A new way for Christians to birth
Christians can sometimes be bit wary of the word 'hypnobirthing' as they associate it with something that sounds a bit 'new age' or 'un-Christian'. This is completely understandable, however that simply isn't the case. Simply put, Hypnobirthing is a method of pain management, used throughout pregnancy and birth, to help expecting mothers feel more relaxed and calm throughout their labour. This is done through relaxation, visualisation and breathing exercises. The state of 'hypnosis' that is referred to in hypnobirthing, is actually just a state of deep relaxation that many Christians will have already experienced during times of prayer, meditation or worship.
Christian Hypnobirthing is a little different though, in that it takes the relaxation techniques used in Hypnobirthing, and combines them with the awesome power, strength and love that comes from our Heavenly Father, Lord Jesus and Holy Spirit. Where in traditional Hypnobirthing there may be a phrase like "connecting with The Universe", we would say "connecting with God" or where they might say 'your body has natural birthing instincts and knows what to do', in Christian Hypnobirthing we would say "Our Heavenly Father has designed us perfectly for birth and given us natural birthing instincts".
We use scriptures throughout all the tracks, and also have a track entirely made up of 'Empowering Scriptures'. Here are a few examples of those used:
Matthew 19:26 "Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible”.
Joshua 1:9 “Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go”.
Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Psalm 94:18 “When I said, “My foot is slipping,” your unfailing love, Lord, supported me. When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.
Every exercise used throughout Christian Hypnobirthing is centred around staying connected with God and with your baby - helping you to feel more confident, relaxed and empowered. Because what greater strength is there, than the strength that comes from the Almighty God? There is no one higher than Him! So what a mighty help to have throughout your birth. Psalm 46:1-3 “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea".
We feel so blessed to be helping expecting mothers feel more spiritually empowered throughout their pregnancies and births, and it is truly amazing to be hearing the miraculous birth stories from new mommies all over the world! If you would like to share your story with us, you have any questions or would like to request prayer, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us through our Facebook Page.
The Team and Christian Hypnobirthing