HypnoBirthing Adelaide – with KRISTY COOK
I am a registered Nurse / Midwife with over 10 years experience and a certified HypnoBirthing® Practitioner in Adelaide, South Australia.
I decided to start Instinctual Birthing© after reflecting on my own labour and delivery of my first born child. I loved being pregnant and bonding with my growing baby, it was such a blessing. I even enjoyed my (9 hour) labour and felt calm and in control until my delivery, when I let fear take over.
I then became a certified HypnoBirthing Practitioner and the birth of my second daughter was one of the most calm and beautiful experiences of my life. I was left in awe of my mind and my body for doing exactly what it was designed to do. After a 2 hour labour, I birthed at home in the calm natural way that I, and nature intended.
I am passionate about improving the birthing experiences of all women who use my service, especially Hypnobirthing in Adelaide, and I am dedicated towards teaching safe and healthy birthing techniques for all babies.
The concept of HypnoBirthing® is not new, but rather a “rebirth” of the philosophy of birthing as it existed thousands of years ago and as it was recaptured in the work of Dr. Grantly Dick-Read, an English obstetrician, who, in the 1920s, was one of the first to forward the concept of natural birthing. The method teaches you that, in the absence of fear and tension, or special medical circumstances, severe pain does not have to be an accompaniment of labour.
You will gain an understanding of how the birthing muscles work in perfect harmony – as they were designed to – when your body is sufficiently relaxed and you trust birth. You will learn how to achieve this kind of relaxation, free of the resistance that fear creates, and you will learn to use your natural birthing instincts for a calm, serene and comfortable birth.
When you have your baby with HypnoBirthing®, you will not be in a trance or asleep. What you will experience is similar to the daydreaming, or focusing, that occurs when you are engrossed in a book or a movie or staring into a fire.
You will be conversant and in good spirits, totally relaxed, but fully in control. Awake throughout, you will be aware of your body’s surges and your baby’s progress; but because you will have trained yourself to reach complete relaxation, you will be able to determine the degree and the manner in which you will feel the surges. You will experience birthing in an atmosphere of calm relaxation, free of the fear that prevents the muscles of your body from functioning as nature intended them to. In this calm state, your body’s natural relaxant, endorphins, replace the stress hormones that constrict and cause pain.