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As lockdown goes on and we continue to adapt, new statistics suggest soon-to-be parents are turning to alternative means to help combat anxiety and regain a sense of control

New figures released by Hypnotherapy Directory have shown a 169% increase in those searching for hypnobirthing as soon-to-be parents turn to online forms of support during lockdown.

With the current changes in place across the nation, many pregnant women face uncertainty around appointments, birth plans, and antenatal classes due to Covid-19. While some appointments and classes have made the move to online, many still are unsure of how much their original birth plans may need to change, and for how much of labour their partners will be able to support them.

While the effects and impact can vary from person to person, common benefits of hypnobirthing can include:

A higher chance of a shorter labour.

Higher chance of the baby feeding and sleeping well.

A reduced chance of required medical intervention, and reduced recovery time for the mother.

An increased sense of bonding between mother, partner, and baby.

“Stress can have a huge effect on a woman’s overall health and wellbeing during pregnancy. Heightened states of worry and anxiety can lead to sleep disturbances, low mood, high blood pressure and physical tension in the body.” Hypnotherapist and counsellor, Natasha Crowe, a member of Hypnotherapy Directory, explains.

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