Q: What is the Little Birth Company?
A: The Little Birth Company was founded by Wendy and Melissa who’s mission is ‘to support, educate and empower people, however, and wherever you choose to give birth and believe that with the best preparation you can have a positive birth.’
Q: Is hypnobirthing a bunch of hippy dippy BS?
A: I love this question because I believe a healthy level of curiosity is awesome and I actively encourage it..during the sessions, it is so interesting to see clients having that ‘lightbulb moment’ when it all clicks and makes sense to them!
It really isn’t a bunch of ‘hippy BS’ but there is a lot more detail about hypnosis and how it is used in my birth preparation sessions here and I am happy to answer any questions you may have prior to beginning any of the courses.
Whether you are having a hospital birth, home birth, birth in a field…wherever and whatever your birth preferences are…the Birthing programme can help you feel fully prepared for the birth of your baby or babies. It’s all about empowering you to have the birth that is right for you and ensuring you remain in calm, relaxed and in control. Pretty fab hey!
Q: Is it good for me and my baby?
A: It’s great for you and baby!
- You are likely to experience a more comfortable labour and birth though it’s important to recognise that a pain-free birth is not the focus of Hypnobirthing.
- Your baby is more likely to born into a relaxed environment, alert and ready to feed and bond.
- It tends to be that babies born using these techniques are calmer, sleep better and feed better because they enter the world at a pace that they set and in a more gentle manner.
- The length of labour is often shorter when using Hypnobirthing.
- It is more likely that you will require no or fewer drugs and less medical intervention.
- Mums often return to there pre-birth wellness quicker.
- Your birth partner will learn how to support you and have a key role in the birth.
- being equipped with the tools and techniques to have a calm and positive birth experience is just awesome!
I am happy to discuss any questions you may have in more depth and if you would like to organise a phone consultation, please feel free to contact me
Q: Can my birth partner get involved?
A: Absolutely! It is encouraged!
Your birth partner will be able to practice with you and will play an integral role in helping you reach deep relaxation and will be equipped with the tools to help you have the right birth for you!
The birth partner is the protector of the birth space and can act as your advocate on the day, ensuring that you can go into your birthing body and focus on your birth.
It can often be that Birth Partners feel a little left out or completely powerless at the birth but the classes offered can help change that and leave them feeling much more confident and a very important part of the birth.
Q: What can I say to my birth partner? They are a little sceptical
A: It’s easy to forgive people for thinking that the programmes are all hippy dippy and will be taught in a field surrounded by chanting fairies…I think the best thing you can do is to let them read the blog post from my husband Andy who had that scepticism in spades, but supported me…and had his own lightbulb moment when it clicked into place and he got it!
He felt important, he felt that he had a real part to play in the birth, but he can tell you much better himself…find out more here
Q: Will it work?
A: It’s the same when you learn anything new – you get out if it what you are prepared to put into it!
The more committed you are to learning, practising the techniques and listening to the MP3s and the more you practice the tools and techniques, the more natural they will feel on the day.
We are continually asking our clients for feedback on how the programme has helped them in their births and you can read some of my testimonials here .
One of the main pieces of feedback received is that there is real confidence in there being no such thing as the ‘right’ way to birth, just the right birth for you and your baby. During a full hypnobirthing course we ensure we set realistic expectations for birth that leave our clients feeling successful.
Q: Can I get stuck in hypnosis?
A: There is a lot more detail about hypnosis and how it is used in a Little Birth Company hypnobirthing course here and I am happy to answer any questions you may have prior to beginning any of the courses.
However, the short answer is no. You are aware still of what is going on around you and you can still hear everything that is being said. You will not be unconscious at any point, simply in a relaxed, dream-like state and you may find you fall asleep, but that is fine and you can reawaken when you feel ready!
Everything we teach during a hypnobirthing course or workshop is based on physiological and medical fact and is how the mind is already working. In fact there isn’t anything new to learn – we are just taking what the mind is doing and looking at it from a different perspective, making sure that you are utilising your mind in the best way possible to support a more comfortable and positive birth experience – Hypnosis for Childbirth (Hypnobirthing).
Q: What are the MP3s in the course?
A: The MP3s that are available when you log into your client area support the wonderful work we do in the sessions.
