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Self Hypnosis for Childbirth


 Karen Duignan  C.M.H.  C.Hyp.  C.NLPP  C.EFTP

( Certified Master Hypnotist, Certified Hypnotherapist, Certified Neuro-linguistic Programming Practitioner, Certified Emotional Freedom Technique Practitioner )

I qualified at The Proudfoot School of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy ( Scarborough ) in 1988 and 1991 and am an active member of The UK Guild of Hypnotist Examiners.

I run courses for expectant mothers and medical professionals to facilitate teaching women to utilise self hypnosis for themselves, preparing in Pregnancy and using self hypnosis during labour. Courses run for 6 weeks of 2 hours duration or shorter 1:1 sessions from 30 weeks of pregnancy. In addition to which I have a very successful private practise dealing with all aspects of clinical hypnosis and its application to private clients.


Some of the reported benefits of using Hypnosis for Childbirth:

* Improved sleep prior to delivery and after.

* Reduction of heartburn.

* Control of blood pressure.

* Removal of fear and anxiety.

* Less need for induction of labour.

* Fewer drugs or no drugs at all means less risk of side effect on mother    and baby.

* Shorter labours - resistance of the birthing muscles as a response to    pain is minimized or eliminated.

* An awake, energized mother, due to total relaxation throughout the    birthing process.

* A calm, peaceful birthing environment.

* Breech and posterior babies can be turned using hypnosis.

* Fewer interventions and complications during labour.

* A plentiful milk supply.

* Babies who are better sleepers and feed well due to fewer drugs in    their systems.

* Mothers who are less tired, more confident.