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Feel calm and relaxed for birth

Do you want to gain the confidence and skills, so you can feel empowered to have the most positive birthing experience possible for you?

If you learn some hypnobirth 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 whats 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.

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.

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Hypnobirthing course

Confident Childbirth Hypnobirthing is a flexible approach tailored to you.

You will learn:

  • Self-hypnosis to help you relax quickly and keep you calm.

  • How to remain positive, in control and in communication.

  • Practical breathing techniques and pain control tools to help you manage discomfort with the minimum use of drugs.

    Reducing the use of medication leads to fewer side effects for you and your baby.

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

  • To reduce any pregnancy anxiety and stress.

  • To reframe any negative birthing experiences or stories.

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

  • Feel relaxed and calmer about birth.
  • Sleep better and get back to sleep if you are disturbed.
  • Reduce the likelihood of 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.
  • Hypnobirthing babies are often calmer, feed and sleep better.
  • Self-hypnosis and breathing techniques will aid you with breast-feeding.
  • Cope more easily with issues of family life as well as sleep more easily.

The National Childbirth Trust has also published a research overview on self hypnosis for labour.

Read more here. Or more about other studies here HYPNOSIS FOR CHILDBIRTH RESEARCH.

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When Should I Start Hypnobirthing?

An excellent time to start the course is at the beginning of the third trimester. Although you are welcome to start earlier so that you can begin to enjoy the relaxation, visualisations and have plenty of time to practice the techniques.

I like to work with my hypnobirthing clients on a 1:1 basis and do not run group classes. This enables me to help you manage any individual concerns.

You can choose whether you come on your own or with your partner. Some partners come just for the first session, others choose to attend all of them.  Occasionally some have a session of their own if they have any particular fears in connection with birth.

Although your partner will play an invaluable role through their calm presence and helping to keep the right atmosphere for you during labour and birth, many do not attend and you can pass any techniques and tips onto them after our sessions.

Why Confident Childbirth

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 have had a previous traumatic birth, or need to overcome specific anxieties or fears we can use Hypnosis and NLP techniques to overcome them.

There are many different types of hynobirth classes out there. Spend some time considering the best option for you and your partner.

The Confident Childbirth Approach to Hypnobirthing, is a useful extra to a nct or antenatal class.

Client Feedback

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
Jaclyn M.
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!
Ellie C.
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.
Ash P
I contacted Jo when I was around 36 weeks pregnant because I was extremely anxious about giving birth. I'm so glad I did. Jo assessed my situation and guided me though hypnobirthing exercises that I used during labour. These were invaluable when the day came. I was able to remain calm and relaxed throughout the labour and birth. The reflexology helped too, it was a lovely way to relax during pregnancy. If you are considering hypnobirthing, definitely go to Jo for her expertise and tangible exercises that will help when the time comes. She will assure you that there is no need to be afraid of childbirth.
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Related Hypnobirting Articles

Have a significantly shorter labour

If you would like to find out more about how hypnobirthing could help you, please read the research evidence or birth posts.

Or click on the hypnobirthing reviews from previous clients so you see what you could achieve.

Click here to watch a video of Dr. Michael Mosley demonstrating how hypnosis may help with pain relief.

"Hypnobirthing was really fundamental to me being able to give birth naturally and 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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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.

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

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

"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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