Pregnancy & Birth

Hypnosis for Pregnancy & Birth

When you’re pregnant, it can be both the most exciting and stressful time of your life. This is especially true if you’ve never been pregnant before or if you’re having a complicated pregnancy. There may be times that you wish you could wrap your head around the idea of it all, or at least get your mind in line with your emotions instead of allowing everything, both thoughts and feelings, to run wild.

One thing you might not have considered is hypnosis. The truth is, many women use hypnosis for pregnancy and birth. Typically, they do so to bring about positive pregnancy and subsequently, positive childbirth. Some of them even continue to use hypnosis after childbirth to help with things like breastfeeding. It all comes down to learning to make your mind work for you, not against you. This can sometimes be more difficult for the sceptical mind, but as far as many women are concerned, there is proof positive that hypnosis works.

Pregnancy & Birth

Unless you’ve considered hypnosis for other things in the past, you might think it’s a bit silly to consider hypnosis when you’re pregnant. However, pregnancy can be an incredibly trying time. You likely don’t know what to expect from the pregnancy itself, the days after the birth of your child and the ensuing years to follow.

For many women, all of this becomes too much to think about and the stress piles on. When the stress and anxiety become overwhelming, wouldn’t it be better to consider hypnosis for a safe and natural way to have an effective pregnancy and birth? When it gets down to it, you’re merely doing what’s best for your child. If that means learning to control your thoughts and emotions, hypnosis can be an extremely effective way of doing that.


You might be surprised to find that hypnosis can significantly help when it comes to breastfeeding, too. For some, it comes easily, but for others, it’s challenging. In rare cases, it just doesn’t happen at all. Many times, it’s because something is preventing the mother from effectively producing breast milk.

It may be due to postpartum depression or other stress associated with pregnancy and subsequent birth. There may also be problems with the baby latching on, for much the same reason. Hypnosis may help calm those feelings of anxiety and depression and may even help increase the bond between mother and child, thereby making it easier to breastfeed effectively.

The Skeptical Mind

What if you don’t think that hypnosis can be an effective option for you? There are plenty of people in the world that don’t really think hypnosis works, or perhaps they think it only works on people who have weaker minds. In reality, Clinical hypnotherapists can effectively hypnotise almost anyone and its also possible in your environment. It doesn’t have to be face to face with the clinical hypnotherapist. When in the presence of a skilled professional. Hypnosis is not a magic trick, nor is it something to be associated with mystics or shamans.

Instead, it’s based in science and can be used to help you effectively overcome challenges in your life that might otherwise cause you to struggle along the way. Even if you’re sceptical, it’s worth giving it a try. It’s much like going to the gym. If you want to be healthy and look your best, you have to put in the work. You might even think of hypnosis as callisthenics for the mind.

Make Your Mind Work for You, Not Against You

It’s learning to work the mind in a way that allows your mind and body to work together, as opposed to feeling like you’re at odds with your mind virtually all the time. If you’re feeling stressed about your pregnancy or you’re frustrated about things, consider speaking with a professional about the possibility of hypnosis. You may be surprised how much better you feel after the fact.

The critical thing to remember is that you’re not altering anything or creating some hack that allows you to bypass difficult lessons in life. You’re simply learning how to stop being your own worst enemy, to get out of your own way, if you will. This, in turn, allows you to do what you would normally be able to do if you didn’t allow negative thoughts and feelings to creep in. A positive mindset can make all the difference in the world. Using hypnosis to create both a positive pregnancy and childbirth can allow you to experience the joy without placing undue stress on you and your baby.

How to get treatment

Sessions for Pregnancy & Birth are available face to face in-clinic as well as online sessions as self-hypnosis. Either way is effective some people choose to experience hypnosis for the first time in the comfort of their own home while others like the more personalised experience in the clinic.

About Norwest Wellbeing & Breastfeeding

At Norwest Wellbeing, We don’t just actively support breastfeeding in our community. We are trained and qualified volunteers with the Australian Breastfeeding Association. Paul the clinical hypnotherapist and psychotherapist is a qualified community educator and trainer and assessor for the association.

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At Norwest Wellbeing, we want to give you as many options as possible when accessing our services. To book a face to face session, please use the booking button. To get instant access to our clinically written self-hypnosis sessions, make a selection from the products below

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