In this post, I’m going to share some of my favourite hypnobirthing videos with you so that you can see for yourself how fantastic hypnobirthing can be.
Maybe you’ve heard about hypnobirthing and you’re keen to learn hypnobirthing for your own childbirth. If so, you’re probably interested in what hypnobirthing actually looks like in practice.
After all, most of the videos we see of women giving birth in movies and TV shows are nothing like hypnobirthing births so chances are, a hypnobirth will look quite different to you.
Luckily, many amazing women from all over the world have filmed their hypnobirthing births so we can all see what it involves by watching these amazing hypnobirthing videos.
It is important to remember that hypnobirthing can look different for everyone. It can work for home births, hospital based birth and caesareans.
With that in mind, let’s take a look at some beautiful births made available online that show the principles of hypnobirthing in action…
The birth below is a hospital hypnobirth and second VBAC for this amazing mum. Just look how calm she is as she focusses on her breathing techniques.
Here, we can see another amazing birth. This time in a birth centre environment. You can see many hypnobirthing principles at play here; a calm, relaxing environment, the mother staying mobile and finding positions she likes, amazing support from the birth partner, avoiding giving birth on her back and immediate skin to skin contact are just some of the things you will notice.
In this incredible video, we can see what a home-based hypnobirth can look like. This mum decided to birth at home, surrounded by her loved ones in the perfect environment for her. You’ll notice the lovely lighting, the scents being used, the support of the family and much more. What an amazing hypnobirthing video.
More Hypnobirthing Videos
If you would like to see more hypnobirthing videos, there are quite a few available on YouTube and Vimeo.
I would recommend watching plenty of videos like this during your pregnancy to show you how calm and positive childbirth can be.
Many of the women I speak to during pregnancy have already resigned themselves to a painful, traumatic experience. When I send them videos like these they are amazed. They often tell me that they had no idea that giving birth could look like this.
How to Use Hypnobirthing Techniques
After watching these hypnobirthing videos you will see lots of techniques that you may like to use yourself.
You can put these techniques into practice yourself, even if you’ve not taken a course or done any formal hypnobirthing training.
Here are some techniques that can completely transform any birth experience.
A Calm Environment
You’ll notice that in each video above, the environment is calm and quiet. This is because calm, quiet environments allow the mother to focus and reduce stress.
Stress is the last thing you need during childbirth. The adrenaline created by stressful environments can slow down the birth process and suppress oxytocin – a key hormone needed during the childbirth process.
Amazing Birth Partners
In the hypnobirthing videos above, you can see what an amazing job the birth partners are doing to support their partners.
Plenty of kind words, light touches, hugs and kisses can make a world of difference.
In hypnobirthing, the birth partner plays an active role in the preparation for the birth and they will know how the mum wants to be supported throughout the journey.
Some mums prefer birth partners to say very little and only intervene when asked. Others want their birth partners to be very focal and offer encouragement throughout.
In the second and third videos, you can see that the moms are changing positions to find the most comfortable position for them.
In hypnobirthing, mothers are encouraged to move around and not to give birth laying flat on their backs.
This is because laying on your back is a more difficult position to give birth in and there are far better positions that can make the delivery of the baby much smoother by using gravity to your advantage.
In these hypnobirthing videos, you can see three different settings, each showing how hypnobirthing techniques helped to achieve beautiful, positive birth experiences for these mums.
Why do they look so different from the traumatic births we often see on movie and TV screens? Well, these women decided to take the time to prepare for birth and go against the status quo.
They thought about how they wanted their babies to enter the world and did everything in their power to make it happen in a way they felt happy with. This is different for everyone, but you can see from the videos above that childbirth can be a calm, positive and empowering experience and it doesn’t have to revolve around trauma and pain, which is what many women associate with giving birth.
You can learn hypnobirthing principles yourself too. You’ve already taken the first step by seeing what a positive childbirth can look like.
If you would like to learn more, my online hypnobirthing course can get you started.
Would like an easy to follow hypnobirthing guide to help you achieve your own amazing birth experience?
If so, that is exactly what my easy to follow online guide is about.
It is the perfect introduction to hypnobirthing and you can get started instantly, without any expensive courses or having to sit through hours of videos.
It even has a day by day plan so you always know exactly what to do to prepare for your own childbirth.