Claire Marron of Marton was very sceptical about the natal hypnotherapy techniques but decided to give them a go when she gave birth to her fourth child, Alfie, now 16 months.
“I was a very nervous pregnant lady but I had a calm, positive, empowering birth with no problems and no pain relief,” said Claire. “I could not believe it.
“I managed the pain using the hypnosis skills. I just kept telling myself that it was a positive thing and that I could do it.
“My husband could not believe the difference – he said it was like he was watching a different lady! I just wish I had found out about it with my first baby.”
Claire was so impressed with the techniques she is now training to deliver the natal hypnotherapy sessions herself so she can help other women benefit from them.