What is Hypnobirthing?

Hypnobirthing is a complete birth preparation programme for pregnant women and their birth partners.

The course equips you with practical tools and knowledge to help you approach birth with calmness, confidence and an awareness of your choices. 


Evidence-based self-hypnosis and deep relaxation techniques are taught which assist you in releasing anxieties and training yourself to relax in any situation.

Birth partners will also learn how to offer practical support in pregnancy and during birth, which gives them a clear role in assisting you at this special time.  You are also more than welcome to take the course on your own if a birth partner is unavailable.


As well as the physiology of birth, the course also explains the role that hormones play and what you can do to make your birth smoother.

Hypnobirthing is suitable for all mums-to-be, no matter how they choose to give birth.  Even if you have special circumstances in your pregnancy that require medical intervention, hypnobirthing can help to build your confidence and better communicate with your care providers.

Hypnobirthing does not promise a particular type of birth as birth happens in many different ways. However, it does help you to have a more positive experience so that you can begin your journey into parenthood in the best possible way.

So, is it right for you?


Hypnobirthing is for you...

  • Whether you’re a first-time mother or have given birth before

  • If you want to prepare for your baby’s birth in a proactive and mindful way

  • If you want to take time to focus on your relaxation and mindset during pregnancy

  • If you want to feel empowered as you approach birth and understand how to make informed decisions for yourself and your baby

  • Whether you plan to give birth at home, in hospital or in a birth centre

  • If your birth partner would like to learn practical ways to support and advocate for you during the birth

  • If you have worries or anxiety that you want to release and replace with calmness and positive anticipation

  • You want a one-stop-shop where you will receive comprehensive antenatal education as well as relaxation and confidence-building tools

  • Whether you’re having a natural or medically managed birth


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