Audio Downloads now available separately
Choose from any of the following titles:
- Pregnancy Relaxation
- Releasing Fears & Worries
- Birth Rehearsal
- Birth Rehearsal for Caesarean Birth
- Background Music
All the spoken recordings last roughly 25 to 30 minutes.
Pregnancy Relaxation helps you relax at any stage of pregnancy. You might like to use it after a long day at work, before or after a midwife or doctor appointment, if you'd like to feel calmer and less stressed or anxious, if you're after some "me and my baby" time to help you connect and bond a little more with your baby.
Releasing Fears & Worries is great for helping you release the worries you're aware of as well as those niggly back-of-the-mind kind of doubts or uncertainties that creep in from time-to-time. It uses metaphor to help your brain gently find ways of letting go of unhelpful worries, concerns or fears.
Birth Rehearsal is a complete walk-through of a labour and birth. It creates links between your mind and body, between events and your responses to those events. If you listen regularly towards the end of your pregnancy you'll notice yourself feeling more confident and prepared. There's a track available if you're planning a caesarean birth too, designed to help you feel less nervous, more confident and more connected with your baby.
Background Music. All Zana's spoken tracks have this music in the background. It was specially commissioned for Zana's WOW! Hypnobirthing audio downloads and isn't available anywhere else. If you've listened to the spoken tracks during your pregnancy your mind will associate this music with you feeling calm, relaxed and confident. You can play the music at any time, before during or after birth, to help you feel those lovely positive calm vibes again.
Birth Partner's Track. Unfortunately the birth partner's track isn't available separately outside our WOW! Hypnobirthing course. This is because it refers to things you would have practised during the course and would therefore make little sense when used on a stand-alone basis. Sorry, but the only way you can access this track is to take the course!
How to use your audio downloads
You can't get this wrong - oh except if you're driving or operating machinery whilst listening. Please don't do this!
You'll need to be somewhere quiet, comfortable and undisturbed. Put your phone on silent, curl up so you feel comfy and supported and switch on the download. Let the words and music wash over you without "trying" to achieve anything. You might be aware of every word and not feel very relaxed at all! That's fine. You might fall asleep and miss large chunks or even most of it. That's fine too.
All spoken tracks include mention of breathing, relaxation and visualisation. Don't worry if you think you're no good at visualisation. You don't have to clearly see the place in your mind's eye. It's more about having a sense of place than a need to clearly "see" - perhaps more sensation than visualisation.
You'll know when it's finished because you'll be aware of Zana counting from 1 to 5 and saying "Eyes open..."
For best results listen two or three times a week. If you have any questions, please ask!
Health & Safety!
These are hypnobirthing audio tracks so they use hypnosis techniques. They help to prepare your mind and body for calm, confident pregnancy and birth. The content will suit most pregnant people. However, if you are in any doubt about your suitability for hypnosis please ask your GP whether it's safe for your circumstances. Some people with particular mental health conditions are advised not to use hypnosis. Please see the NHS website (and your own doctor) for further information.
How to get your audio downloads
If you'd like to purchase any of Zana's audio downloads, send Zana an email and let her know what you'd like. If you buy 3 spoken tracks you'll also receive the background music for free. All tracks are £10 each. Zana will send you payment details. Once payment has been received Zana will email you with a link to Dropbox where you can listen and download your tracks. You shouldn't need a Dropbox account to activate the link.