5 Ways Hypnobirthing Can Improve Your C-Section

Is hypnobirthing worth the hype? And can you still benefit from it if you have a C-section? You’ll be pleased to know that the answers to these two questions are YES - and YES!

Let me tell you why…

1. Boosts prenatal bonding

Hypnobirthing is incredibly effective in helping you and your baby bond, even while you’re still pregnant! The techniques taught for relaxation form an effective connection between the two of you before birth - this is called prenatal bonding. The way we do this is to give you hypnosis tracks to listen to after your course and this gets you into a deeply relaxed state and in tune with your body and your baby. Suddenly, you’re more connected than you were before… you can find your bespoke hypnobirthing tracks on the prepare my mind section of the butterbean platform.

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2. Helps you manage anxiety

When it comes to relaxation – which is crucial when it comes to the day of your procedure - hypnobirthing is the ultimate way of staying calm and focused. In fact, hypnobirthing can help to release your fears of surgery altogether. I recently worked with a client who developed feelings of anxiety and stress when she learned that she needed a C-section for her first child, but in actual fact - the techniques she learnt through the butterbean hypnobirthing course made her C-section a positive and empowering experience.

3. Increased oxytocin increases chance of breastfeeding

Being serene and happy increases your levels of oxytocin, which is Mother Nature’s greatest gift to us. Oxytocin - otherwise known as the love hormone, helps enormously with breastfeeding your baby after your C-section. Where this hormone would naturally be produced in large quantities during a vaginal birth, feeling positive helps stimulate the production of oxytocin in its place. This increases your chances of your baby latching successfully, and speeds up successful milk production.

4. Empowers you

A good hypnobirthing course should leave you feeling informed, empowered and in charge. It should also give you tools for staying relaxed. All of the tools in a hypnobirthing course should be applicable to a c-section. Many hypnobirthing courses teach women that they should be aiming for a birth that is completely unmedicated and for some that is a totally unrealistic message. A good hypnobirthing course should give you the tools you need to navigate birth, no matter how your baby is born.

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5. Maximises birth partner preparation and support

Your birth partner is vital to you during labour and birth but they also need to be well prepared and confident. Hypnobirthing recognises this and believes passionately in working with you together so that your birth partner can be the best they can be from the start of labour to the magic moment when you meet your baby together.

Hypnobirthing is for all births. Great news, right?! To start your journey, head to the ‘Prepare my mind’ section of the butterbean platform, which includes all the tools you need to harness the power of hypnobirthing.

You can also find lots of free guidance and support on Instagram, YouTube and of course, the butterbean blog!

 

 

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5 Ways Hypnobirthing Can Improve Your C-Section

midwife_holding newborn_baby

Is hypnobirthing worth the hype? And can you still benefit from it if you have a C-section? You’ll be pleased to know that the answers to these two questions are YES - and YES!

Let me tell you why…

1. Boosts prenatal bonding

Hypnobirthing is incredibly effective in helping you and your baby bond, even while you’re still pregnant! The techniques taught for relaxation form an effective connection between the two of you before birth - this is called prenatal bonding. The way we do this is to give you hypnosis tracks to listen to after your course and this gets you into a deeply relaxed state and in tune with your body and your baby. Suddenly, you’re more connected than you were before… you can find your bespoke hypnobirthing tracks on the prepare my mind section of the butterbean platform.

couple_cradling_pregnant_womans_baby_bump

2. Helps you manage anxiety

When it comes to relaxation – which is crucial when it comes to the day of your procedure - hypnobirthing is the ultimate way of staying calm and focused. In fact, hypnobirthing can help to release your fears of surgery altogether. I recently worked with a client who developed feelings of anxiety and stress when she learned that she needed a C-section for her first child, but in actual fact - the techniques she learnt through the butterbean hypnobirthing course made her C-section a positive and empowering experience.

3. Increased oxytocin increases chance of breastfeeding

Being serene and happy increases your levels of oxytocin, which is Mother Nature’s greatest gift to us. Oxytocin - otherwise known as the love hormone, helps enormously with breastfeeding your baby after your C-section. Where this hormone would naturally be produced in large quantities during a vaginal birth, feeling positive helps stimulate the production of oxytocin in its place. This increases your chances of your baby latching successfully, and speeds up successful milk production.

4. Empowers you

A good hypnobirthing course should leave you feeling informed, empowered and in charge. It should also give you tools for staying relaxed. All of the tools in a hypnobirthing course should be applicable to a c-section. Many hypnobirthing courses teach women that they should be aiming for a birth that is completely unmedicated and for some that is a totally unrealistic message. A good hypnobirthing course should give you the tools you need to navigate birth, no matter how your baby is born.

woman_kissing_her_newborn_baby

5. Maximises birth partner preparation and support

Your birth partner is vital to you during labour and birth but they also need to be well prepared and confident. Hypnobirthing recognises this and believes passionately in working with you together so that your birth partner can be the best they can be from the start of labour to the magic moment when you meet your baby together.

Hypnobirthing is for all births. Great news, right?! To start your journey, head to the ‘Prepare my mind’ section of the butterbean platform, which includes all the tools you need to harness the power of hypnobirthing.

You can also find lots of free guidance and support on Instagram, YouTube and of course, the butterbean blog!