The Hypnobirthing Videos section gives you the chance to hear about real life experiences of hypnobirthing from those who have taken the course and used what they have learnt to safely, calmly, and comfortably deliver happy and healthy babies.
Katharine herself is also interviewed, discussing hypnobirthing and natural childbirth and why it makes sense to use this approach.
Talking to Katharine Graves, Sandi describes her experience:
“I feel very confident and relaxed….for something that is sometimes associated with a lot of fear and negativity. This is my first baby so this whole experience has given me a much more calm approach. The fact that you feel in control as well is really important. It is very simple at the end of the day but very effective…. I am looking forward to giving birth now.”
Sandi talks about how taking the Hypnobirthing course has changed her views:
“Definitely in my perception which is probably because of the stories I have been told and the things the media feed you, scenes in movies……I was watching ‘Look Whos Talking’ the other day, the scene in the back of the cab and she was screaming and her waters breaking, all these kinds of things are what you have as a preconceived idea of childbirth.”
“I feel very informed and educated about the physical experience and how effective my mind can be.”
“I think it is great as it is something you can take into life. Every facet of your life you can use it.”
“When going on stage the fear comes from the anticipation, the actual experience itself is the really enjoyable part when you walk on stage…..for me that is something quite natural so therefore my anxiety over it disappears.”
“If you think about childbirth it is the same thing, women were built to have children so intuitively we should allow ourselves to take control.”
On his role supporting Sandi, Matt Benson:
“I did not realise how much was involved from a father’s point of view…..it is all about the relaxation and how Sandi can get herself into a great state. My role is critically important. I am really enjoying it."