Well this is the million dollar question. . . What does a Hypnobirth actually look like? Do you imagine this?! ^^^^^^^
Do you want the honest truth? Hold tight, the answer will blow your mind. . .
Your Hypnobirth can look like ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING YOU WANT IT TO!!!!
The truth is, Hypnobirthing is not a 'type' of birth like a vaginal, caesarean, instrumental, home, induced, hospital or free birth. Hypnobirthing is a frame of mind and really is a toolbox of different TECHNIQUES which you can use absolutely anywhere you choose to give birth to your babies.
You can have any type of birth you wish and still use Hypnobirthing techniques, it isn't just reserved for uncomplicated, home, water births. Even if your birth doesn't go exactly the way you had imagined and planned for, Hypnobirthing will allow you to stay calm and in control no matter what turn your birth takes.
In classes we teach the importance of informed choice- it is your body, your baby and your birth and YOU decide how and where you want to give birth. Through research, asking the right questions and working with the professionals who have you and your baby's best interests at heart, you can create the best environment for you and you can use your Hypnobirthing toolbox to help you to feel calm, safe and confident in whatever environment you choose.
So if you choose to give birth in a birth centre, at home, in the woods, in a hospital or wherever else (some babies have been known to choose to make their appearance in cars on motorways) You can use your techniques to get in that Hypnobirthing frame of mind and VIOLA, there you have your Hypnobirth!
Have a wonderful day and keep on imagining what you would like YOUR birth to look like- the mind is a very powerful tool :)
Emma Batt, Hypnobirthing Mother of one and KG Hypnobirthing teacher.