QUEENSLAND midwives have called time on medics using condescending and frightening language during childbirth.
Maternity advocates say there is no place in today’s society for using the words “my woman”, or “good girl” or “failure to progress”.
Contractions should be described as “strong” not “painful” and a “big baby” should be called a “healthy baby”.
All language must be empowering and uplifting for the mother.
Gold Coast midwife Amanda Bude told The Courier-Mail language surrounding birth needed an overhaul with all care providers.
“A successful birth outcome starts when a woman is respected,” she said.
“Just look at birth trauma rates – one third of women describe their birth as traumatic.”
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Why choose the 5- session, Face- To- Face Sessions with HypnoBirthing International.
Self-hypnosis and deep relaxation are very effective birthing techniques. They are acquired skills that need to be learned gradually and practised between sessions. This ensures that you have the time to develop the conditioned responses that make HypnoBirthing® International so successful. There is no short cut, and this why our program is taught in five, 2 ½ hour sessions. .
Learning HypnoBirthing over a day or weekend in a compacted form is not as effective in ensuring that parents are able to absorb and remember the various techniques and the comprehensive birth education that they learn in class. The brain and body memory have a limited learning capacity, especially in pregnancy! Allowing time between classes helps parents to better assimilate what they’ve learned from the class before and to practise together during the week. Then, when they return on the following week, they are able to discuss, correct, and improve their practice experience and any techniques they may not have fully understood.
This class schedule also allows the time to explore your feelings, to relax with your partner, to resolve and release any anxieties that may arise, and to become acquainted with your baby through pre-birth parenting. We like to work with you personally and to follow your progress, so that we can work with you and prepare you to be ready, relaxed, and confident as you approach the birth of your baby.”
To find your next class with Groovy Babies please click on our Events Calender.
THE push is on to bring hypnobirthing to the state’s maternity hospitals.
Labour wards could be a lot calmer next year if HypnoBirthing International succeeds with a pilot program to teach the relaxation and deep breathing techniques in Queensland.
Amanda Bude, from HypnoBirthing International, said the program was a success in NSW hospitals.
The birthing method has been in use for 25 years and increasing numbers of hypno babies are born in Australia each year — 5500 in 2014 alone.
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Working as a midwife when pregnant with our first child I was determined to find “a better way”, to bring our baby into this big wide world. I wanted a natural birth that was calm, without fear and without intervention. The word “pain” is synonymous with childbirth, but I knew that did not have to be the case. Having become a NLP practitioner I knew that positive thoughts = positive outcome, but when it came to pregnancy and birth where were those tools to come from as my husband and I faced becoming parents.
Fully aware that a difference in care can result in a different type of birth, and after much research, my husband and I commenced a Childbirth Education Program with a difference- HypnoBirthing® International by Marie Mongan or The Mongan Method.
I have now been teaching HypnoBirthing classes for 8 years, I have lost count the number of couples that I have been privedgled to join on their birth jounrey byt with statistics such as these below its kind a no brainer why you SHOULD take classes:
Imagine if…your labour was shorter
- you might not need to use any anesthesia
- you feel energized after the birth
- you are comfortable and relaxed during labour and birth
- you experience an ecstatic birth
- your baby is calmer, more relaxed and feeds well
HypnoBirthing® mothers birth more comfortably
- 77% of HypnoBirthing® mothers who birthed vaginally did so without epidural anesthesia
- 45% of HypnoBirthing® mothers birthed in under eight hours.
- 17% of HypnoBirthing® mothers birthed via C-section, compared with the national average of 32%.
- 9.5% of HypnoBirthing® mothers chose to birth in the comfort of their homes (national average is less than 1%)
- 6% of HypnoBirthing® mothers chose to birth in freestanding birth centres (national average is less than 1%)
- data provided by HypnoBirthing® Institute, between 2005-2010.
But if that is not enough to convince you or your birth partner here is a link to 10 reasons why you should 10 Reasons to Book HypnoBirthing Classes.
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MORE Gold Coast mums are turning to hypnobirthing to ease their fears of childbirth and make sure they have a calm kid.
Hypnobirthing, which involves learning self-hypnosis and relaxation techniques for a calm birth, has been made famous by the likes of Duchess Kate Middleton.
Gold Coaster Amanda Bude, Groovy Babies offer hypnobirthing education.
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