Hypnotherapy for pregnancy and childbirth (hypnobirthing)

There is now plenty of evidence to suggest that mothers who learn hypnotic procedures prior to labour have easier and shorter experience of labour, report fewer complications and rarely experience post natal depression.

They are also less likely to use analgesics and require fewer surgical interventions. Best of all, though, is that most are quite ready to repeat the procedure with their next baby.

If you’re a Mum to be who wants to experience the benefits of hypnotherapy for yourself and your child, book an appointment at 32 weeks, or earlier. I’ll show you how to tune into the needs of your body so you can relax and manage any pain that arises.

Once you feel comfortable and confident in the process you can just allow your baby to grow and be born in a natural way. The result is a placid, contented baby and happy delighted Mum.

The first trimester

This is a time adjustment for your body as it learns to accommodate to the changes brought about by the little person growing there. Hypnotherapy can help you to ensure your child is well nurtured as well as helping you deal with mood swings, managing your eating habits or dealing with bouts of tiredness.
Hypnotherapy can also assist with a broad range of other issues, such as anxiety regarding medical procedures, fear of needles or examination discomfort. I have even helped diabetics and people with high or low blood pressure.

Morning Sickness

One of the more unpleasant side effects of pregnancy, especially when it continues on past the first trimester. However hypnotherapy has proven very effective in managing or ending this condition.

The third trimester 

Having had your scan you’ll now be aware of your baby growing and moving. You may already know whether its a boy or girl and perhaps even have chosen a name. So you are now ready to prepare for the birth. This is a lovely time to start a series of relaxing hypnotherapy sessions that will enable you to connect with your baby and set the scene for a happy and successful birth.

Premature labour

Evidence suggests that if a hypnotherapist can be available within 12 hours, muscles can be relaxed, baby and mother can settle down and the pregnancy can proceed as normal.

When baby needs turning

Hypnotherapy can encourage your muscles to gently turn your baby towards the ideal birthing position. This happens quite naturally and often fairly soon, though sometimes it takes a couple of days.


When pregnancy just doesn’t happen

Few things are so uniquely upsetting as the inability to have children. There’s a tendency, particularly among women to feel a sense of guilt and responsibility.

It can soon become an obsession that consumes your whole life. So, as well as the condition itself there are often accompanying feelings of depression, stress and unworthiness to deal with.

 The facts

Fertility is a state of health that promotes the body’s natural ability to produce reproductive hormones. If you fail to get pregnant after two years of regular, unprotected sex, then you may be experiencing infertility. Around one couple in seven have this difficulty and in 20% of cases the cause is unknown.

How Hypnotherapy can increase fertility

We have all heard stories about couples who gave up on having a child, or even applied for adoption, only for pregnancy to occur shortly afterwards. Often this can happen on holiday or in unusual circumstances where the couple found themselves outside their usual routine.
Sometimes if you and your partner can just learn to relax properly and get get back to tenderly enjoying each other, it will just happen. Of course, it’s not all in the mind, but there is no question that confidence, a sense of perspective and the ability to control your emotions are important factors, and hypnotherapy can help with this.
It can also aid relaxation, which makes for healthy eggs and sperm, though diet, exercise, cutting out toxins also have a role to play. Hypnotherapy is also very useful if you’re still dealing with past traumas around pregnancy, loss or grief.