easibirthing® in York with Angie Doig-Thorne
Childbirth should be one of the most wonderful experiences of our lives. It is a natural process which a woman’s body is more than well equipped to deal with. Every birth is unique and Easi-birthing empowers you to manage the birth of your child, not fear it.
The Easibirthing course consists of 6 Hypnotherapy sessions where you will learn, self hypnosis, relaxation, visualisation and breathing techniques to prepare you mentally and physically for the birth of your child. You will be taught how to use hypnosis for pain management skills and you will learn to trust your body, so that when you go into labour you will feel calm, confident and importantly in control. It is your body and your baby therefore it should be your choice as to how and where you choose to give birth.
‘Hypnobirths’ – a new trend among celeb mums
A number of high profile celebrities have used hypnotherapy in order to overcome the struggle of childbirth, reports Made for Mums.
Actresses Jessica Alba, Angelina Jolie, Busy Phillips and Tiffani Thiessen have all tried or are set to try the relaxing technique in order to have their babies in as much comfort as possible.
Mrs Alba, who plans to use hypnotherapy to welcome her second baby, explains the process of hypnobirthing: “Basically, my husband takes me through sort of a meditation,” claims the Machete star. “So he’s saying, ‘You’re relaxed and your floating on clouds,’ while you’re going through labour and your contractions.”
“You know, normally, I want to strangle him but at that moment concentrating on his voice is sort of calming and wonderful,” says Alba, cited by Think Baby.
Mum-of-six Angelina Jolie is reported to have used hypnobirthing techniques when giving birth to twins Vivienne and Knox, while former Saved By The Bell star Tiffani Thiessen decided to try hypnotherapy when giving birth to daughter Harper Renn.
Former Dawson’s Creek cast member Busy Phillips also decided to dabble in hypnotherapy and complementary birth therapies before giving birth to her daughter, Birdie.
Women who use self-hypnosis techniques are less likely to use pharmacological pain relief during labour, including epidural analgesia, and are reportedly more satisfied with the way their pain was managed than those who did not (Smith et al 2006).
Tocophobia – Fear of pregnancy or childbirth:
Symptoms of Tocophobia – breathlessness, excessive sweating, nausea, dry mouth, feeling sick, shaking, heart palpitations, inability to speak or think clearly, a fear of becoming mad or losing control, a sensation of detachment from reality or a full blown anxiety attack.