If you are expecting a baby, you may have heard the term 'hypnobirthing'.
Though the name can be intimidating, it is simply practised mindfulness activities to prepare you for birth and aims to remove some of the fear and give women the support and confidence they need for a positive birth experience.
But does hypnobirthing actually work when it comes to labour day? 9 mums from #mumtribe weigh in and share their birth stories...
1) Laura Lainchbury
"I did an online course through The Positive Birth Company
. It helped me in labour so much. I found having an understanding about what was happening to my body and the breathing techniques invaluable to keeping calm and therefore progressing labour. I am so pleased I invested time in it and would definitely recommend it.
Every birth is different and hardly ever goes exactly to your birth ‘plan’
but the course was definitely worth doing for me."
5) Samantha Sharp
"I also did the online course with The Positive Birth Company. It was fantastic. Even when things went astray I went back to everything in that course and I felt in control. I also did a 6 week session with The Daisy Foundation,
Antenatal and Baby (local groups all over) and I loved that too. It also gave me a nice group of mums I am still in touch with today. But yes I did it, I loved it, and I would do it all again."
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