About Hypnobirthing In York

About Hypnobirthing

What Is Hypnobirthing?


Hypnobirthing is much, much more than self hypnosis, Hypnobirthing is a complete preparation and education programme for birth and beyond, based on the respected Mongan and Katherin Graves method, focusing on couples and the family.


The most important thing you will learn through Hypnobirthing is how to put yourself back in control of your birth - rather than crossing your fingers and hoping for the best.


Hypnobirthing doesn't mean you'll be in a trance or a sleep. Rather, you'll be able to chat and be in good spirits - totally relaxed, but fully in control.


You'll always be aware of what is happening to you and around you.


Hypnobirthing does not require any particular belief system, or prior experience. Some of our mums (and especially their husbands) have been very sceptical at first - until they experience it for themselves.


In fact, the more sceptical they are to start with, the more evangelical they are when they discover the power of Hypnobirthing. Just imagine welcoming each surge, feeling peaceful, relaxed and even smiling as your baby comes closer to you! It sounds too good to be true but it really is possible through Hypnobirthing as many Hypnobirthing mummies will confirm.


For those mummy's unfortunate to have a tramatic labour with a previous birth, hypnobirthing can help to eliminate the fear and allows you to have a relaxed 2nd / 3rd birth. Hypnobirthing is a very useful technique to deal with special circumstances in pregnancy.


In short, Hypnobirthing allows you to experience birth in an atmosphere of calm relaxation, free of the fear and tension that prevents the birthing muscles of your body from functioning as Nature intended them to.


Your baby’s Birth Day is the most important day of its life; you need to prepare well for it.



Why Is Hypnobirthing Recomended?


  • More relaxed and enjoyable pregnancy

  • Gives you control and eliminates fear

  • Shortens labour

  • Better understanding of the process of labout

  • A natural birthing experience

  • Enables a calm, relaxed more comfortable birth

  • Reduces and often eliminates the need for medication

  • Fewer complications reducing the need for medical intervention

  • Special involvement of your husband/partner making the birth a loving shared experience, which results in a more hands on father.

  • Babies are calmer at birth, more content and feed better

  • Quicker postnatal recovery

  • Returns childbirth to a beautiful, natural positive experience



"Finding out I was pregnant was such a mixed feeling of happiness & excitement but it also left me feeling anxious & fearful of what to expect in labour. Thankfully I chose to do Hypnobirthing & I can honestly say it was the best decission I could have made for me & my baby - I felt fully in control & relaxed throughout my labour & now recommend it to all pregnant woman that are willing to listen..."  
Katie from Tadcaster - North Yorkshire
[2 Hypnobirthed babies aged 4 & 2 years old]