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echipaHypnoBirthing Classes in English right in the heart of Bucharest

If you’re pregnant, and looking for prenatal classes in English, to prepare for an easy, gentle, comfortable birth, you’ve found the right place!

I am Andreea Dascalu, HypnoBirthing Practitioner, international Certified and I organize HypnoBirthing  classes in Romanian and English in Bucharest.

If you’re pregnant, and looking for an alternative to the over-medicalised, pain-is-inevitable, “gimme all the drugs” mindset, then HypnoBirthing is for you.

What is HypnoBirthing®?

HypnoBirthing is a philosophy as much as it a toolkit of techniques. Developed by Marie Mongan, HypnoBirthing demystifies the process of labour and birth, removing the fear which leads to tension and discomfort so commonly associated with the process of birth. It involves practical guidance for relaxation, self-hypnosis and breathing techniques that are used for pain relief during labour and childbirth.

How does it work?

HypnoBirthing works by ‘dehypnotising’ you, and your birth partner, from any negative associations or entrenched ideas about labour, birth and hypnosis. By dispelling the perceived myths about childbirth promoted by modern medical beliefs, the media and society, it allows you as the mother-to-be (and your birth companion) to realise that the process of labour and birth does not have to be one of fear, tension and pain. This ‘unlearning’ of what has been perceived as a ‘normalised’ birth process allows you to see how the body, when allowed act in accordance with nature (all being well), is designed to bring a baby into the world smoothly, easily and with the minimum, if not the absence of, any discomforting sensation. The reframing of medical terminology, the demystification of the physiological process and the introduction to the power of the mind/body connection (through short psycho-physical exercises) illustrates how HypnoBirthing enables and empowers the birthing mother and her partner to act in concert with the natural process of labour and birth. Thus, this calm, fearless birthing process is, in reality, the ‘normal’ birth process and is completely achievable, no matter what turn birthing may take.

Who is HypnoBirthing suitable for?

HypnoBirthing is suitable for first time mums and mums who have given birth before.

The Mongan Method is for women who are scared of birth because they’ve never done it before, who are anxious because of a bad experience last time, or who just want a calmer, easier, more natural birth experience.

If you’re pregnant, and looking for an alternative to the over-medicalised, pain-is-inevitable, “gimme all the drugs” mindset, then HypnoBirthing is for you.

Can you guarantee a completely pain-free labour and birth?

The aim of HypnoBirthing is not a completely pain-free and picture-perfect ‘natural’ birth, although that is possible; it is to have a calmer, easier, more comfortable birth- where you are in control – and in a way that most mirrors Nature. There are many factors that can affect a birth, some of which are outside our control.

Also, like any childbirth preparation class, the success of the techniques is related to the amount of practice you put in. However, as a guide, we find that around 65-70% of HypnoBirthing mums don’t need any form of pain relief. Nearly all the mums in this category simply don’t experience any pain – just pressure. Around a further 20-25% only require something mild, like gas and air. The remaining 5-10% usually fall into what we call ‘special circumstances’, where medical intervention is required. However, the HypnoBirthing mums still tell us that HypnoBirthing really helped – even if they were induced, or ended up with a caesarean.

DOULA SERVICES – labour and birth companion – 200 euro

I escort women in labor to help ensure a safe and satisfying birth experience. I draw on my knowledge and experience to provide physical, emotional, and informational support to women and partners. I am independent and self-employed. I have experience in all private hospitals in Bucharest.

As your doula, I am working for you, not for your caregiver or the hospital.  

My availability– I consider my on-call period for a birth to be from two weeks before a due date to two weeks after the due date. I generally will only take a client if I plan to be in town and available for this “on-call” period.

 We will have a prenatal meeting to review your Birth Plan, and give us a chance to talk in detail about your preferences regarding your birth. In the Doula pack is included a post-natal visit which you can choose to have it during the time in the hospital or after that, at home, during the next 6 weeks after birth.

My role is to help you have a satisfying birth as you define it. The more we explore this in advance, the better I will be able to fulfill this role. 

Feel Free to contact me: +40720206336.

HypnoBirthing®: The Mongan Method Course

The Course

Courses consist of 5 weekly classes which last between 2½ – 3 hours.

Classes are small and friendly and run with a maximum of 3 couples.

You can join a class any time between 15 and 34 weeks of pregnancy. Even if you are 34+ weeks, you can still benefit from HypnoBirthing, please contact me for details.

Next Course Dates:

On demand.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

  • The physiology of labour and birth – demystifying what the body actually does removes the fear – tension – pain!

  • Massage techniques designed to stimulate the release of endorphins – your body’s own natural pain-killers

  • Specially designed breathing techniques for relaxation in labour and birth

  • Visualisations to enable you to work in harmony with your body

  • Guided imagery and meditations for relaxation and calm

  • Fear Release methods to alleviate concerns about labour, birth and parenting

  • Skills to build confidence, allowing you to look forward to your birth

  • Birth affirmations

  • And much more

HYPNOBIRTHING ADVANTAGES:

  •  Gives the birthing companion an integral role in the birthing

  • Teaches deep levels of relaxation to eliminate the fear that causes tension and, thus, pain

  • Greatly reduces and often eliminates the need for chemical painkillers and drugs

  • Shortens the first phase of labour

  • Leaves mother alert, fresh, awake and with energy

  • Helps keep oxygen supplied to your baby during birthing

  • Reduces the likelihood of an episiotomy

  • Reduces and often eliminates fatigue during labour

  • Empowers parents with techniques to achieve a gentle, calm birth for themselves and their baby

  • Embraces the concept of pre-birth parenting

  • Teaches breathing techniques that allow a woman to gently breathe her baby into the world without the violence of hard, physical pushing

Course Fee: 225 Euro

(Private classes in the comfort of your own home can also be arranged, please contact me for details.)

Course Fee includes:

  • 5 x 2 hours  30 minutes classes
  • Textbook

  • Rainbow Relaxation audio CD

Class Location:

Active Family Center, 42A Emanoil Porumbaru Street, First Floor, Bucharest.

You can have private classes in the comfort of your own home.

Free Consultation

Please contact me to book a free, informal consultation. If you’d like to know more about HypnoBirthing®, hypnotherapy and how it can work for you, I offer a short, informal taster session at my premises where you can experience the power of your own mind/body connection. You will see how important it is to ‘dehypnotise’ yourself from any negative associations you may have about labour, birth and hypnosis. Dispelling unhelpful ideas about childbirth promoted by modern medical beliefs, the media and society, allows you as the mother-to-be and your birth partner to realise that the process of labour and birth does not have to be one of fear, tension and pain.

This ‘unlearning’ of what has been perceived as a ‘normalised’ birth process allows you to see how your body, when allowed act in accordance with nature (all being well), is designed to bring a baby into the world smoothly, easily and with the minimum, if not the absence or, any discomforting sensation. The reframing of medical terminology, the demystification of the physiological process and the introduction to the power of the mind/body connection (through short visualisations and exercises) illustrates how HypnoBirthing enables and empowers your and your partner to act in concert with the natural process of labour and birth. Thus, this calm, fearless birthing process is, in reality, the ‘normal’ birth process and is completely achievable, no matter what turn your birthing may take.

Phone and Email Support

I am on hand to discuss and support every aspect of your HypnoBirthing experience throughout the course. All communication is strictly confidential.

Email: hypnobirthinginternational@gmail.com
Mobile: +40 720 206 336