Hypnobirthing In The News – articles, birth videos and news reports

This is where you’ll find links to stories in the media that discuss Hypnobirthing. There are magazine and newspaper articles, as well as other website articles and even TV and video interviews and documentaries.

Magazine articles

  • Article about ‘Fantastic Four’ actress Jessica Alba using Hypnobirthing in Fit Pregnancy.
  • Full double-page spread, and main article on the front cover, of the Royal College of Midwives Journal, October/November 2008.
  • Story about Beverley Turner (TV presenter and wife of Olympic rower James Cracknell) using Hypnobirthing featured in the Sunday Mirror “Celebs” magazine on Sunday 19th June 2005. You can view a scanned copy of the original article online here:
  • Mentioned in the August 2005 issue of “Practical Parenting”
  • Mentioned in the April 2005 issue of “Mother and Baby“, in an article about “Insider secrets for a better birth”.
  • Featured again in the April 2005 issue of “Pregnancy & Birth“, in an article about hypnosis for childbirth.
  • Featured again in the March 2005 issue of “Pregnancy & Birth“, as part of the main, headlined 10-page article on getting the birth you want
  • Featured in the November 2004 issue of Practical Parenting (available Oct 2004 – UK), in the section about natural pain relief options for birth.
  • Featured in recent issues of “Image” and “Ladies and Gentlemen
  • “Trance In A Million” – Closer magazine feature about TV presenter Beverley Turner using Hypnobirthing. See Issue 98 (21-27 August 2004) for the article.
  • Mentioned again in Pregnancy & Birth – July 2004 issue. Reference in the article about 14 ways to have a better labour.
  • The (re)birth of a better way” – from South Florida Parenting Magazine, April 2004
  • Have It Your Way: Redesigning Birth” – Hypnobirthing gets a mention here in “Newsweek” (courtesy of MSNBC)
  • March 2004 issue of Pregnancy and Birth. I’ve scanned a copy for you to read – Page 1 | Page 2. It seems to be rather difficult to read in the browser so either print it out or save the image to your hard drive (right click on the link and select ‘Save Target As’). Then open it up in your favourite image editor (and print it if you want).
  • Birth Bliss – a short but excellent article from the March 2004 issue of Time Magazine, by a very sceptical reporter about her own experience of Hypnobirthing
  • American Baby
  • Nursing Spectrum
  • Hypnobirthing techniques ease intensity of labor” – BabyDallas Magazine, Fall/Winter 2002/2003
  • Hypnosis is rapidly gaining a role in labor and delivery, with many pleasant side-effects” – from Chicagoparent magazine

Newspaper articles

Other website articles

Hypnosis in childbirth video – TV interviews and documentaries

Hypnobirthing on radio

  • Renee Buchanan was interviewed on BBC Radio Scotland’s “NewsDrive” program on 31st May 2005. To hear the interview, click the Play button below

Read on, and hear what other mums and dads have to say about Hypnobirthing, or find your nearest Hypnobirthing classes.

Read more about Hypnobirthing

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?