Hypnobirthing & Pregnancy Anxiety

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Personalised Hypnobirthing Sessions Online, in Ealing & London W1

Do you want to reduce your pregnancy anxiety and birth fears and gain confidence and a mental toolkit, so you can feel empowered to have the most positive birthing experience possible for you?

If you learn hypnobirthing techniques it is more likely you will have a significantly shorter labour, will be more positive, alert and in control and you may find you do not need any pain relief. There is also a much reduced likelihood that you will experience delivery by forceps, ventouse, or caesarean section.

Hypnobirthing is about letting you choose what's best for you so you can have the unique birth YOU want. You don't have to have somebody else's idea of the perfect birth its about empowering you to look forward to the birth without fear.

The established hypnobirthing tools will help if have a vaginal birth, planned or emergency C-section. Even if labour is not straightforward and you find you need some pain relief or require a medical intervention, you will learn how you can still stay calm so you can achieve a positive experience for you and your baby.

Reduce your anxiety, feel calm & relaxed during pregnancy and empowered for birth

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Hypnobirthing Course

Confident Childbirth Hypnobirthing is a flexible approach tailored to you.

Whether you are looking to reduce pregnancy anxiety, or want to gain birth confidence you will learn:

  • Self-hypnosis. Allowing you to go to a positive and relaxing place or state in your mind so you can keep calm and begin to create a bond with your unborn baby.

  • Practical breathing and pain management tools. To have a toolkit ready to manage any discomfort with the minimum use of drugs. Reducing the use of medication will lead to fewer side effects for you and your baby. You can still choose to have some chemical pain relief but gaining these skills can help to increase your sense of choice as well as choice.

  • Tools to let go of any childbirth fears and to reduce pregnancy anxiety. Anxiety about being out of control during childbirth is sadly very common, this is often caused by TV dramas and stories of other peoples experiences. Other common worries or fears include the safety of your baby, fear of lack of stamina and worries about the medical environment

  • Visualisation exercises so you can rehearse how you want your birth to be.

  • How to reframe any negative birthing experiences or stories so you feel more positive about the labour and birth.

  • How to remain in control, positive, and in communication so you can might the right choices for you and your partner.

You will also receive Hypnobirthing mp3s for you to listen to at home.

"Hypnobirthing was really fundamental to me being able to give birth naturally.  I was able to go in with a positive mindset. A big thanks for the sessions, I truly believe they set me up for success."

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The National Childbirth Trust has also published a RESEARCH OVERVIEW on self hypnosis for labour.

WATCH A VIDEO of Dr. Michael Mosley demonstrating how hypnosis may help with pain relief.

When Should I Start Hypnobirthing?

An excellent time to start is at the beginning of the third trimester. You will be asked to listen to recordings and practise techniques, so attend when you have the time to enable you to do this.

You are very welcome to start earlier, especially if you have any areas of anxiety which you would like to work on. You can then begin to enjoy the relaxation visualisations and look forward to the rest of  your pregnancy.

Why individual Hypnobirthing Sessions

I only work with my hypnobirthing clients on a 1:1 basis and do not run group classes.

This enables me to adapt the sessions to you and helps to manage any individual anxieties or concerns.

Does my Partner need to attend?

You can choose whether you attend on your own or with your partner. Some partners come just for the first session, others choose not to come at all, some attend all of them. It is really up to you and your partner and you can pass any techniques and tips onto them after our sessions.

They will play an invaluable role if they can maintain a calm presence and help to keep the right atmosphere for you during labour and birth. So occasionally some partners decide to have a individual session themselves if they have their own fears in connection with the birth.

Why confident Childbirth Hypnobirthing

Childbirth is a natural process and can be a positive experience if you learn to trust your body.

Each mother and baby is unique. This approach is flexible, tailored to each individual and not just script based. I will take into account how you feel now, guide you towards the birth that you want for you and your baby and respects your wishes. The aim is to have a positive experience of birth no matter how birth proceeds.

As a Cognitive Hypnotherapist with additional specialised hypnobirth training, if you need to overcome specific anxieties or fears I have the training to use Hypnosis, CBT and NLP techniques to hep you overcome them.

The Confident Childbirth Approach to Hypnobirthing, is a useful addition to attending a nct or antenatal class. There are many different types of hynobirth classes out there so spend some time considering the best option for you and your partner.

What if I have had previous traumatic birth experience?

If you've had a previous traumatic experience, whether that's a hospital experience or giving birth, you can overcome the fear and approach this new birth in a positive and confident way.

Each birth is unique and you can learn to feel in control and rebuild your confidence so you will be different and a have a different experience. 

Can you help Tokophobia?

