Pregnancy & Birth
Pregnancy & Child Birth
If you’re worried or nervous about your ability to cope with your pregnancy and childbirth, then you’re not alone many women feel this way.
You might have heard scare stories about painful, long pregnancies, or seen women in agony on TV or grown up believing that it’s an excruciatingly painful experience, the chances are you’ve been affected and feel nervous and anxious.
You might have had the misfortune to have previously experienced a traumatic birth, and it’s natural that those memories can influence your feelings around future births. Fear can prevent us from allowing our bodies to give birth they way they’re naturally designed to – in a relaxed and calm manner. Fear can cause our muscles to become tense and makes childbirth a longer and more painful experience.
My aim is that you have the best possible pregnancy and birthing experience for you and your baby.
An experience where you feel confident and calm, and able to adapt in a proactive and relaxed way, no matter what kind of birth you want, or how that plan changes.
I respect your choices and decisions, whether you choose to have your baby at hospital or a home-birth, with or without chemical pain relief.
Research shows that there are many benefits for mothers and babies including:
Less likelihood of medical interventions
Quicker recovery from the birth
Reduced rates of post natal depression
Better ability to cope with the challenges of breastfeeding and sleep reduction
Better able to deal more calmly with their new baby
Feel more confident in their role as a new parent
Higher Apgar scores
Using a compassionate combination of hypnotherapy and NLP, I’ll tailor your sessions to your individual requirements, at a pace that suits you.
My aim is to empower and teach you everything you need to have a relaxed pregnancy and positive and comfortable birthing experience.
I’ll teach you -
How to overcome fears, worries and anxieties
Learn how to let go of those negative thoughts and control your physical responses to remain calm
Self-hypnosis to help with delivery and labour
Pain control techniques for minimal use of medication
How to communicate your needs positively, and elicit the collaboration of your medical staff
Experience shows us that for most Mums a series of 4 sessions is the optimum requirement, and the earlier you are able to commence your sessions after the 4th month of pregnancy, the more benefit you will gain.
I’ll also prepare personalised hypnosis mp3 recordings or CD’s for you to listen to in between sessions, so you can continue to install the techniques I teach you, and to relax yourself and increase your confidence.
Partners are welcome to attend sessions if they wish to learn how they can support and contribute to the birth, or to have a session or two of their own to address their own reservations or challenges about the birth.
Please contact me by email or telephone to discuss your requirements.
Initial consultations are free of charge, and I shall be very happy to answer your questions in confidence and without obligation.