Welcome and firstly congratulations! What an exciting time for you and your family!
Whether you are expecting a little bundle or your little bundle has arrived Illoura Birth is here to help with your wellness with hypnobirthing classes to prepare you for birth or make use of our relaxation classes for both pregnancy and post-partum meditation.
Calm, positive and empowered is how every woman should feel during pregnancy, birth and post-partum!
So what exactly is hypnobirthing and how can it help me?
Hypnobirthing is about educating women and their birth partners to feel empowered and to make informed decisions about the birth of their baby. The focus will be on preparing you with the right knowledge and tools for a positive and calm birth no matter what circumstances arise during the birth of your precious baby.
Over time fear has been driven into women surrounding birth, but why? Birth should be a joyous occasion and one you look back on and hold no regrets, have no vivid images or a replay of trauma you may have experienced. Instead you should be able to look back and feel excitement, happiness and in even some instances look at your partner and say ‘I want to do that again’ and feel at ease with your birth.
Hypnobirthing is not all about having a quiet, drug free natural birth and nor do we promise this will be the case. Every birth is different and unique to each woman. All women are wired to birth, our bodies were made for this, and we just need to trust our innate wisdom to do so.
Classes focus on deep relaxation techniques, positive mindset tools, knowledge about the mind and body during birth, breathing techniques for each stage of labour, visualisations, massage and touch, support tools for birth partners, releasing fears and all you need to know in the weeks/days leading up to and during birth.
Hypnobirthing also strongly focuses on hypnosis and don’t worry it’s not what you think, there is no running around like a chicken and it’s not just for ‘hippies’ as some like to say. Have you ever got into the car and prepared for a long drive and when you arrive at your destination you think ‘that was quick’ or have you gone to the movies and become so engaged in the movie that before you know it two hours has passed. That’s because you have been in a hypnotic state and not even realised it! All hypnosis is self-hypnosis. With the use of hypnosis we can condition ourselves to reach deep relaxation instantly, eliminate fears and release those amazing endorphins within us during childbirth.
During classes you will be taught all the skills you need to achieve this and be provided with resources to support you and your birth partner in the lead up to the birth of your baby.
The Hypnobirthing Australia course is evidenced based and designed for Australian mothers.
Hi I'm Vanessa; I’ve been a Registered Paediatric nurse for eight years and teach undergraduate nursing students.
I’m also a first time mumma to a hypnobub and have another on the way.
I remember feeling so excited about my baby’s arrival but I also had this internal fear that kept popping up. Throughout my pregnancy all I heard were horror stories of birth and was recommend to opt for an epidural or elective c-section to save me from what sounded like trauma I was about to endure!
My wonderful Obstetrician recommended hypnobirthing to me to eliminate these fears and prepare for the birth I wished for which was a calm and positive experience. Unsure at first, I decided at 28 weeks to give it a go and it was absolutely life changing for my husband and I!
I went on to have a beautiful, calm and positive birthing experience that left me feeling on top of the world and empowered. This feeling still has not left me and I don’t think it ever will. I am so passionate about women’s health and preparing expectant mothers and their partners for birth. To have that calm positive feeling no matter what turn their birth needs to take. Every woman deserves to feel empowered to make informed decisions, remain positive before, during and after the birth of her baby. I am so excited to be a Hypnobirthing Australia practitioner and honestly cannot wait to teach you the tools, knowledge, preparation and support to bring your baby earth side.