Frequently Asked Questions

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Some of the beautiful illustrations which you will see and learn from throughout the course. (Image courtesy of Abby Watson)

What is hypnobirthing?

Hypnobirthing is a set of tools to help you to have a positive birth, no matter your circumstances. It is not a 'type' of birth ( it doesn't mean you need to birth a certain way), rather a range of strategies you can use to help you to feel empowered and calm when birthing your baby. My hypnobirthing course is a complete birth preparation program, so you will also learn about the physiology of birth so that you fully understand what is happening in your body during each stage.

How is hypnobirthing different to other antenatal classes?

On a Fearless & Calm hypnobirthing course, you will learn about all your choices and options related to birth, as well as the tools you need to help you to have a positive birth, however you birth your baby. You will also learn about decision making tools that can help you to navigate the maternity system and feel empowered in your decisions. Some antenatal classes teach a more narrow view of birth which can make some women feel as though they are not in control. 

Should my birth partner also attend the course?

The short answer is, if at all possible, yes! Birth partners will learn about a wide range of ways in which they can support you during your birth. Also, birth partners generally will have a better understanding of hypnobirthing and the techniques if they learn about them alongside you.

When in my pregnancy should I book my hypnobirthing course?

There is no set 'right' time in your pregnancy to complete a hypnobirthing course. As a rough guide, many women aim to study hypnobirthing between 20 and 30 weeks, but this is completely personal preference. The earlier you complete the course, the more time you will have to practise the tools and techniques (but this does not mean that you can't study hypnobirthing later in your pregnancy - you will still gain many benefits before the birth of your baby). I can book you in as far in advance as you wish, so please do get in touch to check my availability!

What do I get when I book with Fearless & Calm?

When you book a hypnobirthing course with me, you will receive the course handbook (pictured on the Services page), so no need to take notes during the classes! Additionally, it contains positive birth stories from a wide range of births to help you to understand how hypnobirthing can be used. You will also receive a collection of audio tracks to download (including positive affirmations), and some other gifts in your pack. I will also be available to support you up until the birth of your baby if you need any hypnobirthing reminders or help.