History of HypnoBirthing

Hypnobirthing is soundly based on established medical knowledge. The seeds were first sown with the work of eminent obstetrician Dr. Grantly Dick-Read.  After witnessing a homebirth in the slums of the London Docks in 1913, the mother refused any pain relief and then proceeded to give birth quickly and with no pain. Grantly Dick-Read was truly amazed. The Mothers comment after giving birth when he asked why she refused the pain relief was “It didn’t hurt. It wasn’t meant to, was it, Doctor?”  This experience was defining, and after a career of working on the battle field and in hospitals he theorized that fear was the overriding cause that led to the pain in childbirth.  At the end of his career he wrote the book “Childbirth Without Fear”.  He hypothesized that when you are fearful, you tense up and the natural birth process is inhibited and becomes longer and consequently more painful.

Over the years his theories have been fully vindicated with research into how hormones work during childbirth.  His principles have been further developed by a number of natural birth practitioners with Hypnobirthing being the most notable and widely practised.  Today Hypnobirthing is practised internationally and rapidly spreading throughout the world.

What will I learn in a KG HypnoBirthing Session?

  • Breathing exercises
  • Deep relaxations
  • Visualisations
  • Very effective work to release fear and build confidence
  • Comforting massage
  • How the father can be your powerful protector and support
  • How your body is designed to give birth with efficiency and comfort
  • Knowledge and information about the whole process
  • How ‘the system’ that you find yourself in works, and how to work with it to achieve the best result for you
  • A simple practice regime to support you at home
  • Understanding how the mind and body work together

Learn about the five Cs of hypnobirthing:

ConfidenceWhen you feel confident, you relax and work with your body in the way nature intended.
ControlWith the knowledge you have, you are enabled to take control of how you give birth.
ChoiceWhen you feel in control, the choices you make are the best choices for you and for your baby.
CalmWhen you feel calm throughout the birth you are relaxed and your mind and body work together in harmony.
ComfortThe result is that your body works efficiently and comfortably.  A KG Hypnobirthing birth can be the most wonderful and empowering experience of your life.

Benefits of KG Hypnobirthing for Your Baby and You

You are likely to experience a more comfortable and sometimes pain free birth. Your baby will arrive to a serene and relaxed environment, alert and ready to bond with you as nature intended. Length of labour is often much shorter with Hypnobirthing births.

Less drugs and medical intervention are used in Hypnobirthing births allowing your baby to develop naturally and easily after they arrive. Mums often bounce back quicker after a Hypnobirthing birth as the physical impact of giving birth is reduced. Your birth partner will learn how to support you and have a central and active role in the birth. A truly shared and loving experience.

The benefits to you are obvious, but the long-term benefits to your baby cannot be over-estimated. Across the world there are wonderful birth stories of Hypnobirthing babies being calm, content and sleeping really well. They seem to thrive better. It may seem miraculous but this is how Hypnobirthing is designed to be.

HypnoBirthing Sessions for You

Currently we only offer one-to-one personal training sessions. The sessions are split into 4 weekend sessions of 3 hours each. The timings and schedule can be modified as per the comfort of the parents. For one-to-one session details, please contact anjali@ilove9months.com

If you would like us to conduct a group session at your organization or centre, please contact support@ilove9months.com