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Natural Childbirth using hypnosis *

Women are constantly bombarded with negative stories about childbirth. They are told that it is the most painful thing they will ever do in their lives and all the gory details of births that had complications are discussed including all the medical intervention that could occur.  It is no wonder women get anxious and worried about it.  It is no wonder they are tense and unable to relax.  It is no wonder that the “pain” of childbirth becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy!

It need not be like that. Childbirth is a natural process because women’s bodies were designed to give birth.

How hypnosis can help with child birth

Hypnosis can help you to:

  • Be able to put things in their true perspective. 
  • Be able to relax, stay calm and in control.
  • Be in a calm, relaxed state so your muscles and skin can stretch easily and naturally in a relatively pain-free way.
  • Be able to be healthy and sleep well.
  • Be able to heal quickly and recover faster.  
  • Be able to be happy and have confidence in your abilities as a mother.

The hypnobirthing method

The Hypnobirthing childbirth method is a philosophy and technique for achieving a satisfying, relaxing and stress free birth.

You learn how to call on your body's own natural epidural which can eliminate the need for medication. This allows your body and your baby to work together in the most natural way possible.  Hypnobirthing mothers are totally aware and fully in control as they bring their babies into the world.  As a result of this, giving birth is an exciting and pleasurable experience.

What is Hypnosis?

How we experience hypnosis in our everyday lives

Everyone experiences hypnosis regularly. It occurs just before you fall asleep and just as you awaken. Other examples include when you have lost track of time when reading a good book or watching something interesting on television. In essence hypnosis is simply a state of heightened relaxation altered awareness and focus of attention.

When you are relaxed in this way it is possible to make contact with your subconscious mind, in order to effect change in your life. The subconscious is an untapped resource for creativity.

The subconsious mind

The subconscious mind is the seat of all your emotions and therefore directs nearly all your behaviour.  Most importantly the subconscious is responsible for maintaining the body in good health and for all the autonomic processes, e.g., breathing, blood circulation, tissue repair and controlling blood sugar level.

Hypnosis is a doorway to this inner world, the enchanted realms of your imagination and emotions.  Using hypnosis, whereby the subconscious mind can be contacted, inner resources can be harnessed to promote desired changes and physical well-being.

Some Important Questions

What does hypnosis feel like?

You are deeply relaxed and calm, aware of everything happening around you.  It is a pleasant and enjoyable state very similar to daydreaming or drifting off to sleep. 

You will feel wonderfully relaxed and you may find that your sleep will be of a much better quality.

Is it safe to go into hypnosis?

Absolutely; it is a completely natural process which is a safe, comfortable and relaxed experience. 

Will I be under the hypnotist's "power"?

No. You are in charge. You cannot be made to do anything against your will and you cannot be taken into hypnosis if you do not want to. It is your experience and you are in control throughout.

What if I cannot be hypnotised?

You can. Everyone can, as long as they want to be.

How many sessions will I need?

 For childbirth I recommend you have at least two, preferably three.  Hypnotherapy is progressive and so the relaxation you feel gets better and better after each session.


 Pregnancy and childbirth are remarkable and wonderful.  So enjoy it and give your child the best start you can.  Hypnosis can make you, and your child, calm and relaxed before and after the birth.

How can Hypnosis help me?

With hypnosis there are few limits to what you can achieve.  You have the power to make changes in your life - changes that take place quickly and changes that last.

  • Enjoy pregnancy and wonderfully natural childbirth 
  • Relax and be calm 
  • Become healthier and fitter
  • Promote rapid healing and recovery
  • Control or reduce pain without drugs
  • Enjoy better quality sleep
  • Reduce weight after the birth easily
  • Improve your confidence as a mother

How do I find out more?

Please telephone me for a chat.  This is an opportunity for you to ask all the questions you wish and to see if I am the right hypnotherapist for you.

  • I am a member of the Hypnotherapy Association.  
  • I am on the UK Hypnotherapy Register. 
  • I am bound by a code of practice and ethics which ensure the highest level of care.
  • I am fully covered by professional Indemnity insurance.

*DISCLAIMER:Please note results may vary from person to person.




Paola BagnallB.Ed., D.Hyp., C.Hyp, CMH, MHA, UKGHE, taught me her Inner Power Hypnobirthing method.

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