When to Start Hypnobirthing?

birth preparation hypnobirthing May 14, 2024
Sophie Fletcher Hypnotherapy
When to Start Hypnobirthing?

Today, we're diving deep into the magical world of hypnobirthing, exploring that burning question that many of you have asked: "When's the right time to start?"

Buckle up, because we're about to embark on a journey of self-discovery and empowerment!


Planting the Seeds of Calmness: The Early Days

Picture this: you've just had your 12-week scan, and the flutter of excitement is palpable. Now is the perfect moment to dip your toes into the waters of hypnobirthing. Start by immersing yourself in soothing audio tracks and may a book or audiobook (Mindful Hypnobirthing is available as both). Trust me, these early steps aren't just about learning techniques; they're about cultivating a sense of peace and connection with your body and baby.

Finding Your Hypnobirthing Sweet Spot

Ah, the Goldilocks zone – not too early, not too late, but just right! Around the 30-32 week mark is where the magic truly happens. Research suggests that this sweet spot allows you to absorb and integrate hypnobirthing techniques with ease. So, this is when I would suggest starting a hypnobirthing course. By the time you hit 32 weeks, you'll be riding the waves of pregnancy with a newfound sense of confidence and serenity. Even if you have learnt a course earlier now is the time to brush up on your techniques. 

If you are later, stay calm, hypnosis can work very quickly once you invest the time and energy into making these skills second nature. 

Breaking Free from Procrastination

We've all been there – the best-laid plans waylaid by the hustle and bustle of life. Starting your hypnobirthing journey too early might leave you twiddling your thumbs until the big day draws near. But fear not! By aiming for that 30-32 week milestone, you're setting yourself up for success. With a sprinkle of commitment and a dash of dedication, you'll be well on your way to birthing bliss.

Cultural Wisdom and Spiritual Insights

Did you know that in some cultures, the 32nd week of pregnancy holds special significance? It's a time when the baby is believed to step into the embodiment of its individual soul, and the embrace of the community. This beautiful insight resonates deeply with the essence of hypnobirthing, honouring the spiritual and psychological journey of pregnancy.

Ready to Embrace Your Hypnobirthing Adventure?

So, in summary, after 12 weeks or after your 12-week scan, listen to audio tracks and read or listen to an audiobook. You can get them on Audible, Google Books, even on Spotify or at your local library, then book on a course around 30 to 32 weeks if you've missed that window. Still do the course; you've got plenty of time. Just make sure that you've ring-fenced practice every day and if you are 40 weeks and thinking, "Oh my gosh, I've only just heard about this. I've missed the boat." You haven't. It's never too late to do a hypnobirthing course.

Whether you're listening to calming tracks, devouring insightful books, or joining a course, know that you're stepping onto a path of empowerment and transformation. Embrace the journey, trust in your inner wisdom, and get ready to welcome your little one with open arms and an open heart.

Thank you for reading this blog post. If you found it insightful, don't forget to sign up to my email newsletter for access to free audio tracks, hypnotherapy resources and special offers.

If you have any questions about hypnobirthing, register for my free hypnobirthing session on 28th May 7pm (UTC) or listen to Hypnobirthing: Twenty questions wherever you get your podcasts.

You can follow me on YouTube and Instagram @MindfulHypnobirthingBook for more content.

If you are interested in the audio tracks check them out here

I want to know more!

Stay connected with news and updates!

Join my mailing list to receive the latest news and updates.

Don't worry, your information will not be shared.

I hate SPAM. I will never sell your information, for any reason.