Relaxed Childbirth in Co Sligo

or in the comfort of your own home via skype

Take the labour out of childbirth with hypnosis and hypnotherapy

As a professional hypnotherapist who has helped many women to have an easier birthing experience, I am now pleased to offer the comprehensive Relaxed Childbirth Programme. This programme, designed by birthing expert, Sue Wilson, is unique in that in helps prepare both the mother-to-be and her partner for what is one of the most magical and life-changing events.

Benefits of the programme

  • Learn relaxation techniques to prepare for the birth and beyond
  • Know how to use self-hypnosis for discomfort control
  • Create a positive and flexible attitude to birthing
  • Reinforce bonding with both parents

As you relax, so your baby relaxes so you can help your baby get off to a good start even before birth

Why involve the father or partner?

Introducing the father to the techniques in the relaxed childbirth programme means that he is able to help calm pre-birth nerves and offer extra support before, during and after the birth. if needed. During pregnancy, great emphasis is understandably placed on the mother-to-be and her needs and the father can feel sidelined. This programme helps fathers feel more included in the ‘Big Day’ and any particular fears or worries of their own can be addressed during an additional single hypnotherapy session. If the father is not going to be present at the birth, then another birthing partner – such as a friend or relative, can attend.

What if…?

The programme works equally well with a ‘natural’ or an assisted birth, whether you are prepared for surgical procedure or it becomes necessary during the birth itself. The programme is designed to allow you the flexibility you need to make the right choices for you and your child, to adapt and accept changes to your birth plan, as and when necessary.

And don’t just take my word for it! Here’s what Karly said on the birth of her beautiful baby Isaac:

Mother holding baby.

Karly and her lovely baby

“I loved being pregnant but the thought of how I would cope with the birth and what it would be like was always in the back of my mind. Having set my mind on having a natural drug free birth  I felt that if  I went into labour without any preparation or stategies to manage the pain I would end up screaming for an epidural! During my hypnotherapy sessions with Maggie we worked through my anxieties and explored different methods of managing pain. It sounds silly but Maggie also taught me how to relax and during my last 2 months of pregnancy I was decidedly chilled out and not at all worried or anxious about the birth. In the end I delivered a 10lb baby boy calmly and in control and more importantly, without pain relief. I truly believe that I wouldn’t have managed this without the mental preparation through hypnosis in the run up to the birth and would recommend it to anyone.”

And from Becky on the birth of her baby Olivia Grace:

‘Apologies for not letting you know sooner but wanted to share our wonderful news that Olivia Grace was born naturally on Monday January 11th, weighing a very healthy 8 lb 15.5 oz. She is a smashing baby, very placid and laid back ( at the moment! ). The techniques we did in the sessions were fantastic.Olivia was back to back so It was a slightly more difficult delivery. Nonetheless I managed to stay at home for the first 9 hours of labour using just the relaxation techniques and a tens machine for pain relief. Once I got into hospital I only had gas and air as labour progressed very quickly. Thanks for everything that you did for me. I’ll be back for baby number two but not just yet !

What is included:

A programme of 4 sessions 

The programme session by session:

The initial consultation

This is an opportunity to meet me and to discuss your needs and expectations of the birth, challenge any negative preconceptions, formulate a more positive and flexible approach and decide whether this programme is right for you and post importantly whether I am the right therapist to support you through this important time. If you are happy to go ahead, then you will book your programme and come back for your next session at around Week 34.

Session Two – Joint relaxation Session with both partners

To boost confidence and self-esteem Reinforce bonding with your unborn child Build positive expectations of childbirth Relaxation audio for home practice for both mother and father or birth partner. If your partner prefers not to be involved you can still proceed with the programme.

Session Three – For Mother-to-Be

Learn a range of techniques to manage discomfort, ways of anaesthetising and numbing areas of the body, creating a ‘safe’ place Take away background music CD and notes to practice your techniques at home. An additional session for the father is available if required at this stage.

Session Four – Pre-birth Session

Includes techniques to promote a relaxed birth and to provide flexibility to adapt to any changes to the birth plan. Help with ability to focus, discuss and make choices, working with your body’s natural instincts, immediate bonding with your baby, promoting fast and gentle recovery, confidence in being with your baby, celebrating parenthood. To take away: pre-birth audio for home practice and childbirth audio for optional use in the delivery suite (You may also choose to manage the birth yourself without the audio. Flexibility is essential) You will also find your relaxation audio helpful in allowing you and your baby to relax after the birth.

Relaxed Childbirth sessions in Sligo Town, Dromore West or Worldwide on-line via Zoom or similar

Fee: €225 (includes 4 audios value €60) To book your initial consultation email me at or call me on 0899799642 or 094 9002998 (+353 899 700642 or +353 949002998 if calling from outside Ireland)