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Why HypnoBirthing?

HypnoBirthing offers knowledge and tools to optimally support the natural process of labour and birth.  It is a complete natural birth preparation programme, aimed at women and their birth companions, that is much more than just self-hypnosis or Hypnotherapy for Childbirth!

HypnoBirthingT classes challenge the orthodox view that pain is an inevitable part of labour and are based on the understanding that childbirth is a natural, normal and healthy function in healthy women, that the female body has been optimally designed to accomplish safely and with ease - provided the mother trusts in her body and is free of fear or negative expectation around birth.My classes look closely at the physiological processes of childbirth and clearly explain why severe pain is not a necessary part of labour and - most importantly - teach you practical tools to minimise or even avoid pain building up in the first place!


By combining natural childbirth education with deep relaxation, self-hypnosis, visualisation and special breathing practice, HypnoBirthing will empower you and teach you proven, easy-to-learn techniques that will allow you to free yourself from fear and negative emotion about birthing and instead help you to discover, trust and support your natural ability to give birth with ease - and in comfort! 

HypnoBirthingTM teaches you reliable self-hypnosis techniques that, with practice will be there for you when you most need them. You will learn how to relax deeply throughout every stage of labour, whilst at the same time you will be fully aware and in control. In this deeply relaxed state your body will release endorphins, the body's own natural anaesthesia which lessens, or even eliminates, any discomfort and with it the need for medication.


Just imagine welcoming each surge! Feeling peaceful... relaxing... and even smiling as your baby comes closer to you!

HypnoBirthingTM doesn't require any particular belief system, or prior experience. Some of our mums (and especially their husbands!) have been very sceptical at first - until they experience it for themselves.

In fact, the more sceptical they are to start with, the more evangelical they are when they discover the power of HypnoBirthing.

And the benefits of HypnoBirthing extend even beyond making labour more comfortable; labour is also likely to be shortened by several hours and the risk of complications and the need for interventions are reduced.

Please read on and discover the many other Advantages of HypnoBirthing & What you will learn or read some fascinating and inspiring HypnoBirthing Birth Stories. You can also find more information on course options or complimentary taster session by calling me on 07957 541056.

HypnoBirthingTM  Advantages & 

What you will learn with BirthWell -HypnoBirthing in Bristol:

Many antenatal classes will tell you about the importance of relaxation in labour, but HypnoBirthingTM classes will give you all the tools to actually train and condition your mind and body to relax deeply in preparation for labour.
And, because HypnoBirthingTM contains powerful hypnosis tools any negative expectations or fears around birth can be released on a much deeper level than standard birth preparation classes can usually reach.

HypnoBirthingTM  will give you the tools to:

  • Free yourself from fear and negative anticipation around childbirth - which will help you to avoid the Fear - Tension - Pain Syndrom and greatly reduces and often eliminates the need for chemical painkillers and drugs

  • Learn to relax yourself deeply during labour and birth and stay calm and in control - regardless of circumstances or surroundings - so that you can best support your bodies natural birth efforts, and thereby greatly reduce the need for interventions and shorten the duration of labour by several hours

  • Tap into your body's store of endorphines, the only safe labour enhancement, making labour shorter and more comfortable

  • Connect with, trust and follow your natural birthing instincts for a safer, gentler birth

  • Avoid the violence of hard, physical pushing by learning to gently bear down with your breath as your baby moves through the birth canal and finally is born. This will help to keep oxygen supplied to baby during birthing, makes birth safer, and reduces the likelihood of tears as well as the need for an episiotomy

  • Reduce and often eliminate fatigue during labour, and instead feel alert, fresh, awake and with energy during labour and birth

  • Speed up post-natal recovery and reduce or eliminate occurrence of baby blues and post-natal depression

You will also learn:

  • Positions for active, upright, yet relaxed birth

  • The importance of the birth environment and how you and your birth companion can create a birthing environment that is calm, serene and joyful, rather than tense and stressful

  • How to be confident and informed when dealing with the medical staff - when to question, what to ask... and when it's time to let them take charge

  • How to bring about your own easy start of labour with some simple, natural techniques and to avoid artificial chemical induction, if you go beyond your "estimated due date".

And the benefits don't stop there:

You'll learn the techniques once for this birth, but then you can then use them again and again, no matter how many children you have
HypnoBirthingTM techniques work very effectively with home births, water births, hospital births, birthing centres...whatever. It's your choice what kind of birth to have - HypnoBirthing helps them all.
You can use the techniques to help calm and relax yourself any time you feel stressed out, not just in labour and birth (I've had many couples tell me, this alone has been invaluable!

And finally, HypnoBirthingTM is not only great for you, the mum, but also for the baby, and dad, too!


Babies born to mothers using HypnoBirthing techniques tend to be more relaxed.  Because they are likely to experience less trauma in labour and birth, they tend to be calmer and feed & sleep better! 

Dads/birth companions will also gain a greater level of understanding and trust in the birth process and most importantly will learn how they can best support you during labour and birth. Rather than being a helpless bystander, they will play an integral role in the birthing, supporting you in relaxation, protecting the birth environment and advocating for your birth preferences. Many couples find that the experience of working through labour together in this way enhances their relationship and their bond.

What you'll learn through HypnoBirthing is how you can confidently approach a safe, easier and more comfortable natural birth.

HypnoBirthing can't promise you a 'perfect' birth - no one can - but it can help you to have a much, much more comfortable and relaxed birth than you would have had otherwise.


Please read on and find out what midwives and mums have said about HypnoBirthingTM. You can also find answers to some frequently asked questions as well as information on research findings and booking a course.


Alternatively, why not give me a call on 07957 541056. I am always happy to chat and answer any questions you might have!

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