Your Questions Answered

What is hypnobirthing?

Hypnobirthing is a birth education program that teaches you a collection of breathing, relaxation and visualisation techniques designed to prepare you for a calm and positive birth, no matter the path that birth takes.

Don't get hung up on the "hypno" - hypnobirthing is based on significant scientific research and is supported and encouraged by our National Health Service, which is the best possible compliment!

What are the benefits of hypnobirthing?

​Society has taught us to view birth as something to suffer through rather than something that is positive and empowering. This is the day that you meet your baby!

  • Your birth and labour are likely to be more relaxed, comfortable and positive;

  • Encourages bonding, alertness and feeding;

  • Empowers you to make clear and informed decisions at key moments;

  • Encourages your birth partner to take an active role in supporting you and maintaining a calm birth environment, wherever you birth your baby;

When is the best time to start hypnobirthing classes?

I can start classes from around 20 weeks if you are feeling particularly anxious; however, I would generally advise 25-30 weeks as the perfect time to introduce hypnobirthing into your life.

What is included in the price of the courses?

For the full individual/group courses, eight hours of fab and informative teaching, delivered over 2-3 sessions (either evenings or Sundays); mp3 recorded relaxations; course manual; access to The Little Birth Company Facebook Group; and links to positive birth videos.

Will I get stuck in hypnosis?

Short answer: no!
It isn't like what you might see on television where a hypnotist "puts you under".  I will teach you how to practice self-hypnosis where you are in a controlled, deep state of concentration and relaxation - although we advise not to listen to the mp3's whilst driving or out and about!