Questioning Doctors | Hypnobirthing | Empower Yourself
Hypnobirthing myth busting time!
Hypnobirthing is not about saying no or declining medical intervention, pain relief or testing. Hypnobirthing is understanding why.
Why what is being suggested or recommended is being. Understanding the pros, the cons and the alternatives.
Why ask why... well in a nutshell in the UK we need to give informed consent, how can you do that if you don't know why the suggestion is being made.
Pregnancy is really a time to put your grown up pants on and start asking questions of heath care professionals that you may not have previously questioned. (You're going to need new pants anyway to accommodate that growing bump so may as well get some grown up, positive ones.)
Asking why can also increase your chance of a positive birth because making those informed decisions
puts you in the driving seat. Making the decision for an induction or cesarean birth that may not have been your original plan but coming to that conclusion because you've researched and gotten second opinions (if you feel they're needed) will make you feel empowered.
Questioning health care professionals does not come naturally to some of us. So here's some prompts that can help:
Can you please advise why this course of action is being suggested?
What are the benefits of this course of action?
What are the alternatives to what is being suggested?
What are the risks associated with this course of action?
What knock on affect will this have? Are my other options going to be limited?
What happens if we wait?
What evidence is this suggestion based on?
Hypnobirthing is all about being empowered and informed about your baby's birth. If you are ready to learn about how a hypnobirthing course works, what you can expect from a hypnobirthing course with me and when and how hypnobirthing courses are currently being run, drop me an email or come along to a free introduction to hypnobirthing taster session.
Please remember you get one opportunity to birth this baby. Your day is far more important than a person who is there doing their job.