Hypnotherapy helps fathers to-beby Tanisha Sakhawat
Men who have a phobia of childbirth have found that using hypnotherapy to combat their anxiety about child birth works. Natal hypnotherapy has helped over 30,000 couples prepare for birth, which provides fathers to-be with practical, effective and easy techniques to ensure the mother to-be stays calm, relaxed and focused.
Hypnotherapy is said to make the father go from feeling left out and nervous about witnessing the birth, to feeling prepared, confident and excited about the experience. One nervous father to be went through a course of hypnotherapy to help him cope with his partners pregnancy and awaiting birth, Duncan O'Farrell said: "I did not think it would be of any use, being a typical man, but the course really helped me put my fears aside and has given me a greater knowledge and confidence to deal with the birth."
His wife Rachel said about her husband's hypnotherapy: "The support from my husband was amazing, I think that was the main benefit of the Natal Hypnotherapy during the actual birth. He had been lacking in confidence before we attended the course. I couldn't have gone through the intense contractions without him, he was there the whole time, breathing with me and telling me how great I was doing and that we'd be meeting our son soon. The second stage was really quick and fairly painless, such a relief after the contractions. It was a really positive experience for us birth."