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Hypnobirthing in Welwyn Garden City?

Is Daisy Birthing hypnobirthing? Hypnobirthing Welwyn Garden City

The term hypnobirthing is an extremely popular term right now in the birthing world. It is a buzz word when it comes to giving birth, with celebrities choosing to use breathing and relaxation techniques*. Understandably, now more people want a piece of the action when it comes to their birth. Hypnobirthing Welwyn Garden City

When I was pregnant 8 years ago, I remember my sister-in-law giving me lots of leaflets related to birth. I came across a document on hypnobirthing, and I didn’t even read through it as the title put me off. Hypnobirthing?! It sounded very hippy like (not that there is anything wrong with that, I just didn’t think it was for me – but then I discovered Daisy).

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Hypnobirthing is relevant

Even in 8 years the birth world has come on so much. The fear surrounding birth is diminishing, people are starting to see that there is no need to fear birth. People are taking control of their thoughts around birth even more and feeling more confidence in trusting their bodies. To understand your body is to appreciate it, to build trust and confidence in your body’s ability to birth. If this step forward is thanks to hypnobirthing, then all hail the person who brought it to the mainstream!

It is worth understanding that hypnobirthing is a process not a method. ‘Hypnobirthing’ has simply become the most recognisable term for the use of certain techniques to help to improve the experience of childbirth. Often pregnancy yoga gives breathing and relaxation techniques that work in the same way for labour too; and yes, absolutely Daisy Birthing absolutely does use similar techniques – but oh so much more.

Given the right circumstances birth just happens without your brain having to get involved at all. Birth is all about hormones and muscles. When you understand the exquisite cocktail of hormones that fuels birth, you are better able to help yourself achieve it.

Tools for every birth

In our Daisy Birthing classes we focus on relaxation and breathing techniques because we know that the less your conscious, thinking brain can activate and get involved in birth, the better. There is no right way to give birth; every baby’s birth is unique. A ‘Daisy’ or ‘hypno’ birth is not necessarily at home, in water, in the dark, surrounded by calming, gentle music. The techniques we teach are for every birth; home, midwife led, consultant led, induction, all the drugs, none of the drugs, c-section or instrumental delivery. However you give birth it will always be so much easier if you can be as relaxed as you can.

Daisy Birthing gives you the tools to be able to make informed choices and the confidence to enact those choices. We commit to giving you the risks, the benefits, the choices, and the tools during pregnancy. Then you can make the best decisions for your body and baby in the moment without having to engage your conscious brain too much. You can trust that you will know the right decision that needs to be made. Ideally no decisions would need to be made in the spur of the moment, but we know that birth is a dynamic process and when things change it is best to be prepared.

Hypnobirthing through movement

We know that not only is hypnosis a wonderful tool for relaxation, but it also helps eliminate fear and anxiety during pregnancy and going into labour. It helps you to trust your body, your baby, and your instinct. We use a mixture of visualisations, affirmations, relaxation, and deep breathing techniques, just like you would find in hypnobirthing. But we combine these in Daisy Birthing with movement. To make these techniques more affective, and help you understand how birth works and how you can work with your body.

Daisy Birthing is a form of antenatal education that will teach, show, and help you feel comfortable with connecting your mind and your body. The impact it can have on your labour and birth experience is huge.

Hypnobirthing through movement is a lovely term to describe our classes in a short, succinct phrase. We teach you the theory, and work through a series of movements connected to our breathing techniques to help your body and mind feel connected. This helps everything come together easier on your birthing day. By practicing the techniques in our classes, you will find that calmness, confidence and control you feel in pregnancy is more easily replicated in the birthing environment.

A Daisy birth

Daisy Birthing is a toolkit of techniques and ideas for labour; the power always comes from the birthing person. Daisy Birthing does not rely on any one method or technique, it gives the control and confidence to the birthing family. Hypnobirthing Welwyn Garden City

The power and beauty of Daisy is that it does not matter how you birth, you can use the techniques, movements and breathing throughout pregnancy, labour and beyond.


*Interesting fact, Daisy have had their share of celebs, Natasha Hamilton, Billie Faiers, and even Giovanna Fletcher attended Daisy Birthing.