• You are much more likely to enjoy a calm, comfortable experience of birth, with some mothers reporting a pain-free experience.
  • You are far less likely to need drugs and medical interventions during a Hypnobirthing birth.
  • Your baby will be born alert and calm, in a comfortable, relaxed environment.
  • The length of labour is often much shorter with Hypnobirthing births.
  • You recover more quickly and easily after a Hypnobirthing birth as the physical impact of giving birth is reduced.
  • You will feel relaxed and in control, with Hypnobirthing mothers reporting an enhanced emotional experience of labour and birth.
  • Sometimes, for different reasons, a natural birth is not possible.  We are very lucky to have medical help available if we need it.  If you have an assisted birth or a caesarean section, hypnobirthing techniques can help you to feel calm, comfortable, prepared and in control throughout.
  • It’s not all about Mum and Baby – Hypnobirthing actively involves the father or birth partner, and ensures that they become an integral and important part of the experience, learning how best to support you.
  • The techniques you learn will help you and your partner to feel calm and relaxed in almost any situation, not just labour and birth!
  • The particular brand of hypnobirthing you learn with Orla is KG Hypnobirthing.  Trained by founder Katharine Graves, the teacher training course is accredited by the Royal College of Midwives, and recognised as the premier hypnobirthing course in the UK.

Medical Research

Wonderful results are reported by women who experience Hypnobirthing births, and also in the following medical research papers:

  • Landolt, A. S., & Milling, L. S. (2011). The efficacy of hypnosis as an intervention for labor and delivery pain: a comprehensive methodological review. Clinical psychology review, 31(6), 1022-1031.
  • Semple, A., & Newburn, M. (2011). Research overview: Self-hypnosis for labour and birth. Perspective, 13, 16-20.

Werner, A., Uldbjerg, N., Zachariae R., Wu C.S., Nohr, E. A. (2013) Antenatal hypnosis training and childbirth experience: a randomized controlled trial. Birth 40(4), 272-80