Hypnobirthing: All you need to know
  
How about my partner?
In this article

How about my partner?


While of course it's entirely possible to go through hypnobirthing on your own, having a partner by your side - whether it's the father, your mum, or anyone else you trust - can help keep you relaxed.

"The person who is with a woman in labour is hugely important," says Katharine. "She is at her most vulnerable when giving birth and will be extra aware of her surroundings. If the person who's with her is frightened or brusque, it will have a profound effect."

After all, it's hard to feel at ease if people around you are panicking!

Taking your birthing partner to your hypnobirthing sessions will help them support you when it comes to the big day. They can reassure you that everything's ok, remind you of exercises, and prompt you with visualisations.

"Most fathers come unwillingly [to hypnobirthing classes]," laughs Katharine. "They're sort of marched in in a half-nelson!"

But they often leave as fans. Remember, guys, if mum and baby are happy, life will be easier for you too.


Victoria Turk
22/07/2013
Rank this page: 

Don't miss...
Celebrity Men with GlassesTime management tips: Get more done in less time
Oscars Red Carpet Pictures This Week's Eastenders Spoilers
Latest… 23/04/2017
Parenting News
Guides
Videos
'Wearing A Liner Not 'Cos I'm That Kind Of Wet': Mum Gets Hilariously Real About Pregnancy Sex
All Parenting news
Weight gain during pregnancy
Very Early Signs Of Pregnancy | First Signs Of Pregnancy
Drinking alcohol during pregnancy: The effects on your baby
First signs of teething: How to spot and soothe
See all Parenting guides
Child immunisation - Dr Miriam Stoppard tells us what she thinks
See all Parenting videos
 

Don't miss out!

...Join our newsletter
Get the sofeminine latest straight to your inbox
  OK
Find us on...