Between March 2015 and February 2016 297 women attended our hypnobirthing classes at Darent Valley Hospital. Hypnobirthing techniques make a difference to the women that use them. Women are empowered and believe in their own strength. Even if their birth does not go as planned, they are so positive afterwards.
The birth stories these new families share are powerful and a great place to build family life from. We now take referrals as part of the Tocophobia pathway. We see these women with more confidence making choices about their care after hypnobirthing. We have started incorporating the techniques with women planning vaginal birth after caesarean section and hope to in the future to start classes specifically for those who have suffered past birth trauma.
The popularity of the classes is increasing with our mothers’ recommendations, I hope we can keep up with demand.