What is a positive birth?

The term ‘positive birth’ has been used for a few years now but what does it actually mean?

It can mean a lot of thing for a lot of different people and it’s something that EVERY family deserves. Giving birth is one of the most important days in your life and it’s vital that your wishes are met, regardless of what they are.

For me, it means having a birth experience that you feel positive about. Unfortunately, there are far too many families out there who feel that they haven’t had the birth experience that they longed for. This is where hypnobirthing can really help.

For a lot of people, a positive birth experience is about feeling confident and in control of all of the decisions that are made around pregnancy and birth. Birth has twists and turns and can be unpredictable, yet, by feeling like the person who has the final say can really have a positive impact – at the end of the day, it’s your body, your baby and your birth and it’s your right to be the one in charge.

Positive birth isn’t about a type of birth, it’s not about whether or not you had pain relief or where you decided to birth your baby – it’s about you being in control every step of the way and control looks different for everyone too – it really is that personal.

So how can hypnobirthing help?

Despite its name, hypnobirthing is not only about relaxation techniques or hypnotherapy, it helps you to make the most of any environment too, but it also helps you to make informed decisions and trust your instincts, whatever they may be.

During my classes, we discuss the different procedures and protocols that can often have an impact on specific interventions that are suggested, we talk about the power of the mind and how words can have a profound impact on how you feel.

I am a firm believer in empowering parents to do what works best for them and helping them to feel confident at standing up for the positive birth that you deserve.

If you live in Leeds, Bradford, Harrogate, Wakefield, Halifax and beyond – get in touch and together we can work through the hypnobirthing techniques!