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Hypnobirthing at the Rosie

The Rosie Hospital

The Hypnobirthing service is pleased to announce the launch of our new on line Video Tutorial presented by Rosie Midwives.

Urgent advice: Covid-19 update

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new on line Video Tutorial presented by Rosie Midwives.

Unfortunately our face to face and group sessions are still suspended for the foreseeable future due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Please see below details of our online offering.

What is Hypnobirthing and how does it work?

The ideal time to attend your Hypnobirthing course is at 30-32 weeks into your pregnancy.

Hypnobirthing is an education programme that teaches techniques that can help towards a natural, calmer, labour and birth. You will be taught breathing, visualisation, massage, relaxation and self-hypnosis techniques which can help to reduce the effects of anxiety and tension. These techniques can be incorporated into other everyday life situations to aid relaxation.

The course is presented by Rosie midwives who have trained as Hypnobirthing practitioners.

Who is Hypnobirthing for?

Hypnobirthing has the potential to work for most births and research suggests women who have received hypnosis training require significantly less pharmacological pain relief and a decreased need for labour augmentation with oxytocic drugs. Evidence supports it as a tool for increasing normal births and reducing operative delivery rates. Babies born using hypnobirthing techniques tend to be more alert, calm, feed better and sleep better as they have been brought into the world at their own pace in a more calm and gentle way.

Hypnobirthing may not be suitable for everyone

If you have mental health complexity such as Bi-polar or personality disorders, then the course may not be suitable for you. If you do have a history of one of these conditions please email to arrange for a call from a Hypnobirthing trained midwife who will screen you for suitability.

If you do not have a history of mental health complexities please book here.

Non-urgent advice: During the video tutorial you will learn

  • Everything you will need to know to achieve a more comfortable birth
  • Explore the relationship with pain and labour and how to work with your sensations
  • Deep relaxation techniques to help eliminate fear and tension
  • How to create a calm and serene environment for you and your partner
  • Breathing & relaxation techniques
  • Massage/rebozo skills
  • How to create a relaxing birth room
  • Quick techniques to slow breathing
  • How to use visualisation scripts

How much does the Hypnobirthing tutorial cost?

The cost of the tutorial is £100.

The tutorial will be available for 12 weeks from enrolment. You will have access to an interactive Q & A session hosted by one of our Rosie Hypnobirthing trained midwives. Details & times of these sessions will be emailed to you after you have booked onto the course.

You will need to purchase your parents workbook prior to starting the course. You will need this book to refer back to and practise the techniques that you have learnt. The book is called: Hypnobirth Parent’s Workbook transforming birth together by Teri Gavin-Jones & Sandra Handford.

Book cover image of "Hypnobirth Parents' Workbook"

How to book

Testimonials from users of the face to face sessions

"We are utterly in love and can’t thank all the team in the Rosie enough, and the Hypnobirthing course meant we had THE MOST calm, relaxing birth full of laughter and funny moments. I’m thinking of all of you who are next promising that because of the course, your going to have such an enjoyable birth! That’s a promise!"

Caroline and David, Cambridge

"Fantastic course – I have no doubt that the techniques we learnt kept us both calm and feeling in control through what turned out to be a very quick labour and birth and allowed me to have the natural birth that I wanted"

Jess & Andy, Girton, Cambs

"We really enjoyed the hypnobirthing course. It’s a good mixture of what to expect during labour and what methods one can use to minimise the effect of pain. The techniques you will learn will be useful throughout your life, not just during labour"

Lillian and Nik, Cambridge