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Hypnobirthing wasn't something I'd ever really heard of before becoming pregnant. It actually wasn't until we told my family that I'd ever really heard it mentioned. My cousin and his partner had a baby girl in October and one of the first things he said when I told him I was pregnant was to get booked onto a hypnobirthing course as it had made a huge difference to their birth experience. 

I was initially sceptical but thought I'd give it a chance and started to do some reading around the topic and realised it actually made a lot of sense especially when you read into the chemical and hormone reactions within the body that trigger/ pause labour. 

Hypnobirthing is a method of pain management which can be used during labour and birth. It involves using a mixture of visualisation, relaxation and deep breathing techniques supported by a knowledge of the physicality of labour and the hormones involved in the labour and birth process. It ultimately aims to provide women wi…

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