I have worked as a Midwife and Health Visitor for over 27 years and have seen at first hand the difference that hypnobirthing can make to the comfort, course and length of labour.
In 2004 I gave birth to my son and 3 weeks later (yes later!) a close friend told me that she had given birth without pain relief and quickly using something called ‘hypnobirthing’. I couldn’t believe she had kept it to herself, she had done so as she didn’t want to feel embarrassed if it didn’t work- I so wished she had shared it with me. I read around the subject and then it all made sense how fear had infiltrated our society around birth and had become more or less an inevitable part of the process.
Following what for me was a revelation as a mum and as a midwife; I trained in hypnobirthing in 2006 and supported many parents to have more control over their labour and to achieve the birth experience that they hoped for.