Stephanie Kraft: Hi, I am Stephanie Kraft and I am a Hypnobirthing Practitioner. I am talking about having a baby using the Hypnobirthing method. Right now, I am talking about the benefits of taking Hypnobirthing classes.
These classes teach you how to trust birth. They have changed your subconscious beliefs about birth and help you release any fear you have. These classes help women learn how to relax, so that they can birth easily with minimal discomfort. While Hypnobirthing doesn't promise pain free birth, there are many women who do have pain free births because they use this method. Other women feel pressure or tightening and some women do feel some discomfort.
It's really the Hypnobirthing techniques that carry them through and help them stay relaxed and calm throughout the birth. I know from my experience, I used Hypnobirthing and my labor was overnight. I know that these techniques helped me stay clam and relaxed. I actually slept all night long in between my surges. Surge is the word we use for contraction. So I would have a surge and wake up and use Hypnobirthing techniques and breathing, staying relaxed and clam. Then I would just fall asleep after my surge was over. So that's how relaxed I was throughout my labor. Another way Hypnobirthing classes help parents, is that it teaches them to accept whichever way the birthing turns. So that if things don't go as planned, they are better able to cope with those circumstances. These tools, techniques and this philosophy really help with life in general.
So those are the benefits of taking Hypnobirthing classes. Next, I am going to talk about planning for your birth experience.