Hi, hypnotherapy has been used in childbirth for many years I am told Madonna used it when she had her children many years ago and more recently the Duchess of Cambridge had it for morning sickness so it is widely used and tried and tested.
I recommended it to my daughter-in-law 4 years ago and she had an amazing outcome - quick and easy birth, no painkiller, no gas and a natural birth. Her father,an eminent Proffessor of Medecine in London was amazed as were the hospital doctors and the midwives. One of her midwives was pregnant at that time and she then went on to have it herself.
As a long experienced psychotherapist and medical hypnotherapist I often suggest hypnobirthing to my clients as it is safe and natural. I am trained in hypnobirthing but usually reccommend client go on a hypnobirthing course usually with three or four other couples where you go to classes with your partner and where the hypnotherapist is usually an experienced midwife too.
I do see mums one to one but this can be expensive and it is probable more fun going on a class with a few other couples. If a mum has complications or perhap prefers privacy then having one to one treatment might be appropriate.
After my daughter-in-law had her hypnobirthing experience I asked her to write an account of the whole experience which she did. If anyone would like a copy of her hypnobirthing experience let me have your email address and I am happy to email it to you. firstname.lastname@example.org
(Clapham Common Northside).