Although many believe that it is a method to relieve the stress of childbirth, in truth it is much more. As Marie Mongan, the creator of Hypnobirthing, says, this is an ideology. A tool for the mother to feel prepared, informed, calm, and empowered to arrive at her delivery and the birth of her baby with feelings of love and tranquility. It completely replaces the false beliefs about the birth process and the fears created by society.
Hypnobirthing is something that has always intrigued me, and now after being certified as a facilitator with El Parto Consciente, I am more convinced than ever that we women already carry all the power within us, to be able to give birth to our babies, in the vast majority of the time without the need for help or intervention.
“With hypnobirthing, you will learn to take yourself to that state of deep relaxation, where you can connect with your instincts, with your strength.”
– Nuria pozas, Parto Consciente.
People interested in hypnobirthing are generally looking for a way to give birth as confidently, calmly, and gently as possible, whether they choose to give birth in a hospital, birthing center, or at home.
What is Hypnobirthing?
Hypnobirthing is an approach to pregnancy and childbirth that combines deep relaxation techniques and self-hypnosis, visualizations, and positive affirmations, along with basic classes to understand the real physiology of pregnancy and childbirth and your rights as a mother. This preparation allows the woman to release fears, increase confidence and feel calm so that her labor experience is easier and more comfortable.
For most of our lives, we have been overwhelmed with horrible stories of other women’s labors. Everyone, from close family and friends and even simple tv shows, wants to tell them about the terror of giving birth. We have been conditioned to believe that excruciating pain is associated with labor, and that is why women nowadays hold an unparalleled fear of birthing their babies. This extreme fear causes our bodies to become tense, and that tension prohibits us from easily accomplishing a normal physiological purpose. The result is exactly what is feared most. Long, painful labor or unnecessary intervention.
Through very simple sessions of self-hypnosis and education, you learn to dismiss fear-based stories, misinformation, and birthing myths; The objective is to see birth as a normal and mammal happening. For High or low-risk pregnancies, you learn to trust that your body knows how to bring your baby into the world in the calm and gentle way: the way that nature intended.
My intention with this course is to give the mom confidence in herself and in her body. Mothers have incredible inner power, and an innate and mammalian instinct when it comes to gestating, giving birth, and raising. This is exactly what I want to promote with my hypnobirthing course. It is addressed to any pregnant person and their respective partners. The complete course consists of 4 sessions of between 1.5 to 2.5 hours, but it is completely adaptable to each couple and their needs. You can never start too soon, but it is recommended to start around week 34 to be able to carry out all the sessions.
I also offer an intensive 3-hour session, going over all the topics that we normally give in 4 sessions. On the other hand, I offer a specific session for the preparation of a cesarean section. For now, the sessions are face-to-face, in Ibiza. Later I will try to adapt it to digital format. I can come to any part of the island if it can be in a space where the couple feels comfortable. Each zone of the island has an additional price applicable. You will receive the 4 relaxations that we practice in the sessions in mp3, and some scripts so that you can practice them at home.
If you have any doubts or questions, don’t hesitate to contact me. Lisa Doula