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How can hypnobirthing help with the fear of pain in childbirth?
Is this something that keeps going round in your head? ⠀ ⠀ It’s definitely something that I thought about A LOT when I fell pregnant.. for many years before too to be honest. ⠀ If this is something that worries you, I know how it feels. Family and friends trying to be helpful, yet scaring you and telling you that birth was one of the most painful experiences of their lives. Feeling like you can’t turn off the birth programmes – it’s a way of getting prepared right?! Even watching your favourite tv shows, all the mamas are clearly in pain giving birth – it’s just something to endure to get the baby you so desperately want.⠀ ⠀ Over time, the idea of the pain build-up to the point where you feel like you won’t be able to cope. But I’m here to tell you that it really doesn’t need to be that way.⠀ ⠀ Most of the pain that women feel in labour is down to tension building up in the body. If you think about it, when your muscles are really tense it makes it really hard for them to work – you need to be the complete opposite, yes, relaxed – in labour!⠀ ⠀ That way, your muscles can work properly meaning that your working with your contractions instead of against them. ⠀ ⠀ If you think about a time where you’ve been in pain – it’s worse if you focus on it, isn’t it? So that’s what we have to do, come up with things to focus on.⠀ ⠀ This is what we do in a hypnobirthing class, work out where the pain comes from and how to create techniques FOR YOU on how to stay focused and in control. Sound good? ⠀ I’m on zoom and running private and group classes, drop me a line if you are interested or book onto one of my free hypnobirthing taster sessions. You can have a good birth 🙂
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