Course Content

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Course content is tailored to your individual or group needs. I do, however, follow a general programme and when you book a Lionheart Hypnobirthing course you can expect to come away with the following:

We will talk about your pregnancy, your previous labour and birth experiences (if any) and your hopes/fears/expectations for your forthcoming labour and birth. You will discover the use of hypnotherapy as a profound and powerful tool for labour and birth. You will learn and gain trust in how your body is perfectly designed for birth. You will learn some simple but amazingly effective breathing and relaxation techniques to help you stay calm, focused and in control. You will learn about the ideal labour and birth environment and how you can apply this to where YOU want to give birth. Your birth partner will learn how to support you emotionally and physically. Your mindset will begin to gently change regarding how positive and empowering labour and birth really can be. 

Laying the Foundations

 

You will learn that what you do in pregnancy both physically and mentally has a huge impact on your how your labour and birth unfolds on the day. You will practice those amazingly effective breathing and relaxation techniques. You will learn SO MANY practical tools and techniques for making labour and birth quicker and easier whilst also reducing the likelihood of perineal tearing. I will share with you my tried-and-tested "the best way of coping with a surge" technique (with visual to use on the day) so that you know you will be calm and focused during each and every contraction. You will feel more relaxed, knowing that some of the pressure has been taken off the “big day” and feeling increasingly confident  and excited!

Preparing for Birth

 

You will learn that what you do in pregnancy both physically and mentally has a huge impact on your how your labour and birth unfolds on the day. You will practice those amazingly effective breathing and relaxation techniques. You will learn SO MANY practical tools and techniques for making labour and birth quicker and easier whilst also reducing the likelihood of perineal tearing. I will share with you my tried-and-tested "the best way of coping with a surge" technique (with visual to use on the day) so that you know you will be calm and focused during each and every contraction. You will feel more relaxed, knowing that some of the pressure has been taken off the “big day” and feeling increasingly confident  and excited!

 

Most of my clients book me because they want to feel in control during labour and birth. I will show you just how much choice and control you really have.

You will also feel prepared in making important decisions that are safe and right for YOU and YOUR baby. You will feel prepared in case of any deviations from your birth plan. We will tackle any specific birth fears and do an effective “fear release” relaxation technique. I will share with you my "Birth Comfort Ladder" so you can see first hand JUST HOW MANY comfort measures are available to you. This is a visual so you can use it on the day with ease. You will feel more informed, confident and calm that whatever route birth takes, you are in control.

Making Choices

You will understand and trust in the labour and birth process - and you will have an amazing visual so you can "track" your labour progress with ease and be reminded of all the things that will help you cope with each and every stage of labour (and each and every surge [contraction]). You will learn how to minimise birth sensations, and vocalise your birth preferences (birth plans) with care givers. Your confidence will be brimming. You will feel reassured that you and your birth partner have the tools to cope with labour and birth in the best possible way. You will feel excited to use everything you have been learning! You will know that even though the course has finished, I am still available to support you.

Putting Everything into Practice

Following your baby's birth, and at a time to suit your new family, I will come to your home to discuss your birth experiences with you, and of course…congratulate you on your amazing achievement and meet your new baby. Parenthood, whether you have had your first baby or your fifth, is a huge transition and I am here to support you in your new role during this visit. I will show you how you can continue to use your hypnobirthing skills in parenting and beyond! 

Postnatal Follow Up (Private Courses)

“I would like to thank Rachel for enabling us to have a much calmer birth for our daughter Rosanna. Although I was not sure when Anna first mentioned hyponobirthing to me! Each session we had with Rachel gave us practical advice on how to remain calm, in control and really help to build our confidence. We would highly recommend Rachel, as she is very knowledgeable and deeply passionate about enabling couples to have a great birth experience” - Mike Potter

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St Helens WA10 4QJ, UK

Contact

Email: rachy_lith@hotmail.com

Tel: 07954214485

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