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Colchester mums-to-be can prepare for the births of their babies like the Duchess of Sussex

07 May Colchester mums-to-be can prepare for the births of their babies like the Duchess of Sussex

Colchester mums-to-be can prepare for the births of their babies like the Duchess of Sussex, thanks to a new Hypnobirthing course launching this summer

Hypnobirthing is the fastest growing trend in childbirth, reported to be favoured by royal mums Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle.

Now a Stanway mum-of-two will offer the same course to Colchester mums. Hannah Hargrave, 34, is the Director of Harmony Hypnobirthing. She became a fully qualified hypnobirthing practitioner in 2017, training with the Royal College of Midwives accredited KG Hypnobirthing programme, and runs private and group classes across Essex.

It has been reported that 37 year old Meghan turned to hypnobirthing to ease her first labour, as sources close to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex disclosed to Vanity Fair magazine.

The Duchess of Cambridge was also widely reported to have used hypnobirthing for the births of her three children. According to the Sunday Times, midwives at St. Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, London, where Princes George and Louis, and Princess Charlotte were born, were trained in KG Hypnobirthing.

Hypnobirthing is a range of self-hypnosis, relaxation and breathing techniques used during the birthing process and has been endorsed by celebrities such as Sam Faiers, Ferne McCann, Harry Kane, Fearne Cotton and Giovanna Fletcher.

Hypnobirthing works to gently and positively re-programme mum’s mind so that any previous anxieties or fears about birth become weaker and disappear, and happier, calmer and more confident thoughts become stronger. By learning a variety of techniques and approaches, mums will be able to enter a state of deep relaxation.

As Hannah explains, “There is nothing strange or ‘alternative’ about hypnobirthing. It is simply understanding how our birthing muscles are designed to function and how they become impaired by our fears and anxieties of labour and birth.”

“Hypnobirthing cannot promise you a perfect, painless birth, but it will give you the tools to make it a calm and empowering experience, and it will help you to have the best birth for you on the day – no matter what kind of birth you end up having. If it’s good enough for royalty – it’s good enough for you!”

Harmony Hypnobirthing teaches parents-to-be simple relaxation and breathing techniques, helps them to feel more confident and in control, and releases any anxieties or fears they may have about the birth of their baby.

“Classes are full of practical information, so mums and their birth partners will be more informed about their birth choices too”, adds Hannah.

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