One to one ‘hypnobirthing’ sessions at RD Hypnotherapy in Selby, to help you to prepare for a more relaxed, positive and manageable birthing experience.

 In recent years, there has been much research into reducing the fear, pain and anxiety of childbirth using hypnotherapy for childbirth or ‘hypnobirthing’ techniques, the results of which have indicated a range of positive outcomes.  Clinical studies* have found self-hypnosis techniques taught during ‘hypnobirthing’ sessions to be beneficial during labour and birth, promoting feelings of calmness, confidence and empowerment.

The overall benefits of a successful ‘hypnobirth’ based on research also include: shorter labours, reported less pain, a reduction in the need for medical intervention and a reduced need for pharmacological anaesthesia.

RD Hypnotherapy provides a 6-session course of one to one hypnosis training for prospective parents over a period of 4 to 6 weeks from around 30-32 weeks.  The sessions are predominately for the expectant mother, but we do ask that the ‘birthing partner’, as a crucial part of the birthing process, attends one of these sessions (as well as the free consultation) to receive their training.

These sessions teach you the tools and techniques you’ll need to overcome any fear or anxiety you may have, put behind you any previous traumatic birth experiences, reduce the need for pain relief and to be calm and in control throughout the birth of your baby.  You will learn how to work with your body, empowering you to experience a more relaxed, positive and manageable birth**.

Included in the course

Free, no obligation consultation for expectant mother and birthing partner

5 x 1-2-1 personalised sessions for the expectant mother

1 session of birthing partner training

4 supportive recordings (mp3) for use at home and during the birth itself

Back-up tips and advice for the birthing partner

Ongoing support throughout the 6-session period via text, email or telephone


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* Studies carried out by BioMedCentral (BMC Pregnancy and childbirth) BMC Pregnancy & Childbirth is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of pregnancy and childbirth. The journal welcomes submissions on the biomedical aspects of pregnancy, breastfeeding, labour, maternal health, maternity care, trends and sociological aspects of pregnancy and childbirth.

** You agree to continue all antenatal care with your healthcare providers if you are taking part in the Hypnotherapy for Childbirth/Hypnobirthing training.  Rebecca Donoghue/RD Hypnotherapy is not qualified to give medical advice and you partake in these sessions on the understanding that this is a relaxation and empowerment therapy only, designed to help maintain feelings of calmness and control during the birth of your baby.  It is vital that you listen to and follow all the medical advice given both in the lead up to, during and after the birth of your baby.