Did you know that hypnotherapy can be really helpful in pregnancy, especially with morning sickness, it even has the Royal seal of approval...
Pregnancy is supposed to be a happy time, it’s a time of great adventure and of course, excitement about meeting the new little person in your life. It's a special time in life.
However, sometimes a pregnancy can be difficult with feelings of sickness and nausea throughout the pregnancy and what should be a happy time, isn’t so happy and this can create stress in pregnancy.
Stress during pregnancy is not good for the mother or the baby
Hypnobirthing is pretty well known and widely used, but the use of Hypnotherapy for morning sickness symptoms is still relatively new.
The Duchess of Cambridge has been leading the way and has opened up about pregnancy and motherhood and how mindfulness and meditation techniques helped her through all of her pregnancies. In a recent interview with Happy Mum, Happy Baby, Kate Middleton shared how hypnotherapy helped her to alleviate the symptoms of hyperemesis gravidarum, which is a severe form of morning sickness that can cause nausea, vomiting, weight loss, and dehydration. Kate experienced these symptoms in all three of her pregnancies
Hypnotherapy can help with these symptoms
Kate describes the power of the mind over the body, combined with mediation and deep breathing and reportedly found these techniques really helpful when trying to cope with her sickness. She describes the whole experience as really powerful.
Reports of Kate’s use of hypnotherapy first appeared in 2013 and she has reportedly used it for all of her pregnancies.
Hypnotherapy can be great for relaxation
Hypnotherapy can be used as a technique of self-hypnosis and relaxation that can help to reduce fear, anxiety and pain by using a combination of breathing, meditation, visualisation and positive thinking, which can all help with the sickness symptoms experienced by some women throughout pregnancy.
The hypnotherapy takes away any negative thoughts connected with food from the morning sickness, and replacing them with cravings for healthy, nutritious food, which in turn can then help to alleviate the sickness feelings.
If you’d like to know more about this service then get in touch with Natural Minds for a free 30 minute consultation