Hypnosis For Childbirth in Vancouver, BC

Setting expectations is crucial. Most expecting parents have a sense of dread about labour – they have heard horror stories about childbirth yet watched movies that show how easy it is to give birth (the mother is in pain for a second and the next thing you know the baby is resting peacefully in her arms while she looks relaxed and happy). So what is the truth? What can we do to promote a positive labour experience?

What Is HypnoMothering?

HypnoMothering is hypnosis for childbirth and allows expecting parents to experience the birth of their baby–a natural process–in a way that is appropriate for them, whether it is a home birth, hospital birth, medicated or unmedicated birth and anything in between. These parents receive tools and strategies to create rapid relaxation when needed as well as to gain a sense of empowerment and choice over the process itself.

HypnoMothering sets realistic expectations for childbirth and, although there is no guarantee of a pain-free labour, this is indeed something that can take place.

Within a number of hypnosis for childbirth classes, the expecting parents are provided with a framework and are equipped with strategies and tools that give them the space to initiate rapid relaxation, focus, reinvigoration and grounding on demand. With some practice, parents arrive at the birth of their child prepared and empowered, where both the birthing parent and the support person know their roles and responsibilities.

Tracy Barrett Adams is a clinical hypnotherapist, hypnosis trainer, and birth doula based in Seattle, Washington. Last year, Tracy invited me to learn HypnoMothering®, a framework for hypnosis for childbirth preparation based on Tracy’s experiences teaching and working with parents to prepare for birth. Her approach is well structured, yet flexible enough to meet the needs of a variety of personalities and various situations to provide support in labour and a gentle transition into parenthood.

Why HypnoMothering Is So Unique


#1 The Practitioners

HypnoMothering is unique in that only certified hypnotists can teach it, which offers the practitioner flexibility to meet clients’ needs.

Different people want different things, and so it is with childbirth – home birth might not be the best fit for everyone and, likewise, hospital birth is not what other parents envision for their childbirth.

Learning and practicing HypnoMothering’s framework, along with its tools and strategies, conditions the mind-body response. The value of this conditioning during labour is priceless.


#2 Rapid Relaxation

HypnoMothering provides you with a wide variety of tools and strategies to promote much-needed rapid relaxation in labour.

Rapid relaxation is needed between surges to regain energy and focus for effective labour.


#3 Deep Relaxation

HypnoMothering provides deep and effective hypnotic anchors for conditioning a deep relaxation response.

#4 Expecting Parents Are Involved and Have a Sense Of Choice

There are key self-advocacy tools parents are encouraged to learn so they are prepared to collaborate with their medical team and hold their own through challenging conversations and choices. By preparing in this way, parents make informed decisions they’ll feed good about.

#5 Different Birthing Positions

The program encourages parents to practice many positions and types of movement for labor and birth, and beautiful illustrations are captioned with the reasoning behind these positions and why they help in specific situations. Hypnosis for childbirth training is a holistic method.

#6 Touch for Comfort

Hypnomothering provides the labouring person and the support person with tools to support labour — gentle touch promotes rapid relaxation and increased endorphins production.

#7 HypnoMothering Encourages Parents to Choose What Works for Them

Supporting parents’ choices is key. When parents are supported and respected in their choices, it provides them with a sense of liberation and empowerment, allowing them to voice their unique needs and know that they have a safe space to be who they are.
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Why I Love Working with Expecting Parents Using Hypnosis for Childbirth

My Hypnotherapy Program, which is tailored to answer your particular needs as a client, comes in a package of 5 hypnosis sessions.

There is something magical about working with people who are excited about adding a human being to their lives.

Expecting parents bring this wonderful energy with them, and when given relevant strategies and tools to work with their mind and body as well as to create a meaningful connection with their baby through HypnoMothering, my preferred method of hypnosis for childbirth, they get a powerful head start for the baby’s life and for this precious time in their lives.

Working with people who will soon become parents (or are adding another child to their family) while easing their way to parenthood using hypnotic tools empowers them with strategies they can use long after they have their child.
As young (and experienced) parents, they can use rapid relaxation and will be able to translate other tools they used for labour for support in many other areas of their lives.

Supporting expecting parents with hypnosis for childbirth means empowering them through this wonderful time in their lives, being part of their process and later hearing their beautiful birthing stories.

Miri supports expecting parents through hypnosis for childbirth and HypnoMothering at her Vancouver BC office to prepare them for a gentle transition into parenthood. 

Get prepared for your gentle transitions into parenthood!

I offer a free 20-minute strategic consultation.

Contact me when you’ve made the decision to commit to a gentle transition.

Hypnotherapy Sessions and Rates

Not all Hypnosis sessions are the same.
Not all Hypnotherapists work the same way.

Personal Experience

At Miri Malkin Hypnotherapy Vancouver you will receive a personal experience. We will work towards YOUR goal, with YOU in mind. The programs are tailored to YOUR needs – for YOUR success. My hypnosis programs are designed to achieve YOUR goal by supporting you to transform your mind.

Hypnotherapy is a process rather than an event.

My Hypnotherapy Session Process at our Vancouver Office

We begin our work together with the Transform Your Mind package, which includes:

  • 5 hypnosis sessions along with hypnotic and mindfulness tools and practice.
  • Sessions are either online or in person.

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