Both you and your baby deserve the best birth experience you can have and studies have shown that hypnotherapy for childbirth can help you achieve that. Hypnotherapy and hypnobirthing are becoming ever more popular with expectant Mothers looking to achieve a natural birth as possible for them. Simple breathing techniques and relaxation are known to make a huge difference to childbirth. Hypnotherapy and hypnobirthing combine these methods with encouraging a positive belief that this is a natural process that the female body is designed to carry out. Hypnotherapy offers the new Mother a way of taking control of her own experience throughout her labour and an alternative to other forms of pain relief. As a Clinical Hypnotherapist, I develop my plan based on each individual following a detailed consultation and in line with the clients wishes.
Physiologically the more relaxed the Mother is the easier it will be for her muscles to stretch and contract, hence reducing levels of discomfort. Often a degree of self-hypnosis is used to achieve relaxation allowing the Mother to manage discomfort and pain throughout the delivery. Deep relaxation aids a calm and peaceful labour and hopefully allows the baby to enter the world in a relaxed and peaceful way. These techniques can be used in any situation often allowing new Mums to gain confidence and enjoy those early weeks/months of baby’s life. This works alongside the medical care you receive from your doctors and midwives who are there to help you. Natural birth is not for everyone but the chances are if you are reading this then you are looking to aid the natural process as much as possible. However, hypnotherapy can help in other ways too. If you are having a planned caesarean section, this may be causing some concerns and anxiety. Hypnotherapy is adaptable to help in many different situations and may even speed the healing process.
I do hope that this has answered any questions you may have but please do feel free to contact me for more details.