Hypnotherapy in pregnancy and childbirth is concerned with preparing mother (and partner) for birthing, allowing an easier, more comfortable and pain-less birth. Preparation can be aimed at physical, mental and spiritual levels and the benefits for a very large number of women who are not in a high risk situation are many, such as:
* Understanding that pregnancy and childbirth process is normal and natural * Eliminate fear and tension * Reduce or even eliminate pain * Shorter birthing process * Enhanced bonding between mother, baby and partner * Accomplish birth with minimum of drugs, artificial aid and intervention * Accomplish birth gently and calmly * Increase energy post birth * Reduce occurrence of postnatal depression
Hypnotherapeutic techniques are based on breathing, relaxation, visualization, deepening and direct suggestions, as well as education regarding the 'stages' of pregnancy and labour. Self-hypnosis is also taught and regular practice of self-hypnosis during pregnancy is key to a successful outcome. The classes can be undertaken either with or without the birthing partner.
I hope to run a new class starting early in 2013 and will post details once they are finalised.
I am also available for private one to one sessions (with or without birthing partner) at The Clinic on the Moor in Falmouth. Please contact me on 07711 245577 or email@example.com.