What's the best time to book a Hypnobirthing course?
All antenatal courses are the same, right? WRONG!
Did you know - the earlier you take a Hypnobirthing course
the longer you have to enjoy the benefits of Hypnobirthing
the longer you have to practise and perfect your techniques
the longer you have to build upon and expand on your birth education
That's not to say that starting your Hypnobirthing journey later on in your pregnancy isn't going to be as beneficial - I've recently taught a couple between 37 - 39 weeks and with their commitment to practise and research outside the sessions, it was still brilliant for them.
But unlike your typical antenatal course, alongside the birth education, Hypnobirthing itself is a process of letting go of those horror stories from Great Aunt Gladys, the Hollywood & TV fuelled misconceptions and those fears, and tensions we hold about birth, so a woman’s body can give birth in the way it is designed to do.
As with anything you're preparing for, the longer you give yourself, the more time you have to dedicate to your practise, your learning and understanding. Think of it like planning for a big wedding or training for the Olympics!
Thinking of doing both NCT & Hypnobirthing? Great! The two rub along very well together. If you've the time to spread them out, look for a Hypnobirthing course running approximately between weeks 20 & 30 of your pregnancy and an NCT course between 32 & 37 weeks.