Pregnancy and childbirth

Why we worry about pregnancy and childbirth

Pregnancy and childbirth are the most natural events, yet in modern society – where celebrities are body-perfect within weeks and childbirth makes for great TV drama – it can be a time of worry, stress and anxiety.  We expect childbirth to be difficult and painful, and this causes us anxiety, fear and unhappiness.


How can Solution Focused Hypnotherapy help with pregnancy and childbirth?

Hypnotherapy can help you overcome fear and anxiety around both pregnancy and childbirth.  It works at a subconscious level, changing your perceptions about pregnancy and childbirth so you see them as a positive experience, enabling you to be calm, relaxed and confident throughout.

The use of hypnotherapy may significantly reduce labour, pain and the need for pain relief and medical intervention. We work on how you can create a state of awareness where you are relaxed and calm during childbirth, knowing you can relax and trust your body. I will help you to picture enjoying your pregnancy, knowing you’ll cope beautifully with childbirth and looking forward to being a mother. Together, we look at the relationship between mind and body and how your thoughts can alter your experience of both pregnancy and childbirth.

You’ll leave the sessions with some MP3s and techniques such as self-hypnosis to use during pregnancy and childbirth, which help you relax, prepare for labour and look forward to meeting your baby for the first time. The goal is for you to stay relaxed, calm and in control during labour so both you and your baby will have a comfortable, positive birth experience.

I’m trained in the Easibirth Method with Sharon Mustard and completed the self-hypnosis for pregnancy and labour course with the Clifton Practice. I offer a tailored approach for each client so please feel free to give me a call to discuss how you want childbirth and your pregnancy to be and how Solution Focused Hypnotherapy and Hypnobirthing may help to relax and enjoy this amazing time in your life.

“I realised I was quit worried about my labour as I was uncomfortable about formal hospital settings and medical interventions.  Following my sessions with Clare I approached my labour with a different viewpoint and focused on the positive outcome. If I am fortunate to have subsequent pregnancies I would approach Clare sooner to help me prepare as I realise it helped me to enjoy the pregnancy itself as well” – Lucy

Get In Touch

07468 488 980 

Where is Clare at Refreshing Minds based? 

My practice is in Chertsey, Surrey, very close to the M25 by junction 11.

It’s within easy reach of Chobham, Cobham, Egham, Esher, Hampton, Shepperton, Staines-upon-Thames, Virginia Water, Walton-on-Thames, Weybridge and Woking - although I do have clients from further afield, too.

Disclaimer ** Hypnotherapy is effetive however the results may vary and success is not guaranteed.