The article followed a football loving male whose wife was nearing her due date, so in the interest of science he gave up his beloved Saturday matches to enrol on a hypnobirthing course with his wife.
He was surprised to find that the techniques he learnt in classes helped him to relax his wife, helping her to focus on her breathing, a skill which came in very handy whilst she was in labour.
After signing up to a Berkshire hypnobirthing course the couple joined other expectant families for a comprehensive course which was split over two days. It was during this course that the males learnt just how much of an important role they have to play in terms of practical, emotional and physical support.
Their practitioner explained to them different ways in which a gentle birth could be achieved, the rationale for hypnosis in birth and how to block out birth nightmares. The group also learned about emotional triggers and physical responses as well as being shown various images illustrating the various stages of birth and a selection of calming hypnobirths on DVD.
All of this ultimately lead to a calm and comfortable birth for the parents involved where both parties felt confident and in control to make whatever choices needed to be made for the healthy delivery of their baby.
If hypnobirthing does sound like something that could be of interest to you then you can contact a hypnotherapist in your area using the search tool located on the homepage of this site.