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Hypnobirthing

Simple techniques for a calm and positive birth

Using visualisations, breathing techniques, deep relaxation and self-hypnosis to help facilitate a calm, gentle birth

About

Hypnobirthing is a form of self-hypnosis used to facilitate a calm and positive birthing experience and help reduce pain perception during labour. There are different types of hypnobirthing but they all involve simple breathing, relaxation and visualisation techniques that can be used by pregnant women and their birth partners throughout pregnancy, labour and beyond. These techniques are intended to be empowering, and can be especially helpful if you're feeling anxious about the birth or are hoping to deliver your baby with minimum medication or intervention. Hypnobirthing can also be used to complement a water birth. At The Portland Hospital, our team of midwives always welcome women who choose to hypnobirth. We offer hypnobirthing classes for women and their birth partners. These complement but are run separately from our traditional antenatal classes.

Our facilities

From complex surgery to straightforward procedures, we provide exceptional care across our network of hospitals, outpatient centres and specialist clinics.

  • The Portland Hospital Facility

    The Portland Hospital

    205 - 209 Great Portland Street

    London

    W1W 5AH

    Children's enquiries 020 7390 8020
    Maternity enquiries 020 7390 6068
    Gynaecology enquiries 020 7390 6200

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