Wagga women will for the first time have access to a birthing technique designed to induce a state of hypnosis during labour.
Hypnobirthing classes, aimed at giving women the most positive birthing experience possible will now be available to women in regional areas who are looking for something beyond standard birthing classes.
"I wanted to make sure women in the country had access to the same kind of anti-natal programs that our sisters in the city take for granted and that's what drives me," Sophie Lynch, founder of the new Let’s Hypnobirth Baby, said.
Hypnobirthing focuses on tools such as relaxation, visualisation, self-hypnosis and breathing to help women through labour.
"The 'hypno' refers to the self-hypnosis, which means the woman conditioning herself to release endorphins through the birth instead of stress hormones, which inhibit the process,” Ms Lynch said.
Ms Lynch hopes the hypnobirthing courses will give women and their birthing partners a rich and rewarding experience.
“When a mother and her birth companion are able to approach a birth with knowledge, support and the correct meditative tools, It allows birth to be a very positive experience,” she said.