Natal Hypnotherapy

What is Natal Hypnotherapy?

Simply hypnobirthing by another name, developed in the UK by clinical Hypnotherapist Maggie Howell, reaching well over 100,000 women.

The techniques I teach reduce anxiety and fear but also, and very importantly, enable women to listen to their bodies, to birth instinctively. Pregnancy and birth hormones are encouraged to flow, leaving women feeling calm and confident.

We explore both the physiological and emotional aspects of birth, introducing practical skills such as touch and deep breathing and explore the power of language, using post-hypnotic suggestions and affirmations.

The role of the partner

The contribution a partner/birth partner makes is really key, keeping women motivated and encouraged, supporting them by attending to their feelings and practical needs. The more partners understand the process of birth from an emotional and physiological point of view, the more confident women are.

Whether you want a natural water birth at home or are open to having an epidural in your local hospital, what you learn on these workshops will give you the confidence and ability to work with your body no matter what your birth choices are or how labour develops.

For more background on Natal Hypnotherapy do visit the main website here. You will find more information on research and articles, top tips etc. written by Maggie Howell.

The Natal Hypnotherapy Birth Preparation CD was number one best seller on Amazon in their Pregnancy and Birth category towards the end of 2011! Click here  for more information about the range of downloads available.

What people say about Natal Hypnotherapy

“The best part for me was understanding the emotional aspects of birth (not covered by other courses) the importance of preparation, really grasping how natural childbirth is and giving me the confidence and trust in my body. This course has really helped me! Thank you!’ Kate

“The key issues for me that came out of the course were all the ways to provide effective support for my partner, increasing my confidence to deal with the hospital environment and the relaxation techniques. The course was extremely useful. Men need to know this stuff.” Chris

“This course reaches the parts other courses can not reach!” Irena