Toxophobia is an extreme fear of pregnancy, which can means you might try and avoid childbirth altogether. The fear can then become physically and mentally draining.

Secondary tokophobia is a fear of childbirth developed after a previous traumatic birth, stillbirth, miscarriage, or termination of pregnancy.

As a Cognitive Hypnotherapist I have a variety of tools we can use to change your perspective so you can start to look forward to this unique birth experience.

Client Feedback

Jo Simons - Hypnotherapy & Coaching
Based on 47 Google Reviews

I was scared to give birth and Jo helped me a lot with Hypnobirthing and alleviating the fear of the birth.

This is my second time visiting Jo & she did not disappoint. Jo taught me the skills of Hypnobirthing during my first pregnancy, it kept my anxiety levels in check during my pregnancy & gave me the tools to enable a drug free labour (& that’s not to say that the birth was not without its challenges!!) I got in touch with Jo again for a refresher during my second pregnancy & was a little nervous how this would work across zoom video calls - I needn’t have worried, it was just as effective & she put me at ease very quickly. The recordings Jo creates are personalised & make such a difference to your perspective as you head into the unknown - just make sure you make the time to actually listen to them! Can’t speak highly enough about Jo, would definitely recommend

I met with Jo recently - virtually via Zoom - as I was struggling with very bad nausea and food aversions during my first trimester of pregnancy. After one session I felt a world of difference, in fact I have barely had either symptom since. It feels amazing to have found Jo and I'm looking forward to our next two sessions focused on hypnobirthing later in my pregnancy, and trust that the sessions will be equally as beneficial and successful. Thanks Jo - I am so pleased to recommend you far and wide!

I went to see Jo for Hypnobirthing to prepare for the birth of my second baby. Towards the end of the pregnancy, the baby was presenting breech and Jo provided techniques to assist the baby to turn which fortunately happened. I had a successful normal delivery and greatly benefited from seeing Jo for coping with the anxiety prior to birth and managing the pain during labour. Thank you Jo for your professionalism.

Being a first time mum, I was filled with anxiety about giving birth and everything that went along with it. I also suffered from SPD, which at times was excruciating and meant that I could only get around with the use of crutches. This was exactly the reason I sought help from Jo and I'm glad that I did. Jo taught me various techniques to help control my level of pain and ease my worries about labour. My outlook on motherhood completely changed after just a few sessions and I'm now calmer and feeling so much more positive about the whole experience. Thank you Jo!

Jo helped me with my pregnancy anxiety, the session made a real difference. I'm planning on returning for some hypnobirthing sessions.

Confident Childbirth Hypnobirthing Programme

Tailored help to support your pregnancy

You will receive:

  • 3 x 60 minute personalised one-to- one Hypnobirthing Sessions.

    Available Online via Zoom or in Ealing, West London.

  • Mp3 audio files to support you during pregnancy and to give you some useful tools for the birth. You can download them and listen as often as you like.

    This will allow you to spend time relaxing and visualising what you want your mind and body to achieve, and will help to keep you grounded, calm and positive about the birth.

  • Email support between sessions.

    If you need some clarification or would like to go through a technique again I’m here for you and will try to give you the support you need.

Cost of the Confident Childbirth Hypnobirthing Programme is £255

Individual Hypnobirthing Sessions

If you would prefer to pay by the session the cost is:

Online via Zoom or in Ealing, West London : £135 (90 minutes), £90 (60 minutes)

Central London: £185 (90 minutes), £150 (60 minutes).

It's never too late for a session of hypnobirthing to be of benefit. Even one session will teach you some useful skills and techniques.

YOUR RIGHTS WHEN PREGNANT. Did you know that pregnant employees, and their partners have the right to paid time off for antenatal care. This can include antenatal classes if they are recommended by a midwife or doctor.

Hypnobirthing - a Positive Birth Experience

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Empower yourself with the toolkit to:

  • Look forward to birth feeling relaxed & calm.

  • Learn to sleep better and get back to sleep if you are disturbed.

  • Reduce the likelihood of using drugs and delivery by forceps, ventouse, or caesarean section.

  • Have a shorter hospital stay and a quicker postnatal recovery.

  • Have a reduced incidence of post-natal depression.

  • Have a range of techniques that can aid you with breast-feeding.

I have used Hypnobirthing techniques myself. They helped me manage the birth of my own daughter naturally and would love to help you have the most positive birth experience for you and your baby.

Let's have a conversation so you can ask any questions you might have and then you can decide if this is the right approach for you.

"I would definitely recommend confident childbirth to others, I am a pretty anxious person, talking through fears, working on strategies & finding what techniques worked for me made it very personal."

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