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.

Hypnobirthing teaches you how to achieve a deep relaxation and use natural ways to work with your body to reduce the level of pain experienced during labour. The techniques can be used for all types of birth situations, even if medical assistance is needed.


The Hypnobirthing programme at Zoë Clews & Associates is led by our fertility and birth expert, Kristin Hayward, a fully qualified hypnotherapist who trained at the Institute of Clinical Hypnosis, London and now works with leading fertility clinics both in London and internationally.

Kristin’s hypnobirthing classes are a wonderful preparation for the arrival of your new baby, teaching highly effective breathing, relaxation, visualisation and hypnosis techniques that enable women and couples to have the easiest, calmest, safest and most comfortable birth possible to give their baby the best start in life. Partners are an integral part of the birth and learn how to best support the birthing mother with these powerful hypnobirthing techniques. The techniques are also life skills and are so are very useful once baby has arrived and in other areas of life.

‘As a midwife I cannot recommend your hypnobirthing courses highly enough. It’s wonderful to see  women take control of their birth and be so calm during labour when using the techniques and your downloads.’  Sofie Jacobs, Midwife

Kristin offers support throughout pregnancy and birth, also supporting women who are finding the experience of carrying a child challenging for all sorts of reasons or who have had a previous difficult experience. It’s important to feel relaxed and positive during pregnancy for the baby’s benefit and for an easier birth.

Our birth sessions are personally tailored to you and offer the opportunity to address your own unique concerns and issues about pregnancy or birth. All her courses are accompanied by online resources and continued support if needed.

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, Kristin’s 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 it’s your first or not – with confidence and excitement.
Our Hypnobirthing courses include email and telephone support for any extra questions you may have between or after sessions to ensure that you are fully confident to embrace and enjoy your birth experience, whenever, however, wherever your baby chooses to arrive.

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