When we talk about pregnancy and giving birth, we usually focus on mothers and how discovering the best birthing method can help them achieve their goals. What we sometimes fail to talk about is how fathers feel during this time or how their roles are sometimes underestimated. They play such an important part in pregnancy, labor and delivery!
In hypnobirthing, the father has the task of ensuring the birthing environment is ideal, and continually assists and supports the mother in ensuring the birthing goals are met. Sit back and relax, Dad! This post will tell you exactly how you can greatly benefit from Hypnobirthing.
Understand the Basics
Whether you’re a first-time dad or expecting your 3rd child, you can learn a lot from being involved in hypnobirthing. You will acquire knowledge of the birthing procedure, and become more attuned to your partner’s feelings and experiences. You will have a clear understanding of how your full support will yield good results. From being present during prenatal and postnatal visits to simply adjusting the temperature in the room, you have such a huge role in ensuring the success of a pain-free and fear-free birthing.
Who says you need to take a back seat when your partner is in labor? Most fathers feel stressed out, overwhelmed and powerless. You may feel that you have no active roles to fill because “it’s a woman thing.” Absolutely untrue! Dads have a very special role from day one. Along with the mom, you will discover the beauty of natural birthing. You will find yourself busy with doling out encouragements whenever doubt troubles your partner.
Discover the Techniques
Fathers will have access to a wealth of information. From daily exercises you can do with your partners to understanding how protecting the birthing room will play a vital role in hypnobirthing, you will enjoy learning and being actively involved.
Learn to Communicate
When you’re involved in the hypnobirthing process, you will have the tools and skills to communicate with everyone: your partner, midwives, and the medical staff. When you invest time in polishing your communication skills, you can assist the mother before, during and after labor. You can effectively ensure that she won’t be disturbed during the crucial stages. As the dad, you will be the point of contact and answer the questions of the medical professionals or remind your partner about her rainbow relaxation MP3s.
Create a Connection
As you become more relaxed and confident, you will feel the strong bond between you and your partner. As both of you prepare for the big day, you will learn to work with each other to ensure birthing success. Even a simple and gentle back rub during labor will be greatly appreciated. Your support will create a connection not just between you and mommy, but with your child as well.
Are you ready to take on this very important role? We’re here to answer any questions you might have about our Hypnobirthing Home Study Course. Give us a call today or fill out the contact form and will get back to you as soon as possible. We wish you and your partner success in your hypnobirthing journey!