

Hypnobirthing equips you with techniques to make your delivery easier. The results are all dependent on the practice that you do. I did a study of mums who took my course and found that 70% did not require any other pain relief. For more about their experiences, please refer to my blog.
There are situations that may arise where medical intervention is required. These are usually beyond your control and are done to guarantee the safety of both mother and child. In some cases, mothers may require gas or air, but this only accounts for about 20%-25% of mothers according to the Hypnobirthing Institute.

Anything that a mother takes during the pregnancy can affect their baby. Mothers who deliver drug-free, have faster and easier recovery times. According to studies, epidurals increase the chances of supplementary interventions such as forceps and vacuum extraction. These procedures prolong your birthing process and your recovery time. Drugs can also be passed on to your baby making them drowsy after the birth. Taking a course in hypnobirthing allows you to stay calm and in full control of the surges, enabling you to have a drug-free labour. 

Ideally you can start within the 20th and 30th week of your pregnancy. Enrolment is also possible after your 30th week, however. Some couples start as late as 36 weeks. Please get in touch for more details.

Practise is necessary for hypnobirthing to be effective. The 4-week course provides you with enough time to practice your self-hypnosis, breathing and deep relaxation skills. You and your partner can take advantage of the time in between classes, to sufficiently prepare for the big day. Please reach out to me if you have any questions after completing the course.

Anyone is eligible for hypnobirthing. We cater for first-time mothers and those seeking alternative methods after a previous difficult birth experience. The techniques that you learn apply to all birthing scenarios, whether at the hospital, home or at a birthing centre. Hypnobirthing techniques also work particularly well for those mothers who fear vaginal births after caesarean sections. The fear-release techniques and deep relaxation are incredibly useful.

Hypnosis aims to help you achieve a heightened sense of relaxation. Dr Grantly Dick-Read, in his book Childbirth Without Fear, believes that your level of fear directly affects the amount of pain you go through during childbirth. The hypnobirthing course will better prepare you to manage this fear, thereby reducing your pain during delivery. Even after birth, the recovery process can be quite difficult. Employing all the techniques and skills that you will learn should make the process a lot easier.

Yes. Any level of anxiety in the mother releases stress hormones that complicate the birthing process. Adrenaline causes blood to be pumped to the major muscles, reducing blood flow to the womb. In turn, your baby does not receive as much oxygen, increasing the chances of medical intervention. In a relaxed state, your body releases endorphins which have a calming effect on your body. During pregnancy, mother and child are connected. These relaxation hormones are also present in the placenta and umbilical cord right after birth. Research studies show that babies born through natural birth, show more alertness and respond much better to breastfeeding.

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Although useful, they are not as effective. They do not prepare you for the intensity and length of labour, thereby increasing your chances of complicating the process. By taking the course we offer at Hypnobirthing Belfast, you learn all the techniques and skills required to ensure a successful birth.