For a lot of people, once the initial excitement of pregnancy wears away, they come to the realisation that at some point the baby has to come out; especially for first time mums this can be a worrying and anxious idea. If you’re not in the medical/birth world a lot of people don’t actually know much about the birthing process and it can be mind boggling that something so big has to come out of something so small!

What is Hypnobirthing?

Hypnobirthing is a childbirth method that helps prepare parents for a gentle birth.

The hypno part of hypnobirthing helps to change our mindset from negative ideas of birth to positive. It is not the common misconception we see on TV of swinging pendulums and being controlled by someone else. it is sometimes called deep relaxation which is a bit less scary. Some people are surprised to know we are all in a state of hypnosis at least once a day eg. just before we fall asleep and when we are day dreaming. It is a state we choose to enter and one we can control coming out of. We can put ourselves into a hypnotic state through self hypnosis. Once we are in this relaxed mindset we can add positive thoughts to our subconscious and change negative ones.

Our mind is an amazing thing, it is made of our conscious and subconscious. The conscious mind is the smallest part of the mind (10%), it is logical, rational and holds things we are aware of. It is what we intentionally decide to do eg. make a cup of tea. Whereas, the subconscious mind (90%) is much more complex. It is like our harddrive. It stores everything that we observe in the world and is where our habits are stored. Its primary role is to preserve the body and keep us safe. This part of the mind struggles with change but it can be changed with repetition. So our ideas and reaction to birth comes from our subconscious. We can retrain it to hold positive ideas through listening to audios, positive affirmations and reading positive birth stories.

So hypnobirthing isn’t scary. You are in control of your deep relaxation and changing your subconscious from having negative preconceived ideas of birth to positive. It is actually logical and scientific and can be used in all births.

We strongly recommend Steph Cresser Hypnobirthing classes Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Steph is a mum of two and she used hypnobirthing for the birth of her second son. Steph's aim is for you to learn the physiological process of giving birth, navigating the maternity system, induction, your rights and how your birthing partners can support you.


When you book one of Steph Cresser Hypnobirthing courses (1-2-1 or Group course) you will get a free Newborn photoshoot session with me worth £75

What's included

  • Up to 2 hours shoot time in my studio
  • Baby fully wrapped for the duration of the session
  • Using just one wrap of your choice baby will be placed in 3 different props (such as basket, bowl, bucket, etc)
  • Perfect for baby from 5 days old to 4 weeks old
  • Your photoshoot session will take place at my home studio in Tunbridge Wells, Kent.

This session does NOT include parents and/or siblings. No digital images, prints and product are included in this photoshoot session. However if you are interested in buying some images, prints and product please have a look at the packages I offer HERE