Hypnobirthing.co.uk – A resource for prospective Mothers, Fathers and Hypnobirthing practitioners

Are you interested in using self hypnosis for labour and childbirth? Do you want to be in control of your birth? Are you looking for an easy, comfortable, and yet drug-free birth? Hypnobirthing is the answer.

Hypnobirthing is a complete antenatal education. Hypnobirthing classes are intended to help you have the most natural childbirth possible, using easily-learned self hypnosis and breathing techniques.

Whatever kind of birth you’re planning – homebirth, hospital, birthing centre or whatever – Hypnobirthing can help.

On this site you’ll find everything you need to know about Hypnobirthing in the UK including:

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“Hypnobirthing has given me one of the most wonderful experiences of my life….

Early in my pregnancy, I was convinced that I needed an epidural since all expectant mothers around me were doing that. I heard about Hypnobirthing and loved the idea of following a technique to lose fear and allow a natural painless birth, which is what the miraculous female body is destined to do naturally…

My mother and husband were…present and they were quickly believers when they witnessed a totally relaxed birth experience in spite of the complication of having a breech birth.

As it turned out, my labor went unusually fast mainly due to the fact the doctor administered Pitocin, which I had no option out of under the circumstances, but mainly that I was very relaxed through the surges.

Our experience is special and one that I will never forget in my life. Hypnobirthing and our doula were very instrumental in helping and supporting me to believe it could be this way in spite of a breech presentation. The experience helped me realize and believe that you should trust yourself and your body and allow it to do what it is naturally meant to do.

(Jackie took her classes from an American Hypnobirthing practitioner, and you can watch a news video about her child birth here. You can also read the full text of Jackie’s birth story)

Jackie Gadret, France

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We hope you find the information about Hypnobirthing useful and wish you all the best with your birth!

Find out more about Hypnobirthing

Benefits of Hypnobirthing

Why is Hypnobirthing so good?

Here are some of the things you’ll learn that are not covered in most antenatal classes.

Breathing techniques that actually help the birth (and it’s not the panting that most people think they have to do. Think about it – why would anyone want to hyperventilate during labour?)
How to massively reduce the need for any medication at all

Facts and myths about hypnosis

The misconception and impression that many people hold is that hypnosis is something magical, mystical and often dangerous. Hypnosis has even been portrayed by some, as a scary form of mind control, where people are made to give up control of themselves. Hypnosis is in fact the complete opposite, as people visit hypnotherapists or utilize self-hypnosis because they want help to gain more control over their lives, not less.

Popular Links

Richard and Judy

Richard and Judy with Marie Mongan and Jenny Mullan

Hypnobirthing was featured in a story about painless childbirth on the “Richard and Judy” TV show on 8th July 2004.

They interviewed Jenny Mullan. Also featured were Marie Cooksey and Steve Bowerman, a couple who recently used Hypnobirthing for the birth of their first child.

What is Hypnobirthing?

Hypnobirthing is a complete birth education programme, that teaches simple but specific self hypnosis, relaxation and breathing techniques for a better birth.

Hypnobirthing is much more than just self hypnosis or hypnotherapy for childbirth.

Frequently Asked Questions about Hypnobirthing

There are some questions that just come up time and time again. This page is designed to answer some of the more common ones.

What is Hypnobirthing?
Who is Hypnobirthing suitable for?
Will I be ‘out of it’ if I use Hypnobirthing?
I’m scared of hypnosis and hypnotherapy. Is Hypnobirthing safe?