What is Hypnobirthing?

Currently in Australia, 1 in 3 women reportedly experience the birth of their child as traumatic. "A lot of women I've met working in the birth space are doing so after giving birth themselves - mainly due to an innate desire to help other women have better birthing experiences than they did themselves. With incredibly higher rates of intervention and mothers trying to navigate arguably the most transformative experience of their lives, whilst being 'on the clock', it's time for women to take back their power, be able to advocate for themselves and feel safe, heard, empowered and calm during birth." 
Christina discovered Hypnobirthing after the birth of her first child and went on to become a Hypnobirthing Practitioner, and in using all the tools she had learnt, have a beautiful and healing second birth. 
The Hypnobirthing Australia Course is positive childbirth education. It gives you and your birth partner the tools, knowledge and preparation for an empowered birth...whatever that looks like for you. It assists you in creating an environment conducive to relaxation and letting go, because when we learn to surrender to birth our bodies relax and giving birth with a relaxed body and mind is so much easier than if it's tense and fearful. 
The tools and techniques you will learn in Hypnobirthing are such things as:  
  • self hypnosis and relaxation techniques 
  • mind and body connection
  • breathing & visualisations techniques
  • massage & acupressure
  • optimal birth positioning
  • the birth process and decision making tools 
  • bonding with baby and your birth partner 
There are so many tools that you AND your birth partner can use during pregnancy, birth and postpartum, that leave you feeling calm, empowered and involved. 
Christina also gives you a lot of useful information for preparing for your postpartum, such as stocking up your freezer with nourishing meals and one handed snacks (exactly what you need when feeding your baby) possibly hiring a Lactation Consultant, Doula, Pelvic Floor Specialist, outsourcing help to friends or family and so much more. 
Golden Bump services Melbourne, the Yarra Valley and couples via online sessions.