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How hypnobirthing can help whatever happens during labour Post by gill, posted at 1, 23rd May 2014 on Blog

I received this testimony from a mum who told me ‘although things didn’t turn out exactly how I’d hoped I honestly don’t know how I would have got through it without the hypnobirthing techniques’. Most women who come to hypnobirthing are hoping for a natural birth with little or no intervention and medical support. This […]

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Hypnobirthing in the heat Post by gill, posted at 1, 14th July 2013 on Blog

There’s nothing like a bit of sun and warm summer heat to make us feel totally chilled. If you are one of those ladies who likes the heat, summer can be a wonderful time to be pregnant, with holidays, swimming, picnics and the chance to show off those lovely pregnancy curves. It is also a […]

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Hypnobirthing – the Kate effect Post by gill, posted at 1, 3rd June 2013 on Blog

Kate has done it again. Whether or not you believe the rumours, the fact that the Duchess of Cambridge has reportedly been considering hypnobirthing for the birth of her first child in July, has done more for the hypnobirthing movement in one fell swoop, than practitioners have managed in years. Over the past week it […]

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Dilemma: should I do NCT or hypnobirthing or both? Post by gill, posted at 1, 11th May 2013 on Blog

I have been having a little debate with myself about the relative merits of hypnobirthing and NCT and whether they are substitutes or complementary to one another. The answer is by no means clear cut: both of them offer comprehensive education about the process of natural labour, from the early signs of labour through to […]

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No ‘due date’ for Royal baby Post by gill, posted at 1, 29th April 2013 on Blog

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have wisely steered clear of publicising a ‘due date’ for their baby, choosing instead to plump for July, and more recently mid-July as the expected arrival time for the next heir to the throne. As a hypnobirthing teacher I applaud their vagueness. With the eyes of the world on […]

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A mother’s view: Childbirth in the UK and the induction epidemic Post by shovan, posted at 1, 15th April 2013 on Blog

I have been reading a lot recently about childbirth practices in the developed world and have come to the conclusion that here in the UK we are doing pretty well (in a humble, very British self-deprecating way). Okay, so the system’s not perfect: the NHS is still short of some 5,000 midwives, independent midwifery is […]

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Where does the role of the hypnobirthing teacher begin and end? Post by shovan, posted at 1, 15th April 2013 on Blog

People often ask about the support they can receive from their hypnobirthing teacher both during the course and once it has ended. In fact the hours spent delivering the course (12 hours approx) are just the tip of the iceberg as far as the remit of the hypnobirthing teacher is concerned. What goes on ‘behind […]

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