Hypnobirthing is the practice of using hypnotherapy for birth. It uses self-hypnosis and relaxation techniques in the lead up to and during labour. Typically, while growing up, the narrative we hear and learn about birth relates to pain, fear and trauma. These beliefs can produce a negative emotional approach to our own birth, while also creating a corresponding physical response in our labouring ability. We have all heard the horror stories and seen the Hollywood movies depicting labour in this way. But birth does not need to be like this.
Hypnobirthing provides expecting women with the knowledge, tools, support, and preparation to reduce fear of birth and approach their labour with confidence.