I honestly cannot emphasise this more - knowledge is power!
Doing your own research and honing in on the topics you want to focus on, and learn more about, will be one of the most empowering things you can do in preparation for your birth. We go over this a lot in the course, mostly to make you feel like it's ok to prepare to this level for one of the most important events in your life. Yes, I know, it seems crazy that you feel like you shouldn't be this 'in the know'. Midwives are incredible and you'll likely fall in love with yours on the day you give birth, so let's help them out by being informed and talking their language a little more.
We as hypnobirthing teachers are here to guide you and signpost you to where you can find this information and great news, there's so much wonderful information out there.
Here's a list of some useful resources for you
The Hypobirthing Book - Katharine Graves
Why Induction Matters – Rachel Reed
Why Caesareans Matter – Claire Goggin
Inducing Labour – Sara Wickham
Group B Strep – Sara Wickham
Your Placenta – Sara Wickham
Vitamin K and the Newborn – Sara Wickham
Am I Allowed? – Beverly Beech
Gestational Diabetes – Deborah Hughes
What’s Right for Me? – Sara Wickham
Birthing Your Baby – Nadine Edwards and Beverly Beech
Birthing Your Placenta – Nadine Edwards and Sara Wickham
Vaginal Birth After Caesarean (VBAC) – Jenny Lesley
Breech Birth – Jane Evans
Primal Health – Michel Odent
Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth – Ina May Gaskin
Gentle Birth Gentle Mothering – Sarah Buckley
Hypnobirthing Group Induction of Labour
Also, If in doubt, always check the NICE guidelines.