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Free introductory talk on Hypnobirthing

In conjunction with our partners at The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy, we are holding a free public talk titled Introduction to hypnobirthing on Saturday 3rd June (1 - 1:30pm). This talk will offer you the opportunity to meet our resident hypnobirthing expert, Dr Stacy Gandolfi. Come along and discover what hypnobirthing is, and find out whether it is right for you.


Introduction to Hypnobirthing: A birth without pain?
Below you will find details about the talk.
Introduction to Hypnobirthing: A birth without pain?Speaker: Dr Stacy GandolfiDate: Saturday 3 June 2017Time: 1 - 1:30pm During the session Dr Gandolfi will provide an overview of:
What hypnobirthing isHow it is beneficial for you, your birthing partner and your babyThe scientific evidence underpinning this approach At the end, you will also have the chance to put your questions to Dr Gandolfi. She will offer information and advice so that you can decide if this course is suitable for you.


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Free talk: Introduction to Hypnobirthing

In conjunction with our partners at The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy, we are holding a free public talk titled Introduction to hypnobirthing on Saturday 11th February (1 - 2pm). This talk will offer you the opportunity to meet our resident hypnobirthing expert, Dr Stacy Gandolfi. Come along and discover what hypnobirthing is, and find out whether it is right for you.


Introduction to Hypnobirthing: A birth without pain?
Below you will find details about the talk.
Introduction to Hypnobirthing: A birth without pain?Speaker: Dr Stacy GandolfiDate: Saturday 11 February 2017Time: 1 - 2pm During the session Dr Gandolfi will provide an overview of:
What hypnobirthing isHow it is beneficial for you, your birthing partner and your babyThe scientific evidence underpinning this approachA taster of the relaxation techniques. These can help reduce pain and help you stay calm and in control during labour and birth At the end, you will also have the chance to put your questions to Dr Gandolfi. Sh…

Top 10 reasons to attend a hypnobirthing course

Here are the top ten reasons to attend a hypnobirthing course.

Gain the tools to achieve a positive birth experience One of the key elements for a positive birth experience is confidence. Regardless of the type of birth you end up having, you can have a positive experience by knowing what you can control. And, of course,  letting go of what you cannot.

Learn to trust your body, your instincts and your baby From an early age, we have been socially programmed to believe birth is painful. By replacing this fear and negative outlook, you can enjoy the amazing experience of pregnancy and birth. Having the confidence that your body will work effectively and in the way that it is naturally designed to is vital. It is equally vital that  your baby knows what to do too. This confidence will keep you relaxed and calm. It will also enable you to follow your instincts. This, in turn, will guide you to what is best for you and your baby.

Birth without unnecessary interventions There are always op…

A birth without pain? The science behind hypnobirthing

Studies have shown that 95% of labour pain is the direct result of the birthing mother’s fear and tension. So what if there was no fear and tension? Does that mean there would be very little pain in childbirth? Well, many hypnobirthing mothers would agree with that. They would claim that any discomfort was manageable without the need of medication.

So how does fear cause a labouring woman to feel pain?
When we experience fear or anxiety, our ‘fight or flight’ response kicks in. We all know that feeling. Think back to how you felt before a test, an interview or meeting your prospective in-laws. While you may not have run away or hit anyone, you would have experienced that rush of adrenaline produced by your body to help you survive the situation if it becomes too scary.

A labouring woman who feels afraid or nervous is not in a position to fight anyone and certainly is not capable of fleeing the scene. Well, not with any speed. However, her body will still produce adrenaline.

Adren…