Giving birth is one of the most important and emotional moments in our lives as parents, so it’s understandable why many couples and, in particular, mums-to-be spend a lot of time and effort trying to ensure the birth of their child is the best possible experience.

First-time birth can be a daunting prospect. For the mother there is, among many other things, the fear of the unknown around the length and difficulty of labour and how any pain will be managed. But being scared, fearful or anxious about giving birth can have a negative impact on your body during pregnancy and labour.

Hypnotherapy teaches you natural ways to work with your body to reduce the level of pain experienced during labour.


The Hypnobirthing programme at Zoë Clews & Associates is led by Elaine Hodgins, a fully qualified Clinical Hypnotist, NLP practitioner and Registered Nurse whose mission is to use her medical skills in partnership with hypnosis to help mums have the best pregnancy and birth possible.

You’ll get three Hypnobirthing sessions, during which you’ll be provided with the tools to release fears and anxieties you may have about giving birth. These sessions are personally tailored to you and deal with your own unique concerns and issues about pregnancy or your birth.

Whether you’re looking for a natural birth, are considering an elective Caesarean, a birth at home or you just think you may want some help along the way, Hypnobirthing will provide you with all the tools and techniques you need to enjoy your special day and look forward to the birth of your baby – whether your first or not – with confidence and excitement.

Our Hypnobirthing treatments also include email and telephone support for any extra questions you may have between or after sessions.

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