FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?
This is a complete antenatal and hypnobirthing course combined so it is suitable for anyone and everyone who is looking for positive birth coaching. There are enough horror stories out there to put many women and their birth partners off birth. Whereas this birthing programme is based on a foundation of human biology and psychology and is therefore accessible for absolutely everybody who would like to labour with confidence.
WHEN SHOULD I ATTEND THE COURSE?
Ideally any time between 22 – 36 weeks of pregnancy so that you have plenty of time to practise the techniques that have been taught in class. If you are past 36 weeks of pregnancy and would like to attend a fast-track course to learn these valuable skills, please do contact me.
CAN MY BIRTH PARTNER BE SOMEONE WHO ISN'T THE FATHER?
Absolutely! Whoever you have chosen to be your birth partner, whether they are your best friend, mother, or husband, etc., they are there to support you throughout your pregnancy, labour and birth. They will learn valuable tools throughout these sessions to encourage you to achieve a positive birth.
WILL I BE HYPNOTISED?
The Little Birth Company uses self-hypnosis, which is a wonderful way to enter a deep state of relaxation. It is important to remember that you are always in control and you will practise this in a way that feels comfortable for you.
CAN YOU GUARANTEE I WILL HAVE A PAIN-FREE BIRTH?
No, I can’t make claims quite that bold. However, what I can guarantee is that you will feel more prepared for a better birth, and a positive birth experience.
I will teach you some amazing techniques that will stimulate the production of your body’s natural pain-relieving hormones, but with anything, the more practice you put in, the more effective these techniques will become. That said, our recent study has shown that 51% of women taking this course used no pain relief at all, with a further 37% using only gas and air. I think you will agree that these stats are pretty phenomenal.
WILL YOU BE ABLE TO GIVE ME MEDICAL ADVICE?
This complete antenatal programme focuses on how the power of the mind affects your emotions and the impact of what fear has on the body. Rather than focusing on what can go wrong, we focus on what can go right for the individual.
If you have any concerns throughout your pregnancy at any time, please contact your medical professional.
CAN I ATTEND THE COURSE IF THIS IS NOT MY FIRST BABY?
Absolutely! This course is designed for all pregnant women and their birth partners. The techniques you will learn, whether this is your first or subsequent baby, will empower you to feel comfortable about all the decision making throughout your labour and the birth of your baby, with a calm state of mind. We acknowledge that all pregnancies are different, the same as all births are different.
WILL I HAVE TO HAVE A DRUG-FREE LABOUR IF I ATTEND THIS COURSE?
Not necessarily, as we all experience sensations in different ways. However, you will learn the techniques to stimulate your body’s natural pain-relieving hormones, which will in turn ease discomfort.