Hypnosis for Childbirth


Birth can be one of the most joyous experiences of life. Childbirth itself is a natural biological process that women’s bodies are evolved to experience. Each woman experiences each birth uniquely – the easibirthing® hypnobirthing is about empowering you to manage your individual experience, remaining calm, confident and in control.


"Changing expectations and challenging attitudes one birth at a time."

The easibirthing® hypnobirthing course trains you to use self-hypnosis, relaxation, visualisation and breathing methods to prepare mind and body for a natural birth. You will learn how to use hypnosis for pain management and to build your trust in your body so that you can feel calm, confident and in control as you enter labour.

Easibirthing® is about changing your expectation of the birth process so that you work with the natural process, rather than against it. The techniques you learn are designed to enable you to:

- reach a state of deep relaxation,
- maintain a sense of control over the process, and
- develop a positive attitude.

The easibirthing® method seeks to enable you to have the active birth you want.

So whether you are planning to have a home birth or a birth in hospital, this training is designed to suit you.

How is the easibirthing® course run?

The hypnobirthing programme consists of five sessions, starting at between 20 - 24 weeks of pregnancy*.  Benefits are shorter labour, lower risk of complications, reduced chance of medical intervention, less need for pharmacological pain relief and an overall, more positive and empowering experience. (* Fewer, longer sessions can be tailored to your needs in some cases, if appropriate)

Both the mother-to-be and her birthing partner are involved in each session.

The hypnobirthing programme costs £350, including all recordings and support materials.  payment is made in full at the first session.


Call Ann on 07523198772 to discuss your needs.

The benefits of hypnobirthing

little-handThe benefits of hypnosis for childbirth include:

  • lower levels of anxiety and stress
  • reduced usage of opiod pain killers
  • increased rate of spontaneous vaginal birth, so reducing the need for intervention
  • shortened labour due to reduced levels of stress and anxiety at each stage
  • feelings of being calm, confident and in control
  • changed perception of the sensations of labour, from pain into managed and controlled discomfort
  • developed ability of calm, deep breathing which improves blood oxygen levels for mother and baby, enables good oxygen supply to the muscles used in labour delivery and also promotes production of calming hormones to reduce stress.

You can read more about the benefits of hypnosis for childbirth, and the evidence for them here.


Other pregnancy issues

Alongside the hypnosis for childbirth training, many women also benefit from hypnotherapy to enable them to deal with other aspects of their pregnancy anxieties. Other issues that can be helped include:

  • Turning breech babies
  • Tokophobia (absolute fear of childbirth)
  • Hyperemesis (excessive morning sickness)
  • Needle or hospital phobia
  • Antenatal depression and anxiety
  • Stress Management in ante-natal period
  • Mental preparation for parenthood
  • Anxiety due to a previous birth experience
  • Postpartum / Post natal depression and anxiety
  • Insomnia, headache and breast discomfort.



Ann trained as an easibirthing® childbirth practitioner to enable her to teach this method of using hypnosis to manage all stages of labour and childbirth: working with women and their birth partners to be calm, confident and in control throughout the whole process.  One of the most amazing uses of hypnotherapy there is!