England goalscorer Harry Kane and fiancée Katie Goodland announced the birth of their daughter Vivienne Jane on Wednesday morning with a sweet social media post. They shared a beautiful picture of their new addition, revealing Katie, 25, had a water birth and no pain relief, and championed hypnobirthing….
Sophie Kirkham believes that birth should be a calm experience.
Hypnobirthing teaches simple but specific self-hypnosis, relaxation and breathing techniques for a better birth. It’s a proven method that guides and prepares a woman in giving birth in a peaceful manner, considering both the psychological, as well as the physical well-being of the mother, her birth partner, and the new born. Using breathing and relaxation methods, the idea is that you can help your body relax and go through the natural process of giving birth without tensing up and feeling scared.
It burst into the spotlight in 2013 when the Duchess of Cambridge said she was going to use it during the birth of her first baby, Prince George. Hospitals around the country are reporting a major rise in the demand for classes in hypnobirthing and many midwives predict it will be standard antenatal practice within a decade.
Clinical studies and anecdotal evidence agree that the use of hypnosis during labour shortens the first stage of labour, significantly reduces and even eliminates pain, reduces the need for medication, results in fewer interventions and surgical births, minimises fear during pregnancy, and leaves mothers and babies alert and energetic after birth.
HypnoBirthing places the role of the family as central to the whole birthing process and it has a multitude of benefits such as:
- It allows baby to enter the world calmly and gently and drug free
- You are more likely to experience a natural, calm and comfortable birth
- It often shortens the length of labour
- It can lessen the physical impact of childbirth
- The father is actively involved, he knows that he has played an important role in the birth of his child
- You will be more alert and in control
- You may find you don’t need any pain relief at all
It’s particularly good for women who are fearful of the birth process, and it can help release fear using methods which allow relaxation and confidence.
Sophie Kirkham is the calm, confident birth expert, she’s a Hypnobirthing Teacher, Doula and Coach. Her aim is to give parents a great start to parenthood and a positive birth story. She advises and inspires parents about birth with meaningful antenatal education, Sophie is very passionate about sharing HypnoBirthing tools with mums-to-be and knowledgeable about what she does. She’s the ‘go to’ calm, confident birth expert.
Sophie has some great free resources on her website, including instructional videos and blogs. She teaches live classes in Greenwich, Lee Green and Hither Green in SE London, soundly based in established anatomy, physiology and psychology, her classes teach you and your birthing partner the techniques to achieve a calm and comfortable birth; all the antenatal training you need!
Sophie has also created an online HypnoBirthing course which is an ideal accompaniant to live classes, it is the best of what Sophie does in an easy to follow, yet highly effective online home study course – all details here>>>
This online class allows you to work through a range of instructional videos and information plus relaxation tracks that will assist you in having the birth you’d like. So, sit back, relax and join Sophie to get your mind and body ready for the amazing experience of birth. She will help you achieve:
- a calm birth
- a confident birth
- a safe birth
- a positive birth experience and an easier start to parenting
Sophie also runs a live Facebook Q&A on her Page https://www.facebook.com/CalmHypnoBirthing/ each Tuesday @ 8pm (UK Time)
I have been meaning to send you a message for quite some time (6 months ago)! I followed your online HypnoBirthing course through my second pregnancy and I found it so valuable to my experience. Absolutely brilliant and I simply cannot thank you enough. I gave birth to my daughter Minnie so calmly at home. Good luck Sophie! xx