Using hypnotherapy for birth can be a wonderful way to enhance your birth skills and your knowledge. 

Hypnobirthing doesn’t involve you being in a trance or going into a sleep, it creates a state of deep relaxation and a heightened state of focus and concentration which can help you cope with different sensations and behaviour. (Stanford University, 2012)

In this state of deep relaxation, the conscious mind is suppressed and the subconscious mind is used – using your breathing with visualisations and suggestions can help with stress, anxiety and pain, which can all be a part of childbirth.

Used with other antenatal classes, hypnobirthing can be a great way to boost your confidence about birth…