A new life is growing inside you. Let’s welcome your baby with ease.
Welcoming a baby into this world is one of life’s most profound and joyful experiences.
Through our Easy Birthing hypnosis sessions, your mind will associate peaceful calmness with the birth process. When it’s time for birthing, your mind and body will relax and yet be ready to blossom. Through our sessions leading to your delivery, your body will know how to expand, contract, and send all the right signals to your body for easy birthing.
Have a Safe and Comfortable Birth with Hypnobirthing
Hypnobirthing is using self-hypnosis techniques to reduce anxiety and fear during labor while holistically. It’s also about educating and training women to give birth easily, confidently, calmly, and be in total control and flow in any environment.
Her Royal Highness Princess of Wales, Kate Middleton, has revealed to mass media that she turned to “hypnobirthing” for all three of her deliveries.
As a clinical hypnotherapist, I have guided many expecting moms through their delivery… and one special mom gave birth in her bedroom!
How Can Hypnobirthing Help You When You Are Pregnant?
You are about to go through many changes – not only physical changes but mental and emotional transitions as well.
The next 38-42 weeks will be the most beautiful, challenging, exciting, and possibly anxious times of your life.
Your Hypnobirthing sessions with Liza will allow you to connect lovingly with your baby, to accept the changes your body will go through, nourish, rest, sleep better, and relax wonderfully deeply – a major boost in itself!
When a woman prepares for childbirth with hypnobirthing, the hypnotic suggestions aim to reduce and replace fear and expectations of pain with stress-free, safe, gentle, and even comfortable birth.
Here you will learn self-hypnosis, using techniques such as deep breathing, visualization, and affirmations, connecting with your body and baby, and concentrating on the sound of your breathing.
You will learn word association and vocabulary to describe labor and birth, to break the traditional association of birth with pain. For instance, having contraction vs. pain or referring to dilation as blossoming.
We also provide audio recordings with positive affirmations, suggestions, and visualizations to guide your body and thoughts to relax, control your breathing, and be focused on your baby coming!
I can be with you for a few sessions or through your labor. I’m here for you
Using Hypnobirthing to Guide You Through Your Pregnancy
Overcoming Negative Attitudes to a Pregnant Body
First, actively keep in mind the meaning and purpose of your pregnancy. It may be obvious, but it bears repeating.
Pregnancy is not about where you stand in the relentless but artificial ‘beauty contest’ imposed on us by current social patterns.
Pregnancy is about the wonder of bringing forth new life, a new generation, a new person – a new person with the potential to be and does all that is open to a human being.
Second, cultivate an understanding and appreciation of the physical unfolding of pregnancy.
There is no better way to do this than by letting go of all the self-criticism and throwing yourself into the wonder of what is happening.
And there is no better way to do that than by using hypnobirthing techniques to enter a state of deep relaxation and focus all your attention and energy on the miracle that is happening within you.
Love your pregnant body is a hypnotherapy session that will carry you away from those negative thoughts and voices into a state of deep peace and calm, where you can feel totally at one with yourself and the one within.
Your body will make it easy and delightful to engage your mind with pregnancy’s natural and wonderful reality, teaching you to appreciate it in ways you would never have thought of.
You’ll find it easy to establish and maintain a deep and confident enjoyment of your pregnancy condition.
Hypnotherapy is an excellent tool for building positive intention and motivation.
Hypnosis for Labor
When you feel fear during childbirth, your body releases stress hormones that trigger the body’s “fight or flight” response. This causes muscles to tighten and interferes with the birthing process.
By training your subconscious mind to expect a safe, gentle birthing, you can avoid going into the fight-or-flight state, allowing for an easier and smoother birth.
Many say women can respond to hypnotic suggestions so well that they release “feel-good” hormones, such as endorphins and serotonin while giving birth.
We know relaxation can lower maternal levels of circulating catecholamines [stress hormones], and lower catecholamines can facilitate uterine contractions. Hypnosis and hypnotic suggestions help relax the mother’s muscles and nervous system to the point that she feels less pain – or even no pain – thus, “easy birthing”!
Breastfeeding and Relaxation
Deep and regular relaxation means your system will be functioning closer to its best to ensure you are best placed to breastfeed.
Keeping a positive attitude is important, as is feeling calm and relaxed during feeding. It’s understandable sometimes to have gloomy thoughts about being a mother because it is a lot of work. This is why it’s important to consider that you can be an excellent loving mother and sometimes feel resentful or ‘tied’ to your baby.
It’s important to understand just the extent that relaxation and having the right unconsciously held mindset can help in your breastfeeding. Hypnosis is the perfect way to instill a relaxed and comfortable association with feeding your baby.
Allow us to help you through this phase and rejoice in loving yourself!
Mind, Body, and Milk
Your milk production and release are reliant on both physiological and psychological factors. Stress and the daily grind of looking after other children can affect your milk production. Hypnosis is a great way to encourage a breastfeeding mindset.
Breastfeeding your baby is healthy and is an excellent start to ensuring they build a good immune system. There are so many plus points for breastfeeding. But, of course, when you are the one doing it, breastfeeding can be difficult and tiring, which is why having a powerful sense of the massive health benefits for your baby will be so valuable as a motivator.
Many research studies indicate that breastfed babies are protected from many childhood diseases and have better brain development. Breastfeeding women also seem to be at lower risk of breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and even hip fractures in later life.
So breastfeeding is a healthy win/win for you and your baby.
