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Pregnancy & Childbirth



About Pregnancy and Childbirth

Pregnancy begins with the fertilisation of the woman's egg by the man's sperm and the normal duration for pregnancy is between 37 to 42 weeks. During this time there are of course many changes occurring in the woman's body, so that the baby can grow and be born. Mum's womb and breasts grow, emotions may be up and down, may experience water retention, have increased appetite, go to the toilet more often or be breathless. During early pregnancy up to around 12 weeks, about 50% of mums experience nausea and sickness, although some experience it for longer and about 10% of mums continue after 20 weeks. Mum (and Dad) may be fearful of the birth process, fearful of pain or hospitals, or even stressed about the effect the baby will have on their lives.

Pregnancy and childbirth is a completely normal and natural process and you can learn how to enjoy the whole experience, welcoming the changes and looking forward to being calm and relaxed throughout.

About Fear and Stress

Getting rid of fear and stress is key to having a relaxed, comfortable pregnancy and birth. When you experience fear (about something real or imagined), the body releases stress hormones, which puts your body in defence mode. Extra oxygen is delivered to parts of the body useful for defence and as this excludes your birthing muscles, oxygen supply to them is limited, so preventing the relaxation of these muscles. Therefore, if fear occurs during birthing, the birthing muscles perform much less effectively and this can lead to slower, painful births. Research has found that from 17 weeks onwards, the stress hormone can be found in the amniotic fluid in the same levels as in the mum, so if you are stressed, your baby is too. With the aid of hypnosis, you can eliminate fear and tension, remain relaxed and stimulate the release of endorphins, which are your body's natural feel-good hormones and have an effect 200 times that of morphine!

What Else can Hypnotherapy help with in Pregnancy and Childbirth?

You may have heard of hypnosis for birthing but hypnosis can also be used safely and successfully throughout pregnancy and childbirth for a wide range of issues :-

  • Morning sickness
  • high blood pressure
  • Needle phobias
  • Bonding with baby (before and after birth)
  • Anticipated premature labour
  • Preparation for labour and birth
  • Change negative beliefs or resolve past issues associated with birth
  • Turning breech baby
  • Rapid healing after birth
  • Postnatal depression
  • Baby blues
  • Postnatal care and well-being

I run Hypnotherapy Pregnancy and Childbirth classes for Mum (and a partner) which teach self-hypnosis and give you the skills and confidence for a calm, relaxed, enjoyable birth. See my
Events page on PREGNANCY AND CHILDBIRTH GROUPS, for more information and booking detals.

Why Choose Hypnotherapy for Pregnancy and Childbirth?

  • There are many benefits to having hypnotherapy during pregnancy and learning self hypnosis for childbirth and here are just some:-

Get to know the pregnancy and childbirth process as normal and natural
Eliminate fear and tension
Greatly 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
Happier, better adjusted babies, for better feeding and sleeping routines

  • By having hypnosis for pregnancy and childbirth, you join the growing list of people who have taken this simple step and experienced for themselves the wonder and joy of calm, relaxed births, without avoidable medical intervention.

  • Hypnotherapy for pregnancy and childbirth enables you to take control of your feelings, eliminate fear and learn how to trust your body and let it work in the way nature intended, so you are fully prepared and can enjoy an easier, pain-less, gentler birth of your baby.

  • In my Sheffield Hypnotherapy Practice, I teach you self-hypnosis so you can become skilled and completely comfortable taking yourself into deep relaxation whatever the circumstances and use it to your full advantage.

When can I start having Hypnotherapy for Pregnancy and Childbirth?

You can start at any time you wish, once your pregnancy is confirmed. If you are experiencing specific problems, such as morning sickness, the sooner you make your appointment, the better.

If you wish to join classes for pregnancy and childbirth, again, you may start any time you wish and the sooner you join, the more expert you will become using the techniques taught.

Hypnotherapy Treatment for Pregnancy and Childbirth

No.of Sessions : For Pregnancy and childbirth group classes, this is 4 sessions. For specific issues, this is usually 1 - 3 sessions using some or all of the techniques below.

Consultation : identify the specific areas and full details of what you would like help with

Hypnosis : at a deep and lasting level to resolve specific issues, as well as to enable you to feel confident and really enjoy your pregnancy and the birth of your baby

Visualisation : to enhance bonding with your baby and practice the calm, relaxed birth of your baby

NLP : change how you think and behave towards the birth process, change negative beliefs into positive beliefs


Contact Me

If you would like more information on Hypnotherapy for Pregnancy and Childbirth Sheffield, or you would like to book an appointment, please contact me.

Holly Wincote Hypnotherapy Sheffield
Tel: 07986 539747
Email: holly@atherapy.co.uk

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