Pain Relief in Labour
Having a tool kit of coping techniques for labour can help you feel more confident and prepared to deal with the sensations you’ll feel and in the moment.
Contrary to popular belief Hypnobirthing and medical pain relief are NOT MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE. In class we will openly discuss ALL of your pain relief options from sacral pressure massage, hip squeezes, movement, rebozo, positioning, breathing and water – right through to using TENS machines, requesting gas and air, or what to expect from an epidural.
It’s about understanding what each method of relief can do, can’t do and what any knock on effects of it might be. Allowing you to make informed decisions and choices about your care.
In our Hypnobirthing classes you’ll get an understanding of all of your options and when they might be useful to use. We’ll also practice some of the holistic methods, like sacral pressure, counter pressure, movement, hip squeezes, rebozo, aromatherapy and of course, breathing.
You’ll then be encouraged to practice these techniques at home so that you can perfect them ready for birth. It’s a great way to build your confidence and work closely with your partner to find which techniques feel best for you. Doing this with your birth partner gives them the confidence to feel ready to support you in labour with useful, effective techniques, instead of worrying what to say or do, they’ll feel equipped to step in and help!
Evidence Based Birth have a fascinating and really informative Pain Management Series, which I always direct my clients too. It covers all aspects of pain relief and sums up their pros and cons. They highlight that ‘One of the biggest takeaways we want to share in this wrap-up of pain management series is that it’s important to combine different comfort measures for managing pain during labor.’
If you’d like to understand more about how your body births your baby and what you can do to support it, make it more comfortable and make labour swifter and easier then do pop over to the course outline for more information.
We have a group workshop coming up in April and 1:1 availability again from June. Pop you’re name don quick if you’re thinking of classes – deposits are £50.00 to secure your place.
If you have any questions at all, do get in touch!