Absolutely not. All hypnotherapy is self-hypnosis, you are always fully conscious and able to open your eyes or talk at any time. It is not possible to hypnotise an unwilling participant. Hypnosis is a state that everybody passes through at some point in their day – daydreaming, watching TV, reading, driving (have you ever arrived at a destination and not remembered the journey?)
Certainly. Using mindful tools can significantly improve the chances of a successful VBAC because the birthing process is so much gentler and does not use forced pushing.
Unfortunately not. 95% of women are able to achieve a comfortable birth, 60% of women that use mindful tools for birth use no pain relief at all, a further 20-25% use mild relief such as gas and air. There are occasionally ‘special circumstances’ where a mother will need assistance, but using My Birthing Kit will allow her to make informed choices about the options she has.
My Birthing Kit tools can be purchased as a complete set for natural birth or Caesarean for self-study. However, to benefit fully, we highly recommend attending a My Birthing Kit course with one of our certified practitioners who will provide guidance through the techniques and theory, help you create your birth plan, and guide you through hypnotherapy sessions in classes.
No. All Hypnosis is self-hypnosis and is a state you allow yourself to reach. It is a normal natural state through which we all pass in a normal day, daydreaming, watching TV, reading. Using mindful techniques with My Birthing Kit will allow you to actually work with your body as it was made and is far more natural than using medication.
Medical Aids do not currently cover the cost of a course, however as awareness of the benefits of mindful birthing grows, it’s likely that this will change. Discovery Health will however award Vitality points for attendance if you submit a certificate on completion of the course.
The majority of moms still choose to birth in a hospital rather than birthing at home (around 30% choose homebirth). It is actually even more important to have tools, and to be more educated as to your choices about birth if you choose to have a hospital birth, where you are statistically more likely to face intervention in an environment less suited to a calm and relaxed birthing atmosphere.