What is the best time to do a Hypnobirthing course?

Ideally Hypnobirthing is done in the second trimester of pregnancy so you can enjoy the benefits during pregnancy, as well as at the birth of your baby. However, it is never too late and can make a difference even in late pregnancy.


Should my birth partner attend?

They don’t need to, but it would be greatly beneficial if they do. Some birthing partners arrive at the course utterly skeptical and leave enthusiastic. A hypnobirthing partner is knowledgeable and able to support mum as she gives birth.


Will it work if I come on my own?

Yes, definitely. Many women, whether they have a partner or not, come on their own for a variety of reasons. Just remember that KG hypnobirthing works and coming alone should not stop you. You are always welcome to bring a friend, parent, sibling or someone else to support, if you wish.


What happens after the course?

I am still here for you and able to support you via telephone / email in the lead up to your birth.


What is the history of Hypnobirthing?

Hypnobirthing originated from the work of Dr Grantley Dick-Reid. In his book ‘Childbirth Without Fear’, published in 1933, he suggests that when we are afraid, our body diverts blood and oxygen to essential defence organs. Dr Dick-Reid hypothesised that when a woman is scared during childbirth, blood and oxygen are diverted away from the uterus and therefore it cannot perform its functions efficiently, without pain. When a woman remains calm and relaxed, the uterine muscles are not starved of vital blood and oxygen, and are free to work comfortably, like any other muscle in our body.


Over the years his theories have been fully vindicated with research into how hormones work during childbirth. His principles have been further developed by a number of natural birth practitioners with Hypnobirthing being the most notable and widely practiced.


Today KG Hypnobirthing is known by every midwife in the UK and many have trained in KG Hypnobirthing, including professors of midwifery and NHS heads of midwifery. Obstetricians are also beginning to understand the significance of the work Hypnobirthing does and are coming to be trained too. KG Hypnobirthing is practiced internationally and rapidly spreading throughout the world.

If you have any other questions or queries do not hesitate to contact me.

Ailsa McCaig

Phone 07545972169

Email hypnobirthingsussex@gmail.com