The Power of Hypnosis: Unlocking Calm & Joy in Childbirth

by Brood

This article was written by Jessica Taylor, Clinic Director of Pleasant Hypnosis.

Childbirth is as old as humanity itself, and so are all the hopes and fears that come along with it. While the prospect of bringing a new life into the world can be joyful and exciting, it can also stir up a storm of emotions and worries. Enter hypnosis—a tool that can help you transform your own birth process from a stress and fear fuelled ordeal to a calm and empowering experience.

Imagine this: you’re in the throes of labor, and instead of feeling tense and clenched, your body is relaxed, open, and ready; the power of hypnosis at work. Thanks to the fear-tension-pain cycle, stress has a sneaky way of making our muscles tighten and our minds race, especially during childbirth. Hypnosis helps you let go, relax, and surrender, allowing the birther to open to the process of birth as they are designed to. Practicing hypnosis teaches your body to embrace the natural process of birth with more calmness and confidence.

“After our sessions and through the process, I am now feeling a sense of power and excitement for what lays ahead.” – Genevieve Blondin

Childbirth isn’t just a physical journey; it’s an emotional one too. The stress and tension felt during delivery often starts months before. Beyond worrying that it may be painful, you might worry about how a baby will affect your marriage, your body, your finances, your career, and your home. Will you still have time for friends? How will you juggle a sex life and diaper changes? And let’s not forget those sleepless nights. That’s a lot to think about!

On the flip side, many people focus on the hope that a baby will bring your relationship closer, fill your life with joy, and maybe fix some of those things that have been feeling a bit off. It’s easy to get caught up in the dreamy allure of a happily-ever-after scenario. But here’s the thing—while a baby is a beautiful addition to your life, it’s not a magic wand for solving all your problems. It’s also not a tsunami that is going to completely level the life you used to have. 

“I learned how to forgive others and myself. I no longer let those feelings paralyze me or drive me to numbing.” – Candice Percy

So, how do we deal with these fears and hopes, the worries and the wishes? How do we hold many truths at once? Often, we distract ourselves by fixating on nursery décor, baby gear, or the perfect birth plan. But what if we could face these fears head-on and embrace the reality of childbirth with more grace and empathy for ourselves? 

Hypnosis helps us to relax and gain a new perspective, allowing you to acknowledge your fears without being overwhelmed by them. You’ll learn tools for relaxation and positive visualizationhypnosis equips you to handle the ups and downs of childbirth.

“My whole life I have experienced extreme anxiety… It is such a relief and delight to be able to think clearly now. I feel calmer, more confident, clear-minded, energized, and emotionally stronger.” – Denise Lawson

Hypnosis for childbirth isn’t just about easing the pain—it’s about empowering you. By using hypnosis, you’re taking control of your birth experience, transforming it into a time of strength, serenity, and openness. You’re not just preparing for a momentous day; you’re setting the stage for a positive and nurturing start to your journey as a parent.

“I learned hypnosis “to help with stress from being a new mom. After sessions I am more relaxed in situations where I used to get overwhelmed. I’m excited to move forward in motherhood with more control of my stress!” – Kim Kostashuk

In the end, childbirth is a profound and deeply personal experience. Hypnosis offers a pathway to make it a calm, connected, and empowering one. So, take a deep breath, relax, and open yourself to the beautiful journey ahead. Your body knows what to do, and with hypnosis, you can trust in its wisdom. If you’re interested in learning more about how you can use hypnosis for birth, head over to 


This article was written by contributor Jessica Taylor, Clinic Director of Pleasant Hypnosis in beautiful Kitsilano. If you would like to learn how to harness the power of hypnosis for a relaxing birth process, letting go of fears and stress around parenthood or whatever your goals may be, you can book your free hypnosis screening at or by emailing

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