Brighton Hypnobirthing

A fantastic one-day birth prep workshop. Encompassing eye-opening, penny-dropping birth education, simple and effective hypnobirthing techniques, local birth-setting and hospital protocol knowledge, and a “how to” navigate your way through it confidently section! Whether you are first-time parents or not; whether you want a VBAC; whether you are a single-mum, an “old” mum, an IVF […]

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Placebo, Pain and Hypnobirthing

Did anyone see Horizon on BBC 2 last Monday, the 17th February?  It’s still on iplayer so I urge you to watch if it you can.  The headline is Placebo, but it’s much more than that, it teaches us about the power of suggestion.  Something us hypnotherapists have known about for years. A placebo is […]

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Placebo, the power of suggestion and birth

  Placebo, and how it can change your experience of pain and birth By Sophie Fletcher, Clinical Hypnotherapist and author of ‘Mindful Hypnobirthing’ (Vermillion 2014) @mindfulmamma  www.facebook.com/mindfulmamma Did anyone see Horizon on BBC 2 last Monday, the 17th February?  It’s still on iplayer so I urge you to watch if it you can.  The headline […]

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How to turn the ow into wow. Thinking positively about pain and birth.

Each day this week, I’m tackling #birthfears.  One of those which comes up time and time again, is pain and birth. The issues around pain and birth are complex and not just physical but also psychological. In this blog I can only scratch the surface but I hope that it will start you thinking about […]

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If I didn’t know I was pregnant would I have a pain free labour?

Can you really have a pain free labour? by Sophie Fletcher Many years ago I met a friend of my husband who was 24 and had a 10 year old daughter. The story goes that her mum phoned her dad in the pub and asked him to come home because Anna was having a baby. […]

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Do babies feel pain?

Not so long ago, new born babies were operated on without anaesthetic, because it was believed that their brains were too immature to register pain. They were slapped, hung upside down, rubbed vigorously with rough towels, and more. Nowadays, we know that babies feel pain, and that they remember birth. They are beings right from […]