Benefits of Hypnobirthing Include:
- Diminish fears and anxiety
- Learn to focus very quickly and deeply relax and focus
- Reduce/Modify your perception of Pain
- Build your confidence and calmness
- Reduce the need for interventions (c-section, forceps, etc.)
- Expand your emotional and mental control in labor
- Smooth the transition into parenting
- Reduce/eliminate the need for medication in labor.
I teach easy hypnobirthing techniques for childbirth and pain management, breath work, and my personal experience assisting deliveries.
How Can Pregnancy Cause Stress?
The early stages of pregnancy are blighted for many women by the symptoms of morning sickness. When severe, morning sickness can ruin what is supposed to be a joyous time.
Nausea and vomiting associated with morning sickness are caused partly by the major physical changes in pregnancy, the higher levels of certain hormones, and a greater sensitivity to odor and taste.
Because these changes are essential to a healthy pregnancy, talking about a ‘cure for morning sickness’ is unrealistic. And most women want to avoid medication while their unborn babies are at such a vital stage.
However, morning sickness is not just physical – there is also a psychological element. Certain triggers can become associated with nauseous feelings. Your subconscious mind can help stop these associations from producing nausea.
Your brain controls nausea and vomiting through the autonomic nervous system, which regulates involuntary functions such as heartbeat and breathing. Different irritants such as smells, tastes, anxiety, pain, motion, or chemicals can trigger the vomiting center in the brain to initiate the vomit reflex.
To the average person’s daily stresses, you now have elevated symptoms of stress that affect the whole of you – body, mind, and spirit. Stress levels increase, and your ability to cope/manage them are reduced during pregnancy.
But once you learn how to calm down the part of the brain that produces this effect, you will feel much better daily. Hypnosis is a natural remedy for morning sickness – you can use techniques that immediately improve your symptoms.
Conflict of feelings of being pregnant
Whatever your starting state, as pregnancy progresses, you will inevitably grow larger, heavier, and rounder. It would be very worrying if you did not!
But these changes in your body shape may arouse conflicting feelings. On the one hand, it is good to see your body developing as it should in preparation for birth. On the other hand, as you depart further and further from the ‘ideal’ shape, it can feel hard to be appreciative.
How other people can make you feel when you’re pregnant
Comments from others can make it worse. Most people don’t mean to be unkind, but references to your weight or size can feel particularly insensitive at this time.
And then there’s maternity wear. It’s hard enough to find truly flattering maternity clothes, and even when you do, the contrast between your capacious garments and the close-fitting attire so carelessly sported by your friends can feel a little stark.
According to experts, you can gain as much as 25 to 30 pounds during normal pregnancy.
Based on standard pregnancy calendars, you may gain about 2 pounds a month during the first trimester and a maximum of 4 pounds a month during the last trimester of your pregnancy.
Yes, that sounds like a lot, but you have to understand that when you are pregnant, your body makes room for the baby and undergoes many changes to accommodate the baby’s needs.
Moreover, you start eating for two when you are pregnant, so there is a big possibility that you will gain a lot of extra pounds over the nine-month pregnancy period.
An increase of 25 to 30 pounds is not very alarming, especially when entering the last few weeks of your pregnancy.
To ensure that you are still within your allowable weight increase level, use a pregnancy weight calculator to maintain the ideal weight. You should change your eating habits and exercise more. However, before you make changes in your diet, you should consult your doctor first. Remember that your baby needs a lot of nourishment, so you should not just cut back on food without your doctor’s knowledge. You do not want to deprive your baby of much-needed nourishment.
Become More Attentive to Yourself and Your Unborn Baby
Everybody needs to relax regularly to feel supported and secure. But when you are pregnant, these needs take different priorities because when you are happier, your baby may also be healthier. Take time to talk with people you feel safe with, and make relaxation an important part of your day. Every time you relax deeply, your immune system works more powerfully, and your heart and lungs have a healthy rest. Soothing music, warm baths, strolls and being with friends and nature, meditation, and regular deep hypnotic relaxation can have a wonderful impact on your baby in the womb.
Regular and wonderfully deep relaxation, while you are pregnant, will free your body and mind from using available energy for restorative functions. When you relax, your baby will relax. Relaxation enhances the functioning of your body and mind.
Easy Childbirth Audio Recording
I recommend listening to my Easy childbirth audio recording specifically to help you look forward to this great event calmly and confidently in the privacy of your home.
You will acknowledge and feel the benefits, easing your concern for what you will experience during labor and contractions.
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Regular massages during pregnancy can also shorten labor time and make the return of your optimal fitness easier. During labor, massage is an effective pain relief tool. Ask about how your partner can massage you during labor and what other beneficial natural techniques you can use to have a rewarding birth experience. We also provide hospital visits.
What is a Prenatal Massage?
- There is a good chance that you will suffer from some amount of lower back pain during your pregnancy, and pregnancy massage techniques can help give you some natural pain relief.
- Stretch marks are a regular occurrence during pregnancy as the skin stretches to accommodate the growing baby. The appearance of these marks can be significantly reduced using massage as it helps the skin become more subtle and pliable.
- Cramps in early pregnancy are a common symptom of your pregnancy but can be easily alleviated with a simple abdominal massage. This has to be carried out so as not to pressure your baby.
- It increases blood and lymph circulation, reduces edema, and relieves varicose veins.
- Reduces musculoskeletal strain and pain, especially in the back and neck
- Development of kinesthetic awareness is necessary to actively participate in birthing.
- Development of nurturing maternal touch
- Shorter, less painful labor and reduced labor complications and interventions (when received during labor).