At St John of God Bendigo Hospital, we have midwives trained to provide the official Hypnobirthing Australia Workshops. The program has been developed with Australian women in mind, birthing in Australian hospitals. Our Hypnobirthing classes are designed on the understanding that birth is normal and natural for healthy women and healthy babies.
Through the skills and knowledge shared at our workshops you and your birthing partner will learn to approach the birth of your baby without fear or tension. Hypnobirthing Classes provide you both with skills to assist you to be able to have a gentle and relaxing birth. While in labour, you place yourself in an ultra-calm state using tools such as, visualisations, music, self-hypnosis and relaxation techniques. You and your body will learn to work through your labour in a relaxed state to minimise pain and discomfort. Our workshops will assist partners to feel more confident and empowered in their role as birth support.
Through a well-planned and thought-out program you will explore techniques and tools, which will assist you to achieve a calm and relaxed birth experience. During our Hypnobirthing classes you will:
- gain an understanding of how the brain and body work together during labour and birth,
- learn how your birthing muscles and brain can work in harmony,
- master the skills that will help you achieve a deep state of relaxation,
- learn to approach birth with positive anticipation and confidence.
Hypnobirthing classes are facilitated by our midwives and are conducted at the hospital. Our classes will be capped at a maximum of six couples to ensure a small and personal group environment. A full folder of resources will also be provided to each couple attending the workshops. For more information about our maternity services and workshop dates and costs, Please call Mel on 0400 260 404.