Looking for a childbirth education course that will help you have a calm and gentle birth?
Hello, I’m Donna Berent and I passionate about positive childbirth education and equipping couples with the incredibly powerful tools Marie Mongan’s Hypnobirthing Method has to offer. Many of my clients have gone on to have positive births, something of which, I believe, every pregnant woman deserves to have too! You included.
So you’re pregnant? Congratulations! Choosing your childbirth education is such an exciting part of your pregnancy journey, the question is, how do you choose the right one? My recommendation? Ensure the course resonates with you on an intellectual and emotional level and ultimately feels right for you and your growing family! Below I share my tips for picking the best course and what Hypnobirthing with me, Donna Berent from Beauty in Birth looks like.
Being pregnant is such an incredible and special time, but for some, the thought of giving birth can make many feel uncertain and vulnerable, add Covid-19 into the mix and those feelings intensify. I have spoken to many pregnant people who have mentioned feeling anxious and a loss of control over their birthing plans due to the ever-changing Hospital policy landscape; new restrictions coming into place mean the number of support people allowed in the birthing suite could be limited and prenatal appointments changed/reduced. It is no surprise many are feeling a lack of connection from their care providers and more isolated & alone during this special time in their lives. This is why choosing the right childbirth education program is crucial and heavily connected to having a positive birth, particularly during these unsettling times. If you are in Sydney's Inner West this will be available to you now online in addition to our intimate groups. Read on to find out the next class dates and see some photos of our HypnoBirthing Parents in action during our sessions.
What are the benefits of working in a one-on-one environment with Donna from Beauty in Birth?
I am so passionate about teaching HypnoBirthing to couples and I still believe in the face to face value this program provides. My focus during these COVID times is to provide customers with a one-on-one approach that goes highlights my care & services and ensures parents feel secure and reassured.
What is the most exciting part of the course?
I love seeing my parents realise they hold the ultimate power when it comes to their birth. I teach you how to be properly informed with the right tools and techniques to advocate for the birth you want, in simple, easy to understand steps.
Birth can be unpredictable and the best birth plans acknowledge this, so having knowledge of what is important to you and having it documented so you can take to the birth is very valuable. As a Birth Doula, I can give you all the inside tips and tricks of writing your amazing birth plan.
What if I am anxious and need extra guidance?
Each pregnancy journey is so unique and should be treated rightly so. Perhaps you’ve had a traumatic first birth and are super sensitive to birth videos or are highly anxious if you have had a previous miscarriage, or maybe you already know you will be having a c-section in advance. I am here to listen, nurture, and respect you. We can tailor certain aspects of the course to your needs.
Are there any opportunities to learn online?
Yes - I offer the HypnoBirthing course as an online service as well. The personalised classes are based around your schedule and when it works for you.
HypnoBirthing International taught by Donna at Beauty in Birth also provides every client with:
A free copy of the amazing and original Marie Mongan HypnoBirthing book,
Our signature rainbow relaxation tracks, and,
Your very own Positive Birth Affirmation Cards deck from Best Birth Co so you can bring with you on your birthing day
When should pregnant couples start looking into birth education?
I recommend beginning the course between 20 and 32 weeks. So earlier preparation is needed if you want to lock into one of our classes. I believe in the theory, the earlier the better. This gives the pregnant couple enough time to practice the relaxation techniques and start to unlearn those old belief patterns from the subconscious mind.
Another benefit of booking your HypnoBirthing course in the early stages of pregnancy is you’ll have the energy to absorb the information. This will ensure you know what type of birth you would like to have and you will have the time to make an informed decision about choosing the right care provider who will support you in having your positive birth.
Always remember that it’s your birth and your baby, so while your best friend might have chosen a different birth path to yourself, it is important to stick to what your heart tells you.
What is the process once you feel like this is the course for you?
That’s wonderful news! Once you have chosen to study the HypnoBirthing course with Beauty in Birth we’ll choose a time to start session one.
I secure you into my calendar and blocking out your 5-week sessions so you are guaranteed a time slot once full payment is made. This is always an exciting time as things begin to feel like they’re already moving in a positive direction.
It’s a surreal experience not only for the Mum-to-be but also for her birth companion who comes with her along the journey. I love taking photos of the pregnant couple in class. It’s a great way to celebrate and remember the sessions. So later down the track when their baby is born they can look back at how far they’ve come.
What advice do you give your parents?
Be kind to yourself! You don’t know what you don’t know. To participate in decisions about your care, you need to have a basic understanding of your options. Let your intuition, the same one that brought you to search for more knowledge about birth, be your guide to having a positive experience. No matter how your birth unfolds.
As a mother, I know firsthand what being pregnant can feel like. From feeling happy to anxious than not to mention being worried about all the unknowns. Look no further at creating your dream team and safe environment from the beginning of your journey into parenthood.
This year we’ve seen many babies being born during the Covid-19 pandemic but one thing that hasn’t changed is the desire Parents have to seek out a positive and calm birth experience. HypnoBirthing provides a range of different topics and techniques to help you have an amazing birth; techniques that tap into the incredible tools your birthing body already has within you. These techniques also empower your birth partner to know how best to support you.
Donna Berent is a Doula, Hypnobirthing International educator, mum of two boys, wife and passionate birth advocate. HypnoBirthing by Beauty in Birth is located in Strathfield, Inner West Sydney. If you’re looking for a trusted and reliable childbirth education course you have come to the right place. If you want a gentle, calm, and positive birth please contact Donna.