With all the horror stories and dramatic birth scenes in medical dramas, it’s understandable why we tend to associate giving birth with pain, and how it’s the hardest thing your body will go through.
But forget gas and air and epidurals, hypnobirthing puts you in a place of calm and reduces some of the fear and pain you get with labour through self-hypnosis and relaxation techniques, and it’s becoming increasingly popular with mums all over the world to help them get through their labour.
Hypnobirthing is a way to put yourself back in control of your birth, and there are many classes and courses you can attend to help you learn the important techniques. Even better, you can now also practice these techniques on your phone. Have a scroll, and find the best app for you.
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Watch our Mother&Baby Hypnobirthing YouTube series
If you want a taster of what hypnobirthing is and the different techniques, you might want to head over to our YouTube channel where you can watch our ten part hypnobirthing series with clinical hypnotherapist, Doula, and author Sophie Fletcher. In this series, Sophie has covered everything from helpful techniques, to putting it all into practise on the day as well as some tips for your birth partner.
Below is a taster of what you can expect from the series.