Frequently Asked Questions
What is 'hypnobirthing'?
Hypnobirthing is a complete antenatal training course which helps you to relax, understand, & take control of your own childbirth experience. It provides the knowledge and tools to help you make the right birth decisions for you & for your baby.
What are the benefits?
Many women enjoy a more comfortable, sometimes pain-free birth, with a shorter labour, with less drugs & medical intervention needed. Birth partners have a central role providing essential support, a truly shared and loving experience.
With Hypnobirthing you are likely to experience a natural, calm, comfortable birth.
• You may find you don't need any pain relief at all.
• It often shortens the length of labour.
• You will be more alert and in control.
• Hypnobirthing lessens the physical impact of childbirth.
• Your partner is actively involved and will feel confident in knowing they had an active role in the birth.
• Allows your baby to enter the world drug-free and in an atmosphere of calm and gentleness.
Do you have courses in Merseyside / Cheshire?
Yes, we run a course at varying venues across the Wirral such as Church Farm, Thurstaston, St Bridge's Community Centre, West Kirby and Hoylake Community Centre, amongst others. The rooms are spacious, calm and quiet and each venue has been chosen due to a number of convenient requirements, such as ample parking, proximity to local cafes and shops, quiet calm surroundings and accessibility.
We regularly list courses with dates for specific venues, however, should you wish to attend a course at a particular location on a date that isn't listed in our bookings calendar, then please feel free to get in touch and we will be happy to arrange additional dates.
Do you offer breastfeeding support?
Yes we do, however this is a free service that fits around our working day so appointments can be limited. But don't worry, we will do our best to get to you as soon as we can!
Do you offer exclusive 1-on-1 sessions?
We are delighted to be able to offer 1 on 1 sessions at a location of your choosing (such as your home) as we fully understand that life is hectic... especially with a baby in the way! So we will come to you, when you find it most convenient. Hypnobirthing Courses are typically split over two days. However... if you want to do it over two weekends... no problem. Is four evenings easier for you?... then that's just fine. Get in touch today and we will book you in... your way!
What about refreshments?
Tea & coffee are provided in the breaks. It is advisable to bring a packed lunch or we will be happy to recommend a local cafe, pub, restaurant or shop.
12 hours seems like a long time. Is that in just one session?
The course is split up across two days where group sessions are concerned. For 1-to-1 courses, we remain flexible and can run shorter sessions over 3 or 4 meetings.
The whole course is run over approximately 12 hours. Sometimes it can be slightly quicker depending on the size of the group, sometimes it can run longer if anyone requires additional support.
We aim to tailor each course to the couples' requirements and will always work around your shedule so you can get the most out of your experience with us!
Can you tell me more?
Our Hypnobirthing courses are held in small group sessions we teach simple and gentle techniques that have a profound effect on your birthing journey. By practicing these techniques during your pregnancy you can release fear and anxiety and build confidence in yourself and your body's ability to birth naturally.
Feeling calm and confident during labour helps your body to work effectively by releasing endorphins and your body's natural anaesthetic. Hypnobirthing can reduce the need for pain relief and shorten Labour and you're more likely to experience the natural, comfortable birth. We actively involve the partner and you will both learn skills which will instill confidence about birth and your role as you become parents.
Our KG Hypnobirthing Parents' Course is an in-depth, complete antenatal course that will help you give birth in a more calm & comfortable way.