For more detailed information on the hypnosis sessions carried out in class and the available mp3s click here
You can also sign up to our newsletter for your FREE stream relaxation MP3!
Q: Can you guarantee me a pain free birth?
A: The aim of hypnosis for childbirth (hypnobirthing) is not a completely pain-free and ideal natural birth.
It’s about remaining calm, relaxed and in control, whatever path your birth takes.
Pain itself can mean different things to different people. We have no way of knowing how you experience pain, hence cannot guarantee a pain free birth! For example…what may feel a little uncomfortable to one person may feel like absolute agony to another!
Although I can say that I know a pain free birth is possible, the focus is not you achieving a pain free birth because this is setting an expectation and it’s so important that you feel you don’t have to meet any expectations. The focus is on you having a positive birth experience, one that leaves you feeling empowered and for your baby to have the right birth on the day, no matter what path your birthing takes.
Q: My baby is due soon, is it too late for me to do a course?
A: It really is never too late to prepare for the birth of your baby! Whilst I do recommend the full 3 week course, even learning a few of the techniques taught can have such a positive effect on your birth!
There could even be still plenty of time for you to attend the classes and practice the fab tools and techniques. Some couples actually prefer to start the course a bit later on in their pregnancy and closer to their ‘due date’ because they find that they feel more motivated and can really focus on the birth.
If you have been doing a bit of searching further along in your pregnancy and have only just found out about hypnosis for childbirth (hypnobirthing). Then, please do still get in touch! We can go through the ‘essentials’ and ensure the main things you want to know are covered. You can totally benefit from even learning a few tools and techniques, even if you are 40 weeks pregnant!
You may also benefit from 3 hour Hypnobirthing Workshop, which is a fabulous way to get the essentials!
Whatever your requirements, a quick chat can put your mind at rest and ensure that we are working together to achieve the Right Birth for you and baby! To get in contact, click here
Q: What happens if my birth isn’t going the way I wanted?
A: What makes us unique is that our clients do not feel like they have failed, or worse are traumatised, if they don’t achieve the birth they originally wanted.
We know there is no such thing as the ‘right’ way to birth, just the right birth for you and baby on the day. We set realistic expectations for birth that leave our clients feeling successful. The main aim of the hypnobirthing courses and workshops is to give you the tools and information to remain in control of your birth experience, no matter which way it goes.
Q: I often fall asleep listening to my MP3s…is this ok?
A: Falling asleep listening to your MP3s is absolutely fine! In fact, it’s great that they are relaxing you enough to fall asleep!
Your subconscious will still be aware of what is going on around you and taking it all in. The more you listen to your MP3s and to your positive affirmations the more deep-rooted the suggestions within them are and that remains the case whether you hear them or you don’t.
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Q: When should I start my course?
A: The earliest I would recommend that you start one of the hypnobirthing courses or workshops is after your 20 week scan, to give you plenty of time to practice the tools and techniques before the birth.
But please don’t let that put you off if you are further along in your pregnancy, there is still plenty of time for you to attend the classes and practice the fab tools and techniques. Some couples actually prefer to start the course a bit later on in their pregnancy and closer to their ‘due date’ because they find that they feel more motivated and can really focus on the birth.
Q: Will I need to keep practising at home?
A: It’s the same when you learn anything new – you get out if it what you are prepared to put into it!
The more committed you are to learning, practising the techniques and listening to the MP3s and the more you practice the tools and techniques, the more natural they will feel on the day and the more effective the suggestions will be.
Q: Why can’t I just buy a book and a CD and listen to that?
A: There are some awesome books and CDs out there, but they’re always going to be a one-size-fits-all approach to giving birth to your baby. One of the main benefits my clients often talk about is how they’re treated as an individual and together we put together a birth plan that is truly personalised. We’re all different and so should our birth preparation. Oh and if you love books, you get one for free when you do my course so win win!
Q: What areas do you cover?
A: Classes are available in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire.
I have venues in both East and West Milton Keynes, so get in touch to see if there are classes local to you.
If you book a private course, it can held in the comfort of your own home or at a venue of your choosing.
If you are unsure if a Mini Miracles class is in your area then please get in contact!
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