Birth Instinct hypnobirth course recommendation

hypnobirthing baby

by Jules

Personally I had bought in to hypnobirthing early on, but my husband looked sheet white when I broached the idea of a weekend course. He kept asking why he had to go - surely it's more relevant for the person actually giving birth right?

Luckily for both of us, we chose Kirsty's course and she instantly converted the somber looking men in the room. I think it was her down to earth approach with logical explanations that helped the men on their way. By the end of the first day my husband was googling home birthing pools and chanting the benefits to anyone who would listen, even though our 'home' was a building site and not necessarily conducive to a relaxing experience of any kind.

My too-comfy-inside baby was weeks late, and as a result I wasn't able to have the birth that I'd planned. But armed with tools learnt from hypnobirthing course I found the whole build up and preparation for birth a very positive experience. My labour was induced, and I can honestly say I don't know how I would have got through the endless stages without the help of the breathing and visualisation exercises. I've always been a terrible sleeper (I know, not a great combination with a new baby) so the relaxation exercise still help me get to sleep, and cope with the inevitable stresses of new motherhood.

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Kirsty and her course. She's an excellent teacher and pitched it perfectly for our group of believers and those who needed a little more convincing!