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Hypnosis for confident childbirth

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Hypnosis is an excellent addition to your tool-kit for making your birth the best it can be for you and your baby. Its effectiveness is based on the control of sensation that you can achieve through a deep level of self-hypnosis, creating a reliable way for you to manage your responses and experience, both during and after birth.

Generally, the hypnosis for confident childbirth package consists of 4 sessions, which normally take place over the period from month 7 to 2 weeks before the due date. However, where necessary, we will work together to achieve what we can, if you are working to shorter time-scales! The package costs £340 (payable as a lump sum), which includes 4 sessions and 3 recordings for practice between sessions.

  • Session 1 (month 7, 28-30 weeks): learn to use self-hypnosis to relax and maintain a state of calm confidence
  • Session 2 (month 8, 32-34 weeks): address any concerns relating to birth and motherhood; learn instant deep self-hypnosis for whole body relaxation
  • Session 3 (middle-end month 8, 36+ weeks): review and deepen self-hypnosis skills, including instant deep hypnosis; work to deepen feelings of confidence, calm and competence
  • Session 4: work with your birthing partner, so they know how they can reinforce and and support the new skills you have; create directions for the midwife and hospital staff regarding the use of language (eg avoid using the word "pain"); reinforce self-reliance and confidence to do what you can to have best possible birth for you and your baby

Benefits of hypnosis for confident childbirth

The benefits many women have experienced when using hypnosis for confident childbirth include:

  • a reliable way to manage your state (physical, mental and emotional), feeling more empowered and in control
  • can reduce fear, tension and discomfort, thus naturally increasing your pain threshold
  • can shorten the first stage of delivery by approximately 3-4 hours for first babies. For subsequent deliveries, duration can be as quick as 60-120 minutes
  • can decrease reliance on chemical anaesthesia
  • can improve stamina, so you cope better with any fatigue and exhaustion during delivery
  • can decrease shock and speed up recovery time
  • can encourage milk production
  • after birth, allows you to relax deeply, especially if you are having trouble sleeping between feeds
  • can help to reduce post-natal blues
  • a useful skill for the rest of your life

For more information about hypnotherapy for confident childbirth, or to book an appointment, contact Sian on 07725 732810 or email.

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