HypnoBirthing Questions Answered

What will HypnoBirthing® and Trust In Birth do for me?

It will help you help yourself. It will keep you in a relaxed state of mind and body before and during the birthing process. It will teach you tools that you will use for birthing and for the rest of your life, something that hospital classes are no longer providing.

When is the best time to start the classes?

25 – 32 weeks is a good time frame but if your due date is much closer than that individual classes can be arranged. If you would like more relaxation, then starting classes earlier is fine.

Will my labour be pain-free?

No one can give that guarantee, however a large percentage of women have reported just that, just a sensation of tightening and pressure. The aim of HypnoBirthing is to have a calm, easier more comfortable labour that you are in charge of just like nature intended.

Is it important that my birthing partner attend the classes?

Yes that is the ideal but not always necessary. A birthing companion can be of a great assistance with your focus and relaxation during labour and they too have the benefit of learning relaxation for themselves to use during their own everyday stressful situations. What your learn during the classes you will use for a lifetime.

What is included in my class costs?

The costs include: classes for you and your birthing companion, a text book, 2 CD’s, 2 DVD’s, and handouts. It also includes 24 hour phone access to Diane and any private session after the class series is completed. It isn’t just about classes, it is about good support right up to the birth of your baby.

How are the classes held?

The classes are available in 2 ways:

  • 4 weekly classes 7pm – 9.30pm
  • 2 Saturdays 9.30am – 4.30pm
  • 2 Sunday classes held by D’Arne Katiforis

What is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a natural, awake state of relaxation, in which suggestions you desire are given to your unconscious mind. It is not mind control. All hypnosis is self hypnosis.

Can anyone be Hypnotised?

Because you already live in a natural hypnotic state hypnosis is easy. The best subject is a person who has a definite reason or motivation to go into hypnosis.

What will it feel like?

A hypnotic state is not like being unconscious or asleep. You will be in an awake state of  alertness and aware of your surroundings. You may or may not remember everything because you are in a relaxed state like when you are daydreaming and yes you will remember the actual birth.

Is Hypnosis mind control?

No. The person being hypnotised is in full control at all times. No one can make you do anything that you wouldn’t normally do every day.

Will I quack like a duck?

Only if that is what you suggest to yourself.