HypnoBirthing® for childbirth is designed to help parents to prepare for the birth of their baby by dealing with any concerns and fears that they may have as well as teaching them how to control their experience of labour and reducing the chances of intervention.

I am a fully trained and qualified HypnoBirthing practitioner, using what many consider to be the best and most effective programme available in the world today.

HypnoBirthing® is a complete birth education programme, which teaches effective, specific self-hypnosis, relaxation, visualisation and breathing techniques for an improved birth.

HypnoBirthing® teaches you and your birth partner:

  • Breathing techniques that aid all aspects of the birth from learning to relax and engage with your body, to breathing the baby down the birth canal and out into the world calmly and successfully.
  • How to release any fears that you might have about childbirth, whether these are generated by the birth stories of friends and family, from the television or the media.
  • How to effectively reduce the need for any medication.
  • How to reduce your risk of needing an episiotomy during birth, using a simple massage technique.
  • How to be confident and informed when dealing with the medical staff, for example knowing when to question, what to ask and when it's time to let them take charge.
  • How to safely and naturally increase the chances of a start to your labour with simple, natural techniques, if you go beyond your given due date.

Most importantly, you will be taught how to relax and stay calm and in control, regardless of what is happening around you.

How can it help me?

Hypnotherapy for childbirth has a number of benefits which can help women during and after her pregnancy. These include

  • Can reduce tiredness in the mother during and after birth
  • Can reduce the length of labour
  • Can reduce postnatal recovery time
    • Can reduce the risk of intervention
    • Increases the chances of children feeding and sleeping better
    • Can help reduce aches and discomfort during pregnancy
    • Can help reduce morning sickness
    • Assists mothers to achieve a natural birth process
    • Can speed up post birth recovery
    • Can improve oxygen levels in mother and baby

It is most effective to begin the course when you are in your second trimester, somewhere between 25-30 weeks is ideal. The success of the course is strongly linked to regular effective practice, but even if you come to this natural and peaceful way of birthing later on in your pregnancy, provided that you finish the course before you give birth, it will make a tangible difference to your experience. In special cases we can run the classes closer together.

Many studies have found that babies born to mothers who have used hypnotherapy to prepare and relax them for birth, are more likely to sleep and feed better.

What do the experts say?

Figures from the HypnoBirthing® Institute confirm that only 15% of pregnant women who received hypnotherapy for childbirth required pain relief compared to 70% needing pain relief in the non-hypnosis group. The evidence continues to support the idea that hypnotherapy for childbirth is highly beneficial with only 20% of mums who received hypnotherapy requiring an epidural compared to 70% in the group that did not receive hypnosis. Further evidence continues to highlight the merits of hypnosis by showing that pregnant women who had received hypnotherapy had a 20% reduced risk of experiencing an induction and a 16.5% reduced risk of experiencing a C-section.

In a different study, British researchers found a significant reduction in the length of labour for first and second time mothers. The 70 mothers who had received hypnosis spent an average of 6 hours 21 minutes in labour compared to the 70 mothers who received no hypnosis, who took an average of 9 hours 45 minutes.

HypnoBirthing® is designed as a structured but informal class format that teaches you about all aspects of birth, including why your body does what it does, how it does this and how you can work with your body for a shorter, less drug reliant birth which leaves you feeling in control.

In addition to the classes you will receive a professionally produced 196-page book "HypnoBirthing®: A Celebration of Life", an Affirmations and Relaxation CD and useful weekly hand-outs, all included in the price.

The HypnoBirthing® course consists of 5 2½ hour sessions leading up to the due date, by which time you will feel positive, confident, well informed and looking forward to the birth.


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